Closely watching the news can become a bleak deal, trying to follow and figure what's behind headlines, trying to see what may be written between the lines. Nature of the evolved beast called news: We want to know what went sideways, and how bad it got. Not what went right.
Still, for good mental hygiene, balance is recommended -- not that we're about to burst into song and dance here. Goodness knows those "happy news" attempts made decades ago crashed and burned, but, we can try to be a bit less dismal.
(Meanwhile, Perky and Sun-Shiney live on only, I imagine, in Disneyland, where it's instilled in service workers under threat of immediate dismissal. Perky also shows up quite a lot in those morning network shows mislabeled as news -- the ones giving 12-minute segments to fashion, 8 minutes for movie box-office updates, and 2 minutes for a 14-member panel discussion on the possibility of life on other planets, with an update on nuclear power throughout the world tossed in for good measure.)