The Hartford Courant and Channel 61 are finally joined at the hip under the Tribune umbrella, and doing a dandy job with their continuing coverage of Katie Stevens’ run on “American Idol.” (Hey, we beat the Olympics like a dirty rug.)
But the Katie team coverage has revealed some growing pains, as print and broadcast seek their corporate mojo. Apparently, one on-air person at the 25-year-old television station told Ms. Stevens, “…we also have a newspaper.” A 246-year-old newspaper.
Perhaps in retaliation, perhaps not, this morning’s newspaper noted (One the Web?) on page D1: “See Sarah French’s interview with Katie Stevens during the Fox CT Morning News, 4:30 to 9 a.m., on WVIT, Fox 61.”
I know, those call letters are confusing, so let’s review: WVIT=NBC Connecticut; WTIC=Fox CT. And then there’s WFSB AND WTNH, who actually use those old fashioned numbers, 3 and 8.
One more thing: If you actually watched straight through from 4:30 to 9 waiting for the interview, call me. We need to talk.