Saturday, November 15, 2008

weekly video address

years ago, i asked whether any radio stations actually broadcast the president's weekly radio address. ach week i'd hear press reports about what the president said in his address, but i never heard the radio address on any radio station, other than clips pulled out for news reports. it seemed like no one other than the press corps ever actually listened to the thing.

then hydro pointed out in the comments that it was regularly broadcast, locally on KYW. but who wants to listen to a speech at 10 a.m. on a saturday morning?

the new president seems to be fixing that problem. he's replacing the weekly radio address with a weekly web video. actually, he's not replacing it, the audio from the video will continue to air as the weekly radio address.

anyway, the video will probably turn out to be just as boring as the usual radio address, but at least you can watch it whenever you're in the mood for that kind of thing. and with a web video, there's actually a chance that the audience will be more than people like the press corps who are watching because it's their job. (not me though. i'll probably only bother with the ones that cause a kerfuffle)