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By Emily Miller
Obama is losing the debate on gun ownership, concealed-carry permits
Topic - Andrew Tyndall
As Scott Pelley marks his first year as anchor of the "CBS Evening News," he's got his eye on the top of the mountain.
The appointment five years ago of Katie Couric as evening news anchor represented a bold step, certainly something new for CBS News. Her likely successor, Scott Pelley, hearkens back to a day when CBS was the gold standard in television news.
Katie Couric's successor as "CBS Evening News" anchor faces an extraordinarily difficult job in lifting the network out of the ratings cellar.
The cap that has stopped oil from gushing uncontrollably into the Gulf of Mexico inevitably means that news cameras will begin drifting away from the disaster scene _ a relief to some, a fear to others.
Viewers are slowly starting to notice, he said.
"He's absolutely exceeded expectations in terms of recovering that franchise," Tyndall said. "He made it a distinctive newscast, he made it a critical success and he's gotten awards for it. And that's the way you have to do it. You can't do it the other way around."