Howard K. Smith, ABC News anchor and host, was also known for his commentaries in which he often took a conservative standpoints. His staunch support of the U.S. war in Vietnam stood in contrast to his CBS rival, Walter Cronkite, who opposed U.S. involvement in the conflict.
In this clip, Smith states regarding television, “…its real value is to make people participants in ongoing experiences.” He articulates several relevant points regarding television’s impact on our culture, and ourselves, making us part of a bigger world.
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