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Thursday, September 14, 2006
These signs are springing up everywhere in the Greater Toronto area. Are they springing up in your part of the country?
No not the beer ad... The reminder that The Hour starts October 9th.
Here is an article featured on one blog from another blog, author suspected but unknown.
Riding the bull, writing for Canadian audiences. The article is more about writing for fiction rather that news or infotainment but there is relevance.
I was reading the article and thinking about how The Hour is able to bypass some of the pitfalls of writing for Canadian television by being a current news show and by keeping in touch with the audience in a personal way. They seem to know how to ride the bull 'cause they are one with the bull. I think the audience of The Hour gets careful consideration. George Stroumboulopoulos deserves a lot of the credit for that because he does not underestimate our intelligence, nor do the producers or the writers. My hat is off to them, but at the same time, and with a wink, I am reminding them that the bull still has a say on who rides .
One problem with the theory of the audience being the bull is we don't all think alike, we don't all like the same things or see things the same way. The audience of The Hour ranges in age and interests quite a bit, we aren't all from the same mold. The seven stroumboulopouli who write this blog are a good example of that. We range in age from 14 to somewhere around 3 x 14. We have three main things in common, we live in Canada, we blog, and we watch The Hour, but our lives and lifestyles are comparably different. One sure thing about us, and the Canadian audience is, we ain't sheep.
I hope that the audience will grow with the growing and evolving show. I put my efforts into supporting The Hour because I believe it is a great Canadian show capable of being even greater.