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Tuesday, October 11, 2016

Media Tuesday


Bob Schieffer of CBS News is  a classy broadcaster who's Sunday night post-debate analysis consisted of:  “America can do better than what we have seen here tonight.”

Regardless of how you feel about Donald Trump's 2005 ramblings ...whatever happened to the concept of privacy?  It can be argued that privacy is surrendered once you become a celebrity.  He was wearing a microphone, and there's an old saying in the business:  Treat every microphone as if it was a LIVE microphone.

There are snippets of a David Brinkley interview on You Tube, where he is asked why the media reported Bill Clinton's infidelities, but not John Kennedy's.  Brinkley admitted there wasn't a good answer.

The Weather Channel people seem disappointed Hurricane Matthew wasn't worse, and they spent an awful lot of time congratulating themselves.  I've said it before:  some TV person is going to get killed standing in a hurricane while telling people to evacuate.

TBS has new baseball graphics, much larger than the old.  They have realized that a lot of people are watching on smaller devices, like phones and tablets, rather than huge screen tv's.  It takes a little getting used to, but I like it.

By the way, it really bugs me that the baseball playoffs are scattered over several channels.  They are almost impossible to find.

NFL ratings are down about 10 per cent.  There are a lot of theories out there.  Mine include saturation and a decline in "big stars."