The anchormen are mobilizing again in the Middle East.

Dan Rather did his CBS newscast there Friday and NBC's Tom Brokaw will start broadcasting from there Sunday.Each is in Saudi Arabia. Rather is in Riyadh. Brokaw and NBC commentator John Chancellor will be working from Dhahran, staying in the war zone for at least a week.

Peter Jennings of ABC's top-rated "World News Tonight" will remain in New York, ABC said.

Rather, whose "CBS Evening News" has been been third in ratings for a month and just got a new executive producer, flew Thursday night to Saudi Arabia. He was preceded there by "CBS This Morning" co-anchorman Harry Smith, who's been there since Monday.

Rather will stay in the Middle East "for an indefinite period," CBS spokeswoman Donna Dees said. "We're going to keep our options open."