* Even though I was a newspaper (and radio) person for years, I rarely watched TV news. And I never watched an entire "60 Minutes," and I was around when it started. I never watched the national news broadcast either. I was around when CNN first aired and Headline News was big. I was working for my college newspaper when USA Today started. I get how the news business works. I also know one does not need to watch TV news at all in order to keep up with what is going on. The problem is others in the business watch too much TV news and worry about what the others are covering, and they want to do what they are doing. Cable news is entertainment first and news second, if that is what they call news. While growing up in Illinois, I had access (without cable) to Chicago and Rockford newscasts. I saw them as a bit informative but more like entertainment. They had their local news broadcasts on at 10 p.m. and I did not watch those, either. Even then I searched out reruns of sitcoms, and then it was "The Tonight Show with Johnny Carson" and "Late Night with David Letterman." TV news is a major problem. You can be well-informed without it. In fact, you might realize you are better off without it screaming at you and lecturing you on a daily and nightly basis. At least the newspaper does not scream at you when reading. You may realize your opinions are not like those who are giving you the news, and that is fine. Be your own person and have your own insights and opinions. And live your life, not someone else's.