Good Night Chet. Good Night David.

What Boomer does not know this famous TV news sign-off? The Huntley-Brinkley Report on NBC was the most watched news report for many years including the entire decade of the 60’s. Of course their top competitor was Walter Cronkite on CBS.

I don’t know how Chet Huntley and David Brinkley would relate to today’s news, but I think if they were reporting, they would still be the best. I’m not a big fan of the majority of news casts today. I’ve seen the news all over the country for years, but only a handful of reporters could do a really great story. I think 60 Minutes has good reporting and reporters. The network morning shows are okay, namely Today, Good Morning America and CBS This Morning. Some news today is just a lot of entertainment and celebrity guests selling us on a movie, book, TV program, music video, fashion line or rehab center they are in or have been in.

Andy Rooney

Andy Rooney

For me, the king of the news shows was Andy Rooney of 60 Minutes. His out of control bushy eyebrows, dry humor and fearless negativity beat out the reporting of anyone else in my book. I looked forward to his bits at the end of the show every single week. Now that this favorite curmudgeon is gone, his crown of my news realm has been passed to Boomer reporter Bill Geist of CBS Sunday Morning.

One of my favorite questions is, “Why be normal?” Bill Geist always has the answer to that question. I DVR the Sunday Morning show just so I don’t have to miss Geist’s segment if the boss decides we need to go to church. I would never sacrifice a Bill Geist report for church. Would you? Seriously. I wouldn’t have known about Punkin Chunkin if it hadn’t been for Bill.

Bill Geist

Bill Geist

I am the Chief of Questions. What’s your favorite news program or who is your favorite news reporter today? Please don’t say it’s anyone with the last name Kardashian.

Gary Ingram

Gary Ingram

I grew up in Golden, CO in the 50’s, the child of a middle class housewife and a lifelong employee of the U.S. Post Office. My professional career spanned 25 years with the U.S. Government and I retired early. Today I am an Aging-in-Place Specialist (which does not mean I just sit in a recliner and watch football), a devoted “Papa” to my grandchildren and partner to my lovely wife. I’m a crusty old fart who appreciates a good cigar, an old car, an occasional game of golf, Blue Collar Radio, NASCAR and my Denver Broncos. At BoomerReviews.com, I hold the title, “Chief of Questions.” Let’s see what you think about my questions and answers. Chime in!

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