In the Papers,
October 24, 2002 7:24 AM   Subscribe

In the Papers, New York 1's, pre-blog video blog, the best thing on television, is now available on-line. I am going to cancel my cable this weekend!
posted by djacobs (11 comments total)
Sorry for the ignorance, but is this show a guy who reads bits from different newspapers on TV? (I don't live in NY and can't watch the link on this computer...)
I'm wondering because there is a guy here that looks kind of like George Carlin who does this while wearing a bathrobe every morning.
posted by Fabulon7 at 7:37 AM on October 24, 2002

I thought Brian Lamb originated the concept on C-SPAN's Washington Journal.
posted by PrinceValium at 7:46 AM on October 24, 2002

Fabulon7: Yes, the NY1 newscaster just talks about his favorite newspaper articles every day.
posted by djacobs at 7:50 AM on October 24, 2002

Wow, some one has finally taken all of the effort out of reading the paper, by putting it on TV!
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 7:52 AM on October 24, 2002

Congrats on going TV Free. I went dark about 2 years ago. Who needs it with the Internet.
posted by stbalbach at 7:53 AM on October 24, 2002

Steve: Well, I dunno about this guy, but the bathrobe man here gives a little opinion/analysis of the articles, and he compares the slants of the various papers when they report the same topics, so that's pretty cool. Still, I agree with you.
stbalbach: Watch out, you're on dangerous ground--I get yelled at whenever I disrespect the television. (Mind you, I'm usually pretty snarky about it.)
posted by Fabulon7 at 8:06 AM on October 24, 2002

I can not speak of this NY 1, I am a humble Mid-Westerner, but I watched about 3 mins of it online through the link, and he was just reading off the headlines and showing me what the paper looked like.

Opinion, analysis, bias, and what-not are always enjoyable, so the bathrobe man sounds cool too me.

Although I have one of the cable news channels always on in the background when I am working, I find solace in the actual act of reading the paper ( and to some extend the internet news). It is peaceful, it is at my pace, and it requires at least some thought... but maybe that is me...
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:19 AM on October 24, 2002

Plus, newspapers smell good when they are cold.
posted by Fabulon7 at 8:26 AM on October 24, 2002

Pat Kiernan is his name, and he reads the top stories from the New York Times, Post, and Daily News (and sometimes Newsday) with a slightly wry affect that stops just short of sarcasm.

An old girlfriend of mine was organizing a celebrity auction once, and she had a great idea for a prize: Pat Kiernan would come to the winner's house each morning for a week and read them the top stories over breakfast. Didn't come off, though.
posted by nicwolff at 8:28 AM on October 24, 2002

New Yorkers will watch anything
posted by putzface_dickman at 8:33 AM on October 24, 2002

ahhh fire....
posted by Steve_at_Linnwood at 8:41 AM on October 24, 2002

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