A little less meaningless

Perhaps the producers of The National realized they were being a little bit too transparent.
Weather person Claire Martin was popping up twice during each broadcast, but only one of those times to give the national forecast. The other appearance was for exploring some weather-related topic.

Or was it simply a fabricated necessity designed to appeal to some demographic that had filled out a CBC survey?
Either way, those dear folks are out of luck after less than two weeks of being spoiled. Ms. Martin is back to her quick close at the end of the broadcast, and sometimes, not even that. Though Peter has no trouble reporting for work at least 4 days a week, Claire’s schedule is a bit more hit and miss.
Out chasing rainbows? Take us with you!

Also gone, or so it seems (it’s a bit too early yet to be sure), is Wendy Mesley’s “We went looking for the answer to a question we pulled out of thin air, and no expense to be spared in its pursuit” segment.
But for all we know Wendy could be on assignment, gathering facts and opinions to answer the question “will scratching ones head always bring forth a new topic for The National?”

This is not to say that the CBC is admitting to having made mistakes.
It’s merely the natural process of fine-tuning a product that the other more successful networks have already mastered.


  1. Anon
    Posted February 11, 2010 at 9:22 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece
    • Allanjoined April 10, 2009
      Posted February 12, 2010 at 4:58 pm | # | Reply to this masterpiece

      Greek TV station fined over provocative weather forecaster
      February 10th, 2010 – 10:11 UTC
      by Andy Sennitt.
      The Greek National Television and Radio Council (ESR) yesterday imposed a 70,000-euro fine on Star channel after deciding that the TV stations weatherperson, Petroula Kostidou, was harming the quality of programming and insulting human dignity. Petroula is a household celebrity, known for presenting the weather in skimpy outfits and gyrating provocatively in front of the cameras. Star TV was also fined 30,000 euros for dramatizing events in one of its news shows.
      (Source: Kathimerini)



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