The Finch Formerly Known As Gold

13 October 2005

The old sixty-forty

Former KWTV meteorologist Paul Bouchereau, in this week's Oklahoma Gazette:

The beautiful thing about television news formats is, if you leave Oklahoma City and go to Detroit, the basic format of a newscast is the same. The first 12 minutes are news, the middle five minutes are reserved for weather and the final four minutes are for sports.

He doesn't, however, go into detail about the unbeautiful thing about television news formats: those 21 minutes are somehow squeezed into a 35-minute time slot.

Posted at 6:19 PM to Overmodulation