Two things related to the above column:
I mentioned Paddy Chayefsky, the brilliant screenwriter who won an Oscar for the film that would become his masterpiece -- 1976's Network. Make no mistake, to this day Network stands as the best movie ever made about the television news business. What Chayefsky had to say about where TV was headed was disturbing for two reasons: first, because it was a damn nihilistic vision; second, because -- in retrospect -- he was absolutely dead-on.
Watch this clip from 1976; listen to Peter Finch's rant -- then, if necessary, go look up the word "prescient."
Somebody came up with the awesome idea of taking some of Chris Hansen's best lines as he reads the dirty e-mails on-air and turning them into a soundboard. If you can make it through him saying, "I would love to taste you" without laughing hysterically, you've got one up on me.
[Chris Hansen Soundboard]