a tv anchor's view

Change your perspective and the world's not so scary

Watch the local TV news, and your town can seem like a pretty scary place: car accidents, house fires, and, yes, the latest murder. Each evening, viewers get a steady diet of "news" that seem to offer little to help them become better citizens or feel any better about their neighbors.

For more than 25 years I've worked on the inside of this industry, which at times appears more an entertainment than an information medium. Yet, most evenings I go home feeling proud of the work I've done and satisfied that I've served the viewer's need to know what's going on. This is due to my perspective on the world and how I define what happens in it—that is, how I see the human race and how I decide to interpret events.

September 10, 2001
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