Those of you who attended the TVNewser Summit last month will probably recall the lively panel discussion between Rome Hartman and Tammy Haddad, much of which revolved around the benefits of Twitter (Haddad) and the not benefits (Hartman). Hartman joined us on the podcast today to revisit the issue of Twitter (he’s still not a user), as well as discuss what BBC World News America, where he is EP, brings to the table (hint: it’s not Pamela Anderson’s breasts), and the recent trend in cable news toward emo-anchors.
Anchors are human beings, and if something is real and emotion is real, and frankly the events or news that produces that emotion are real, it’s hugely powerful, and it’s appropriate…Where I have a problem with it is when it’s manufactured more to draw an audience or as part of a business plan…I aspire to never have anyone cry on our program ever again. If it happens and it’s real, fine.”
Rome also makes me feel better about my disastrous NCAA bracket run. You can listen to all the past podcasts at BlogTalkRadio.com/mediabistro and call in at 646-929-0321.