The Lincoln Plawg - the blog with footnotes
Wednesday, March 09, 2005
Why is the nightly news at 6.30 pm?
The Village Voice raises the question.
My guess, for what's it's worth, is that the numbers don't work out. The cost of moving nightly news later in the schedule would be
The nightly news still makes money; but, what with Rathergate, Eason Jordan and all, the execs at Disney, Viacom and GE must be wondering whether the PR pluses still outweigh the minuses. The last thing that a network news chief would want to do would be to give his bosses a hook on which to hang a review of the future of his news division.
On the other hand, said bosses won't want to be the men who killed the news. Far too much Murrowmania around.
My surmise: network news is moving nowhere fast.
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