Friday, May 20, 2005

Changing the Channel

With the final three days of Queen Pat's reign approaching, we thought it would be refreshing to think about something else. Acutally, anything else. As a change of pace, we offer another list of things we'd like to see more of...

A dedicated reporter for "Live at Daybreak." Face it: there are only so many times WOWT's Malorie Maddox and her co-anchor can pretend to care about "First Birthdays" or "DriveTimeSaver Traffic." We understand the rationale for the frequent repetition of the basic elements, but couldn't we break the monotony at least twice an hour?

Mike Sigmond. Sigmond, KETV's consumer reporter, seems to be the only guy in town who's allowed to be a wiseass on-air. His tongue-in-cheek investigations, like the one he did when Mike Severe's kitchen sink backed up, are superb. While he may be over-using his mom as a sidekick, even those reports are a breath of fresh air in that they allow us to actually see a guy on TV who realizes that the fate of the western world isn't hanging on every story.

Greg Peterson's reporting. We've already lauded the KMTV anchor's colonoscopy series this week. He's a huge ASSet (couldn't resist the pun). But we're serious: they really do need to get this guy out of the studio more for imporant stories like that one.

Amanda Mueller. Fox 42 seldom has this much talent on staff, particularly in one person. We're still lobbying for Mueller to replace Taylor Wilson in the anchor chair next to the station's other gem, Tracy Jacim.

And finally...

Pat Persaud standing on the floor (not on the usual box or milk crate) next to John Knicely. If we could get Knicely into a white suit, it'd look like a dinner-theater production of "Fantasy Island."

6 comments:

Cogitor said...

Every time I read "dinner-theater version of Fantasy Island" I laugh so hard I almost cry. Now as I watch the days of wine and roses we will come to know as Pat's last hurrah, all I'll be able to think about is Knicely turning to her and calling her "Pattoo Persaud".

omatvwatcher said...

Is it just me or is anyone sick of channel six's "investigations". Tracey Madden "investigates" married couples not having babies. Do we really need to investigate that one?

gerrishnut said...

It is nice to see old footage of ex-WOWT hottie Sue Baggerly. Maybe they will bust out a Michelle Robertson retrospetive (damn was she smokin).

King Vernon said...

WOWT-Slanted
I was watching Chanel 6 on 5/22, they did not report that the first lady ran into trouble while in the middle east. I know that KM3 news reported it in their pre-commercial break. Did anyone see it on Fox or KETV? I didn't think local news would slant.

pia said...

Sigmond comes off as a cocky "dumbass" I find nothing "Fresh" in his "It's all about me" style of reporting. Definately clicker time at my house when he comes on.

omatvwatcher said...

I don't think WOWT has enough brains to slant anything.

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