By Michael Malone, Broadcasting & Cable Online, 6-7-17

Lester Holt, NBC Nightly News anchor, discussed how things have changed of late for an evening news anchor while accepting an award from the Museum of the Moving Image in Manhattan.

“Something remarkable has been happening over the last five months that I haven’t encountered in 38 years in this business,” he said.  “People are actually thanking journalists.  They’re stopping me not as that celebrity guy on TV that they know on the street, but saying, thank you for what you do, thank you for asking tough questions.  We need you more than ever to do your jobs.”

Going back the five months that Holt mentioned would take us close to President Trump’s inauguration.

“As to why that is all happening, I’ll let you discuss that among yourselves,” Holt added, prompting laughs from the crowd.  “But it’s gratifying to know there’s a renewed sense of appreciation for free and independent journalism.”  » Read More