What’s My Line?

The answer is, I don’t know anymore.  The line between news and entertainment has been blurred for some time now. 

Still, I was startled to see our old friend Natalie Morales of NBC News pop up as a regular on “The Marriage Ref” with Jerry Seinfeld.

Not that there’s anything wrong with that.
Or is there?
I don’t know anymore.
 
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About Gerry

I've been covering Connecticut news and sports since 1974. I know, I don't look that old.
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14 Responses to What’s My Line?

  1. Mmmmm … Bill O’reilly anyone – we saw that comedy launched at 3 …

  2. Renee Antaya says:

    I believe that the news is the news. Entertainment is another field. I’m a traditionalist in most ways.

    As for Bill OReilley, I watched him all the time for years. Now I can’t stand to see him, he has become mean, does not let anyone talk interupts. Just a very rude man and a liberal in conservative clothing.

    Gerry you are the man!

  3. Gerry,

    I have to be honest, I watched maybe a few minutes of the show. I did see Natalie however when she rambled off how many people in who had stuffed their pets. I have to be honest, I changed the channel.

    To me this is a very bad show and to have somebody from the news on there, made even less sense then the little of the show I had seen.

    I can handle if the news anchors want to be on a talk show and show their ‘funnier’ side, but this almost like an anchor a pitiful hand out.

  4. Li'l Em-Kel says:

    The first thought that jumped into my mind was “You’re in the Picture” starring Jackie Gleason.

    Remember?

  5. Cat says:

    I too saw the show, lets just say its a good thing Seinfeld still has the casinos for his comedy acts.

    Natalie was also a ” celebrity guest taster” on one of the Iron Chef shows a few months back.

    Perhaps she is dipping her toes and testing the waters?

    I don’t think Hollywood has anything to worry about.

  6. Dee says:

    I’ve always liked Natalie for her hometown appeal, but I would never describe her as a hard hitting newswoman. The show is odd at best, and breaking in on the Olympic’s closing ceremony was bad form – in my book.

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  8. Ralph says:

    I’m feeling a bit out of the loop here, I missed the whole thing. I like seeing my local affiliates pop up in unexpected places. Are you ready for your cameo Gerry? Maybe on The Office.

  9. Carol says:

    I was shocked to see Natalie on “The Marriage Ref.” It takes away her credibility as a serious newswoman (granted, I’m at work when the previously referred to third hour of the “Today” show takes place, so I can’t speak to her previous entertainment forays).

  10. Danielle says:

    I find it interesting myself.
    When I moved to Phoenix after having gotten into the news biz in CT with some of the best anchors around (Gerry and Joanne) I was shocked to see that at my new Phoenix station had no problem with having the main sports reporter fill in for the main male anchor for our top rated news shows. I was incredulous.. I recall Joanne and Gerry reading sports stories when our sports guys were unavailable but I couldn’t believe they had the fun and charismatic Sports guy filling in the role of anchor.
    I don’t know if it is just my CT traditional old school background but I found it shocking… but these days that same sports guy is now our main anchor and he does a great job and apparently the viewing audience never had an issue with it.
    Our studies show that our viewers do not at all mind seeing anchors and reporters taking on “entertainment” roles. I still feel odd about it – just like Natalie on “The Marriage Ref” takes away some of the professionalism of her main role.

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