Former NBC News president Steve Capus, thinks "old school reporting" can still work in TV news; despite consumers' seemingly short attention span.
In fact, Capus - who is now an executive editor and overseer of the CBS Evening News, ran a package that was 4:45 long - an entire block of the newscast!
Anchorman Scott Pelley is apparently on board: “We’re in a fascinating moment in human history,” says Pelley, “Never before has so much information been available to so many people. But the other side of that coin is never in human history has so much bad information been available to so many people,” thanks to new forms of digital and social media that allow for the instantaneous dissemination of information and opinion. Viewers need an institution that will tell them “if what they heard today was true,”
Wouldn't it be refreshing to see a newscast with actual NEWS in it and not the crazy stuff the Kardashians are known for?