Monday, 24 February 2014

Adios Piers

CNN made some decision over the weekend.....to dump Piers Morgan (the guy who replaced Larry King).  No hard dates yet.....but newspapers indicate it'll be in roughly four to six weeks.

Piers?  Well....he kinda knew the numbers were bad and could not reverse them.  At present, he hints that he's hoping for some type of arrangement with CNN.....to do some type of show for them.

CNN has been changing a number of things around....trying to regain some of its past glory.  I have doubts that anything positive will come out of this.

My humble bet is that they find some Hollywood character or gal.....hustle up some gossip piece for folks at night, and hope for a twelve-month reprieve while they figure the big trend for 2016 (hint: politics).

Before Larry King came along.....CNN had a nightly topic forum, with some gal that did a pretty good job.  She didn't drag in four-star guests.....but it was interesting and entertaining.  Larry?  He got around to getting stars, nutcases, political figures, and just about everyone with some notoriety. For a couple of years....I'd catch part of his show and thought it was interesting.  By the early 90s....my interest had just about dried up on Larry King.

As for Piers?  He'd crank up fake enthusiasm, pick some liberal topic that people got aggravated over, and  you'd max out on interest in three minutes.  I'm not sure who the heck made the decision to bring Piers into the US and do the show.....but they really screwed up.

So, like the Oprah show, the Phil Donahue show, the various afternoon fake news shows.....I've come to have zero interest in chat-interview shows.  You could schedule re-runs of Bonanza during the same hour.....and I'd likely pick Little Joe and Hoss fifty percent of the time over some fake prominent political figure being interviewed.

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