August 21, 2017
Audio Features
Sokolsky on the Arts and Entertainment
A weekly program focusing on the arts and entertainment
Episode
They’ve got a little list of shows that may never be missed. And it's growing as network executives study the results of the new season's first ratings surveys and begin to decide who will remain and who will become candidates for departure…

And somewhat surprisingly, Arts and Entertainment Editor Bob Sokolsky observes, Kathleen Parker and Eliot Spitzer are among those in jeopardy. CNN had high hopes for this duo but their ratings have been disappointing.

Sokolsky calls this a far cry from earlier eras when news programming was only called upon to present news. These days network news and news magazines find themselves forced to compete with entertainment. That's led to some colorful debates and quarrels and one has to wonder where it will all end?

On the other hand, Sokolsky asks, doesn't much of this resemble some of those old Carol Bunett shows and the1976 movie "Network"?

And maybe, he wonders, some enterprising producer may solve all his problems by resurrecting their scripts.
Episode Date: October 8, 2010
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