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No more Mr. News Guy -- L.A. anchor Kent Shocknek signs off
No more Mr. News Guy -- L.A. anchor Kent Shocknek signs off

Notice something missing from your TV news this week? It's Kent Shocknek, who spoke to The Times two days before signing off Friday, after 31 years in the anchor chair on two stations, KNBC and KCBS/KCAL. He so fits the role, he got anchor cameos in the movies. His tenure, one of the longest of any L.A. anchor, spanned immense changes in the news, from a local early-morning show he pioneered to the age of online video. Although viewers will miss him, here's something the man himself won't miss: his watch alarm sounding 11 times a day to summon him to a broadcast. What's the argument for TV news — appointment news — when there's the Internet? TV news...

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