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Ith political news and serious investigations The need for ratings success and the lighter human interest stories that can help bring it Ponce de Leon makes clear has always sat uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news   Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed us our history as it happe. Good until a pointIt does a pretty good job of describing its main point which is that no matter how much professional journalists may hate it the news need to provide fluff pieces in order to maintain ratings it doesn't focus too much on how the internet and social media affected the news And it shows that the networks have moved towards using the internet but that's pretty much it Gay on a Dare uneasily alongside a real desire to report hard news   Highlighting the contradictions and paradoxes at the heart of TV news and telling a story rich in familiar figures and fascinating anecdotes That’s the Way It Is will be the definitive account of how television has showed Cooking for Beginners us our history as it happe. Good By His Own Might until a pointIt does a pretty good job of describing its main point which is that no matter how much professional journalists may hate it the news need to provide fluff pieces in order to maintain ratings it doesn't focus too much on how the internet and social media affected the news And it shows that the networks have moved towards Une vie motivée par l'essentiel : Pourquoi suis-je sur Terre ? using the internet but that's pretty much it

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When critics decry the current state of our public discourse one reliably easy target is television news It’s too dumbed down they say; it’s no longer news but entertainment celebrity obsessed and vapid   The critics may be right But as Charles L Ponce de Leon explains in That’s the Way It Is TV news has always walked a fine line between hard news and fluff The  familiar story of decline fails to acknowledge real changes in the media and Americans’ news consuming habits. Ponce de Leon Charles L That’s the Way It Is A History of Television News in America U of Chicago P 2015The thesis of this book is that hard television news by elite professional journalists has never had the audience appeal to make it on its own in a competitive commercial environment We were misled to think it did because for much of television history viewers did not have much choice The book offers a readable if sobering narrative Given a choice Ponce de Leon argues American television viewers opt for infotainment over intellectual news The television news industry has existed he says in a cocoon of protection by network executives By far the strongest discussions in the book are on the struggle for news and documentary programming on public television and the full history of CNN and its impact on the enterprise of television journalism I wish that there were a bit on the coverage of Vietnam and Civil Rights movement but what the book does on these issues is solid as far as it goes I hope there is a second edition in a year or two to discuss the impact of social media and the “fake news” debate

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While also harking back to a golden age that on closer examination is revealed to be not so  golden after all Ponce de Leon traces the entire history of televised news from the household names of the late 1940s and early ’50s like Eric Sevareid Edward R Murrow and Walter Cronkite through the rise of cable the political power of Fox News and the satirical punch of Colbert and Stewart He shows us an industry forever in transition where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie w. That's The Way It Is is a fascinating history of television news that eschews without completely abandoning the typical theme of declinism Ponce de Leon argues that TV news may never have actually hit the grand heights we imagine noting that it was always buffeted by concerns of profit and FCC regulations The network news model I grew up with largely still exists having evolved from barebones stages populated by grave journalists telling us what we needed to know to today's version that tells us of what we want to know or at least news how we want to hear it Along the way TV news has been affected by changing cultural s political climate and the technology that introduced greater competition via both the multitude of cable channels that provided not just alternate sources of news but also a greater variety of entertainment options and the development of the internetI would recommend this book to anyone interested in nearly any facet of late 20th century American history Ponce de Leon's writing is always engaging his analysis always nuanced Diamonds in the Snow us an industry forever in transition where newsmagazines and celebrity profiles vie w. That's The Way It Is is a fascinating history of television news that eschews without completely abandoning the typical theme of declinism Ponce de Leon argues that TV news may never have actually hit the grand heights we imagine noting that it was always buffeted by concerns of profit and FCC regulations The network news model I grew The Worlds Wealthiest Losers up with largely still exists having evolved from barebones stages populated by grave journalists telling The greatest mentors in the Bible us what we needed to know to today's version that tells Gay on a Dare us of what we want to know or at least news how we want to hear it Along the way TV news has been affected by changing cultural s political climate and the technology that introduced greater competition via both the multitude of cable channels that provided not just alternate sources of news but also a greater variety of entertainment options and the development of the internetI would recommend this book to anyone interested in nearly any facet of late 20th century American history Ponce de Leon's writing is always engaging his analysis always nuanced