Monday, May 5, 2008

Brokaw calls Stewart's role 'important'

Michael Calderone's Blog - "The Daily Iowan, one of a Politico's campus partners, conducted a Q&A with Tom Brokaw and asked about the younger generation of news consumers.

Daily Iowan: A lot of the younger generation are getting a lot of their news from 'The Daily Show' and 'The Colbert Report.' Is that eroding into the nightly news?

Tom Brokaw: Jon Stewart and I have talked about this a lot, and it troubles him a lot because he is a very serious consumer of news. I keep reassuring him, because I don't think he really needs to be reassured, that what he is doing is important because what he is doing is bringing people to the subject matter, and they can't watch Jon for half-an-hour, and they can't watch Steven for half-an-hour, without having some interest what else is going on in the world.

Watch the video here.

By Michael Calderone 05:34 PM"