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Stephen Talbot talks about the TV news biz

by Bob Sassone, posted Mar 1st 2007 10:58AM

Frontline logoI know, you might be thinking, who is Stephen Talbot and why should I care what he thinks of the TV news biz? Well, Talbot is a producer and writer for PBS' Frontline (his new episode, News War, debuted earlier this week), but that's not why I'm posting this. I'll explain that after the jump. In the meantime, go read the chat he has at The Washington Post's site and look at his picture closely. Where have you seen him before?

Talbot has a lot of interesting things to say about the news industry. He likes local news, but doesn't like it when they focus on just local stories, fears that people will just wake up one day and wonder why the only news they get is stuff about Anna Nicole and Britney, and he explains why Connie Chung gave up her great reporting career to do...well, whatever the hell she's doing now.

Oh, where have you seen him before?

Talbot played Beaver's friend Gilbert on Leave It To Beaver! That's him on the left, with Jerry Mathers and Stanley Fafara, who passed away in 2003.

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Bob Sassone

Joe: That's not me. There was another Bob Sassone that played basketball in the 50s, not sure if we're related or not.

March 01 2007 at 12:24 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply
Joe Massa

Did Bob Sassone go to Lincoln High School in Brookyn & win the Basketball championship in 1949?

March 01 2007 at 12:06 PM Report abuse rate up rate down Reply

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