An actual gathering of virtual acquaintances, last week at a Midland coffee shop, included a free-wheeling and wide-ranging discussion of various topics in various directions over the course of a couple of hours ..... not surprisingly, one of the topics was "Making News: Texas Style,"the reality TV series that focuses on the news department of a West Texas television station, KOSA-TV/CBS 7 .
Having left the television business just a few months before, it was suggested, my blog might offer some insight into the program, and just how much 'real' can really be found in this reality program ..... I had my say on the subject, and didn't plan to return to it, at least virtually.
But at the gathering, I relented, and said I would watch another episode ..... and I have ..... and I'm sorry I did ..... I just didn't see much that reflected well on a profession that I respect, or on those who have chosen this field for their vocation - contrary to what I have seen in the real world of West Texas television news.
And even if I did find the story appealing, the production/presentation of that story leaves a lot to be desired.
At the risk of sounding like a broken record, "I don't plan to watch the show any more" ..... and this time, I mean it.