On the day Diane Sawyer debuts on “World News,” The Boston Herald’s Mark Perigard asks, “Do viewers care about network news these days?”
[T]he Wellesley College graduate and veteran broadcaster (who turns 64 tomorrow) leaves a comfortable job and crew and shoulders chief responsibility for a news show at a time when the 24-hour cable news channels are gobbling up more viewers.
Can Sawyer do the job? Please. It’s essentially reading headlines and chatting up newsmakers. No one doubts her ability. Bigger question: Is there anyone left who will watch?