Tuesday, August 09, 2005

You've probably heard that the space shuttle landed safely. Good. Now can we close down the whole damn thing, get rid of this manned spaceflight crap, and sell off most of NASA? About the only useful things it does are long-range scientific probes.

As for Peter Jennings, I'm sorry he's dead, but I thought he was terrible and that he was one of the main reasons the network news lost so much influence. My guess is that within five years the three mainline networks will all close down their news divisions; at the very least they'll have closed down the national nightly news. They'll probably keep a morning show of some sort and a magazine show or two, but the content won't be hard news. Local news, of course, will keep going strong, as will Fox News and CNN.

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