Professor Media Matters

I am a media professional with 6 years as a TV producer and reporter, and college professor in the field of Communications. I am also a Conservative with a passion for pop culture. This will be my attempt to put the "me" in media. It will be my take on movies, TV, books, magazines, newspapers, the Internet and all that is the worldwide media.

Tuesday, August 23, 2005

I LOVE KATHIE LEE, BUT...: Kathie Lee Gifford has announced her return to TV. She will be a special correspondent for the syndicated magazine show, "The Insider", hosted by Pat O'Brien. It's a trendy, celebrity-driven piece of fluff, similar to "Access Hollywood" or "Entertainment Tonight." This does not seem to be the best fit for Ms. Gifford's talents. I loved her on "Live with Regis and Kathie Lee", watched every day. She was hilarious and high energy and above all else, spontaneous. While she's been a correspondent before, years ago for "Good Morning America", as a news reporter, you don't have the same opportunity for fun and creativity. She will apparently be covering the New York City/Broadway entertainment beat. Most of America could care less about Broadway. Stars on Broadway are not usually well-known and most of the country never gets to see a play done on the strip. Ultimately, I just don't see this as being a good fit for her talents. I guess what I'd really like is for her to go back to mornings with Regis.

Please put your own "me" in media, and tell me what you think.

2 Comments:

At 3:35 PM, Blogger Mrs. Media Matters said...

I am not that familiar with her work but I will take your word for it. And YAY on your new site I like it's brightness

 
At 7:37 AM, Blogger THIRDWAVEDAVE said...

I enjoyed R and KL for a long time, but mainly because of Regis. Cody this and Cody that got pretty sickening. Regis has always been a class act. He will always do well. KL blew it when she decided to go off on her own, as many other stars mistakenly do. She never had it so good on that show. And I don't think much of her hubby, either.

It's good to see you back in action...I thought we lost you.

 

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