It’s baseball season, thank goodness. So before I get into my windup and start hurling metaphors, let me say that I love interviewing professors on our podcasts . These learned souls are almost always thoughtful, highly intelligent, and often funny. Their bases are loaded with interesting ideas. Professors understand nuance and are good at reminding … Continue reading Professors on Podcasts: A Rant.
This is written in response to a Medium post by Lewis Wallace, a talented, brave and passionate young journalist who worked for the public radio show, Marketplace. He was fired this week for refusing to take down his post. The headline was: "Objectivity is Dead, and I'm okay with it." -- I disagree. A reporter's job … Continue reading Too Much Opinion. Not Enough Reporting. How Do We Fix It?
When I was young I had a hard time smiling for the camera. Mug shots of me were awkward and uncomfortable. But that quickly changed when our daughter Kate was born 29 years ago. It was as if a light bulb went on. For some magical reason that I will never understand, now … Continue reading Father’s Day Thoughts: Time to Celebrate and Say Thank-You to Our Kids
29 years as a network radio news correspondent is enough. The clock has run out on my oath of impartiality. During my time at ABC, and before that at RKO, CNN, the BBC, IRN and LBC, (why are most networks acronyms?) I took that oath seriously, and was lucky enough to be a eyewitness to … Continue reading A Brand New Journey: From Network News to Startup