New Nightline: “Perfectly Respectable”

By Brian 

What’s not to look about the new Nightline?, Verne Gay asks. “The debut telecast offered nothing that will offend that dwindling band of true believers, although it wasn’t entirely clear how the new edition will add to their ranks either.”

He says the McFadden debate was “merely OK,” and the Bashir piece on the deaf football team was “one of those pieces you run across on ‘Dateline:’ Not bad but not something to stifle a yawn (or an impulse to pick up the zapper) either.”

“But this is all just beginning,” Gay says, “and – considering all the hand wringing that’s preceded it – a perfectly respectable one at that.”