I am a news junkie and I try and watch the news as often as I can. I grew up in the era when Tom Brokaw, Peter Jennings and Diane Sawyer were the very best. On scene reporters or journalists like Sam Donaldson and CNN’s Wolf Blitzer were incredible. To me they will always be the best. Their believability was unmatched. Brian Williams had become my next generation newscaster favorite. That of course all changed with his admission of lying on air. I now wonder if the Williams scandal will change how newscast will be seen in the future. I know my adult kids do not watch traditional newscasts unless something incredible happens in the world. They get their bits of news they are interested in through a news broadcast laced with satire and comedy like Jon Stewart or Stephen Colbert.
I find myself searching to identify with a new up and coming household news deliverer. CNN’s Anderson Cooper is good but he is usually ‘on scene’ delivering news on one specific topic or situation.
I need a re-branded Brian Williams to make a comeback.