My husband and I hear the news, three or four times during a day, see the news -- oil spill, clumps on more beaches and wetlands, missing child, celebrity mishap, weather disaster, events from all over the world ...
It's delivered to us by familiar reporters. Between commercials, nice-looking, youngish people we've seen before, give us their view of what's going on.
Actually, I don't have a relationship with the person who is conveying the latest new threat or troublesome issue -- I just take in what's being said -- be it about politics, human suffering, or who won the big game -- and wait for a revelation on yesterday's headlines.
Right now, I think it would help if we had an older-wiser, experienced anchor on the nightly news, discussing the oil spill, BP, and Iran, Israel and Gaza -- someone we know we can trust, like Dan Rather.