When the pandemic hit, retired TV newsman Arthur Alpert (who worked at ABC-TV News before moving to New Mexico) started watching network news programs again. What a shock! He found them so terrible that he started taking notes. His conclusion? Nice programs, but not news. Join Arthur and his guest, Megan Kamerick (host of All Things Considered at KUNM-FM and correspondent, New Mexico PBS) and a surprise third journalist when they discuss what’s happened to network TV “news”.
Arthur Alpert, so old he remembers when reporters tried to be “objective,” moderates the discussion. In New Mexico, Alpert was news director at KGGM-TV (13), columnist for the Albuquerque Tribune and co-founder of Prime Time, the senior monthly. Earlier in New York City, he covered news for network and local TV, wrote for newspapers and magazines, and taught journalism.