The Local News Plays Matchmaker

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Analysis:

Viewers should ask themselves what news value this story has. The story is trivial and it is from Omaha, well outside the viewing area of WXMI 17. It has no relevance to West Michigan.

Story:

WZZM 13 News reader – A Nebraska man doesn’t want to be lonely anymore, so he is advertising for a wife everywhere he can. No he goes by just his first name Harold. He is a truck driver and he says he doesn’t meet many women. On days when he is not driving he stands on an Omaha street corner with a sign for his website – will work for a wife.org. He also printed up business cards in order to billboard to help meet his mate.

Truck driver – Well I’d love to be married by Christmas if you want the truth on it, but I don’t know that that will happen.

Guy driving by – I got a former sister-in-law he might be interested in.

WZZM 13 News reader – Harold expects his wife search could end up costing him about $10,000. If you want to know more about him go to the news links section of our website wzzm13.com. If he gets married it is going to cost him a lot more than $10,000.

Total Time – 54 seconds

Author: mediamouse

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