Reblogged on kommonsentsjane/blogkommonsents.
A blast from the past. A story about real news.
I want to go down memory lane a bit and talk about the news I grew up with way before fake news infiltrated our world.
My recollectio of “news” growing up was hearing it on the radio and seeing my parents with the paper in their hands every night. In Dallas we had a morning and evening paper. One was considered to have Democratic views and the other had a Republican slant. It was my sense that my parents believed everything they read in those papers as the gospel truth.
In 1940 the original TV news program was seen in New York. It was a simulcast of Lowell Thomas’ NBC network radio newscast.
In my home town Dallas TV was not seen until December 3, 1949.
I remember voices barreling from both the radio and TV in no-nonsense fashion. They just stated the news without comment or opinion. It was…
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