Forty years ago…would have put us at the first week of March or so in 1981. Some of you may not have been alive back then, but there was a rather earth-shattering event that happened that week that has forever changed our society. It was monumental, because at the time, most Americans felt a kinship with this tradition. We felt like family. We were trusting of it’s calming voice and soothing demeanor. And it’s never been the same. Not once in the past 40 years can any American say they felt as comforted and as well-informed as they were on March 6, 1981.
That was the day Walter Cronkite retired from CBS News.
Let’s compare what has happened to our mass media and our newscasts since that time. It was only about nine years later that an upstart cable news channel called CNN thrust itself to the forefront of our…
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