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Twisted Shister: Philly Inquirer Kills TV Column

twisted_shister.jpgGail Shister, 25-year veteran television columnist for the sixth borough’s Inquirer, has been stripped of her column. On Tuesday, Shister was told she would no longer be writing her widely read TV column, and would instead be asked to do more “pop-culture television features.” She confirmed the news yesterday. “We’re all part of a new world here, and I never thought I’d be immune, but I’m not ready to uncork the champagne yet,” Shister told the Philly Daily News. “There are better ways to utilize my 25 years of contacts and reportorial skills than to limit me to pop-culture features.”

Features editor Sandy Clark said Shister’s column was “almost exclusively devoted to network news divisions, morning shows, and anchors,” and the paper “can’t afford a column so narrowly focused.”

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