Cbs Won't Be Paying For Big "Gets" In Future, News Chief Says
CBS News appeared to be the latest network outlet to take itself out of the bidding wars for big "gets." Speaking to the Television Critics Association on Wednesday, CBS News President Jeff Fager said that the news division will no longer pay huge fees for pictures and home videos as a way to land exclusive interviews with personalities in the news. "I am not like that, one little bit," Fager remarked. "I think it's a terrible practice. I know it's happened in stories in the past. ... I'm against it." CBS Evening News anchor Scott Pelley chimed in, "That's not who we are."