September 29, 2004

Argus Leader - Local News Don Hewitt, Founder of 60 Minutes

"That was the night that politicians looked at us in television and said, 'Those guys are the only way to run for office.' And we looked at them and said, 'Those guys are a bottomless pit of advertising dollars,' " Hewitt said. "I think the marriage of television and politics ushered in the age of big-money campaigning, and I think we're all the poorer for it."

From Don Hewitt reflecting on the first presidential TV debate. His perspectives in this interview are interesting. He sees the demise coming of the broadcast TV news anchor. I agree their days are numbered in the face of 7/24 cable news channels.
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