‘CBS Weekend News’ leads with Moonves report

By Matt Collins Article may include affiliate links

“CBS Weekend News,” the network’s weekend evening newscast, lead with the report that its own CEO and chairman, Leslie Moonves, is preparing to resign amid fresh sexual harassment accusations.

  • “ABC World News Tonight” covered the Moonves story in the A block, but did not lead with it.
  • Appearing on the show’s newsroom set, anchor Elaine Quijano sat next to a photo of Moonves with the words “Stepping down?” on it.
  • “NBC Nightly News” did not air in the central time zone due to football coverage, though the story was covered on sister channel MSNBC.
  • The newscast then reported that the CBS News division of the company had a source, presumably from within parent company CBS Corp., that said Moonves will announce his resignation “within 24 hours.”