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Old 03-04-2009, 08:29 AM   #8
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Jesse Ventura wrote about the state of the television media in his last book and blamed it on CBS' 60 Minutes. Prior to that, he said the news was something that every network offered but was never a revenue generator for the station. It was simply a service they tried to provide to the best of their ability. When 60 Minutes came on the air and became (one of?) the most watched programs on CBS, networks learned that fabricated news centered around politics mixed with the weekly or daily gossip and entertainment fluff can draw ratings, leading to a ton of advertising dollars.
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