Sunday, September 20, 2009

Ted Kennedy Foggily - What's News Tonight

Perhaps Ted Kennedy has another kind of career if the web exists in 1979. His version and Mudd's version would have been tested, fact-checked, hammered into something useful. All bloviating and table-hopping politicians who blossomed in the day of the tiny footprint of CBS/NYT/WaPo are now tiresome or gone. We are rescued from the complacent arrogance of a handful of TV producers and managing editors -- and the social networks of the Kennedys, the Rockefellers, the usual dominating characters. Thirty years ago on network TV is an age as distant from us now as 1979 was from London under the Blitz on radio.

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