Thursday, June 1, 2006
How many of you care that Katie Couric has ended her reign as the perky princess of the Today show and is in route to be the voice from above the glass ceiling at CBS? Once America was riveted when an anchor passed his mantle a la Cronkite. And we, as a nation, actually stopped what we were doing and sat in front of the television to hear the nightly news. As the NYT gave us all the news that was fit to print, Cronkite told us the way it was that day. All was well with the world, Beaver was a lad who exemplified Everyboy who lived in a nuclear family, and we liked Ike. Now the world is confusing like a pastoral parishioner who no longer has the patriarchal priest to read the text, explain its meaning, and tell him how to act in accordance therewith. I'm Rather sad.
Posted by Carpe Diem at 4:28 PM