There was a time public affairs programming was something that the FCC would require of the broadcast networks. News was a cost of doing business and it was good. It’s no wonder that news anchors became authoritative, trusted, household names like Walter Cronkite,
John Chancellor, Peter Jennings. The news wasn’t flawless but integrity wasn’t rare and facts held the day. Then came cable news, and news as a profit center that seeks ratings, and, with the web, clicks. If you’re looking for extreme positions, polarizing debate, or manufactured controversies, sadly you won’t find it here.
News as it should be.