You could tell that President John Fitzgerald Kennedy left an impression on her with his inaugural address as the 35th U.S. president. “Ask Not What Your Country Can Do For You, But What You Can Do For Your Country” became a driven force in her life that propelled her into becoming one of the greatest journalist of all times. It was so evident in her Made In America Series that ran on ABC World News With Diane Sawyer.
Last night Diane Sawyer broadcasted the 30 minutes evening news for the last time since being named Anchor in 2009.
As a person of integrity, Ms. Sawyer gave you the facts and not her opinion. That’s something that you don’t see too much of today. Although not perfect, she seldom made errors in her reporting. One could and did feel comfortable at embracing her reporting of the important need to know world events at face value.
The documentaries she created were also remarkable. That smooth and delicate reporting style was and still continues to be her trademark. That trademark pulls you in and educates you. It also says in a quiet way “I care about you and so does America”. That trademark shined in “A Hidden America: Children of The Mountains”. It was also brightly there in her interview of Jaycee Duggar.
It always appears to be about the story and not the ratings. Because she does such a great job, the ratings are there. Broadcast it and they will watch. Not only do we watch, but we become involved. Such was the case in the Made In America series. The series educated Americans and made some us stop complaining about what the government is or is not doing. Instead we realize what it was we could do for America and ourselves in her time of need.
I’m sadden to know that she will no longer be a part of my household at 6:30 PM Monday thru Friday, but I’m glad to know that I will still have the opportunity to view more of her reporting as she moves on to more adventures for the ABC network.
I became a fan when you were teamed with Bill Curtis on CBS morning news. I’ve followed you because of your integrity. Thank you Diane Sawyer. Looking forward to more of your I Care reporting.
David Muir, we will be watching.