Monday, September 27, 2010

Meet the new boss

You probably heard that the head of CNN resigned suddenly last week. This depressing interview with the new boss, Ken Jautz, formerly the brains behind Headline News, doesn't inspire much hope that it's going to get any better.
Jautz talked about his biggest challenge -- boosting primetime ratings -- the importance of personalities and how TV news can be serious yet entertaining.
He's pinning his hopes on the "new and improved" pundits, Parker & Spitzer and Piers Morgan, who I think was a judge on some talent show, to bring the zing to their coverage. That bell you hear in the distance is the death knell for mainstream news as we once knew it.


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Anonymous Ruth said...

Oh, good grief, I just saw an ad for the SpitzerParker food fight and what a shame to take the nose for facts of Spitzer and subject it to creepy fact-free banter from a Parker. This is not entertaining. It is demeaning to the seeker for actual news.

2:09:00 PM  
Blogger Libby Spencer said...

Parker Spitzer has to be the most horrifying development in infotainment ever. Hoping it will bomb and they learn something from that. Fool's hope I suppose.

2:21:00 PM  

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