Media Quotes

Several outtakes from the book “Bad News” by former CBS News senior foreign correspondent Tom Fenton:

*ABC News’ Peter Jennings: “I have lived in the region (Middle East); I know that not everybody is anti-American. There is less anti-Americanism in the Arab world, I think, than there is in Europe.”

*Iconic, former CBS News’ anchor Walter Cronkite (in answer to the question “Do you watch the CBS Evening News now?”): “Not regularly, no. There’s nothing there. There’s nothing there but crime and sob sister material. It’s scandal sheet stuff, tabloid stuff for the most part. That’s too bad. I would like to see it more responsible, if you please.”

*CBS News executive Don Hewitt, who invented the evening news format before going on to create “60 Minutes: “

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