I have long been a both a fan and a critic of EWTN. A fan of its doctrinal orthodoxy, liturgy and catechetics. A critic of its mediocre production values and its consistent focus on catechesis to the near exclusion of most everything else. My criticism is not directed to the content but the presentation. The EWTN Nightly (at the present weekly) News is a refreshing change for the better. The production values are on par with any media outlet – CNN, Fox, NBC. The lighting and sound are excellent and if this show represents their “first draft” well, move over MSM; EWTN is here.
Colleen Carol-Campbell (whose essays and columns I admire greatly) has made a great transition to TV news media. She is very sharp, nimble on her feet and not afraid to ask direct questions after actually listening to the previous answer. Which is very rare.
Two thumbs up to an excellent first draft of a Catholic-centric news program.