Wednesday, September 06, 2006

Ted Baxter

I found this on a news site. The story is about how Katie Couric did on her first solo broadcast. The following paragraph is about her troubles coming up with a distinctive, personalized sign-off (italics mine):

"Couric's only real nod to her newbie status came at the end, with a joking report on her difficulties coming up with a signoff. She showed clips of Cronkite, Chet Huntley, Dan Rather, Ted Baxter and even fictitious movie anchorman Ron Burgundy giving their final words, then invited viewers to submit suggestions via the CBS News web site."

Maybe I've missed something, but I thought that Ted Baxter was a fictitious anchorman too. It sort of puts a whole new spin on The Mary Tyler Moore Show. I wonder what Murray is doing these days?

Anyway... Humouroceros

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