When Is It Everybody's Business?
I love news. I have WGN-TV on each morning from 5:30am until 6:00am. Then my son and I watch Mr. Roger's Neighborhood while my wife gets ready for school. Then when they leave the house the news goes back on until 9:00am. I've been watching this news show since 1990 or whenever they started. They inform me and entertain me. They can switch gears from a cheerleading teacher story to a murder story faster than Martha Stewart can turn her nose up to a Swanson frozen chicken pot-pie.
WGN-TV, like all news shows, have to decide what is news. I often wonder what makes a BIG story big? I don't understand why some stories, while tragic, are national stories. Celebrity cases aside, of course.
Yesterday a local man, Drew Peterson, suspected of killing his wife was interviewed on the Today Show about his case. I don't see anybody in Tacoma Washington really being that interested. I remember when the Lacy Peterson case was a national story. I remember thinking why is this important to me? They were not celebrities. They were not rich. They were just your average couple.
I guess if guys like me keep watching they will keep putting up the stuff they think we want to see.
Well, I want more of this.