Generally speaking, it's the wave of the future.
This is someone who cares about what the future of his organization will look like and who will represent it. He can't go back on this plan.
For the time being, they can't do anything other than to act as if he was on sick leave.
She knows how to do live television. She would be the one doing the nine-hour stints in the anchor chair, and doing morning television prepares you for that.
There was a time with broadcast television's economic model when it made a lot of sense to spend a lot of money on celebrity journalists. But now, we're in an era of media fragmentation, which is only going to get more extreme.
People are realizing that traditional mainstream media has had its opinion, tone and attitude eradicated excessively. It's taken this long for the networks to learn from Fox's success.