I've saved this rant for now because my blog traffic is usually pretty light on Saturdays and I'm almost ashamed to write this. But for me that's why I created this blog, so I could state my opinions and feelings about CNN, 360 and Anderson Cooper. My family got tired of me going on and on about stuff they didn't care about, so this is my outlet. Then an interesting thing happened, people who did care about CNN, 360 and Anderson Cooper responded to what I had to say. Don't get me wrong, I'm didn't say they always agreed with me, but they read, digested, and even emailed their approval or disapproval. Today is one of those days when I know I'm in the minority, so in an effort to offend the fewest number of people I'm writing this on a Saturday and also prefacing it with some great Anderphotos so your trip to ATA isn't a total waste of time.
Seems if you are given a 2 hour time slot you need to do a 2 hour show. If it's to heavy a work load for the 360 staff, then CNN needs to add staffers or trim the show to 1 hour. With the annoying repeated segments and Jon Klein's lame excuses for such, I'm getting the feeling that Anderson doesn't have all the support to present a quality product that he should have.
I'm tired of being jerked around by CNN. Don't keep viewers out of the loop and think we'll keep coming back to watch the same repeated 'specials' over and over. If you're showing a 'special' then have the balls to schedule it, so viewers know what to expect. Thursday night's 360 was the straw that broke the camel's back for me. I was at a dinner, making excuses so I can duck out early and at least get home for the second hour of 360. I made it home just in time to catch the 'special de jour'. No explanation, no apology, no reason, just another repeated 'special'. This just plain pissed me off.
Now that I finished my rant I realize I should have posted this on a heavy traffic day. I'm tired of hiding my displeasure with programming at CNN and I don't care who knows it.
Saturday, April 22, 2006
Posted by Phebe at 1:48 AM