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January 25, 2004

NEW DENNIS MILLER SHOW - A FARCE

Believe me when I say, this dosn't come out of partisanship, but
just read the description of the planned CNBC show:
He's been having fun putting the show together, posing with a chain saw in promos and promising to obliterate the line between news and entertainment. He's bought a bunch of Bill O'Reilly paraphernalia and promises to give it away to viewers.

The show will feature interviews, a rant on a selected topic, a "Weekend Update"-like comic newscast and a pundit panel he calls "The Varsity."

And a monkey.

You read that right. Miller wanted a simian presence, believing a monkey occasionally scampering across the studio floor will keep both guests and viewers on their toes, he said. While his background makes laughs inevitable, he's not making a comedy show. It's not "The Daily Show."

"I don't want it to be a screaming shriekfest," he said.


John McEnroe will follow the Miller show. NBC /MSNBC hasn't been known for its success in talk shows lately (Johnny Carson being the exception). Perhaps you now understand why.