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Monday, June 8, 2020

40

CNN turned 40 one week ago.  My cable company wasn't there from the beginning.  It started carrying the network a couple of years later.

The quality wasn't that of ABC, NBC, and CBS-- but it was solid, and IT WAS ALWAYS THERE!  Yes, there were breaks for a couple of talk shows.  There was a really good sportscast at 11:30 PM and 2:30 AM.  Other than that, it was all news.  All serious news.  No political agenda.

How I miss that!

And then, a couple of years later, there was CNN2, later called "Headline News."  It was news in half hour cycles, and it too was very, very good.

How I miss that!

There is an opening for serious, hard news, around the clock that you can drive a truck through.  The networks now have streaming services, attempting to fill the void.  It isn't the same.

If I could turn back time...