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Possible Job Cuts at ’60 Minutes’

November 13, 2001

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NEW YORK (AP) _ One or two production staff members at the CBS newsmagazine ``60 Minutes″ may lose their jobs as part of restructuring related to the expense of covering the war on terrorism, the network said Monday.

One of the staff members may be assigned to another CBS newsmagazine, spokeswoman Sandra Genelius said, adding that a final decision has not been made yet.

The proposed move has raised eyebrows because ``60 Minutes,″ the original and still top-rated newsmagazine, has generally been considered impervious to job cuts. Although staff members have been reassigned there, no one at CBS could remember cuts at ``60 Minutes″ due to the economy.

The Sunday night newsmagazine has more than 100 staff members.

``This is a little bit of tinkering,″ Genelius said.

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