I take back what I said about the CBC’s war coverage earlier today: I’ve just watched The National, and they had some of their best reporting ever, and certainly the best reporting on The War I’ve seen anywhere. I could still do without Mansbridge, and the talking “retired military officer” heads, but reporters like Adrienne Arsenault are doing a fine job.
Having been sick and sitting in a hotel my first weeks of work, I have been clicking constantly and award best correspondent to Patrick Brown of CBC who is sitting in the North in a Kurdish area making fun of CNN rumor reporting — said he was having tea in a cafe where missiles had reportedly landed.
Whatever the highs and lows of CBC
The CNN Test
How long can you last on CNN — for me it is about 15 -30 minutes?
Now my find has been PBS — especially Margaret Warner
By the way Now that Jeanie Lee is away — have you noticed a certain buzz when she and Ian Hanomansing (can’t spell — why do all the CBC guys have completly unspellable names these days)talk. Robin and I have a $5.0 bet that they are or have got it on at some time
What does your radar tell you?
Rob, you have an unspellable name yourself (my natural inclination is to type two ‘t’s). Catherine sold Hanomansing a painting at the Confederation Centre last summer, and indicated a similar buzz: I think he’s just naturally charismatic. I think he’s got the same buzz with Todd Maffin. This raises an interesting idea from the past, though: a subcription website the content of which would consist entirely of CBC gossip.
Jodi and I have often speculated whether or not Peter Mansbridge and Adrienne Arsenault have ever shared more than a microphone.
Boomer and Roger?
Definitely not Boomer and Sarah
I am actually rather keen on Todd Maffin myself — the Geek with Charisma. He filled in for Bill R for a week and was really great — deserves his own show
By the way do you find CBC on Saturday as awful as I do now?
PS I miss Shelagh so much — now there’s a babe! I go for the personality and the voice everytime
How could anyone not glow in front of Jeanie Lee’s glint… Ian’s been smitten but not clobbered I think. Can’t say what but there’s some (hot stuff) in CBC Ch that would make that website a sure fire hit Pete.
I don’t know what a Todd Maffin is, but they guy playing it is the best I’ve ever seen.
I wonder how they all cope with it… it really is some of the most delicious, yet somehow tasteful, gossip in the country; part of the culture.
what hot stuff?
Wow — holy thread warp! That being said, local CBC personality Carmen Kilkenny has the most amazing voice. Perhaps Steve R. can comment on the off-air reality of same.