The other day we were at the café discussing the advent of the single-anchor newscast. Locally, it isn't that prevalent unless you watch the newscast on sister-stations like KBCW, (PIX) or KOFY, (KGO).
Of course the networks go solo and it's been a consistent look for years (except ABC's three-anchor experiment in 1978 which didn't work: Frank Reynolds, Peter Jennings and Max Robinson).
I like the look and pace of the single-anchor program. I noted in a column a few weeks ago that Dan Ashley's KOFY solo-anchor was refreshingly lucid and crisp. Not that the addition of a second anchor, (Ama Daetz) ruined things but the show had its own distinctive flow and quite a bit of inside humor. In other words, it looked and sounded good. Furthermore, it wasn't radical nor something out of the gimmick playbook.
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