Katrina: “Broadcast News Divisions Are Largely Out To Lunch”

By Brian 

The lack of broadcast network coverage of the hurricane’s devestation is another nail in its coffin, Ed Bark writes:

“Earth to the one-time titans of TV news: This is not a fender bender. This is human drama and trauma of immense proportions. Peter Jennings is gone, Dan Rather and Tom Brokaw no longer are at their posts, and their respective broadcast news divisions are largely out to lunch.”

He concludes: “All three cable networks otherwise have triumphed in the face of comparative no-shows by the once vaunted broadcast news divisions. Their days are dwindling. You can feel it in the wind.”