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Marianne Paskowski

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.


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HDTV is a wonderful thing. The beautiful people have dominated the screens forever and I'd guess we will get even "more" beautiful people to see with HDTV. Nevertheless, us ordinary folks do appear once in a great while - if only briefly. Perhaps we might get the new reality show of the news bunnies getting their botox shots in the morning before work. But I don't think Don Imus will get one.

Marianne Paskowski:

Well, Don Imus, sexism aside, could use a shot of Botox. Thank the stars, I'm just an online blogger and print columnist in a rock & rolll band.

BTW, HDTV exposes the acne and zits of younger news celebs. That's a great joy to me.

Marianne Paskowski:

Whatever. Hillary looked great at the Dems debate on CNN. Think she had some Botox? I do.

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