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2005-05-23 Home Front: Culture Wars
CBS Turns To Entertainment Executives For 'Evening News' Advice
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Posted by Fred 2005-05-23 09:14|| E-Mail|| Front Page|| [359 views since 2007-05-07]  Top

#1 Maybe CBS could have the evening news anchor do a jig as he/she signs off...
Posted by Bomb-a-rama 2005-05-23 10:53||   2005-05-23 10:53|| Front Page Top

#2 Better - a 'Jackass' stunt.
Posted by Pappy 2005-05-23 11:05||   2005-05-23 11:05|| Front Page Top

#3 Pappy - hopefully different from the stunt that jackass Rather tried to pull.
Posted by Barbara Skolaut">Barbara Skolaut  2005-05-23 11:56||   2005-05-23 11:56|| Front Page Top

#4 Here's my tip for improved ratings:
1) Get Mary Hart to anchor.
2) Dispense with the desk altogether.
Posted by eLarson 2005-05-23 12:37|| http://larsonian.blogspot.com]">[http://larsonian.blogspot.com]  2005-05-23 12:37|| Front Page Top

#5 God help me, but I am really enjoying watching CBS's nervous breakdown. Just when I think they can't go any lower, they underachieve beyond my wildest expectations.

Maybe they should just skip all of the intermediate steps and go straight to selling profitable child porn?
Posted by 2b 2005-05-23 15:01||   2005-05-23 15:01|| Front Page Top

#6 2b, I have no doubt that Viacom, inventor of MTV, will discover porn in due course. Redstone's after money, not prestige, and in any case the "Tiffany network" is looking more and more like the Kmart network. No ratings and no prestige, either. My money's on a sale of CBS to some crass Hollywood or Las Vegas joker. Or maybe Trump.
Posted by thibaud (aka lex) 2005-05-23 15:05||   2005-05-23 15:05|| Front Page Top

#7 It'll be all-CSI and Pro Football (in season)
Posted by Frank G">Frank G  2005-05-23 16:22||   2005-05-23 16:22|| Front Page Top

#8  Considering Entertainment Execs are even more contemptuos of "Red State" America than news types,this doesn't look good for those who hope for a more balanced newscast.
On the other hand,it will be fun watching CBS INVESTIGATES-Spring Break! In a shocking Special Report our correspondents go behind the sun screen to uncover the shocking truth of Republican Youths gone wild!
Posted by Stephen 2005-05-23 17:07||   2005-05-23 17:07|| Front Page Top

#9  Pappy - hopefully different from the stunt that jackass Rather tried to pull.

Hopefully. I wouldn't mind seeing Dan try to catch golfballs with his crotch...
Posted by Pappy 2005-05-23 21:31||   2005-05-23 21:31|| Front Page Top

#10 Give 'em the old razzle dazzle,
Razzle dazzle 'em!
Give 'em an act with lots of flash in it
And the reaction will be passionate.
Give 'em the old hocus pocus
Fool and flatter 'em,
How can they see with sequins in their eyes?
What if your hinges all are rusting;
What if, in fact, you're just disgusting?
Razzle dazzle 'em, and they'll never get wise!
--Chicago
Posted by mom 2005-05-23 21:50||   2005-05-23 21:50|| Front Page Top

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