October 28, 2003
BLOGGERS ON TV: Virginia Postrel will be on MSNBC at 6 p.m. Eastern today.
Is it officially a phenomenon yet?
UPDATE: I didn’t see Virginia. They did have Terry Gross of Fresh Air, who looked nothing like I imagined and — even more weirdly — sounded nothing like she sounds on the air. The difference between the tiny lapel mike they use for TV and the big honking broadcast-condenser mike they use for radio, I guess. It’s all in the proximity effect.
Advice to Terry: Guard that microphone with your life!
ANOTHER UPDATE: Virginia reports that the segment didn’t air, and she doesn’t know why.