Jefe wrote:Remember when you had Walter Cronkite and the nation trusted him? (Goat Balls might be old enough to).
Yep, back when The News was read over clacking teletypes by boring men. I liked that a lot better than the "interesting" people they have now.
My guy was Hughes Rudd. My parents grew up on Farms and farmers either listened to The News on the radio or watched it on TV every morning after the cows were milked during breakfast and every day at 5pm (apparently during WWII 5pm was the news time in rural areas so people could listen to local casualty announcements). So I grew up eating cereal to Hughes Rudd. I was eating Cap'n Crunch Peanut Butter Crunch when he announced the fall and evacuation of Saigon. The plane crash from Operation Babylift a few weeks before the fall,the death announcement of Lyndon Johnson, and, for some reason, the Funeral of Harry S. Truman (I was only 4 then and I have no idea why I remember that).
After Rudd's death I learned that he was considered an expert in the works and life of William Faulkner, was fluent in French and French History. In short, the boring man on the TV was learned and interesting. I would not want to be stuck at a dinner table with Morning News people today.