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<i>Hard News</i>

A shakeup at the CBS-owned television station in Chicago may signal bad news for viewers that prefer hard-hitting journalism to the traditional crime, health, weather and sports package that most local newscasts now feature. The heralded experiment by WBBM-TV, featuring anchor Carol Marin doing a serious television evening news program has failed. The show - dubbed by some to be "PBS on CBS" - struggled in the ratings and the station management that backed it left. Marin said goodbye to her audience last night. Jackie Northam, of Chicago Public Radio, reports.

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