Consider this. Four years ago, Dan Rather anchored CBS’ coverage. Tom Brokaw and Tim Russert helmed NBC’s coverage. And Peter Jennings was heading ABC.
What a difference four years make. Now you have Katie Couric, Brian Williams and Charlie Gibson heading their respective networks’ election coverage.
Having watched NBC Nightly News at 6:30 p.m., Brian Williams can be called an early successor to Dan Rather, showing excitement and some possible moments of going over the top. You knew it was going to be a long night when Dan Rather pulled out his Ratherisms.
Looking at CNN, Wolf Blitzer looks overly excited with his heavy breathing.
Keith Olbermann is still asking loaded questions on MSNBC while Brit Hume and Chris Wallace are helming Fox News coverage and are actually level headed.