Sunday, December 02, 2007

Worth A Link, TV Edition

  • Remember all the stories about how the state of New Mexico was going to investigate what went on during the filming of "Kid Nation," allegedly due to formal complaints by some parents? The state has announced that it didn't get any complaints or requests for an investigation, so they're dropping the matter. Maybe they simply watched the show and realized that a kid being spattered by a little bit of cooking oil while frying potatoes wasn't that big a deal.
  • Several listeners have forwarded stories to me about Jay Leno supposedly firing the entire staff of "The Tonight Show." That's wrong. Leno doesn't own his show (unlike Letterman, whose Worldwide Pants owns his). It was NBC that fired those staffers, yet Leno has become the target of plenty of negative stories that don't put this into context. Mark Evanier, on the other hand, does a very good job of explaining what's going on.