Wednesday, February 26, 2014

Ronan Farrow's show stinks

Apparently, MSNBC hired Ronan Farrow to appeal to the youth audience. He's only done a couple of shows, but he's not getting too many young viewers, only 21,000 in the 18 to 49 group. 195,000 viewers were 50 and over.

I don't know why Ronan Farrow would appeal to the young. In my day, I knew teenagers who would listen religiously to Larry King's radio show.

Years ago, there was a teenager, an African-American girl, at a conference on how to get young people interested in the news. "We can understand Dan Rather," she said. "We don't need an eight-year-old to read us the news."

The only way anyone knows who Farrow is is because of his parents, and I don't know how many young people know who Mia Farrow and Woody Allen are.

I said before that Ronan should be going to his father, talking to him about his days on The Dick Cavett Show, guest hosting The Tonight Show and interviewing Billy Graham on TV.

Now, if he would just set his Oedipal conflict aside, his father could tell him how he learned to ignore the critics and the pointlessness of reading reviews.

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