By Staff -- Broadcasting & Cable, 9/19/2004 8:00:00 PM
"Matt Lauer's opening one-on-one with Kitty Kelley on the Today show this week was an example of a new genre of TV journalism: the interview as Hells Angels initiation ceremony. After being smacked around, stomped on and having her leathers urinated on from a great height by Lauer, Kelley was then welcomed back for two consecutive mornings to plug her new doorstopper, The Family: The Real Story of the Bush Dynasty."
Tina Brown, in a Washington Post column
"Think of the news as a car. If you go in to buy a car, you're told it's a brand-new perfect car, and then you find it's a piece of crap and say, 'Hey, I got screwed.' There's a reason television is free. What do you get for nothing? Nothing."
Jay Leno on television news, interviewed by LA Weekly's Nikki Finke
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