...the first of many 9/11 Teev specials/newspaper/magazine special reports have started to appear with, no doubt, some humungous multi-hour mega-reports scheduled for the actual anniversary. Can anyone say "rampant commercialization of a tragedy"? <br><br>
is it so bad that they are merely providing what the people want to watch? if we didn't want to see it, then there wouldn't be a market and they wouldn't show it. heck, i'll probably tune in here and there. <br><br>[color:blue] -sean</font color=blue>
It's an unseemly scramble to get out there with the first or the longest or the most shocking or most heart-rending 'coverage'. I doubt very much that you'll be seeing it 'here and there'. It's shaping up to be everywhere, all the time. You won't be getting some well thought out commentary. It'll be supersaturation. Cripes, it's already begun here and I don't even live in the US. <br><br>
Loc: Pittsburgh, PA
I haven't been watching that much TV recently but is it already that bad!? I new that they would be acting like vultures trying to get the biggest and best but i thought that they would at least wait utile a week before 9/11.... oh well. <br><br>
Three pages in the Sunday paper, and promo for TV special on Sunday evening for a starter...that's just the passive stuff (I haven't been searching), on the first day of September.<br><br>It seems to be shaping up for a sensation-fest. Hey, I could be wrong...maybe it'll all be handled in a responsible, objective manner in a single succinct expression of the public interest.<br><br>Yeah, right.<br><br>As you wrote, "...oh well."<br><br>
Loc: I am not Big Ben
Already seen that movie over and over for three and a half days straight.. last year, with no ads, live, complete with interviews and documentaries. That is old hat I won't be watching, thank you.<br>I'd rather watch test cricket.<br><br>
<blockquote><font size=1>In reply to:</font><hr><p>I am surprise that NZ has that much coverage?<br>I mean that most foreign countries would not give a shiiit.<p><hr></blockquote><p>It's not too much of a surprise. New Zealanders are well known for extensive interest in world affairs. It probably has to do with our relative isolation from the rest of the 'civilized' world, that we are disproportionately nosey about elsewhere. <br><br>Besides, we are not that 'foreign'. We see a lot of US-generated TV here, including news from the likes if CNN, ABC, CBS etc. You would probably be impressed how much the average Kiwi knows about US affairs. Especially as very few Americans know diddley about New Zealand. Or anyplace else outside the US for that matter. Your good self excluded, of course. <br><br>Actually, you Hawaiians seem to be rather less 'American' than the residents of other US states (with the possible exception of Alaskans). No offense meant...<br><br>
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