Wrinkles in the Newsroom
September 27, 2006 3:35 PM
AARP magazine reports in its Sept./Oct. issue that on air TV newscasters are not looking forward to the growth of HDTV, worrying that it could affect their careers in an industry that is so youth-obsessed. AARP cites an item in the Altanta Journal-Constitution which reported that a Little Rock, Ark. network requested a special plastic surgery budget when it switched over to high-def. Good Morning America host Diane Sawyer, 61, told AARP that if she stayed up late the night before, viewers will definitely see the difference. GMA is the only morning show that broadcasts in HDTV so far. So as TV stations prepare their budgets for next year, you better add a new line item for Botox and plastic surgery, as the Little Rock Station did.