Just saw a headline saying that some show was "cancelled", so I clicked through to see what it was. It's apparently some show on MSNBC. I still have trouble processing the idea of shows being "cancelled" on news networks. I realize that there are scheduled, partially scripted shows on these networks now, but it's still tough for me, personally, to wrap my brain around.
Why? And was it Melissa Harris Perry's show? ‎- MoTO Babycakes
@barrywynn Are you asking me why it's difficult for me to wrap my brain around "shows" on "news networks" being "cancelled"; or are you asking me why the show was cancelled? ‎- Mr. Noodle
I think I understand your confusion. MHP wasn't a "news" show. She wasn't a news reader, although apparently they wanted her to do more of that and that's one of the reasons that she quit. It was a discussion show on the intersection of pop culture, politics, race and gender. I'll miss it. My weekend mornings were scheduled around watching it. ‎- Sarah G.
the former, Mr. Noodle. I'm curious as to your thoughts on why cancelling program on a news channel is troublesome. I'd never considered it. Unless Sarah's explanation captures it. Again, I'd never have even considered the distinction. That's why I'm glad you guys are around. You make me think about stuff. ‎- MoTO Babycakes
Yeah, Sarah basically captured it. For me, I think of "news" as an entirely different entity, and, my brain doesn't process the fact that there are actual shows on news networks (to me, it's just headlines all the time). I know that's not actually the case, but that's the way I think of them. The idea of cancelling the news is weird to me, even though I do understand somewhere in my brain, that it wasn't actually the news that was cancelled; just a show on a network. ‎- Mr. Noodle