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Brokaw's Last Broadcast  
User currently offlineF9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10
Posted (9 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 941 times:

Well, Tom Brokaw just finished his last broadcast. I, for one, will miss him. He brought class and relative bi-partisanship to his position. Brian Williams is good too, but just not quite the same. Who will you watch in the future? Has that changed?

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User currently offlineB741 From Canada, joined Jan 2004, 716 posts, RR: 1
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 5 days ago) and read 928 times:

I will watch Rather Dan, who I will be saddened to see gone also. I have most memories of CBS broadcasts.


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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 4 hours ago) and read 869 times:

I think NBC will see a slide in ratings. Williams, who was groomed for a long time in Peter Jennings image because ABC used to have bigger numbers than NBC, will probably do a good job, but because of the "change" there will be a drop off of their ratings.

Brokaw was my choice for news after Uncle Walter retired from CBS. I also liked John Chancellor on NBC, who never really got the recognition he deserved...



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User currently offlineJaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 863 times:

Does anyone get their news from the network nightly news anymore?

I haven't watched any of these jokers since about 1994. We now have 24-7 news on CNN, the internet, blog sites, etc. Who needs these single personality driven news casts?

At least Brokaw has a sexy voice, and is a handsome man with a sense of humor.

Brian Williams is neither sexy, nor possessing of a stentorian voice, and appears humorless. He's a cheesy cardboard cut-out of what the networks expect a nightly newscaster to be --- a 40-something white guy. I'd rather get my news from other sources.


User currently offlineTom in NO From United States of America, joined Nov 1999, 7194 posts, RR: 33
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 3 hours ago) and read 856 times:

I remember Tom Brokaw when he anchored the local newscasts on KNBC Channel 4 in L.A. before he went national. I didn't always agree with him, he did put on a good newscast.

As an aside, KNBC also produced Tom Snyder and Bryant Gumbel.

I can't take either Rather or Jennings, so I'll just stick with Fox News or CNN.

Tom at MSY



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User currently offlineEA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13667 posts, RR: 61
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 843 times:
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Brian Williams is neither sexy, nor possessing of a stentorian voice, and appears humorless.

Being a straight male I can't address whether or not he's "sexy" (although he appears to be a handsome man), but on the Today show this morning Williams actually displayed very good sense of humor (including a bit from his appearance on The Tonight Show where he made a crack about Star Jones' wedding and how it must have been a mosh-pit atmosphere at the buffet line)!

He appears to be something of a closet comedian, but simply cannot let it fly during the Nightly News telecast.



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User currently offlineSlider From United States of America, joined Feb 2004, 6875 posts, RR: 34
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 839 times:

Give me Dennis Miller!  Wink/being sarcastic

Who the hell watched the Evening News anyhow? Ditto Jaysit.

Network news is a joke.

About the best thing I can say about Brokaw is that his "Greatest Generation" book is outstanding and has done so much to rekindle a patriotism and appreciation for those who sacrificed during WWII.


User currently offlinePHLBOS From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 7543 posts, RR: 24
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 4 days 2 hours ago) and read 832 times:

I also liked John Chancellor on NBC, who never really got the recognition he deserved...

I remember watching him (Chancellor) with David Brinkley back in the '70s as a kid. My parents and older brother still recall the (Chet) Huntley/Brinkley days.

I remember a Boston Herald TV guide weekly back in '82 talking about the debut of Brokaw and Roger Mudd on NBC's Nightly News. BTW, what ever happened to Roger Mudd?



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User currently offlineTristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 12 hours ago) and read 808 times:

Yeah, where is Mr. Mudd? CNN? Fox?

I think that ABC should go back to the days of that horrific triple anchor formula. Jennings, Max Robinson, and some other person. From London/NYC/Chicago. Remember that mess?



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User currently offlineLogan22L From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 3 days 10 hours ago) and read 792 times:

I'll miss Brokaw trying to say "Meteorologist" after a three-martini lunch.

Logan


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