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  •  Don't you miss it, though (13+ / 0-)

    Younger people probably aren't as aware of the change, but back in the 60's and 70's, there were so many more foreign correspondents across the globe - with print and tv news media.   News came so much more quickly and was updated regularly, whether in Europe, the ME, Asia, Africa, everywhere.  

    I especially miss the great photo coverage, you felt you knew so much more about what was going on across the globe. We had a much better understanding of other cultures and events that happened in their worlds.

    Democratic Leaders must be very clear they stand with the working class of our country. Democrats must hold the line in demanding that deficit reduction is done fairly -- not on the backs of the elderly, the sick, children and the poor.

    by Betty Pinson on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 06:32:01 AM PST

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    •  I do miss it. A lot. (8+ / 0-)

      Many newspapers specialized in foreign reporting and had foreign bureaus around the globe.

      I also agree on the photo coverage.  Several years ago we saw a showing of historic photos in a photography gallery.  Spouse and I were close to tears by the end of it because the emotions stirred by all those photos was like reliving the public moments of our life:  inaugurations, assassinations, wars and so on.  Response to photos is visceral.

    •  I miss it too. Their reports provided valuable... (3+ / 0-)

      insight into the background of news reports.  Our current 30 second soundbites and theoretical analyses by desk jockey "experts" stateside don't always give the complete picture.  

      The correspondents who lived around the world could report from a different vantage point than the far removed "experts"; they could provide the missing pieces to the rest of the story.

    •  I miss it..but then I don't (1+ / 0-)
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      The story from overseas that legions of correspondents covered when I was a kid in the 60's and 70's was Vietnam. I really don't miss hearing about that. On the other hand, we should be hearing about Afghanistan instead....and we're hearing very little.

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      by Korkenzieher on Tue Dec 18, 2012 at 11:08:09 AM PST

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