Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Well, It's a Little Better

ABC started using a new set for "World News" Monday night.

It's bigger, lighter, and airier than the old one.  Designers say it makes for easier conversation between anchor Diane Sawyer and the correspondents.  The desk is bigger, so more people can get crammed in there during elections and other special events.

It's about time.  I always thought the old set made Sawyer (and Charles Gibson before her) look like they were broadcasting out of a shoe box.  Even though the new set is an improvement, it still falls short of the big, bright, impressive newsroom set used during the Peter Jennings era.

Having said all that, I never met a viewer who chose a newscast based on the furniture.