Getting media literate… literally

I’ll admit it. I’m old.

Stick with me. I have a purpose behind my “back in my day” lecture.

For nearly 20 years, I’d sat down in front of the television with my family at 6 p.m. We’d click the dial on the TV to CBS where Walter Cronkite would tell us “…and that’s the way it is..” each weekday evening.

Unlike you, I only had a few sources for television news. There was Cronkite on CBS and Huntley and Brinkley on NBC. Over at ABC Frank Reynolds and Howard K. Smith anchored the news. I didn’t watch them much, because we didn’t have an ABC affiliate in the Yakima Valley until I finished junior high.