Friday, July 11, 2008

ON ACTING: Ted Koppel RE Choices

As recorded in the LA Times on July 7th, Ted Koppel had been speaking about his approach to journalism; and I thought it might as well apply to an actor's (or for that matter, a writer's or director's) criteria for making artistic choices:

"I may be one of the last television journalists left, together with Tom Bettag and our team, who believes that our responsibility is not just to cater to the lowest common denominator of what people think they want to watch, but every once in a while, to try to give them, in as entertaining a fashion as we can, something we think they ought to watch [italics mine]."


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