Monday, February 2, 2009

What did you think? Power Play with Tom Clark

A lot of new segments, not enough of the dirt.

Political gossip was what made Mike Duffy popular, and the new Power Play, with Tom Clark, is long on education and short on the dirt. Noble in its efforts, but the path to bad ratings is lined with good intentions.

Overall a creative effort, and very watchable. Good educational intent, but short on the background details hard-core viewers are looking for.

update: It seems official: Craig Oliver's over-the-top attack on the Prime Minister has distracted much of the attention away from the admirable effort put forward by new Power Play anchor, Tom Clark.

Several times in the lead up to the Oliver segment, Clark said we'd see, "Craig Oliver like you've never seen him before." Let's hope we never see that side of Craig Oliver again.