Monday, September 25, 2006

Comments About Favorite Broadcasters

When I distributed a Special Report titled
"Lessons from Best Broadcasters," some of my
newsletter readers responded, identifying their
favorite broadcasters and telling why they watch
and listen to them:

Katie Couric: She is genuine. She doesn't try to be who she isn't.
She is sincere, straightforward and friendly; and yet her interviews
show she is intelligent and prepared.
Matt Lauer: Down to earth. Straightforward. Doesn't rock the
boat, buts does ask the important, risky questions from time
to time.
Andrea Strahan, Denver CO

Howard Cosell--He was pompous, funny, precision like, using
words with surgical expertise when he was giving his
viewpoint. He used words I didn't know which caused me to
keep a dictionary nearby. His vocal tone, pause and emphasis
kept me glued to his conversation. He also kept me in
stitches with his disdain for whatever!
Mike McGowan of Wichita Falls, TX, who has been working in Baghdad, Iraq the last two years "in support of our troups."

Monica Pierre of WWL radio--Monica Pierre truly speaks
from the heart. When one hears Monica's warm, soothing
confident voice filled with encouragement coming across
the airwaves, stress is immediately replaced with peace.
That was especially true during hurricanes Katrina and
Rita and their aftermaths as Monica provided her listeners
a much needed sense of comfort in a world so suddenly
turned upside down for everyone, even her!
Carol Pierce, Baton Rouge, LA
NOTE: Carol has her own remarkable Katrina story to tell.
Visit her site:

David Brinkley--Whose style of delivery was so interesting
and unique that many other broadcast news guys--some
of whom I worked with--often found themselves trying
consciously or unconsciously to imitate him.
Dick Mendenhall, veteran radio and TV personality,
Athens, GA

Walter Cronkhite--Totally believable, resonant and distinctive
voice and delivery, and a unique ability to handle both
news reading and live on the scene reporting,
e.g. Vietnam, interviews, Kennedy assassination and
the evening news for years. Trust was his to a
remarkable degree.
Bun Perkinson, Perkinson & Associates, Southern Pines, N.C.

Now, what's your opinion? Who are your favorite broadcasters, and why? To share your ideas, just hit the COMMENT button below, then write your response.

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