What A Difference Eight Years Make

By Brian 

“When The Early Show news anchor Julie Chen began hosting CBS’ Big Brother eight summers ago, critics chastized her and the network for blurring the lines between news and entertainment by having a journalist host the show,” USAT’s Peter Johnson writes.

But: “Eight years later, news and entertainment have survived, Brother remains a solid CBS hit, and the criticism has all but evaporated. As for those lines, Chen says they’re as blurry as ever, led by increasingly opinionated cable news anchors.”

“When I was in journalism school, you were taught to be completely objective,” she says. “But we don’t see that anymore.”