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Re: More Media overkill

>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
>Sinatra.  Is this what a news broadcast should be?

The problem with the hype is this:  Mr. Sinatra was aging the old fashioned
way - slowly, gracefully, and predictably.  His obit was written years ago
by the writing staff, updated annually, etc.  He was not taken out while on
a stage at the Sands in Vegas.  Retrospective specials?  Three week
miniseries?  Go for it.  But NEWS time?  There's  the rub, baby.
Bill O'Neill