Thursday, April 19, 2007

CNN Moved My Morning Anchors

This creature of habit had been watching a bit of CNN’s American Morning on a regular basis. This past Monday I tuned in to find two new faces. Where were O’brien and O’brien when I needed them? You know, Soledad and Miles. I grew to like their chemistry and playful banter. I hope I don’t offend Mr. O’brien, who is a talented reporter, but he reminded me of Steve Carell’s Michael Scott character on NBC’s "The Office." Miles shares just a hint of boss Michael’s loopy sense of humor and similar hair. Thankfully, mama Soledad would always correct the course if the puns were too bad.

Anyway, I wrote CNN to let them know I was going elsewhere and that I didn’t like it one bit. They kindly wrote me back with “Soledad O’Brien and Miles O’Brien will remain at the network as featured special correspondents. Soledad O’Brien is an anchor and special correspondent for CNN: Special Investigations Unit and Miles O’Brien is CNN’s chief technology and environment correspondent.”

Well, at least they still have a job. I also let CNN know I wasn’t happy about Jack Cafferty being moved some time ago from American Morning. Oh well, MSNBC is looking better and better and I find myself watching more and more news on their channel. Heck, I’m even beginning to like Joe Scarborough, who just so happens to be a Bama grad like me. I’m getting worried.


Marion said...

LOL! I know what that creature of habit stuff is like...I have my favourite radio announcers on CBC that wake me up in the morning...and if it's not the right person, my whole day seems off!

And they are obliged to also follow the same format, daily, if I am to have a good day!

Sheila said...

Well, Marion, I'm glad I'm not alone. I can sometimes go with the flow, but I wish everything on television was so driven by ratings. Oh well, maybe I watch too much anyway.

I did go to MSNBC again today and liked the feel. Of course, now that I've said that they'll switch those folks.

Sank said...

I don't even watch anymore Sheila. I get my news almost exclusively from the internet these days, where I can pick and choose. I like getting data from different sources. AND.. I'm a serious news junkie!

I watch TV for news when there's something I want to see pictures of.

CNN Seriously offended me this summer during the Israel-Hezbollah conflict in Lebanon. Haven't watched since. FOX is as bad... makes me wonder about our great country if this is the level of news we have to live with.

Sheila said...

I watch way too much but I do flip around. I used to be loyal to CNN but am finding I like the coverage at MSNBC better. Better yet is to watch
C-Span for coverage of speeches and events without all the annoying commentary the other cable news channels provide. And like you, I get a lot of news from the Internet and on-line papers.