Stahl steps in

CBS Correspondent Lesley Stahl will be the host of Thursday night's Radio and
Television News Directors Foundation First Amendment dinner at the Ritz Carlton
Hotel in Washington, D.C.

CBS Evening News anchor Dan Rather was originally scheduled to host the
annual awards banquet, but he had to fly back to New York after President Bush
decided to hold a prime-time press conference from the East Room Thursday night at 8.

Stahl was already slated to attend the dinner as a

John Eggerton

Contributing editor John Eggerton has been an editor and/or writer on media regulation, legislation and policy for over four decades, including covering the FCC, FTC, Congress, the major media trade associations, and the federal courts. In addition to Multichannel News and Broadcasting + Cable, his work has appeared in Radio World, TV Technology, TV Fax, This Week in Consumer Electronics, Variety and the Encyclopedia Britannica.