Thoughts for the Day # 9

– Here’s an idea for a TV show:

I was watching the morning news program of TV5 and it struck me as how they sold themselves as being “cool” and not too serious like the other two networks. Trouble is, these three networks have worked hard over the years for a “fun” and “cool” morning show, and nothing is new.

Here’s what’s new.

They all feature the hosts reading headlines from the daily papers, broadsheets and tabloids. Why don’t they give a twist (and a prize, besides) so that they read at least one false news (something like, “Loren Legarda Gets Sued for Changing Pilipinas Kong Mahal lyrics”), and viewers get to guess which is it. It will be an exercise in critical thinking and help develop viewers’ sense of skepticism so they won’t accept everything they hear and see on TV.

If any network gets this going, I won’t sue them for my idea. Go ahead.


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