Friday, March 22, 2002

Media Geezer Alert

The dreadful Louis Rukeyser, host of the truly dreadful PBS television program "Wall $treet Week," has been canned by his "partner," Maryland Public Television. Praise the Lord. Mr. Rukeyser, 69, said he was astonished by the news. "I was unaware of this until Wednesday," he said in a statement, adding : "most people who have heard that Maryland Public Television is going to try to do "Wall $treet Week with Louis Rukeyser' without Louis Rukeyser think it must be somebody's idea of a bad April Fool's joke."

No they don't. They think: it's about time. Here's the thing, Lou. You're 70 years old. Your show is a complete embarrassment. You're on your way to becoming a complete embarrassment. Just go. Get out. Retire. It's over. You're over. Go.