Friday, April 09, 2010

The 117 Words We Cannot Say on TV

Hilarious video put together by WPIX's new anchor Larry Mendte (he was in the news recently). Mendte uses the 117 words and phrases boss Randy Michaels forbid Tribune stations from using on the air. Watch KIAH 39 and KDAF 33 and make sure staffers don't break the rules. (Thanks Ed)

1 comment:

  1. It's a news writing game of hot potato. Or, for adult viewers, a whole new drinking game.

    Of course, some of us producers have used many or some of those words and phrases on the banned list. I guess this is Tribune's way of bringing some innovation and promoting "outside the box" writing in the newscasts.