Thursday, April 20, 2006

Another reason The Hour is the best hour of news on TV

George Stroumboulopoulos looks at the world from a completely different perspective than anyone else in the media, at least that I've seen. Its not that he is without perspective or agenda ... in fact, he seems to have a strong agenda. Its that his agenda seems completely different than anyone else, not just in quantity, but in the actual KIND of things he advocates.

tonight's lead story was a perfect example. Toronto mounted an effort to census the homeless population in the city, and George led off the show with a report on last nights efforts. But he chose to do by actually finding and interviewing an "urban camper," a guy named Dave. Fascinating bit of journalism, and Dave provided a perspective that, ironically, has always been missing from the homeless debate ... the perspective of the homeless themselves, lol.

Thats just one example ... the reason its an excellent show is that it looks at issues from a perspective that no one else has, or does, or even cares to a lot of times. He's definitely worth a watch ...


At 11:33 a.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

I haven't seen that edition of HOUR, but I agree that George is innovative and extraordinary in some ways. Although he is blunt and outspoken sometimes, that helps look at some issues from the different perspective.

At 3:08 p.m., Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like I said in another comment, give the guy or woman a few bucks for a beer. Certainly, he/she will share with cronies.

Personally, I have no objection to sharing the streets of my hometown with homeless people. I prefer them over rapists in my alley at night, as I take out the trash. My apartment manager takes a different view, however.

In America, we are building the next generation of homeless people by sending our children off to war. Ah. But, that's different subject altogether.



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