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CBS anchor Scott Pelley says Web users look to the evening news for the truth

CBS anchor Scott Pelley says Web users look to the evening news for the truth

Scott Pelley says he’s been hearing predictions that the network evening newscast is doomed ever since he arrived at CBS 27 years ago. So he’s feeling pretty good about the fact that the “CBS Evening News” has actually gained viewers since he became anchor on June 6, 2011, taking over for Katie Couric, who left the network.

Pelley’s broadcast averaged 7.4 million viewers in the 2015-16 TV season, up 1.4 million over the last five years. “CBS Evening News” still ranks third behind “NBC Nightly News With Lester Holt” (9.1 million viewers) and “ABC World News With David Muir,” (8.6 million), but has seen more audience...

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