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Who would you want to hear momentous news from?

Discussion in 'Journalism topics only' started by DanOregon, Jul 17, 2009.

  1. DanOregon

    DanOregon Well-Known Member

    Kind of a spin-off of the Cronkite thread, the guy announced Kennedy was dead, we'd landed on the moon and the war in Vietnam was hopeless.
    Is there a well-known figure who you'd prefer to hear similar news from? The "little three" on the networks don't really cut it from me. The cable nets lack anyone with gravitas.

    I'm thinking I'd prefer Oprah or Ellen, though Lester Holt has struck the right combo of giving you the news you need to know and a delivery style that didn't make you nervous or pissed off.
  2. RickStain

    RickStain Well-Known Member

    If it was bad news, Morgan Freeman.

    If it was good news, Marv Albert
  3. hondo

    hondo Well-Known Member

    Chevy Chase.
  4. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    If he were alive, John Facenda.
  5. da man

    da man Well-Known Member

  6. BTExpress

    BTExpress Well-Known Member

    We know how it would sound from Morgan Freeman:

    "Our missiles have failed.

    The comets are still headed for Earth... and there's nothing we can do to stop them.

    So, this is it. If the world does go on... it will not go on for everyone. We have now been able to calculate the comets' final trajectories, and we have determined where they're going to strike.

    The smaller of the 2 comets, Biederman, will hit first, somewhere along the Atlantic Seaboard probably in the waters off the coast of Cape Hatteras. The impact of the comet is going to be... Well, disastrous.

    There will be a very large tidal wave moving quickly through the Atlantic Ocean. New York City, Boston, Atlanta, Philadelphia... all will be destroyed.

    If you have any means of getting away from the path of this wave, leave now.

    The impact of the larger comet will be nothing less than an extinction-level event. It will strike land in Western Canada. Within a week, the skies will be dark with dust from the impact and they will stay dark for 2 years.

    All plant life will be dead within...a few weeks. Animal life within... a few months.

    So that's it.

    Good luck to us all."
  7. CarltonBanks

    CarltonBanks New Member

    Good news - Al Michaels (still get chills when watching the olympic hockey team coverage in 1980)
    Bad news - my wife (someone I can tune out)
  8. shockey

    shockey Active Member

    tina fey. 8) 8) 8)

    YGBFKM Guest

    The voice of Hank Hill.
  10. Songbird

    Songbird Well-Known Member

    jack edwards?

    bob ley?
  11. fishwrapper

    fishwrapper Active Member

    Harvey Levin.
  12. dooley_womack1

    dooley_womack1 Well-Known Member

    Ryan Sonner.
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