Growing up in the 1950’s, there were only three channels on our new black and white TV. The programming was sports, talent shows, westerns, game shows and nightly news.The broadcast day ended at midnight and Johnny Carson, in the 1960’s, tucked his audiences into bed.

We went to our television sets then like an older generation went to their radios before us and listened to TV anchors tell us ” how it was.”  In those days, we trusted our institutions.

At Wal-Mart this morning, Scotttreks runs into a TV crew filming a segment for the local evening news.Where news stops and entertainment begins is a fuzzy line.  

ThIs news production, promoting a Wal Mart sponsored winter coat drive for kids, is only seconds long but takes a crew of five most of the morning to produce.

I don’t watch news. 

News people report what happens to fit what they want us to think happened..



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