Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Is Hammond On Vacation or Just Giving Viewers One?

Early risers who tune in to Channel 7 are getting a well-deserved respite from the terrors of Elictia "Omarosa" Hammond, at least temporarily. Wednesday marked the beginning of what one KETV insider calls a brief "John and Brandi Era," with Brandi Petersen filling while Hammond is off (shudder) getting married.

For all we care, Hammond can stay off camera forever. As we've noted before, Petersen is much more palatable at that hour (or any other), and god knows Oakey and reporter Mike'l Severe could use the help, given the cast of idiots they're normally surrounded by.

Mumblerologist Andrea Bredow remains herself, while new traffic manequin Jana Murrell barely registers a pulse, let alone signs of improvement when it comes to her stiff mannerisms, flat affect, and monotone delivery. While Petersen is still developing as an anchor, she's a huge improvement over Hammond and these other dim bulbs.

Keeping Oakey and Petersen together in the morning could help propel Channel 7 out of the dead heat it's been in with Channel 6's "Live at Daybreak."

The Daybreak format, virtually unchanged since it was adopted a decade or so ago, has long since worn thin, and instead of improving the program, Jim Siedlecki has pulled co-anchor Malorie Maddox and the whole show down to his level. It's not that he's bad; it's just that he's only a Joplin, Missouri brand of good. In other words, he's not cut out to be an anchor in a market this size.

Then again, not being cut out for a market this size hasn't seemed to stop Doug Walker or Gary Smollen, to say nothing of roly-poly Brian Mastre. So who knows how far he'll go?

10 comments:

gerrishnut said...

I love watching Brandi Petersen early in the morning. She gives off the "Look how easy this shitty morning show junk is" "Give me Droopy Cornell's 5 and 6pm slots".

She seems to be smurking at her befuddled co-workers as she makes that tedious morning show seem effortless.

Hopefully Hammonds days as tormenter of pre-schoolers is almost over, Mumbles Bredow can stay, she's harmless.

joeygrisgris said...

gerrishnut, I'm tellin' Courtney you're 2 timing her. You're right, though. Brandi in the morning on Channel 7 is kinda like putting the Playboy playmate of the year in with the dancers at the Razzle. She's just a touch above. And speaking of touching, yeah, we can leave AB doing the weather. She's harmless and perfect for the "boob tube".

Husker Mike said...

Oakey announced on Monday morning that Omarosa was taking the rest of the week off for her wedding. One hopes that she'll be gone for a honeymoon for a few days as well...

omatvwatcher said...

Who's marrying that thing?

the_s_man said...

if you cant understand andrea there teddy..turn up your miracle ear..i have no problems understanding her

Hosh said...

I'm am all about Malorie Maddox in the morning. She's better than smooth cup of well-needed java in the AM.

teds mom said...
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teds mom said...

"It's not that he's bad; it's just that he's only a Joplin, Missouri brand of good. In other words, he's not cut out to be an anchor in a market this size."

It's size 72. Millard North debaters are qualified to anchor here. Quit taking your small market so seriously.

Sidebar Sam said...

Hey _s_man!

Settle down, have a drink, dude. You're gonna blow up at this rate. Gotta learn to pace yourself. If you think your attacks on Ted are witty, you are wrong. I often disagree with Ted, but I try to offer some kind of reasonable argument to refute what he says when I disagree. All you seem to be able to do is call him names. Not funny, not funny at all.

Now I suppose I can expect to be attacked. Better get my armour on.

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