Does the anchor affect which channel you choose for evening news?
Asked at Community Mercantile, 901 Iowa on November 24, 2004
“Yes it does, but the really good people work for PBS. That’s where I get my national news.”
“It really doesn’t for me. If there are big issues, I will see how all the networks are portraying it. I like to get as many sources as possible.”
“I’d have to say that it would. The anchors who are retiring are the ones I grew up with. I think that now people are going to search around to find the most trustworthy anchorman.”
“Yes. I personally like Peter Jennings. He just seems like he is honest, and I think people like to watch people who are honest. It definitely affects which network people watch.”