The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #68150 Message #1145341
Posted By: Bill Hahn//\\
24-Mar-04 - 08:24 PM
Thread Name: Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition
Subject: RE: Bob Edwards removed from Morning Edition
The New York Times had a very in depth article today on the subject. Though, I suspect, that it was not the entire story.
Bottom line---Edwards did not expect this (and the 25th anniv. of his being with the program at the start was coming up)and he is quoted as saying that he has not gotten quite ready to make a statement on the air about it.
They would not even let him, according to article, stick around for the celebration of the 25 yrs---which was also the beginning of Morning Ed. The ratings are through the roof. Best news program on the air today.
I find it strange that the "logo" voice--if you will--is being replaced for what--according to the news article---is "...a change in the sound of the program". Sounds like the ads from airlines when the cram in more seats---"...for your convenience and flight availabity". Whatever that means. Or Banks---"..for your convenience and efficience we are eliminating +++++services and institing +++a charge for +++. Hope you like the improvement".
Being on the air myself I realize that changes are made. But when you are on top in your field one has to ask----WHY?.