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  •  Broadcast News has been playing a (1+ / 0-)
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    lot on cable recently. Prescient.
    Re gutting news depts:

    All I know is that they've got to fire a large number of people...and they're not going by seniority. There's a recklessness in the air.

    Jane speaking to journalism students:

    I was going to talk about other trends but..(mumbling)...the magazine shows, news for profit, influence of Entertainment Tonight, the danger, the hope, the dream, the question...Oh, I was going to show you a tape -- a story that was carried by all networks on the same night -- the same night -- not one network noted a major policy change in Salt Two nuclear disarmament talks...Here's what they ran instead...Go ahead. Show the tape.

    (Showing the Japanese Domino Championships as broadcast by allnetworks in the Spring of 1985. JANE'S AUDIENCE applauds loudly and squeals with delight.)

    I know it's good film.  I know it's fun.  I like fun.  It's just not news.(as they continue to applaud)Well, you're lucky you love it --you're going to get a lot more just like it.

    “Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.”, Theodore Roosevelt

    by the fan man on Sat Feb 19, 2011 at 02:10:55 PM PST

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