Interesting article from Dallas/Fort Worth TV critic Ed Bark. The premise…which local meteorolgist was wearing a suit coat, and which ones were not, during severe weather coverage.
I think the most troubling part is that there are likely conversations behind the scenes as to when we should or should not take off the coat.
It reminds me of a story I read about an anchor who was anxiously waiting wisdom from a consultant during his first review session. After watching tapes, the consultant turned to the anchor and said, “I have two words for you. Tabbed collars.”
When the presentation becomes more important than the information, the “show” is over.