Quick Hit Josh Kalven Wednesday June 23rd, 2010, 9:50am

What Is Tribune Co. Thinking?

Phil Rosenthal reported this week that the Tribune Company is filming pilot episodes of a Jerry Springer-like TV show hosted by Cincinatti radio host Bill Cunningham (titled "Big Willie").  If it gets the green light, the program will air on WGN across the country.  Meanwhile, WGN Radio recently courted Cunningham, who almost moved his show to the Chicago market. 

By the way, this is the same Bill Cunningham who has verbally abused the poor and homeless (even advocating the caning of the latter).  He has also accused "most black people" of being racist and alleged that Barack Obama "wants to gas the Jews."

Keep it classy, Tribune.


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