Is Brian Williams on SNL a Good Strategy?

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It is hard to imagine Walter Cronkite or Eric Sevareid hosting Saturday Night Live. Granted, that was then and this is now. Still, doesn’t the rise of Charlie Gibson and the fall of CBS News’ ”Free Speech” segment argue strongly that Americans like their network evening news casts serious? But what about the anchors?


With Charlie Gibson back on top of the evening news ratings, is NBC anchor Brian Williams going on SNL a good strategy? From The NY Post:

”’This is something I wanted to try,’ he says of Saturday’s gig. ‘My only fear is the good healthy fear of making a total fool out of myself. But I live with that fear every day.”’

But isn’t making a total fool of oneself the prime directive of any self-respecting host of SNL? And — come to think of it — isn’t making a fool out of oneself the bete noir of a ”Voice of God”?

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