November 11, 1998 |
Curtain call. Stagy news has a long tradition in Los Angeles, most notably on KABC-TV, which for years opened its pulsating "Eyewitness News" by having its weather guy, sports guy and other supporting actors stride onto the set with apparent great purpose and briefly appear beside the co-anchors, as if posing for a family portrait. At the first commercial break, zip--they vanished. Just what this goofy choreography was meant to achieve was never quite clear.