Charlie Rose, Gayle King and a total makeover of "The Early Show," the network's low-rated earlier television show. The network is laying the finishing works on a two-hour news program, expected to be declared in New York coming Tuesday, that will rebel the gauzy gathering of morning television. It will highlight hard news and use an informal approach such as "The View" on ABC and "Morning Joe" on MSNBC.
Starting a little bit early coming year, Mr. Rose, Ms. King along with additional new hires will come together two of the existing co-hosts, Jeff Glor and Erica Hill, on a new set that is being made on the West Side. More than half a dozen CBS members of staff described the agenda on the condition of secrecy because they were not allowed to discuss it publicly so far. CBS refused to comment on the record regarding the impending changes.
Privately, officials say that because the network has eternally failed to defeat NBC's "Today" also ABC's "Good Morning America" by impersonates those shows; they are contented trying something totally different. The plan already is the discussion of the tight-knit, gossipy New York TV news network. But will it be talk about somewhere else?
Neither Mr. Rose, who hosting the long-running interview program "Charlie Rose" on PBS, nor Ms. King, who hosted a morning talk program on OWN, the cable channel of her close friend, Oprah Winfrey, are showed ratings draws.