Nightline’s New Golden Era?

By Brian Comment

“Nightline is a show that has had several golden eras. And the hope is clearly to see if we can build another one,” EP James Goldston says in a B&C Fifth Estater profile.

He repeatedly defends Nightline’s journalistic chops: “Critics and Koppel loyalists fretted early on that the man behind ‘Living With Michael Jackson’ was dismantling Nightline ‘s journalistic tradition with shorter reports and more celebrity profiles. But Goldston counters that stories like Moran’s reports from Iraq and the coverage of the Virginia Tech shootings have been true to the tradition.” More…