CBS writers authorize strike

The Writers Guild says the vote was 81 percent in favor of authorizing a work stoppage if need be (about a year ago guild members turned down the CBS offer on a 99 percent vote). Any strike would involve TV and radio writers, editors, production assistants and researchers in L.A., NY, Chicago and Washington (Katie Couric writing her own copy? Guess she’ll do it on the way to cover the next world crisis.). The network says it's prepared for a strike and would continue to provide "quality news programming," although there's no explanation of how that would be done. The union members have been working under an expired contract since April 2, 2005. (Crain's NY Business)

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