Isn't it odd, though, the way we treat anchors? We keep them around decades on end, unwilling to give anybody else a chance... is it really all just a matter of listener comfort? And what does this say about the news, if ratings are so tightly tethered to a single personality?
"It is a vanity thing, I am ashamed to say..." Apparently there's more to the story of why Bob Edwards is getting the boot at NPR, and it's not going over well with listeners. Strategies to save him include signing a petition and withholding donations from you local station (some of the pressure to get rid of Edwards came from local stations in the first place).