Category Archives: The News Business

The Death of News

February 3, 1959, was the day the music died – that’s what Don McLean told us in 1971 in that odd hit song about how it was all over for us. That was the day Buddy Holly and Ritchie Valens, … Continue reading

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Longing for Vigilantes

It’s good to know someone in the news business, like Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta – he was part of the team that founded CNN way back when, after he had earlier worked for Roger Ailes, and Rick established … Continue reading

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A Quiet Ending

The news business is tough. You’re supposed to cover major events – the big things that change history, or are history, or are at least momentous in some way. But the news business is after all a business – the … Continue reading

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On Leaning Forward

It’s good to know someone in the news business, like Rick, the News Guy in Atlanta – he was part of the team that founded CNN way back when, after he had earlier worked for Roger Ailes, and Rick established … Continue reading

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Believe What You Will

It seems that the new information age – in its seventh or eighth wave since the invention of movable type and the printing press – has given us that odd situation where you can look up just about anything about … Continue reading

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The Absence of Illusion

Most of what the late Michael Jackson pumped out was seen by the jazz guys as rather useless crap – so simplistic there was nothing to work with – save for that one tune Human Nature. The changes were good … Continue reading

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Come Sunday

It’s okay being an old man. You remember things without the boring parts, like Sundays long ago, and the routine. Pittsburgh, 1959, and one of those gray winter Sunday mornings (they were all gray) – and driving home from church … Continue reading

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