I’m sure at one time or another in life, you have probably stopped for a second and asked yourself, “Why do I do what I do?” All of us at one time or another might stop for a moment and reflect on who they are, what they do, what they contribute, etc. There was a time that I asked myself this very question.
I know what you’re thinking. You’re saying to yourself, “Is he second guessing himself?” No, no, no. Not in the slightest bit. Just a mere reflection.
I have believed and am still confident that my job is important. People turn to a TV station for many things. The foremost thing is information. Information about what is going on in their world. News, weather, sports, community events, and so forth. It’s important that the community has a voice. It’s also very important that those who govern have their say too, but at the same time, since they serve the public interest, they need to be held accountable for the job they do in such service. This is of paramount importance in news.
But, while you think that directing a newscast is all I do, that’s not all I do. I have a job to see that the public is given entertainment too. There isn’t an hour of the day on my station that I haven’t touched at one point or another in my current job. People turn to us to try and forget the challenges of their day, to be distracted if nothing, at least for a little while. That part of my job I take seriously as well.
You’d be right to ask yourself what brought this on. With all of the accusations thrown around lately of “fake news,” I have never in my life felt more strongly about what I do and who I am. It’s important that people have essential information to make informed decisions. That won’t change no matter what. I’m proud of who I am and what I do. I think you will agree.