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Slack Tide: Local Jökul

...mouthful. Remember the eruption of that volcano back in 2010, Eyjafjallajökull? Despite being the top story for weeks, newscasters were still calling it "the Icelandic volcano." I can't wait until something noteworthy happens in Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwllllantysiliogogogoch...
Tech Wit: Reality television: Trading classrooms

...popular. First, there's news channels. Wars, natural disasters and everything in between plays out like a football game. Newscasters with shiny hair and disc-jockey voices give one-sided commentary while music wafts in the background. Rather than making...
Remembering Walter Cronkite

...thus confidently filing another 24-hour chapter in its proper place in the national chronicles. Not too many television newscasters could get away with that kind of definitive sign-off, today or ever, and Cronkite himself didn't use it on the rare...
I'm not there yet

...between 1941 and 2001 are the differences between radio and television and between black and white and color. When radio newscasters reported the Japanese attack on the U.S. Pacific fleet, listeners could only imagine the devastation. Black and white...
Palin dodged chances to talk with News-Miner

...Implicit in the (Nixon) administration's attempts to force the networks to "balance" the news is a conviction that most newscasters are biased against conservatism. Is there some truth in the view that television newsmen tend to be left of center? CRONKITE...
My turn: Praises for the Last Frontier

...could ride their bikes to witness the hostage situation being investigated by the local police force and reported on by local newscasters. A town of 150,000 has more alarming news accounts than those in Juneau. That is just the way it is. One of the things...
Devastating 'Central Park Five' details injustice KENNETH TURANLOS ANGELES TIMESNew York Mayor Ed Koch didn't shrink from calling it "the crime of the century." A TV newscaster talked angrily about evildoers who "blazed a nighttime trail of terror" that culminated in the horrific beating and savage...
National election ripe for change

...has taken on the appearance of a future compensation enhancement act for ambitious lawyers. Others have described it as a newscaster sideshow in a media circus. One could argue that our presidential election has become a sequel to the O.J. criminal case...
Can we keep a lid on election results for West Coast voters?

...after-work voters are going to say "the heck with it." The political balance of the country for next two years, the newscaster says, has been determined. Maybe, these Hawaiians and Alaskans say to themselves, I'll just go home and relax. My vote...
Legislators join together to lose hair, support kids

...offered on the House floor to pledge $50 for each of his colleagues which would have their heads shorn. Former Fairbanks newscaster Rep. Bob Miller, D-Fairbanks, shaved off his salt-and-pepper locks, but asked for something other than just donations...


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