CBS News Links to Affils

CBS News is linking with its affiliates for local news stories, reports Lost Remote, and asking the locals to hip them to news that "deserves the national spotlight.” 

A quick look at shows this synergy already in the works, as the homepage links to a story on WTKR Norfolk. That story turns out to be a gem–it’s about a man who called in a bomb threat at a local Target to divert police while he robbed beer from a nearby Food Lion. 

Further displaying CBS’ knack for synergy, it appears the man is Jonny Fairplay from Survivor

Michael Malone

Michael Malone, senior content producer at B+C/Multichannel News, covers network programming, including entertainment, news and sports on broadcast, cable and streaming; and local broadcast television. He hosts the podcasts Busted Pilot, about what’s new in television, and Series Business, a chat with the creator of a new program, and writes the column “The Watchman.” He joined B+C in 2005. His journalism has also appeared in The New York Times, The Philadelphia Inquirer, Playboy and New York magazine.