“60 Minutes” correspondent Lara Logan will take a leave of absence from the CBS show, CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager said Tuesday, after the show’s Oct. 27 segment on the Benghazi attacks collapsed under inconsistencies in the testimony of a central interviewee on the program. Max McClellan, who produced the investigation, will also be taking leave.
Fager said in a memo, “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. Ironically 60 Minutes, which has been a model for those changes, fell short by broadcasting a now 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.”