Newsworld will morph into the CBC News Network (the CNN of Canada, if you will) and the Corpse’s flagship TV news show, The National, will get a makeover (faster pace, same journalism, says Peter M.).
I snipped a few thoughts from John Doyle and Lynn Crosbie on the bizarre “balloon boy” saga. First, Doyle: It's a TV thing. It's another thing too. At regular intervals something scuzzy and cringe-inducing emerges from the television-centric popular culture in the United States and screams out for attention. That attention usually involves high-volume tut-tutting. [...]
The intriguing lede to Mitch Potter's story in the Toronto Star: “You attend a press conference. The newsmaker speaks. You run a DNA test to confirm they are who they claim to be. And then you publish.” From the Star: An absurd notion. But only marginally more absurd than the high comedy that played out [...]