Elizabeth, Bob, Katie & “The Moments”

By Brian 

The Observer’s Rebecca Dana quotes a “network executive” about the new breed of network news anchors:

“What gets me is the moments. Think about 9/11; think about the Kennedy assassination — those moments that have happened and will happen — and then try to imagine Bob and Elizabeth there. Or Brian [Williams at NBC]. Or Katie, or whoever it’s going to be at CBS. Or some of the people you might have in cable right now. Maybe these people will grow on you. Brian certainly has. But I’m not sure I see the rest of them helping the nation through 9/11.”

But, the exec added, “I can see them doing regular evening newscasts, though.”

Well, that makes us feel better.