Watching CBS’s livestream of their coverage of President Kennedy’s assassination fifty years ago. It is mesmerizing. The pace is slow, much slower than the most recent big story I can think of, the Boston Marathon bombing. The effect is the same: lots of random information, many leads which don’t turn out, some things which are inaccurate. But instead of Twitter, we have phone calls and reports from correspondents. The news content per hour is the same, I think, but there is zero punditry, in the sense that the CBS anchors are monologing rather than yielding the floor to dueling pundits.

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Boston area academic librarian and instructional designer. News junkie. Fan of marine mammals, October.