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CNN Reimagined

AKIE BERMISS: I’ve recently adopted a new coping mechanism for all the terrible news programs out there.  I now categorized my news sources in three basic groups.  There is the “What Is Happening” category – which is purely informative.  No…

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The Late Shift, 2010 Edition

NAVA BRAHE: Sadly, I’ve had my fill of late night talk shows. Once I started watching The Daily Show with Jon Stewart and The Colbert Report, Leno, Letterman and the rest just stopped blowing my skirt up. Not that I wear skirts much, but the ego maniacal, celebrity blow-hard hump-fest that late night television has become, has turned into a pretty big snore-fest for me.

MOLLY SCHOEMANN: While I’ve never liked Leno and I’ve always been slightly afraid of Letterman, I’m a big fan of Conan O’Brien. Unfortunately, that doesn’t mean much. It’s kind of like how I’m also a big fan of daschund puppies and crème Brule. I love them, sure, but I can’t remember the last time I encountered either one of them—nor can I remember the last time I watched Conan’s late night show.

EMILY SAIDEL: The televisual malaise of late-night has less to do with the personalities on the screen, and more to do with the proliferation of other sources of news, celebrities, and competition. Continue reading

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