Why? why, oh why? And whose bright idea was this anyway? Our local NBC station has opted not to carry Martha Stewart’s new daytime show. They had a slot, at 11 a.m. weekdays, but they opted instead for…Tyra Banks’ Talkshow. Yes folks, you read that right. Just who every stay-at-home mom wants to see and can relate to, Tyra Banks. Yes, talking about boyfriends and clothes and fashion and modeling is just what every tired, weary housewife needs to feel good about herself. So while I wipe my kids noses and get ready for preschool, I can see the hot new designer is whose clothes cost more than my mortgage. Whose brilliant idea was this atrocity?
I actually called the station to ask who had rectal-cranial inversion, and the young, snotty guy who I spoke to told me that Martha does not fit with the image and demographic the station is aiming for. What? Who, exactly, is their target audience anyway? Where I live, trust me, is not a hot bed of fashion forward people. It’t the northwest for heaven’s sake, and while we are over our flannel thing, we are still not the cusp of haute-couture. And the morning spot? Who is home at 11 a.m. besides moms, the unemployed and people who work graveyard and are alseep anyway? The young, fashionable career girls are all at work, so what gives? No one at the local station would listen to me, (even though I was very polite)- evidentially, I don’t fit their demographic. Big ol’ raspberry to NBC.