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By Dan Carlson
Columnist Prairie Ponderings 



October 14, 2020

I spent nearly half my life working in TV and radio newsrooms. Much of that time was spent working as a weatherman, but often I was tasked with double duty. Over the years I worked as a producer, news anchor, news reporter and news director in addition to weather responsibilities. This shows you I’m qualified to evaluate and comment about news broadcasting in America.

My journalism professor at the University of Minnesota taught us as the last of a dying breed. He defined the role of a journalist literally – to chronicle the events of the day and tell an audience what happened. He taug...

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