The comparation between CBS news from 1960 to 2010
The 1st piece of news is 《Live Coverage of The Assassination of President John Kennedy Part 7 》,which was published 30mins after the death of President Kennedy.The news geneally told us that how president Kennedy spent his last day in his life, and he died at 1pm centural standerd time.
The style of this news is really different from today in many aspects.For example the use of language: as we told you a moment ago, I don't is
And the host broadcasted like talking casually with a friend or giving a speech in a meeting.He keep on taking off and on his glasses, lol, but this really attract my attention. It's funny to see that another staff give him the latest news material while he is announcing.
In this CBS 1980 news “break”，the announcer gave us 3 pieces of news, which tells us the wholesale price got up 1.5% by February because the inflation, and most major banks raised the prime lending rate to 17.75%, meanwhile the unemployment rate droped from 6.2% to 6.0% etc.From this piece of news we can see the screen appeared on the left side of the announcer ,changing occasionally to follow the contents of the news. But still the announcer had to read her manuscript while broadcasting, and I think the clothes of this hostess is more like a casual style comparing to today's formal suits.
I can hear a little voice in the background,which may come from the studio.This piece of news is about 2000 American president election. By the time of this news,Bush got more votes than his competitor Gore but still needed 270 votes to win. And there is also guests in this news show, who analyzed the situation of election with the host, and I think this form of political TV show is still popular nowadays.
And both male and female hosts all wore formal suits at that era, and I think the apparel of people in a TV show had been paid attention to much earlier than that ear.
Oil spilled in the ocean, two American soliders missed in Afghanistan, the strategy to weaken heat in a extreme whether, and a doctor's dilemma from a recount of a doctor. If I didn't watched the above news, I can't find that nowdays' speed of broadcasting news become so fast. From the host's speed of speeking to the switching of two pieces of news.But we can still catch up with the news. Because of the insert of video,and most important is the host always looks at us and keep the eye contact with us to attract our attention.This should thank the scrolling screen in front of the host which shows his speech text.Maybe this change(already changed from the above 2000's news) can also tell us that the developing of technology makes the news faster and even our understanding .
And I really appreciate the style of host, whose smile make me relax myself to keep on listenng to his news.
The reason I put this piece of 80's ABC news is because it included our forever super star Michael Jackson (I think this is a precious video of me because since I know him he had already become white )and a sweet newyear's wish from that old gentleman. This is a wish from 1979 hahaha~
Merry Christmas and happy new year !