LEAVE OF ABSENCE

Logan Takes Hiatus from CBS

Lara Logan and producer Max McClellan are taking a leave of absence from CBS after the station retracted the controversial coverage it aired of the 2012 attack on the U.S. Embassy in Benghazi. “There is a lot to learn from this mistake for the entire organization. We have rebuilt CBS News in a way that has dramatically improved our reporting abilities,” CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager wrote, Tuesday, in a staff memo. “Ironically 60 Minutes, which has been a model for those changes, fell short by broadcasting a new discredited account of an important story, and did not take full advantage of the reporting abilities of CBS News that might have prevented it from happening.”