Since Congress passed the $700 billion rescue package, Jeffrey Brown has hosted an economic segment in every NewsHour broadcast, covering many angles of the global economic crisis. He spoke about how to explain confusing topics in a fresh and understandable manner for NewsHour viewers.
“Ironically, in a sense, one of the good things about this being so confusing is that it simplifies things in a way, at least for me,” Brown said. “I just think about: ‘what will help make it less confusing for me and for the audience?’ So I start with that rather simple idea. ‘What do people need to know today? What will help them figure out what’s going on?’ And when I say people, I include myself.”