Saturday, February 07, 2009

You know, some people would say spending Saturday night sorting through your RSS feeds is a colossal waste of time. But lo and behold, that's how I discovered that tomorrow, MTV will be premiering a new television news program based on the brilliant documentary How's Your News? Thanks, BoingBoing, for breaking the news to me.

I miss Ron, of course, but apparently he'll be doing the narration. He's been sick, but apparently is improving.

Those not familiar with How's Your News might be wondering if this is in questionable taste. I certainly had the same question before seeing the documentary, and approached it with some trepidation. I'll simply refer you to my earlier post on the matter, and assure you that my misgivings were misplaced. I don't know if the success of the feature-length documentary will translate to a half-hour format, as I don't know if you can really develop the sense of shared community between the viewer and the How's Your News team in such a short time, but I must admit I'm very excited to see if they pull it off. The reviews suggest they succeeded.

This American Life featured How's Your News back in 2002. YouTube also has quite a bit of How's Your News material.

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