They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To?

By Brian 

The new generation of anchors lack stamina and gravitas, Jonathan Last opines in the Philadelphia Inquirer. He says:

“The only true anchors left working today are Brit Hume, Jim Lehrer and Charlie Gibson. (Aaron Brown was another throwback, but he was sacked to make way for Anderson Cooper, whose sensitive, New Age emotionality makes him more Alan Alda than Eric Severeid.) These three stalwarts are now, sadly, lengthening in the tooth. Eventually, they’ll go on to that Great Green Room in the Sky, and then what will we do?

There is no rising generation of young anchors. We don’t make them like that anymore.” More…