Fore Father

THOSE OF US OLD AND analog enough to have grown up “with television”—meaning, those of us whose childhoods in the 1960s and 1970s coincided with the broadcast medium’s own furious adolescent growth spurt—were fortunate viewers. It was believed that broadcast television would, first, revolutionize journalism with its immense graphic immediacy, as it still does. Vietnam was the first real televised war, fought and lost on the field, almost in lockstep as it was shown being fought and lost in the American living room. Secondly, and arguably not least, our generation was also

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