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Satirist Stewart touted as America’s new Edward R. Murrow

A New York Times article asks whether Jon Stewart of The Daily Show fame is to our times what CBS newsman Edward R. Murrow was to the news media of the 1950s. My tweeted response? Jon Stewart has his Murrow-esque moments mainly when he abandons his comedic persona & plays a journalist on TV.

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Mon, December 27 2010 » Main Page, Media, politics » 6 Comments

Walter Cronkite: Judicious advocacy journalist?

A couple columns that passed my way via Twitter say the real gem in the crown of former CBS Evening News anchor Walter Cronkite’s career was his clear-eyed analysis of the war in Vietnam — one formed by on-the-ground reporting.

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Tue, July 21 2009 » Main Page, Media » 2 Comments

NYT’s Stanley on Rather’s goodbye

NYT television writer Alessandra Stanley looks at ex-CBS Evening News anchor┬áDan Rather’s love of both news and the camera, and the bitter footnote that the memo scandal will leave on his 42-year career.

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Thu, March 10 2005 » Main Page, Media » Comments Off on NYT’s Stanley on Rather’s goodbye