Ted Koppel Leaving ABC

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  1. SteveLa

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    Ted Koppel Leaving ABC

    Unfortunate. I've watched Nightline quite a bit over the years and he's always been a real professional.
     
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    One of the last real professionals left... most of TV news is at best stenography but is often opinion or propaganda or manufactured outrage. Real journalism is almost non-existent these days. Broadcast TV is only slightly better than the empty shrieking madness of cable news.
     
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    So, you don't get PBS in your area? The News Hour with Jum Lehrer is as good as it has ever been. As is Washington Week in Review. And, frankly, I love NOW.
     
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    Ah yes PBS is not at all bad. I was thinking of the other 95% of the TV world.
     
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    So long Ted, don't let the sceen door hit ya' where the good Lord split ya'. I finally got wise to the liberal news media spin years ago.
     
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    Karl, another outburst like that could mean trouble for you. Stop.
     
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    My uncle (Tom Bettag) is Koppel's longtime producer and is leaving with him. I've met Koppel a few times, and he's a nice guy and one of the few remaining decent journalists. I'm sorry to see him go, but I'm anxious to see where he ends up.
     
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    does he get to leave with his hair?
     
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    Last show is this evening (November 22.) Nightline was an outstanding news program for years. The delivery of news has changed what with 24-hour cable news and the Internet, but Koppel will be missed.
     
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    it's part of the wardrobe department.

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