F9Widebody From United States of America, joined Sep 2003, 1604 posts, RR: 10 Posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 4 days 6 hours ago) and read 918 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?
Tristarenvy From United States of America, joined Jan 2004, 2265 posts, RR: 3
Reply 2, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 846 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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Jaysit From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 3, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 9 hours ago) and read 840 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.
EA CO AS From United States of America, joined Nov 2001, 13548 posts, RR: 62
Reply 5, posted (9 years 8 months 3 weeks 3 days 7 hours ago) and read 820 times:
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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