St. Peterburgh Times on Carnegie Hall show
brianinatlanta2001 at yahoo.com
Thu May 20 06:17:22 CDT 2004
CBS stays the course
And manages to get in a few barbs about the
competition as the network builds on its already
formidable schedule with just five new shows.
By ERIC DEGGANS, Times TV/Media Critic
Published May 20, 2004
NEW YORK - Even before the David Letterman joke
comparing Apprentice star Donald Trump to a monkey and
the three-song set by the Who, it was obvious CBS was
on a roll...
...Still, Moonves is an old school TV executive:
brashly confident and capable of engaging surprises -
as evidenced by the unexpected closing performance by
the Who, which roared through three of their classic
songs used on CSI: Won't Get Fooled Again, Who Are You
and Teenage Wasteland.
As stars Pete Townshend and Roger Daltrey took their
final bows it was obvious: This is a network that
knows how entertain. And after three days of slogging
through off-balance presentations on dubious new
series lineups, it's also obvious that kind of talent
is in surprisingly short supply around Hollywood these
-Brian in Atlanta
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