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BuzzFeed Wonders: Whither the Sunday Show?

Notorious over-GIFer Dorsey Shaw at BuzzFeed thinks that Sunday Shows, as an institution, are doing it all wrong. He’s done some thinking on the matter and come up with some suggestions:

The Sunday show might be here to stay, but the routine of hosts spending the week prepping for one single hour-long show has got to go.

While they wait for the news cycle to decide their show topics, these shows could start producing some quality “web extra” content for the cord-cutters that isn’t just a 10-minute interview with someone who didn’t make the cut for the real show. They could also integrate some more original reporting during the week that then becomes part of the Sunday show.

Finally, the hosts of Sunday shows could actually interact with their audience. Have you seen some of their Twitter feeds? Chris Wallace doesn’t even have a real account. Candy Crowley has tweeted three times since Nov. 24. To his credit, NBC’s David Gregory is actually very active on Twitter and does neat things like#TweetThePress.

We tend to agree. More tweets from Bob Schieffer please! Preferably with selfies included. There is one journo out there, though, that Shaw believes might just be able to save the Sunday Show. Who is it? Find out after the jump…

tapperbuzzWhy it’s none other than CNN’s Jake Tapper of course! Cuz, you know, he tweets all the time…:

He tweets, he Vines, he Instagrams, he’s stepping in and keeping things running smoothly in the primetime when Erin Burnett is away. He’s a tough interviewer. And, despite working for a mainstream media outlet that is not Fox News, conservatives love him for his open acknowledgement of bias in the media.

This kind of media mastery is the stuff that Sunday show hosts should be made of. 

 

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