Shows I was watching in the seventies is my theme for the A-Z challenge this April.
It was thirty minutes of local news followed by thirty minutes of national news. Once commercials were accounted for it was really more like forty-four minutes. Those were the days. Don't get me wrong, fires, airplane crashes and kidnappings terrified me, but I wasn't saturated with information like we are now. Obviously a certain amount of my blissful ignorance had to do with the fact that I was six years old in the mid-seventies; however, when I was hanging around at my grandparents' house, they had no option for twenty-four hour news. That television was going to be showing Family Feud and Wheel of Fortune sooner than later.
I just saw some clips on the Daily Show of news stations dissecting Hilary Clinton's recent visit to a Chipotle. The notion of this being news might frighten me as much the stuff of childhood nightmares.