LEN BERMAN ON THE STATE OF BROADCASTING

LEN BERMAN ON THE STATE OF BROADCASTING

Veteran sportscaster Len Berman stopped by to promote his new book, 'The 25 Best Baseball Players of All Time,' and lamented recent broadcasting trends: "The feeling is people don't watch news. The young people, you know, they don't watch news." Len said his old show, 'Live at 5,' would sometimes snag a double digit ratings-share: "Now you don't get double digit ratings if you add all the stations [news broadcasts] together." Len insisted there was still a future in sportscasting outside ESPN's jokey style: "I still think there's a place for a sportscast and a sportscaster if you say something." Len said he came to sportscasting not because he loved sports, but stories, editing and production: "I enjoyed putting videotape together." When he committed to becoming a broadcaster, his father knew it was a risky choice, telling him: "There's only one Walter Cronkite."