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Defending the new CBS This Morning on CNN's Reliable Sources Sunday



dd-morningshow04_wre0105872365.jpgHere's the video from my appearance Sunday on CNN's Reliable Sources media show with host Howie Kurtz, mostly defending the new format at CBS This Morning.

Not that I don't disagree with Newsday TV critic Verne Gay, who says CBS has an opportunity to experiment with what a morning show can offers viewers and they don't go far enough.

But I do think network TV programming is a marathon more than sprint, and the goal for CBS This Morning was to debut a format which could support their efforts to reinvent the show.

It's still got lots of challenges: the anchors aren't comfortable yet, especially Charlie Rose, who still comes across as someone plopped in an environment he's not quite sure how to navigate. And the set feels a little discombobulated, with anchors facing each other across a circular table in a way which doesn't feel particularly natural or TV-friendly.

Check out my appearance below and let me know what you think; and note the irony that I point out Rose's tired-looking eyes even as i seem to have trouble keeping my own lids open (it wasn't that way, just looked like it on TV, I swear.)

[Last modified: Monday, January 16, 2012 3:02pm]


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