I like the "10 o'clock News"--still think of it as KTVU's most valuable franchise and is, for my money, one of the best newscasts in the Bay Area.
But I'm mystified as to why KTVU (Fox2) instituted a bizarre ending to its 10 PM show--every night.
Sports anchor, Mark Ibanez, gives his two or so minutes --standard sports news...and then, a close-up on Mark who then closes the show with no full shot of anchors Frank Somerville and Julie Haener. Bill Martin is gone too.
It's goofy-looking. What? Does KTVU think this is a cool close? It isn't and in fact seems to diminish the other anchors--as if to say, "we're gonna ignore our feature talent on our most successful newscast and do a close-up on Ibanez --alone." Again, I like Mark, but that's not the issue.
I'm going to go out on a limb and say that this is simply another FOX idea that is not so good, actually kind of lousy. Why mess with such a successful formula that has worked for so many years? And moreover it looks completely out of focus and Neanderthal --goodness gracious!
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