Roxanne…

1) Start hour and half hour with big news story.  Set up facts, and then either Davis should jump in after it’s established or you invite him in.

2) BEFORE you start the show, in prep, ask yourselves “what’s the thing about this?”  Get to your opinions, what we really need to know about this story.  This gives you an endpoint so you are going somewhere once you start on air.

3) BEFORE you start, try hard to find a unique angle.  Don’t do the same talking points, and don’t get into the weeds on politics.

4) Keep Davis focused on the topic.

Davis…

1) Look at every topic as an example of something you have been believing and/or saying forever, or an example of how absurd things get when they don’t go the way you see them.

2) Your experience, insight, and analogies are the best stuff you bring.  BEFORE starting the show think through what you can add from your own experience.

Outside Examples…

1) Robbins & Markley, Peoria, on starting a topic where one sets up, the other waits, and then jumps in.  Note how focused they are on the topic start right out of the music…

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2) Robbins and Markley, Peoria, telling a story and staying focused…

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3) Dana Loesch, well thought out take on a topic where everyone else is going a different direction…

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4) And another Dana opinion, well thought out, on free speech (and agreeing with Bill Maher)…

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