I like my News like I like my Women…

Visible from the street. Did you know that the major 3 stations in Chicago have all transferred to the “Today Show” model of newscasts visible from the street? CBS just completed their studios and I saw them the other night. Yeah, they’ve all created studios at ground level with see-through glass. Each one. What a weird phenomenon that nobody thinks about. I know this is an old story, but something about the idea that each news organization invested millions in making see-through studios is striking. It’s now a part of a standard news set, just like smoking was in the 70’s. Just like moving aerial weather pictures. Just like barbie-doll reporters. So it got me thinking: what is next? What do you think the newest local news innovation will be? I know CNN is doing the hologram thing, but will that translate to local shops? Maybe they’ll start taping old white anchors so when they die, they can make them like Obi-Wan doing commentary.

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