Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Pork Bellies

WORDmeister Note: Yesterday would have been Fred Friendly’s 97th birthday.

“Television was supposed to be a national park. Instead it has become a money machine. It’s a commodity now, just like pork bellies.”

—Fred Friendly (born Ferdinand Friendly Wachenheimer, 1915-1998), TV news pioneer, producer and CBS News president. (see Ralph Engleman’s 2009 biography, Friendlyvision.) Image: CBS, 1962
(Thanks to alert WORDster Alexandra Halsey)
Longtime CBS News colleague Dan Rather called Friendly a fierce and mighty warrior for the best . . . principles in journalism, . . . for his friends, and for his country. He never gave up, he never gave in; he never backed down, and he never backed up.

• Editorial Comment: Some TV gives pork bellies a bad name.

Yesterday’s WORD: Did you miss yesterday’s WORDs from the Poynter Institute’s Craig Silverman about fake photos of Hurricane Sandy? Click here.

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