Judy Woodruff Part II by Mitch E. Perry10/20/06
Judy Woodruff has worked for NBC, PBS and CNN, before semi-retiring last year.
But now sheâ€™s back in broadcast news, filing reports on Americaâ€™s youth for the Lehrer News Hour on PBS, and just yesterday, on National Public Radioâ€™s Morning Edition.
For several years, Woodruff was the host of CNNâ€™s Inside Politics, a series look at the political scene, and a reason why CNN used to be considered the finest choice in cable news. But the network has continued to lose what is termed â€˜market shareâ€™ to Fox News, and has devoted hours to Michael Jackson, Jon Benet Ramsey and other stories that are hardly considered â€˜hard newsâ€™. In the 2nd part of an interview conducted yesterday, WMNF asked Judy Woodruff her thoughts about cable news these days (roll tape#1 o.q.â€?politician of their choiceâ€?)
Thatâ€™s longtime broadcast journalist Judy Woodruff, speaking to WMNF yesterday. She is currently filing reports for PBSâ€™s Newshour with Jim Lehrer and NPR