What Is Breaking News???
A few months ago, I heard a retired Pittsburgh broadcaster talk about "breaking news" during her career a couple of decades ago. She said that back then, the newsroom broke into a broadcast when an event had occurred that changed our lives. "The president has been shot!" "There's been a disaster with the space mission" or "Tornado warning issued for six local counties!" But lately, we've been treated to breaking news stories such as "Shooting on Pittsburgh's North Side" and "Accident without injuries at a downtown intersection, traffic may be affected." Today though, I heard the best yet: "This breaking news just in... Large banner has broken loose in the wind... Crews are trying to tie it down!" Truely life-changing!!!