After working as a broadcast communicator for more than 50 years, I still have a desire to communicate. Not, however, in the same way that I did for all of those years. I was a broadcast journalist, starting out in radio in 1948 and retiring as a television news anchor at WTVM-TV, Columbus, Georgia in 2000. I did some special reports and documentaries after retiring, and I have appeared on Columbus, Georgia stations to give interviews about my book “The Newsman” and to comment on subjects in the news, and I was recently interviewed for a documentary on the history of television broadcasting in Georgia being produced for Georgia Public Television, but I don’t do any reporting.
Now, my basic form of mass communication is the Internet. I can go at my own pace and I am in total control of the medium that I am using, a blog. On this blog I will be doing some reporting, but with a big difference. I will, when so inspired, comment on what I am reporting. That’s the nature of the blog world, which is now a part of my world.
This is a variety site that will feature subjects and issues concerning the Columbus, Georgia, Phenix City, Alabama and Fort Benning, Georgia area, but the site is not limited to that. Naturally, since I am a retired journalist, I will be commenting on news media. But, I will also comment on personal matters from time to time. You just never know what I’ll be talking about.
I hope you will find the blog interesting and will feel free to comment on the posts.
My name is Dick McMichael. Welcome to “Dick’s World.”