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The CNN I knew

A long article in the Washington Post today had me drifting back to my second job after college. CNN, and Techwood Drive in Atlanta. We all got paid minimum wage. There were only 3 networks, and us. We had 3 TVs, big old tube beasts, hanging from the center of the newsroom and tuned to ABC, CBS, and NBC. We were on 24/7, and would commonly beat the networks to the punch. It was great to be first, to bring breaking news to the country. And the funny thing was, what we all hated was big corporate news. CNN today is nothing like what it once was. It is big corporate news, chasing the dollar. I left CNN long long ago. Now, very rarely, somebody will say "didn't you work for CNN?" And I mumble something about it being long ago and we were just doing straight news. Amazing how it all turned out, and sadly not for the better.
Posted by extvbroadcaster | Tue Jul 30, 2019, 06:42 PM (2 replies)

McCain's book "Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir"

I was at the library a week ago and found John McCain's book "Faith of My Fathers: A Family Memoir". After reading it, you really understand why he despised Trump. The sense of duty, honor, and patriotism come right through the pages at you. The torture he and other POW's endured was horrific. And McCain gets the big picture, about life in general after Vietnam. It certainly explains how he was able to tolerate Trump, a draft dodging weasel that McCain had every reason to hold in contempt. Worth the read if you are so inclined.

Posted by extvbroadcaster | Mon Jul 1, 2019, 04:23 PM (2 replies)
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