Peter Hart at FAIR reports a new survey about more local TV news:
For the fourth year in a row, the latest RTDNA/Hofstra University Annual Survey found that the average television station set a new record for the amount of local news aired. Over those last four years, the average amount of weekday news has gone from 4:36 to 5:00 to 5:18 last year. This year, it’s up another 12 minutes to five-and-a-half hours per weekday.
While Peter contrast the difference between “quantity and quality,” Conan’s clip below shows more than 20 local newscasters relying on the same canned script.