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Tom Brokaw Discusses How to Stay Informed in the Modern Media Landscape (VIDEO)

by Alex Moaba, posted Nov 29th 2011 6:30PM
Tom Brokaw has been in the television news business since the 1960s, and he's seen the industry change drastically over the decades. On 'Good Day LA' (weekdays, 9AM PT on Fox) the legendary newsman discussed the vast quantity of news and information that's available in the modern media landscape, and gave his advice on how news consumers can best sift through all the noise.

Back when Brokaw was hosting the nightly news, the network evening news hosts were considered the arbiters of what an informed citizen needed to know. With so many more sources of information available today, Brokaw urged consumers of news to be discerning about what they listen to. "I think it requires the viewers to be much more vigilant on their own part, to take much more responsibility for where they get their news, what kind of news they get, what are the sources. They have to develop a filtration system, which is possible," he explained.

"You have to pay as much attention to where you get your news to the kind of flat-screen television that you buy," Brokaw concluded, a comparison that the average American might just be able to relate to.

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