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Topic - Chris Licht
Norah O'Donnell understood the cultural differences that led Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad not to shake her hand before their "CBS This Morning" interview last week, and to request that she not cross her legs. But his references to her as "the lady" were almost too much.
CBS is rebuilding its morning franchise in another attempt to escape the ratings cellar, betting on a sober-minded news broadcast behind hosts Charlie Rose, Erica Hill and Gayle King.
"Every second of every show has to be the best we can be," Mr. Licht said. "More than ever you're going to have people flipping around."
Mr. Licht said he's seen Ms. O'Donnell come in and change the direction of segments based on some reporting calls she made the night before.