Radio-Canada Axes News Show, Sees Ratings Spike

Quebec’s “Radio-Canada this week ended one of the longest traditions in network television by replacing its suppertime newscast with a light-hearted talk show hosted by a popular blond starlet and Chatty Cathy of Quebec’s celebrity circuit. On the one hand, who can blame the network? Radio-Canada’s news broadcasts had been getting hammered for years by the private competition. Replacing the news with Véro, the variety hour hosted by Véronique Cloutier, appears to have been a brilliant move. In its first week, Véro drew almost twice as many viewers…”