Press: Newswatch Five Who Dominate Tv News

One of the reasons the press seems so conspicuous in the news these days is that so many who gather the news are themselves so conspicuous. On television, with its emphasis on personality, five men in particular dominate the stories they cover. All five are knowledgeable, nimble and bundles of self-assurance. In on-the-air interviews with heads of state and important political figures, they seem to regard themselves as everyman's equal, and no man their better.

These are the five: Dan Rather, Sam Donaldson, Ted Koppel, Mike Wallace and George Will. For better or worse, a composite of them might form the...

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