NEW YORK, June 3 (UPI) -- CBS is trying to relocate some 75 editors, producers and others from the Wednesday edition of "60 Minutes," which has been canceled.
One senior network executive told the New York Times about 40 of them may lose their jobs while the rest are sent to other programs, including the Sunday edition of "60 Minutes."
Low ratings are being blamed for the decision to cancel the Wednesday spin-off of the show.
The network must also make room on the Sunday slot for Dan Rather, who left the "CBS Evening News" in March for the Wednesday program.
In addition to Mike Wallace, Morley Safer, Rather, Ed Bradley, Lesley Stahl and Steve Kroft, two other contributors to the Sunday program -- Bob Simon and Scott Pelley -- will be returning in the fall.
For Jeff Fager, the new executive producer of "60 Minutes" who succeeded Don Hewitt, allotting adequate air time to this extended lineup will be a challenge, the report said.
"We're going through some changes in the broadcast," Fager told the newspaper. "It's a time of transition."