Sharyl Attkisson tried to quit CBS a year ago

But people familiar with the situation say that Attkisson actually attempted to resign one year ago, even starting to clean out her desk in the Washington bureau.

CBS News Chairman Jeff Fager talked her out of leaving last March, promising that some of the issues she had raised would be addressed.

Based on these assurances, Attkisson returned to work full time and dropped efforts to terminate her contract…

Asked Wednesday about the difficulties she faced getting airtime, Attkisson said in a brief interview: “It’s not a matter of ‘me’ being on the air, it’s the idea that so few of the incredibly interesting and important original and investigative topics I brought to the table, often exclusively, could find no home at CBS in the past three years or so.”