WHEN: This evening between anchoring the 9:00 News on WCOV (FOX) and the 10:00 News on CBS 8/ABC Montgomery.
WHERE: In the Alabama News Network Newsroom, Montgomery, Alabama
WHAT: Reading the Sunday New York Times.
WHY: OK, it's 9:30 on a Sunday night and I've sent hours absorbing news on TV, Radio and online, and reporting it on air and online, but I usually carry The Times to work with me. I still like the physicality of holding a newspaper, turning the pages without ads popping out at me. I know the printed papers won't be here for long, even the NY Times won't be able to survive. I also take the Sunday Montgomery Advertiser, currently the largest daily newspaper in Alabama (though I suspect it will soon follow the other former daily papers soon and cut back to three or so days a week in physical print).
I pass both papers on to my friend Gary, who WILL recycle them when the city resumes recycling, presuming it does.
My job in Vietnam in the U.S. Army was something of an oxymoron during my first six months in Vietnam.
I was assigned to a Public Information in the 5th Division in 1970. The title "Military Journalist" is jarring.
But there i was.
Part of the job was assisting civilian journalists get around. Almost all were men, but as the NY Times reported last year, some were women.
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