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Saturday, November 20, 2004

Yahoo! News Story - Cleveland television anchor appears on air nude for story about ar

We view this newsperson on a regular basis, we hear her slanted [often ignorant and snide, and highly unprofessional, unCronkite] comments during her broadcasts, and her station's motives have been brought into question before. And will be again.

If we are to believe she and her compadres actually thought they were getting the inside on art and not November sweeps, why did she go alone? Why not send another with her to be naked too, and not just take pictures of a picture taking? How about a rough looking Teamster everyman?

Nude photo shots can be fun, frightening, and extremely liberating. I know from experience.

God can't really mind nudity, in the Bible He was more pissed because they were concealing their nakedness, and Taliban members buy Victoria's Secret scanties for their shrouded wives, or so the news has told me.

This was handled basically well by the one who'd sent her out, but could've been handled better, taking it to the truly intimate first-person news. It wasn't. It could've been bolder, risked more, shown more, dug deeper into the fear of being unveiled and revealed; when being seen and recognized by others is what we all seek on many levels.

Well, there's always March sweeps.

--Neale

PS: How about that "used" sanitary napkin on CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATIONS, tres cool, and about fucking time. It's not dirty, filthy, or disgusting, it just is.
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Wed Nov 17, 3:46 PM ET

CLEVELAND (AP) - A television news anchor appeared on the air nude in a first-person report about an artist's photographs, drawing a record number of viewers for the time slot, the station said.

Sharon Reed was one of hundreds of people who participated in Spencer Tunick's nude photo installation in Cleveland in June. Her report, shown Monday on the 11 p.m. newscast on WOIO-TV, showed far away angles of her nude and some closer seminude shots, as well as other participants.

The report comes in the midst of increased attention to the airwaves. The Federal Communications Commission (news - web sites) proposed a record fine of $550,000 against CBS, WOIO's parent network. The network is protesting.

WOIO news director Steve Doerr said the idea was to cover Tunick, a well-known artist, in a different way. Doerr said the story also was aimed at bringing in ratings during November sweeps when audiences are measured to set advertising rates.

Monday night's newscast received a record 17.1 share, compared with the 13.6 earned during the newscast airing immediately after this year's Super Bowl, according to Broadcasting & Cable, an industry publication.

The station aired advisories before the piece, and FCC (news - web sites) spokeswoman Janice Wise on Wednesday said WOIO followed commission rules that prohibit indecent material from being aired on broadcast television from 6 a.m. to 10 p.m.

Doerr said the station received mostly supportive messages from viewers. Reed said she considered it an important story about art.

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