From JFK to Black Lives Matter, he's seen journalism up close. And he's more optimistic than ever about it.
Over the past half century, Americans have gone from getting most of their news from the three big networks, to having unprecedented choices in news sources, thanks to the Internet. Navigating those choices, and deciding who to trust, is still a challenge. But Peter Herford, a former writer for Walter Cronkite and producer for 60 Minutes, reflects on his 60 years in journalism and says, for consumers of news, it's never been better.