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Williams is only network anchor in South Africa as broadcasters keep stars close to home

December 09, 2013 - 2:19 PM

NEW YORK, N.Y. - NBC's Brian Williams is anchoring his nightly newscast from South Africa early this week, where he is covering the world's mourning for Nelson Mandela. But he won't have some of his usual company.

ABC and CBS are keeping top anchors Diane Sawyer and Scott Pelley in New York. Their moves show how economics and a dwindling interest in international news are changing the biggest broadcast networks. A decade ago, there would have been little question that a network's most prominent face would be on hand for such a big story.

ABC and CBS both note that they have top reporters in South Africa.

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