What? I don’t see anything wrong with it.
Alright, alright, so it’s local news, but still, come on. I wonder if the newscaster even bats an eye as he’s reading the numbers off the teleprompter:
The data goes back to 1960 and up to the most current estimates for 2009. Each line represents a country.
I call myself a statistician, because, well, I’m a statistics graduate student. However, the most important things I’ve learned are less formal, but have proven extremely useful when working/playing with data.