Sunday, February 11, 2007
Your Father's News Crew?
By now, you know I'm a sucker for dated newsgatherer photos. I love the strangely futuristic but hopelessly antique cameras, the frozen publicity grins on display and the overall hubris of the early practitioners of live, local television. In the above shot though - it's the threads. I mean, look at these cats! They're dressed like they're about to attend a friend's funeral or go sell insurance, not cover the news. I'd hazard a guess they got gussied up for the photo-op, but I've persued too many old station tribute pages to be quite so naive. Of course these days your average photog ain't quite so sartorially upscale. Take a look at my contemporaries and you'll likely ask when the camping trip starts, how soon Phish takes the stage or what kind of food will be served at the luau. That's a good thing, I think. Now if you'll excuse me, I have some action-slacks to press. What IS the correct iron-setting for blended polyester, anyway?