Kurtz: Gibson Pushed Vargas Out At ABC

03/28/2008 02:45 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011

More on the Howie Kurtz book, perhaps you've heard of it? Reality Show: Inside the Last Great Television News War? Oh, yes, that one. Today Howie was on GMA, talking to Chris Cuomo about the book (hat tip: TVNewser here, Howie's new blog here) but not, per TVNewser, about "the insider details of the book." That's not surprising considering that a third of the book is about ABC, especially the Sturm und Drang regarding who finally ended up in the anchor chair. "Why, what Sturm und Drang?" you ask, impressed that I speak German. "I thought Elizabeth Vargas' pregnancy rendered her unable to maintain anchor duties and she stepped down voluntarily!" Yes, well, you would think that. Except turns out that's not how the cookie telegraphed by the title of Chapter 19: "Pregnant and Powerless."

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