And so it goes...
Its been my observation that those networks that use unknown news readers for most of the news do a much better job than those that stick to the old dogs.
First, they have to at least attempt to be believable rather than simply making pronouncemts from on high.
"a solid, highly respected mainstream broadcast executive"
These people must live in their own world.
In my world, such a person is called a "leftist talking head."
I'm sure he's not the only one.
That isn't God they're following!
Maybe McManus will put a stat tracker on the screen for all us fantasy news junkies.
Sean McManus is the president of CBS Sports, but he is also the son of Baltimores own Jim McKay.
Jim McManus (McKay's real name) gave up his job as a reporter for the Baltimore Sun newspapers to join that organization's new TV station, WMAR-TV, in 1947. His was the first voice ever heard on television in Baltimore. He functioned as writer, producer, director, newsman, sports commentator and on-camera personality for WMAR-TV until he came to CBS in New York in 1950, as host of a variety show.
Through the 1950s, sports commentary more and more became his primary assignment for CBS. He was the anchorman for the Masters and PGA Golf Championships, and also covered college football, horse racing and other sports.
McKay lives with his wife, Margaret, in Monkton, Maryland. Mrs. McManus is a member of the Board of Trustees of the College of Notre Dame of Maryland (her alma mater), and founder of a day care center on the campus, known as A Child's Place. They have a son, Sean McManus, president of CBS Sports; a daughter, Mrs. Alex Guba, a national board-certified counselor; a 23 -year-old grandson, James Fontelieu; Mary's son born in 1982; also a five-year-old granddaughter, Maggie McManus, named for her grandmother and Jackson McManus, born in 2001. When time permits, McKay enjoys playing golf.
McKay is also the author of two books, "My Wide World," published by MacMillan in 1973, and "The Real McKay," by Dutton in 1998.
Sean McManus is a man who worked his way up the ladder from a production assistant at ABC Sports to becoming a producer at NBC and finally an executive landing as the president of CBS Sports.
"At one point Mr. Moonves was quoted suggesting that he would like to blow up CBS News entirely."
That thought has occurred to many of us over the years.
The condescending paternalistic liberal patriarchy of cBS has generally been rather insufferable over the years. Dan Rather's just-arrived-from-Mt.-Olympus righteousness was almost campy in its silliness. Only a superhero leotard, cape, and mask could have made it sillier. Perhaps finally "our national nightmare is now over."
McManus is McKay's real surname. No idea whether this is his son though.
How about someone who tells the truth and doesn't have a political agenda? Barring that, how about someone who just admits they have an agenda. I know, probably a little too radical and revolutionary.