Recommended reading

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2017 was a hard year for me and my family. It can go suck eggs. Welcome, 2018! But until it gets here day after tomorrow, here are the blog posts I liked most from 2017’s final week.

I used to really love television news, but hardly watch it anymore. It’s junk compared to what it once was. Ken Levine points out one way that’s so — without a teleprompter, a newsman has nothing to say. That didn’t used to be so, and he uses the great CBS newsman Robert Trout to illustrate. Read The world’s greatest Trout

Scroll to the end of this post for a bonus: video of a 1965 newscast anchored by Robert Trout.

Don’t bother getting an MBA, says Penelope Trunk. If you do, it’s a sure sign that you’re mediocre at what you do. Read 5 types of underperformers who get an MBA

This week’s camera reviews and experience reports:

Bonus! An entire June, 1965 newscast on WCBS-TV in New York, anchored by Robert Trout. Just listen to his wonderful voice!


4 responses to “Recommended reading”

  1. David Millington Avatar
    David Millington

    From one of your Lurkers, Happy New Year.
    Thank you for being you; long may it continue!

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      Thanks for delurking, and Happy New Year to you as well!

  2. Heide Avatar

    Thanks for the link to that great piece about Robert Trout, Jim. I’m ashamed to say I knew nothing about the man, so thank you for broadening my education. I’m also ashamed to have been so disconnected from WordPress that I knew little of the troubles you’ve had these past few months. I hope 2017 will indeed go suck it … and that 2018 will treat you much better.

    1. Jim Grey Avatar

      I’m happy to have introduced you to Robert Trout then! A proper man from the era when CBS News was the gold standard. And thanks for your kind words. I’ve had harder times than 2017 but it’s definitely top five, maybe top three.

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