Since Larry King's endgame on CNN, it's no longer considered a good idea for ratings' sake to (gasp!) do an entire segment on a topic/guest. So Piers Morgan had Deborah Norville on for about ten minutes tonight to answer questions about morning shows, Ann Curry and deal with the subtext of what it's like to follow a popular co-host and be unaccepted.
Here's a question Piers didn't ask Deborah:
You've hosted INSIDE EDITION--a tabloid show. Used to be that shows like INSIDE EDITION, HARD COPY and A CURRENT AFFAIR had a place in early-evening access--and actual news was still covered on morning and evening news shows. How do you feel about the TODAY show's continuing efforts to emulate and imitate INSIDE EDITION?