Sunday, July 29, 2007

The rise of the celebrity news anchor

Does this story remind you of our local celebrity news anchors?

"The world of the news anchor, born of the idea that the news is a public trust, is in free fall," says this story. "Today's news presenters like the much-criticised Katie Couric of CBS News and the idolised Anderson Cooper of CNN, are the creation of the media campaigns that old Hollywood studios once used to manufacture their stars."

"Dan Rather complained that the decision to bring in Katie Couric as his replacement to anchor The CBS Evening News represented a desire 'to dumb it down, tart it up'.

Starting with a story on a journalist who slept with her source and very much part of the controversy she reported, the story said: "The old world that Rather represents is long gone. With his prematurely grey head of hair and steel blue eyes, the newest star, Anderson Cooper, gazes from the cover of June's issue of Vanity Fair. No bad dye jobs for the man People magazine has named one of the 'sexiest men alive'."

Click here for the story which I got from the New Zealand Herald.


P0ytee said...

Everyone wants to 'prettify' things now for commercialism. :) What's up?

bryant said...

Hahaha. Sigh. So true it kills me.

Mustasa? When can we see each other again? Grabe, it's been such a long long time already. When was the last time we saw each other? 2003?

Reyville of Simply Manila said...

I only watch CNN. All anchors looks good in camera and I just love to listen to them deliver the news.

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