As a reminder, much of what Mac and I talk about is geared towards the younger generation. Over the past 50 years history, many changes have occurred in how we digest and perceive the news. For most of the 20th Century, the news was very limited. TV had a half-hour of world news and a half-hour of local news on a daily basis. Often these segments were in the morning, then at 6 PM and 11 PM.
You might also have Sunday news and opinion shows that went into more depth. Otherwise, the commentary was limited to radio and newspapers. If you wanted the details on a daily basis you had to subscribe to a newspaper. The internet did not exist. Yep, we actually printed the news on something called paper!! Consequently, the news you were reading was typically a full day behind the actual events.