Sunday, May 01, 2011
Why Do You Think They Call It a "Network?"
Let's play another game of Six Degrees of Corporate Media Synergy.
Right now Dateline is interviewing Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudoph; they star in the new movie Bridesmaids; Bridesmaids was produced by Universal Studios; NBC Universal is the parent of NBC, which airs Saturday Night Live; Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph happen to be castmembers on Saturday Night Live; NBC Universal is also the parent of NBC News, which is essentially promoting both Bridesmaids and Saturday Night Live by doing a story on Kristen Wiig and Maya Rudolph.
And I'm watching the whole thing on Comcast cable.
But hey, now I just switched over to "The Alzheimer's Epidemic: A Larry King Special" on CNN -- and everything's all better.