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Re: More Media overkill

Dib9 wrote:
> This will probably get me flamed but I here I go.
> Tonight's NBC News devoted more than half of the broadcast to the death of
> Frank Sinatra.  The last minute of the news was My Way and a video montage of
> Sinatra.  Is this what a news broadcast should be?  From flipping channels, it
> appeared that ABC and CBS provided similiar coverage.  Frank Sinatra was a
> great entertainer and deserves tributes, but he was only an enterainer and
> devoting half of the nightly news to the death of an 82 year old man seems a
> bit much.  I would have given the story significant coverage and probably even
> started the news with it, but it seems that lengthy tributes are more
> appropriate for entertainment shows and news magazines.
> I suspect that the News Hour on PBS will not give 30 minutes to the story.
> Dan Billings
> Bowdoinham, Maine

Hey Dan...

Look on the bright side.  At least Sinatra was able to upstage all the
post-Seinfeld crap that the networks were planning to run.  I know of at
least one radio network that dumped its planned special reports on
Seinfeld in favour of ones on old blue eyes.  :)

Dan Cole


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