There was a great interview with Rachel Maddow of Jon Stewart. It was a truly interesting interview because they were both half right. Maddow was right in that to lots of people, Jon Stewart is how they get the news. The Daily Show is the news for people that don't like the news. He was right in that he is not a news guy, he's a news critic even if that hasn't always been clear. When he did Rally 4 Sanity, it seemed like it was in contrast to Beck because of the proximity in time, but he's always been anti-cable news. And again he's right. There is no good reason to have 24 hour cable news, but then how would you run a news network. 1) Every day I would have a segment where I point out what the biggest lies that get told are. 2) I'd have civil discussions with real people and experts. 3) I would do my best to give voice to my viewers thoughts and constantly try to move the conversation forward. I like to watch TWiT on Sundays live because I like to be in the chat room. I think adding this layer to live discussions on television would increase viewership and move conversations forward quickly if there was a way to reduce the noise somehow, say a chat room inspired by Reddit or Disqus. 4.) When there isn't breaking news, I'd play educational programs and let a news crawler run at the bottom.