I was just watching Jon Stewart. His interview was with Tea Party leader Dick Armey. Stewart readily advised as the show began the interview would not be finished in the alloted time slot and would be continued on the net.
Good use I think¹.
A show becomes more special when its constraints are only artistic and not technical or process driven. Time is a luxury when you’re on-the-air.
It does make you wonder. Could a show like Stewart’s exist without a cable channel? Could it exist solely on the net? What is the purpose of a channel anymore anyway?
There’s an app on my iPhone from NPR. I can listen choosing from a list of either stations or shows. I choose shows. Content rules.
I don’t know about your business, but mine is changing quickly. Media has been blown away by technology reshaping production, consumption and distribution.
More changes to come. It’s scary. It’s exciting. It’s scary.
¹ – It is almost 1:00 AM and Stewart’s website advises to “Check back later tonight or tomorrow.” That’s bad.