Improving morning TV

The broadcast TV networks each have morning shows that run for several hours and mix bits of news, so-called ‘lifestyle’ items, and lots and lots of commercials. I never watch them but was curious about people who do. Do people actually sit down and watch them or are their TVs just kept on and they catch snippets as they go about doing their chores?

Lewis Black brings us up to date on the drama that occurred on one of the morning talk shows and has a great recommendation on how it could be improved. I would definitely watch that show.

(This clip aired on April 27, 2016. To get suggestions on how to view clips of The Daily Show and The Nightly Show outside the US, please see this earlier post. If the videos autoplay, please see here for a diagnosis and possible solutions.)


  1. hyphenman says


    My parents watch the Today Show AND The Regis and Kathy Lee (or whatever they’re calling it these days) from start to finish every morning.


  2. Mano Singham says


    Wow, that is like what, four hours every morning? They must really like the format and the endless commercials must be not bothering them.

  3. Blood Knight in Sour Armor says

    People still watch broadcast television outside of hospital waiting areas?

  4. says

    Morning TV for adults in Canada (at least, before I left) contained a lot of fluff. But there was a legit half hour of serious news every morning, usually rehashes from the night before or things that happened in other time zones.

    Mano and everyone here are talking about morning adult programming, but morning kid programming makes just as little sense. It is (or was, again I’m out of touch). more like pre-school or cartoons (when I was really young). Who has time to watch this stuff? It runs right up to 9AM. Even if I were willing as a kid, I wouldn’t have had the time. I only got to watch morning TV in the summer or when I was sick.

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