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Saturday, November 13, 2010

From high atop Mount Koppel, Ted Koppel opines in the WaPo on the dearth of -yes- serious news. Just like last year. And the year before that...

From high atop Mount Koppel, Ted Koppel opines in the WaPo on the dearth of -yes- serious news. Just like last year. And the year before that... And at that forum in Aspen...

Just some quick but obvious questions that come to mind that Ted Koppel has never publicly asked in the past, and so never has had to answer from the privileged vantage point of his former insider position.

Why
ABC News never got a cable TV component.
Disney's
fault? If not, whose?

Why
CBS News also didn't. Viacom's fault?
If not, whose?


If either or both had happened and they did the opposite of what Koppel
decries below in tomorrow's Washington Post, what all readers here, presumably, would want in the abstract, would enough people watch it to be profitable, or more than a niche?
Or would it just more money down a black hole?

Just wondering...


The Washington Post

Ted Koppel: Olbermann, O'Reilly and the death of real news
By Ted Koppel
Sunday, November 14, 2010;

To witness Keith Olbermann - the most opinionated among MSNBC's left-leaning, Fox-baiting, money-generating hosts -suspended even briefly last week for making financial contributions to Democratic political candidates seemed like a whimsical, arcane holdover from a long-gone era of television journalism, when the networks considered the collection and dissemination of substantive and unbiased news to be a public trust.

Read the rest of the Op-Ed at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/12/AR2010111202857.html

Reader comments at: http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2010/11/12/AR2010111202857.html


Ted Koppel on the Information Overload

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bv99WA0xyNk



Ted Koppel accepts the Lifetime Achievement Award at
the 28th Annual News & Documentary Emmy Awards (2007)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NZtIphNl0Gs

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