Dateline NBC has quite a scoop this week. Stone Phillips will have an exclusive on the bipolar disorder that until recently seriously hampered Jane Pauley (who’s launching a new talkshow this week). I wonder if she’ll admit that her disorder was the direct result of a former employer who insisted on hiring less experienced and dumber broadcasters to replace those who weren’t quite as hot?
We have seen this trend coming. News outfits morphed in TV magazine outfits which dumped the idea of foreign news and substantive issues for the much less expensive covering of meaningless nonsense, celebrities and stories within a block or two of their main offices.
But I didn’t think it would come to this. Now they’re covering their own.
What’s on next week’s Dateline?
Bill from editing is selling his minivan and here’s how you can help…