Nightline Trying To Find The Right Balance

By Brian 

In today’s Post, Howard Kurtz says the new Nightline has “enjoyed modest ratings success” (as I blogged about last week).

“Yet there has been considerable carping about the abandonment of the Ted Koppel tradition,” Kurtz says. Terry Moran blames the media establishment: “Because Ted and ‘Nightline’ were such an icon, any change disturbs people in our business.”

But the most interesting quote comes from Cynthia McFadden, who “says the criticism ‘stings’ because some of it is true.”

She says: “Sometimes we’ve deserved the knocks. We haven’t gotten the balance right every night. It’s very much a work in progress…Sometimes we don’t give things quite enough time.”

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