Monday, July 29, 2013
Add Three Hours
When I graduated from Las Vegas High School in 1956, NBC and CBS did a fifteen-minute news broadcast each night. ABC had only become a national network a few years before. Both NBC and CBS thought long and hard about expanding the evening news from fifteen minutes to thirty. They were concerned that there were not enough interesting subjects to fill thirty minutes. Nearly 60 years later we do news from 4:30 in the morning to 7; 12 to 1; and 4 through 6:30PM that includes NBC Nightly. Ralston Reports at 7:30PM and then news at 11PM. We believe there’s enough news of substance to add three hours to that.