Many observers say that we’ve reached a new low in civility in this country. Do you agree with the pundit-ocracy that the media have contributed to that?
It’s a bit of a chicken-and-egg thing when you get into where it started and what’s perpetuating it. But I know that the language and the discourse in my country are completely alien to what I grew up with. What my kids know and are aware of as college students today, what they knew and were aware of as young teenagers, are a world apart from the America I grew up with. We have changed. We are a coarser society. We don’t wait; we attack, we pounce.
Williams is hosting the B&C Hall of Fame gala tomorrow night.