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It Never Fails......

The minute you write a column about journalism and its ethic of getting it right, you can count on something in that column being wrong. It's practically a rule of thumb, just as it is a rule of thumb that any column that makes wisecracks about other people's grammar will invaluably contain a grammatical mistake itself.

So in my Tuesday column about Walter Cronkite, I mistakenly attributed Frank Reynolds' on-air temper tantrum to coverage of the Kennedy Assassination in Dallas when, in fact, it occurred during the assassination attempt on Ronald Reagan in 1981.

This much is certain: it's never easy reporting an assassination or an assassination attempt on the air while people watch.

And, admittedly, few have ever anchored on-air breaking news as authoritatively as Walter Cronkite.
--Jeff Simon

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Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament

Alan Pergament has continued to blog about television topics since retiring in 2010 as The News' television writer after 28 years on the beat. From local on-air personalities to ratings to the latest on network and cable programming, he keeps you informed.

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