January 16, 2012

Wake Up!

I used to be pretty much in love with Ashleigh Banfield, back during her MSNBC days a decade or so ago, but it's hard to defend this. In a bit I had previously only ever heard of as a staple of morning-zoo radio shows, her CNN show does a segment in which they call up a celebrity at 5 in the morning, wake them up and interview them live on the air. Jon Stewart's lampooning of this was glorious, especially the part where he pointed out that a predawn call to someone like Kerry Kennedy, who's had more than her share of family tragedies, may not have been in the best taste.

Posted by Stephen Silver at January 16, 2012 11:44 AM
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