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You Can Put Lipstick on a Pig but...

Reported by Melanie - January 31, 2006

Your World was, for the most part, slow today (January 31, 2006). There were several segments about what Bush might cover tonight in his State of the Union address. There was a recap of the Alito vote and his swearing in. There was some jawboning about what the new "Fed head," Ben Bernanke might do. But what struck me most was the addition of a stock ticker - the "Dow 30" - scrolling across the bottom of the screen.

Comment: The scroll only aired for about 40 seconds but it was touching, really. It was like adding jewelry or make-up to help someone look better, or, in this case, to make Your World look more like a "real" business news program. Ah, Fox. You've got to give them credit for taking these baby steps, but you can't change the fact that if you put lipstick on a pig, it's still a pig.

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