Sunday, September 24, 2017

CBS Sunday Morning starts new season on Sept. 24, 2017

Jane Pauley, in a green dress, started the new season in the old set, but quickly appeared on the new set, marking the first change of set in the history of "CBS Sunday Morning."

The cover story by Susan Spencer, titled -- What's in a name? Plenty -- was a vacuous puff piece, beginning and ending with one "Billion Ayer," a resident of Northport, NY and affiliated with the North Shore Country Club. In the story was the concept of "nominative determinism," a theme of "the name makes the man," illustrated by among others Usain Bolt. If such were to be believed, the person known to us as Ty Hardin ("Bronco" of Warner Brothers TV), actually born as Orison Whipple Hungerford Jr. would never have been an actor in Westerns.

Lee Cowan did a piece on Shania Twain, which obliquely related to "what's in a name": Twain grew up Eileen Edwards in Ontario, Canada. There is uncertainty as to the origin of the name "Shania."

The Almanac feature was a plug for CBS's "60 Minutes," which first appeared on September 24, 1968, 49 years ago.

There was a piece on Iain Armitage of the CBS show "Young Sheldon."

The Nature segment was a reprise: Whooping cranes in South Texas, which first aired on February 25, 1979. Sunday Morning itself launched on January 28, 1979.

Wikipedia notes of CBS Sunday Morning:

Despite the stereotype of the program appealing primarily to senior citizens, Sunday Morning actually placed first in its time slot in the key demographic of adults 25–54, beating all of the political discussion-driven Sunday morning talk shows.

BroadwayWorld in June 2017 wrote:

CBS SUNDAY MORNING, the nation's #1 Sunday morning news program, posted year-to-year audience gains, according to Nielsen live plus same day ratings for June 11. CBS SUNDAY MORNING delivered 5.20 million viewers (up +7% from 4.85m the same week a year ago) and a 1.0/07 with adults 25-54, the demographic that matters most to those who advertise in news. Broadcast year-to-date, CBS SUNDAY MORNING is the #1 Sunday morning news program with viewers (5.94m) and adults 25-54 (1.2/07).

On January 20, 2017, AdWeek wrote:

CBS Sunday Morning with Jane Pauley continues its lead as the most-watched morning TV show, drawing more than 6 million viewers last Sunday.

UPDATE on Pauley interview of Clinton on "deplorables":

Marc Thiessen of the Washington Post News Service on September 17, 2017 began

Hillary Clinton's new memoir of her failed presidential campaign is titled "What Happened." A better title would be "What Happened?" because Clinton apparently has no idea.

(and continued)

One problem with her analysis: Millions of those white people who voted for Donald Trump also proudly voted for Barack Obama. There are nearly 700 counties in the United States that voted twice for Barack Obama, one-third of which flipped to Trump in 2016. According to Nate Cohn of the New York Times, "almost one in four of President Obama's 2012 white working-class supporters defected from the Democrats in 2016, either supporting Mr. Trump or voting for a third-party candidate." Are all those Trump-Obama voters bigots? Millions of once reliably Democratic voters pulled the lever for the first black president, yet they were suddenly whipped up into a racist furor by Trump's "racial and ethnic and sexist appeals"?


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