I think, in past eras, the press had higher professional standards, and more respect for privacy. This was before all day news channels that have theme music and graphics for each tragedy that comes along, with too many news outlets competing with one another for viewership, and resorting to the lowest common denominator to do so.
I, personally, have already opted out of TV and get my news either online, or on the radio while driving. I found the above video on the CBS site, but I think most of the U.S. outlets are airing it.
Gone are the days when the president could be in a wheelchair and carrying on with a mistress throughout his presidency, and the press corps would respect his privacy like they did for FDR. Perhaps that was a little extreme, but today the major new media have become tabloid and exploitive of any seamy factoid or sensationalistic video clip they can get their dirty hands on.