ABC News goes live

Starting January 3, the West Coast will get a live version of World News Tonight with newly named co-anchors Elizabeth Vargas and Bob Woodruff. The news on CBS and NBC is still taped for Los Angeles audiences. ABC will also increase its online presence and the new anchors will contribute to a blog.

Also on TV:
Wonkette is dinging last night's "The West Wing" on reality grounds for having the Los Angeles mayor and LAPD involved with a family from Inglewood, posting a complaint that "It's like Bloomberg going to settle race riots in Newark. So annoying." Actually, no. The episode was about a Latino LAPD cop shooting a black youngster. The kid's family lived in Inglewood, but the incident (apparently) happened in adjacent Los Angeles and that's where any community anger would likely flare up. Plus, politicians seeking camera time know no boundaries. Hokey, yes, but no factual gaffe.

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