I have to say, I was really bummed to hear Luke's announcement this morning that he's leaving the show next month. While I totally understand the need to be closer to his kid, the more selfish part of me is like "Wait, I finally get a morning show I really really like and now it's changing? I had a hard enough time when they switched the top of the hour music out!" Now I know what people must have been like when Katie left the Today show.
In all seriousness, I think Luke's sensibility is the key to the BPP, and I hope that whoever replaces him is on a similar wavelength. NPR has a nasty habit of introducing New! Different! shows that they then focus-group into bland mediocrity. (Seriously, aren't Day To Day and Here and Now basically exactly the same show?) I really hope that this isn't the fate that befalls the BPP.
Sent by Stewart | 10:34 AM | 11-13-2007
When I was in Delhi last year, I saw monkeys everywhere -- scampering across power lines like squirrels bounding down branches here. The only way I was able to escape it was by dangling a baby arm to its side!