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  •  Walter Cronkite... (8+ / 0-)

    ... and a very few others of his generation, most of whom are now gone, knew how to let the news be center stage and get the attention.  Cronkite composed the news for print and later read the news... but he didn't editorialize like the so-called "news anchors" (teleprompter readers) do now by inserting their opinions, often with accompanying body and facial language, or with their tones of voice, if nothing else, so they put a 'spin' on news that their viewers are meant to adopt as their own.

    Cronkite, Murrow, Brinkley, Huntley, et alia, were mature enough and had been in the news business long enough that they could just report the facts without any editorializing or facial/body language or pundit opinions.

    What wouldn't we give for newscasts with just the news, facts only, every eveing?

    Every "news anchor" sitting at "news desks" today needs to watch how the masters did the news years ago..., and copy the old masters who had more knowledge and experience in their little fingers than any of them will have in their entire lives..

    (¯`*._(¯`*._(-PROSECUTE-)_.*´¯)_.*´¯)

    by NonnyO on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 05:50:22 PM PDT

    •  Well said.... (2+ / 0-)
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      NonnyO, Lujane

      ...copy the old masters who had more knowledge and experience in their little fingers than any of them will have in their entire lives..

      "You know, my wife is so dumb, she is always asking me questions I can't answer."--James Inhofe

      by Phil S 33 on Sat Jun 27, 2009 at 06:20:35 PM PDT

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