Tuesday, May 29, 2007

Hmmmm. I do surveys for NBC ("News VIP's") and I just got an interesting survey about the old Imus slot, wanting my opinion on who I preferred out of the lot they've been trying out.

3 guesses......



Maybe there's hope yet.

11 Comments:

At 3:46 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

Oh please media gods!! I swear I'll watch every day...

 
At 4:00 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

I can't imagine that Stephanie nor Jim Ward would leave LA. He gets lots of voice work there. I also can't see them broadcasting from LA at 3am EST, either, which is what they would have to do to fill that time slot.

I'm utterly addicted to her show and listen nearly every day. However, I don't have cable and can't watch MSNBC in any case. I noticed that she toned it down for those three TV days, as well--something she admitted to when her show went back to LA later that week.

 
At 4:06 PM, Blogger Paddy said...

barbara-
The only time I've seen/heard her was on MSNBC for the try out. God, if she can't do it I hope they try and get a woman. I'm so fucking sick of these old white men yabbering on the teevee!!

And what happened to Allison Stewart? I really liked her, and I haven't seen her on MSNBC in ages.

 
At 5:04 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

RRRRoooww! Mama in the catbird seat.

That would be a great show.

 
At 6:11 PM, Anonymous jerry said...

I love the Stephanie Miller show, that's for sure.

It would be quite a coup for progressive liberal radio for her to get that slot.

 
At 7:31 PM, Blogger Mary Ellen said...

Besides Paddy, Stephanie is the only one who could put a smile on my face in the morning.

 
At 8:55 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Allison left MSNBC for NPR. She was too damn smart and classy for the lot of them anyway. I will miss her.

I didn't vote for Stephanie when I took the poll...

 
At 9:15 PM, Anonymous John Aravosis' Neighbor Barbara said...

Here is my assessment: 1) We used to listen to the Diane Rehm show every morning--which is why, on 9/11, we turned on the radio close to 10am and thought this was all an elaborate joke. Until we turned on the TV, that is.

When an old, venerable AM station started broadcasting Air America, a coupla years ago, we started listening to that. For whatever reason, my local station started with Stephanie Miller and we got addicted in a heartbeat. (I have "Issues" with Diane Rehm. Girl, it all isn't about YOU.)

However, Steph & Co. are about Comedy. She is a lightweight when it comes to truly interviewing folk. That's OK by me, I know where to get the real stuff, and I like to laugh in the AM. I'm actually glad that Al Franken decided to run for the Senate (yes, I threw a coupla bucks his way), because I can now actually plan on doing something after noon. I cannot abide Ed Schultz. Don't know what the attraction is there.

I just don't think she is the "fit" that MSNBC is looking for in the morning. I could be wrong and will happily yield to someone who actually wants to watch TV in the morning. I've got the paper to read and the crossword puzzles to do. My husband is a Suduko addict. It all works.

 
At 9:27 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Barbara, you hit the nail on the head. Steph's not a good fit for that forum.

Sorry, Paddy! Love you lots, but gotta disagree with you on this one. And I think I was the one that turned you on to her too...

 
At 9:28 PM, Blogger gimmeabreak said...

Oh, and Barbara, I can't take Shultz either. I have XM and instead of getting Hartmann, I get Schultz in Tom's timeslot.

 
At 9:42 PM, Blogger GottaLaff said...

Stream Hartmann live. Unless you're in your car. : )

I'd vote for Steph, but I doubt they'd ever use her for some of the above reasons, and more. But trust me, she'd take the job, as long as Jim and Chris could go with her.

Schultz: Bleh.

Hartmann: Remarkable.

 

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