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donsu Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:26 AM
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''I think people want a new style of anchorman,. . ."

http://www.boston.com/ae/media/articles/2005/12/15/coul...


Could Couric bring new life to third-place CBS News?

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Although Couric, whose NBC contract expires in May, isn't granting interviews on the topic, the industry is abuzz with debate about whether the 48-year-old could be the hook that draws new and younger viewers to a third-place newscast in a troubled time period.

''I think people want a new style of anchorman, something more informal and not an omniscient voice," said Tom Rosenstiel, director of Columbia University's Project for Excellence in Journalism. ''Katie could bring that stylistic difference that could be compelling to viewers."

Jon Friedman, media editor for MarketWatch.com, disagrees. In an open letter to Les Moonves, the president of Viacom (which owns CBS), Friedman recently implored Moonves not to hire ''America's sweetheart" but to invent a new star. ''I'd have a hard time imagining her as a network's point person in the aftermath of a major tragedy -- even if she wore those professional reading glasses she sports," Friedman said.

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if Katie gets the job will she still be called an 'anchorman'. what happened to anchorwoman and anchorpeople?

wonder if Maureen's article prompted this? (can a mommy deliver convincing critical news?)
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derby378 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:29 AM
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1. She's no journalist - she's a sycophant
More Cronkites, Murrows, and Amanpours, please - less of the fluff.
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GreenPartyVoter Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:34 AM
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3. You got it
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sasha031 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:35 AM
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4. what kind of viewers
Are they going to extend the show entertainment tonight?
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Cleita Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:37 AM
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5. Yes, why wasn't Christine Amanpour offered the job?
She's a real journalist and she has the star power to bring in all kinds of viewers. I really can't take perky Katie in big doses.
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dchill Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:56 AM
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12. ! Absolutely !
I'm in total agreement with you on both. Maybe they just don't want everyone on the planet (with a brain) to watch their newscast.
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tularetom Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:32 AM
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2. I don't care how much you sugarcoat a turd
it still stinks. It doesn't matter who delivers this propaganda, what they need is a new attitude toward the government bullshit they get fed constantly, and a better understanding of the press's role in a free society.
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hatrack Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:24 PM
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15. Thank you! Putting icing on a dog turd doesn't make it a wedding cake . .
And foisting Perky Katie on the viewing public during the evening, rather than during the morning, isn't going to suddenly make her Edward R. Frickin' Murrow.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:38 AM
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6. Oh sure, that will really make the nightly crapfest more credible.
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 11:52 AM by Guy Whitey Corngood
:puke:
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applegrove Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:48 AM
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7. So that the voice of authority is something other than news & information?
I get it!!! :banghead:
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rman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:51 AM
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8. An investigative journalist would be nice
but that seems to be a dying - or should i say 'suiciding' - breed.
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Guy Whitey Corngood Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:53 AM
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9. Will she make the incisive questions and comments we are all
Edited on Thu Dec-15-05 12:03 PM by Guy Whitey Corngood
so fond of? "Some people say that you're a jerk." "Navy SEALs rock!" I have as much use for her as I have for a pimple on my ass.
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:54 AM
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10. So can we expect cooking segments and interviews with
Survivor contestants on the CBS Evening News? :puke: Yay-let's make the evening news totally vapid! :bounce:
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snacker Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 11:55 AM
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11. Yes, just like the morning "news" shows!
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A Simple Game Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:19 PM
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13. Hey, those morning shows are good
for background noise or if you are laying in bed and want to go back to sleep!
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myrna minx Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:58 PM
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16. They're basically just 2 hours of commercials anyway.
The "talent" is always promoting products like i-pods,x-boxes and upcoming movies. Yay-something to look forward to at CBS. Imagine...Perky Katie trying to do a dance routine with Debbie Allen John Roberts will be making a chef on a shoestring meal for under 35.00 (Mmmmmm smells great John!) Bill Plante will speculate on the baby names for Brittney's next baby. Ahhhhh...it smells like teen spirit.

You know, Mapes is probably lucky she got out when she did. This holiday season, may the president of CBS be visited by the ghosts journalists past.
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nancyr Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 12:22 PM
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14. Perky!
News? This is only brainless entertainment. This is news on a par with Reader's Digest Condensed Books. News for people who can't think for themselves!
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flyarm Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Dec-15-05 01:03 PM
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17. just more enfotainment ..yawn...i won't watch her in the am..so why in pm?
she has been a * asssuck from the get go..so i shut her and her * blow job boy down from the get go...

they make me vomit!!

so now more lying liars from cbs nightly news!!

fly
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