I was Reminded
The closing of Weekly World News instantly reminded me of the final episode of the brilliant Sports Night. For two episodes, Dana the Producer had been speaking with a charming man at her favorite watering hole. By the end of the second part, she realizes the man was wealthy and had just bought her show’s parent company.
Dana: You bought Continental Corp?
Trager: Turns out I picked up a few more shares of stock, yeah.
Dana: Why didn’t you tell me?
Trager: I just wrote a check for 18 billion dollars, Dana. My scouting says you don’t keep a secret so good.
Dana: I can change.
Trager: Yeah… well, we’re going to work on that.
Dana: We’re going to work on it?
Dana: You’re keeping the station?
Dana: (looking faint, hopeful) You’re keeping the show?
Trager: Yeah. It’s a good show, Dana. Anybody who can’t make money off Sports Night should get out of the money-making business.