Posted: Mar 30, 2010 11:32 pm |
Edited by: Uptight White
on Channel 13 and reported real news.
I've noticed that there is a distinctive style that immediately tips me off that I am watching a local Fox affiliate. It's the way they really sell a news story like a lurid NY Post headline. More CA era Povich than Cronkite, so of course I find it compelling. I've noticed they focus on local brutal crime stories, often interracial, for their special reports that are teased and stretch out for multiple segments throughout the week.
Memphis FOX 13 news is generally staid, and Les Smith really impresses me as a standout, and I like his unique, generally fair style. I doubt he'd get his panties in a wad if some assumed he was the sports guy. I still miss Channel 5's Bob Burke from the early 1980's. He always seemed like a brother from another planet.