by Howard Homonoff
Let me quickly end the painful suspense from my titillating title question: No. But maybe the more interesting question is: Why not? I’ve been thinking about this a lot lately (news nerd alert), spurred by a parade of horrible news about ratings and personalities at broadcast and cable network news networks and the ironically simultaneous massive news story of the tragic terrorist actions in Paris. I also just read a piece entitled “What Is News Still Doing On TV?” by P.J. Bednarski, who questions whether we really need TV do provide any news given the ease of digital news access. It’s pretty easy to say I disagree with Bednarski’s perspective; but he gets a big hat tip for provoking some greater thought on this point.