A little gem from 1987.
|Holly Hunter as straight shooter 'Jane Craig'; GSL had a big crush in late '80s.|
GSL's favorite TV Show as a boy was The CBS Evening News with Walter Cronkite that aired every weekday at 6:30pm. I tried to never miss it.
|Walter Cronkite aka 'Uncle Walter' was often referred to as the "most trusted man in America".|
|CBS News President David Rhodes whose brother just so happens to be Obama's Foreign Policy Guru. The Obama Administration sure liked having that close connection when things started to unravel and pesky journalists were trying to get to the bottom of it.|
|Sharyl Attkisson was one of those pesky reporters who insisted on covering the Obama Administration the same way she covered the Bush Administration. This didn't endear her to the boss. Nor did her outrage at discovering a 60 Minutes Obama interview was edited to shield him from Benghazi criticism during a crucial moment in his reelection campaign.. She was soon thereafter effectively forced out at CBS News.|
MSNBC Host Rachel Maddow is my mother's favorite journalist. She usually gives the Left's strongest argument
on any topic. She always does her homework and is fair minded towards opposing views.
These days I don't even have a TV but monitor newsfeeds online.
I marveled at the rise of Fox News, a Right Leaning (sometimes Far Right Leaning) Cable News Channel, that came out of nowhere in 1996 to become a cable TV behemoth and cash cow while diminishing the audience and influence of the big networks. Their founder, Roger Ailes, is reportedly being pushed out by Rupert Murdock and sons because of numerous sexual harassment allegations.
It will be interesting to see how this Fox News debacle shakes out. I hear the Murdock sons were keen to push Roger Ailes out on any pretext. Many of the female news anchors came out in support of Roger Ailes....but not Megyn Kelly.
The new face of Fox News: Megyn Kelly. Reports are her testimony to a Fox News internal investigation
spelled doom for Roger Ailes. Megyn Kelly is a very talented, and I think credible, journo-celebrity.
We've come a long way since 'Uncle Walter'