August 23, 2007 at 12:00 PM EDT

Okay, I’ll admit it: I haven’t watched network news with any regularity since I lived with my parents. But still, this picture of Brian Williams made me pause:

This is how we’re given the news these days? In a format that makes it look like the dude just set up a video camera in his wood-paneled studio, printed out some emails, and got to work? Only thing that’s missing is a bobblehead doll, or maybe some Post-Its.

Anyway. Not sure why I find this so odd, except I suspect Peter Jennings would never have stood for it.

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