Moira Stewart, the BBC’s first black female news anchor, is quitting according to the Mirror. Given that the role of the TV news anchor seems doomed and the importance of evening bulletins diminishes by the day, I am sure my kids will never feel the little pang I do when one of these familiar faces disappears from our life. This type of event reminds me that for all my 2.0 pretensions I am still a child of the mass media era.
Here’s Moira and the BBC News opening credits from 1986 . . . . those were were the days . . . . when the world was just explained to us in perfect BBC English as we sat on the couch like good little citizens. . . . so much less complicated don’t you think?
[tags] BBC, Moira Stewart [/tags]