‘CBS This Morning’ Overhaul Announcement Fails To Pack ‘Em In On Monday

The announcement gave media obsessed with the story plenty of time to get out word.
That is something that will never change”:” /> “The outpouring of support from you has been everything, so thank you for that,” Glor told viewers.“I’d like to think we’re all guided by something bigger than one moment and one broadcast," he said, adding, I have always wanted to do work that matters, and still do.
That had included 776K viewers in the news demo. The crowd that tuned in to Monday morning's broadcast was smaller than the 3.129M who had watched the show on Friday, when O'Donnell gave viewers a heads-up.
Last Friday, show co-host Norah O'Donnell promised viewers that Monday would be the big reveal, also expected to impact CBS Evening News,  adding, “Our show starts at 7 o’clock, and our Twitter handle is @CBSThisMorning.” CBS This Morning did its best to attracts the biggest crowd possible to Monday's broadcast, promising viewers last Friday it would address reports of the show's on-air overhaul that would put Gayle King in the starring role, joined by Anthony Mason and Tony Dokoupil.
Hours after being referred to as of-a-former-era on the morning show, Glor did not name his replacement, telling viewers the changes affect “colleagues, the unmatched evening news team, and me.”
A far bigger crowd of 5.686M watched Glor on Monday night, including 1.048 in the news demo, give viewers his version of the news.
“You may have heard about changes taking place here at CBS News,” Glor began.
Monday morning, as promised, King revealed she is the only surviving co-host of the ratings starved morning show, with John Dickerson heading to 60 Minutes and O'Donnell replacing Jeff Glor as anchor of CBS Evening News.
An average of 3.068 million people tuned in on Monday. marked a "new era" for the newscast. That included 718K in the coveted 25-54 "news" demographic who heard O'Donnell say her new gig, replacing Jeff Glor, and moving CBS Evening News's base to Washington D.C.

‘CBS This Morning’ Co-Host Bianna Golodryga Leaving the Network – Update

“Bianna Golodryga has decided to leave the network," a CBS News spokesperson said in a statement. "We thank her for her many contributions during her time here at CBS News and wish her the very best in her future endeavors.”
UPDATE: WEDNESDAY 1:20 PM: CBS News just made it official, confirming that CBS This Morning co-host Bianna Golodryga will be leaving the network.
This latest game of morning show chairs comes as Gayle King nears inking a new multi-year deal with CBS News. As Deadline reported last month, while King will remain the main anchor of CBS This Morning, she may get a new set of co-hosts. In addition to Golodryg's pending exit, current co-hosts Norah O’Donnell and John Dickerson have long been rumored for other possible gigs within CBS News, CBS Evening News, whose current anchor Jeff Glor had been under pressure amid ratings declines, and 60 Minutes, respectively.
PREVIOUS TUESDAY 10 AM: Bianna Golodryg will be exiting CBS after a six-month stint as co-host of the network's CBS This Morning program, a source close to the now Susan Zirinsky-run CBS News confirmed to Deadline.
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According to HuffPost, which first reported on Golodryga's likely exit, Zirinsky “felt that the show had too many anchors” and had hoped to keep the well known journalist at CBS but Golodryga plans to exercise her contract option to leave the network if taken off CBS This Morning. Golodryga is expected to continue in her role as CNN contributor.
"We're declining to comment on this as we have with other stories," a CBS News spokesperson said of Golodryga's rumored departure.

Mr. Putin Goes To Washington: Donald Trump Invites Russia Leader To White House In The Fall

"Okay?!" Coats gasp/laughed, hearing this for the first time, adding, "That's going to be 'special'":
President Donald Trump has told National Security Adviser John Bolton to invite Russian Ruler Vladimir Putin to Washington in the fall.
Sanders' tweet:
When Putin and Trump huddled in Helsinki, at a meeting – the details of which even Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats still says he is in the dark about – Trump agreed to "ongoing working level dialogue" between the two countries' security council staffs, Sanders said.Trump on Wednesday night finally stated, to CBS News' Jeff Glor, that he holds Putin responsible for Russian meddling in the 2016 election, in his capacity as head of the country. "Those discussions are already underway," White House Pres Secretary Sarah Huckabee Sanders tweeted this afternoon.
In an interview with CBS News, Trump told Jeff Glor he holds Putin responsible for the meddling, in his capacity as leader of Russia. But, when asked by Glor if that means Putin lied to him at their one-on-one, Trump said he wouldn't go that far. It's just the latest surprise to come out of Trump's Helsinki presser with Putin. Wednesday night, Trump had continued to walk back his presser announcement he was taking Putin at his word that he had not meddled in the U.S. 2016 election.
"Say that again?!" Coats said when Mitchell announced to the gathering, "Putin is coming to the White House in the fall."
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Among those surprised by the news, Coats, who got the news from MSNBC's Andrea Mitchell as she was interviewing him at the Aspen Security Forum, in Aspen, Colorado.

Donald Trump Signaled To CBS News He Would Throw U.S. Intel Under Bus At Putin Summit

John McCain called Trump's summit "one of the most disgraceful performances by an American president in memory." Instead, it sent around word of Trump's interview remarks after Sen. CBS News did not, however run that part of Jeff Glor's Saturday interview with Trump before today's summit.
And that's where he is, and that's what he does. Again, we're working on it very hard. We're upgrading things at a very rapid pace." "I'd have to look. "Well, I — I don't know if I agree with that," Trump had responded. But I have a lot of respect for Dan.
And a lot of bad things happened during his administration. I'm relatively new. I'm here for a very short period of time."” /> Then he blamed Obama: "President Obama, he was the president for eight years.
intelligence has been "clear in our assessments of Russian meddling" and that the intelligence agencies "we will continue to provide unvarnished and objective intelligence in support of our national security." In response, Coats shot back that U.S.
Glor asked Trump about Coats' early warning on Saturday, when they sat down for the interview.
CBS News is going to red-flag Trump's remarks to Glor tonight on CBS Evening News.
In congressional testimony last week, Coats said the country's digital infrastructure is "literally under attack" and warned that among state actors, Russia is the "worst offender."
At a presser today after meeting with Putin in Helsinki, Trump said he saw no reason Putin would have wanted to interfere in the U.S. election and believed the former KGB bigwig's denial.
President Donald Trump had told CBS News, before today's historic surrender summit with Russian ruler Vladimir Putin, that he did not necessarily agree with Director of National Intelligence Dan Coats' warning about Russian cyberattacks on the presidential election.
Both DNI and White House staffers were gobsmacked by Trump's comments at the Putin presser, according to many TV news reports in its wake.