After a discussion on the Hyper Nonsense comments in relation to HN episode 125, I imagined a possible meeting that the head producer of the evening news in America could have to decide what stories get on the news and what stories don’t. I could imagine a massive conference call (video or audio) with a representative from each of the 50 states.
The conversation would go something like this:
California and New Jersey and possibly Illinois are screaming out “ask me! ask me! Lots happened today.” The producer would say “California, New Jersey and Illinois, you’ll get your turn. But we still have to ask Delaware, New Mexico and Ar-kans-us and Alaska if anything happened there today. And yes, Florida and Hawaii, we know it is sunny there! Wait your turn!”
Of course, there would not be much input from anyone from overseas. So the news would be dominated by happenings from California, New Jersey and Illinois.
Having said that, it was a thought mainly for comedy purposes only. I’d be interested to find out off our American friends about how the local bulletins are presented. Do they have a lot of local news followed by some national news followed by sport?
As an aside, on my cable TV service, I can watch CNN and Fox News as a part of the news and documentary section of the service.