Death and Newspapers

A Michigan television station has begun running local obituaries. About $100 gets your Aunt Tilley's mug on the tube and on the station's website as well. Apparently, the passing of 3 of the 4 daily newspapers in the viewing area prompted requests from grieving widows. We continue to believe that local television stations should and will dump their network relationships and serve the local community with news, information, syndicated programming, and lots more locally produced content (although we didn't see the obits coming). Watch for the Detroit garage sale hour coming your way soon (interpret that any way you'd like).

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