Monday, April 11, 2005

Maybe topless anchors? ...Nah, that's been tried already

The New York Times asks four television veterans this week (Lizz Winstead of The Daily Show, Don Hewitt of 60 Minutes, Mark Burnett of Survivor and Al Primo, inventor of the modern local-news format [news, sports, weather, traffic]) how they would reinvent the CBS Nightly News show. The answers are thought-provoking, surprisingly smart, and definitely sometimes unexpected - Winstead, for example, suggests covering how other networks are covering various topics, while Primo suggests CBS concentrating on covering stories that only an organization as big as CBS can. Definitely worth taking a look. (Thanks to Fimoculous for pointing this out.)