January 15, 2006

TV.

I'm going to be on "Reliable Sources" -- on CNN -- this morning (10:30 ET/9:30 CT), talking about the Alito hearings.

UPDATE: Political Teen has the video.

19 comments:

Goatwhacker said...

Hey congratulations! Hopefully whoever is talking about opposing views won't be a screaming face.

nypundit said...

Ann,

Congrats for getting on TV. I'll do my best to try and watch.

XWL said...

'Grats, give Howard Kurtz what for.

(sometimes he's a touch grating)

E said...

Who is the liberal commentator they'll have on?

CCMCornell said...

Someone capture it and upload it please :)

Ann Althouse said...

The key trick I need to suddenly learn is to do remote TV -- an interview looking into the camera. I've never done that.

XWL said...

Grrr ARRGH, Howard Kurtz repeated the nonsense (I paraphrase) 'Of course it was Lindsey Graham made her (Alito's wife) cry'.

Need it be said over and over again that if it wasn't for the attempts to slag her husband by the Democrats, then Mrs. Alito wouldn't have had her 'moment' when she heard a sympathetic complaint about the attacks.

Gloria Borger just made that point, shouldn't 'live' comment I guess.

And both her and Dana Milbank came across as whiny, jaded, unserious.

And one last thing, excellent points Professor (though the questions Mr. Kurtz wanted you to expound on seemed a bit strange), however there was a slight lip-synching problem between your audio and video, very disconcerting.

But again, good going, looking forward to more of along similar lines.

nypundit said...

Ann you did a great job. Too bad that they couldn't sync your voice to your lips. It looked like a badly dubbed Japanese Godzilla movie.

Charlie Eklund said...

Ann, you did well. I eas seeing a technical glitch on CNN's side in which the audio and video were slightly out of synch while you were speaking, which was weird, but your performance was quite good. Is the term "ROT-C" a 60'sism? I must be older than I look!

I found Dana Milbank's comment that viewers are too dim to be able to follow boring testimony was rather revealing of a common media mindset, ie. that their viwerers/readers are a bunch of dummies, not that, generally speaking, Congressional hearings are by their very nature dull.

EddieP said...

Good job professor! Milbanks was right when he said the Senators made the hearings about themselves and not Alito.

reader_iam said...

I read this too late to set the VCR (no TIVO yet) and of course I never get to see Sunday morning news shows anymore.

But I hope your experience was a good one, and congratulations.

MD said...

1. I'm glad the other commenters have already mentioned the technical glitch, it was a bit distracting, unfortunately.


2. I see now why I stopped watching many of these shows ages ago - is this particular program, Reliable Sources, about how the media covers the news? I thought the whole comment about reporters playing solitaire by Milbank was very interesting. Couldn't a talented reporter make these hearings more interesting? Perhaps not. I can't help but feel that when reporters complain about how stupid or uninterested their viewers are in a particular topic, they are secretly relieved because it's so much easier that way! Much easier to do a half hour show about Alito's wife crying than to try and explain delicate legal points to an audience. Well, maybe that's a little unfair.

3. You have fantastatic hair for television!

MD said...

Or even fantastic :)

amba said...

I also read this too late to catch it. Is it viewable on the Web, or will it be?

I've done that weird thing where you sit alone in a room with a thing in your ear, a camera staring at you, and a monitor to one side of it. What you want to do is watch the monitor and see what the other people are saying, but if you do that you'll appear to be looking offscreen.

Once Camille Paglia was in the little room with me. In the pauses she gave me advice: "Don't be polite. Jump in there. Talk over the others or you'll never get a word in edgewise."

reader_iam said...

Amba: I was hoping to find a rerun time, but didn't find it in the CNN schedule.

I did find and read the transcript, though that's not close to the same thing, really.

This show doesn't seem to show up on the podcast page under programs, but since all the dates in that section are a couple of days back, that doesn't necessary mean anything. I don't generally "do" news podcasts, so I don't know how CNN works this area.

And--oh, yes! There's a video for purchase, but--no offense, Ann--that seems a tad excessive, for me anyway.

Ann Althouse said...

See the update. Link for video.bhn

CCMCornell said...

I don't think "ROT-C" has any 60's connotations anymore - whatever they were (someone care to explain?). Everyone here refers to it as "ROT-C." This includes a friend of mine who took an 8-yr leave of absence to serve in the US Army Rangers and Special Forces. After returning and graduating, he took a highly-competitive job as a Special Agent for the Diplomatic Security Service serving in DC, Afghanistan and is currently on assignment in Iraq. He's certainly no 60's anti-military throwback.

amba said...

Political Teen has the video to download in two forms: .WMV and .MP4

Neither of these works on my setup. The .MP4 downloads as a bunch of code on a page. The .WMV file downloads properly, but then I'm told it can't find an application to open it.

I have a Mac G4 iBook. Anybody have any advice on what program to download so I can view such things?

Thanks.

Ann Althouse said...

Amba: I had the same problem and emailed PT about fixing the MP4. Meantime, I figured out what to do to get wmv files to work. Get these Windows Media components for QuickTime.