CBS gave her a choice: her job and a shorter maternity leave than she wanted, or all the time in the world. So Vieira said so long, 60 Minutes
. "I'm sorry to give it up," she says. "On the other hand, it's easy, because I'm not going to put my family on a back burner." Besides, her first child, Ben, 1½, makes her feel soooo good. "When he puts his arms around me, hugs me, there's just something about it. I do feel I could do anything." Married to former CBS producer Richard Cohen, Vieira is working on a CBS pilot for a prime-time documentary series, Verdict
. Her career path following the expected August arrival of her new baby is uncertain, but she has been through that before. In 1988 her glamour pose in Esquire
set off a minor feminist debate. Vieira isn't apologizing to those who say she set back the women's movement. "If I had to do it over again?" she asks herself. "People say, 'Well, you wouldn't, would ya?' I say, 'I know I would.' "