CBS Strike Could Endanger Los Angeles Democratic Debate

This from the Politico:

A strike authorized by CBS News writers this week could throw the “CBS Evening News,” “Face the Nation,” and a network-sponsored Democratic presidential debate on December 10th into disarray.

Many Democratic candidates have been releasing statements saying that if there was a strike, they would not cross the picket line to participate in the debate:

Sens. Hillary Clinton (D-N.Y.), Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Sen. John Edwards all said today they would not cross a picket line to appear at the CBS debate, with Clinton issuing a statement which said, in part, “It is my hope that both sides will reach an agreement that results in a secure contract for the workers at CBS News but let me be clear: I will honor the picket line if the workers at CBS News decide to strike.”

Spokesmen for New Mexico Gov. Bill Richardson and Sen. Chris Dodd (Conn.) also said those candidates would not participate.

However, as of right now, it’s still on and set for December 10 from Los Angeles to be broadcast on CBS.

CBS declined to discuss debate contingency plans if a strike is called, but it’s likely the debate would be cancelled or postponed if the top three candidates bow out.

We’ll keep you posted on the status of this debate.