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Thread #103052 Message #2094868
Posted By: RangerSteve
05-Jul-07 - 01:48 PM
Thread Name: BS: TV is irritating
Subject: RE: BS: TV is irritating
During the first World Trade Center attack, back in the '90's, a news anchor from a New York City station announced there was a special phone number set up for people wanting to get info on family members working in the building. "That number is 437-404. Again, the number is 437-404. I'll repeat that number, 437-404." Apparently, he had neber made a phone call himself. (In case you're from outside North America, there are seven digits in a phone number).
In Philadelphia, the mandatory Cute Couple who anchor an early morning news show have a segment where you send in pictures of your one year old child on his/her birthday and they show them, around 630am. I understand mispronouncing some of the more exotic first names and foreign last names, but when "Katie Jones" comes out as "Katty Jo-Nez" or "Riley" comes out as "Rill - Eye", I have to wonder what qualifications, if any, there are for being a news anchor.