01/07/2005: Thought for the Day:
One might argue (with apologies to Susan Sontag) that for news anchors, it's futile to try to separate style (i.e., delivery) and content (i.e., journalism). If that's the case, then shouldn't we admit that our collective Brokaw love stems from something a bit less exalted (and a bit more complicated) than his "journalism"? Before Brokaw had even left, his heir, Brian Williams, was already being pelted in the press. An NBC executive moaned to the Times that while Williams looked great and talks well, he won't have Brokaw's reporting experience when he assumes the desk. To which some of us would respond, "How would anyone be able to tell?"
--Bryan Carter [slate.msn.com, on retiring NBC anchor Tom Brokaw]
Len on 01.07.05 @ 06:04 AM CST