Opinion: Cursing anchor shows trouble with local news

04/25/2013 | Tampa Bay Times (St. Petersburg, Fla.)

After being fired for swearing on air, former Bismarck, N.D., TV anchor A.J. Clemente is making the media rounds, visiting NBC's "Today" and CBS' "Late Show with David Letterman." Media critic Eric Deggans writes that the gaffe, while making Clemente famous enough that he'll likely land another job, also underscores how some smaller markets struggle to produce a top-notch news program.

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