Wednesday, September 06, 2006
My(as in personal pronoun)TV news
I have a confession to make. I watch very little TV news(OMW, you can breathe a sigh of relief. I'm not taking your job anytime soon.) I used to watch it alot when the news reported the news and was not the news. In the 70's you watched a half hour of local news, and guess what? You got a half hour of news. Nowadays you have what? Several hours of local news? And what do you get? About a half hour of news. I get all the news I need driving home from work every night, and that's like in a five minute block.
In the 70's it was rare for a newscaster to make the news, and most of the time, it wasn't their choice. Take for example Dorothy Fuldheim throwing Jerry Rubin out of the studio. I'm sure that "Jerry Springer" moment wasn't planned. Or when the afore mentioned Fuldheim got a pie in the face.
And from the forums, hey Fox 8! Even though I watched it, "American Idol" is not news. It's entertainment. Don't show it during the advertised news block. Let's have an entertainment show to compliment the news show.
And speaking of entertainment: To your left is a picture of the cover of the season 10 MASH DVD collection. What's wrong with this picture? I will give the answer later this week.
And to everybody checking out the blog, and those who have posted the kind comments, I thank you.