V&W: “Acting Out The News”

By Brian 

“The news is serious tonight.

We can tell because Elizabeth Vargas‘ brow is furrowed, she’s shaking her head slowly in concern, staring intently into the camera.

Oh, wait! Here’s a more cheerful story. We know because Vargas is smiling brightly, her eyes wide, obviously feeling much relieved.”

The San Diego Union Tribune’s Bob Laurence says the new co-anchor of WNT “insists on acting out the news, cueing viewers as to what emotions they should be feeling. On every story, she changes her expression, signaling sympathy with one story, indicating tragedy with another, cheering up the viewers on the next.” More…