What’s working…

Tony’s point of view when he speaks alone and is focused and prepped. He makes great points!

Great pace and rhythm throughout the hour.  The show rarely slows down or gets bogged down.

The show and Tony himself are much more entertaining now that he is more comfortable in the role

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What’s Not Working…

You can really hear the difference between we’ll prepared and I’ll prepared topics (two examples below)

There is still too much Paige and sometimes she sounds like a co host.

Sometimes Tony starts a segment or worse a Paige conversation mid-thought (the first example below)

 

Recommendations…

1) Unless there has been a programming decision otherwise, I recommend that Tony do as many segments as possible alone or with a minimal amount of Paige.  He is better and clearer and more insightful alone.

2) He has to prep every topic.  On some topics (usually political ones) he can get a little too deep in the weeds for a morning information show  It is very clear that the more he preps, the more concise and usually more insifhtful he is.

 

Audio Examples…

Way too much Paige…

Katz 01 NFL Sun Games

Katz 03 Kanye West

 

Tony with great unique insight…

Katz 02 NFL Culture of Violence

 

Too deep in the weeds before I’ve had my coffee…

Katz 04 Citizens United

And once he has thought the same topic theough a little more…

Katz 05 Bottom LIne on Citizens United