Doug Harris cats22 at FRONTIERNET.NET
Sat May 26 19:49:30 UTC 2007

Alan Chartok, the main man (president, political commentator, overall
overseer but _not_ CBW) at WAMC Public Radio in Albany NY does the same
thing on most of his half-hour one-on-ones with politicos. It is _very_
awkward-sounding, as if he doesn't know whether to be familiar and call
them by their first name or address them more formally.
He'll say something like, "Well, Jon Blogs, is it your feeling that black
is merely white of another color, or..."
When Chartok does it, the FN+LN style is grating, since he has such a
strong tendency in his promos to (at least attempt to) give the impression
that every one he's about to interview is his best bud. And his intros on
almost every interview sound fawning.
(the other) doug

At 11:00 AM -0700 5/26/07, Arnold M. Zwicky wrote:
>i've been sort-of-watching a long Biography episode about Johnny
>Depp.  one of his biographers provides a great many comments about
>Depp and his work -- always referring to him as "Johnny Depp", never
>"Johnny" or "Depp".  (almost everyone else uses "Johnny" all the
>time, though the narrator seems to use FN + LN at the beginning of a
>new segment of the show and in summary statements.)  very awkward
>effect, as though the guy was introducing Depp into the discourse
>again and again.

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