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|May 24, 2017|
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky says the big news coming from television this month was the Big News.
It came in the KCBS announcement that the veteran anchor team of Ann Martin and Harold Greene would be no more. At least it would be no more on Channel 2 because the Martin and Greene contracts were ending and would not be renewed.
Sokolsky points out that this move is part of a budget cutting project at parent company CBS. He also notes that it is a common practice throughout the news media but is particularly noticeable in the TV industry whose principal news people are on such prominent display.
But now, he points out, TV is challenged by blogs, Web sites and a huge number of other news sources that are available to people.
And, he wonders, will this mean that once prominent anchors will go the way of famous vaudeville performers who gradually disappeared because there was no longer any need for vaudeville?
Episode Date: April 18, 2008