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It's hard to remain a reporter sitting in the anchor's chair
It's hard to remain a reporter sitting in the anchor's chair

There no doubt has been some unsympathetic chuckling from purveyors of print journalism -- the underpaid and unrecognized foot soldiers of the reporting trade -- at the fall from grace of Brian Williams, the "NBC Nightly News" anchorman. He has been suspended from the astronomically lucrative job of, as some would describe it, reading the news off a teleprompter. Much of the attitude can be attributed to old-fashioned envy of his reported $10-million-a-year-paycheck, compared to the union scale of a few measly bucks earned in most print newsrooms. Or envy of the celebrity that goes with the job, making anchors stand out from the grubby crowd of dirty-fingernail scribblers at...

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