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Don’t be surprised to see Ron Burgundy back on the air again.
  • Don’t be surprised to see Ron Burgundy back on the air again.

What does it take to be a TV anchor in San Diego these days? Judging from a recent job notice by Tribune Company, owner of Fox affiliate KSWB, 1970s parody Ron Burgundy might still make the cut.

“ROLE: To join a TEAM!” says the ad for the local position. “Anchor newscasts to convey information and stories to the public. Ability to ad-lib and handle breaking news.” Other qualifications include a “B.A. or B.S. Degree preferably in journalism or political science.” Above all, the candidate needs to have a “strong on-air presentation — must be credible, personable, and passionate.” …

Meanwhile, over at KNSD, the NBC TV affiliate, questions have arisen over whether the station is going to steer clear of the ongoing debate about parent Comcast’s pending takeover of Time-Warner Cable. Time-Warner serves a big chunk of San Diego, and downtown super influence-peddler Paul Robinson has been retained by the Manhattan cable giant to lobby here in furtherance of assuring “a successful merger.”

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I have been explaining to my daughter that an anchor position would be an impressive position but I'm gonna rethink the recomendation. Not sure if there's actual happiness in it. News is too often a depressant and oh please no, what if Ron Burgundys still dominate?

When I told her what I wrote here she said, "Yeah, that's because they're all f'n actors".

She says I may have mis-quoted and is looking for an internship. Anybody hiring?

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