Tuesday, November 07, 2006

The new big three on election night

It is election day! Hopefully you have all voted already; if not, shame on you. The New York Times had an article today about the opportunity this important election has given "the (New) Big 3" (Williams, Gibson and Couric) to prove themselves with breaking news. It is an interesting to see the competition between the three networks. Brian Williams had a column this week in Newsweek about the impact television has had on his life and on our country. News viewers are sharply declining, but as Williams points out, the big three are still the major "still represent the largest single news audience in the nation." I love watching breaking news on TV, it is sometimes journalism at its worst as the same people who are usually so polished and professional (and maybe even seem perfect) make mistakes (like in the 2000 presidential race). We will have to see how the new anchors do.

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