Not sure if this is going on across the country (and I sure hope it’s not, because it’s way too foolish), but the television stations here in Ottawa have gone on a whole “save local” kick.
And it’s driving me crazy.
Basically, they believe local television stations need saving, because they’re the source for local events and news.
CJOH(owned by CTV) is the worst of the batch. They have ads all over the place. They held an open house. They really seem to believe what they’re saying is right.
And that’s why it’s so wrong.
I’d be all in favour of saving local programming, if they bothered to show any. They show CSI, So You Think You Can Dance, Law & Order, Two and a Half Men, The Colbert Report, Oprah, etc.
The closest thing I can find to local programming (besides the news), is when they show So You Think You Can Dance Canada.
And that’s what we’re trying to save? It boggles the mind.
The A-Channel is also on the same kick. Of course, they show great quality local programming such as Lost, Ellen, TMZ and Law & Order.
Here’s a thought. If you want people to care about “local” television, try showing some “local” programming!