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Brokaw: News Media in Second Big Bang

The New Yorker has an in-depth profile on how Keith Olbermann at MSNBC is changing TV news, but here is my favorite part: Tom Brokaw, anchor of NBC’s “Nightly News,”

calls this moment in the news media “the second big bang.” “We are creating a new universe, and it has all kinds of new laws and science and physics coming into play as well, in this information world,” he told me. “And you’ve got planets out there colliding with each other, new life forms taking shape; others have drifted too close to the sun, and they’ve burned up. And we don’t know how it’s all going to settle down. And it has, now and forevermore, a radiant effect.”

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