For three days next week, CBS is abandoning its standard evening news format to examine in-depth the war in Afghanistan. The project comes at a difficult time for overseas news coverage.
Felix Gilette writes:
In recent years, the big three networks have all been gradually dismantling their traditional foreign bureaus and testing out new models for covering breaking news events overseas. ABC News, for instance, has been particularly aggressive about deploying so-called one-man-band, or digital video, journalists to cover stories around the planet.
As for CBS, on Monday, executives announced that they were forming a partnership with the international news site GlobalPost, which will give the network access to another 70 correspondents in 50 countries around the world.
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