i am beginning to see the picture, from the programmer's point of view now, especially after george knapp's last show. in the week we are given the equivelent of commercial tv programming, lots of books to sell, lots of money changing hands, lots of backs being scrubbed, and the perfect guy for that - george noory. hes an ex news guy with an eye for the gory story and a sense of wonder for the most banal shit they can get away with, and this whole C"C family thing going on, like we are part of a big corporation. then at the weekend, when less people must be listening, they stick Ian on, who has marginally different views and the sort of guests and topics that would never make money in the week. and then on sunday, the graveyard shift, we get the real C"C, the original format, with GK who in his own words (and very much like AB) takes us on a journey (i like GK's intro spiel) with the most outrageous guests, the most twisted topics and the feeling that he gives a fuck about what he's discussing. he takes cues from the audience, he investigates stories (i mean can you imagine GN flagging down some MIB's and getting an interview? he just about manages to get gas in his SUV) and he has strong connections to the scene. i think we may have to face facts that C"C in the week is going to get worse and worse under GN, but we can only hope that GK and IP are able to steer it back the right amount to keep us happy at the weekend.