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Good News for People Who Love Bad News (or at least watch it)

If you’ve been watching the news lately, then you’re undoubtedly aware of the recent deluge of depressing stories.  The economy is awful, it’s getting worse, and the second Great Depression — and therefore, apocalypse — is upon us.  No one has jobs.  If you don’t have one, you won’t get one.  If you have one, you won’t have one for long.  The Dow is trading under 8,000 points and slipping by the day.  Worst we’ve seen since the ’80s.  Yadda, yadda, yadda, you get the picture.

After thinking for weeks enough is enough, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams announced that they’re going to implement a new segment every night focused on good news.  Specifically, they’ll dedicate a few minutes of their nightly broadcast to focus on telling the stories of people who commit normal or random acts of kindness.  It’s about time!  I’m tired of getting depressed every time I want to listen to a newscast or read the newspaper.  I enthusiastically support NBC Nightly News’ step in the right direction.

Well done, NBC, well done.  I look forward to being injected with positivity for a change.  And thank you to all of those who emailed Brian Williams and the Nightly News, since you’re the ones hastening change.  Hooray technology, engagement and utilization of our 1st Amendment freedoms of speech and petition!

If you’d like to nominate someone for Nightly News to cover, submit your nomination here.


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