Hosted by Faith Salie, CBS Sunday Morning contributor and star of Planet Green's Treehugger TV, News Distillery panelists include MTV and Comedy Central writer-producer Gideon Evans, McSweeney's advice columnist and web show host Alison Rosen, New York Times "The Ethicist" columnist Randy Cohen, and comedians Brian Donovan (NBC, VH1), Dean Obeidallah (The View, Comedy Central's Axis of Evil) and Chuck Nice (The Today Show, TruTV), who face off in a no-holds barred competition to be the funniest, fastest, best-informed, and possibly prettiest news junkie in New York.
Plus there's air conditioning (free) and beer (nominal charge).
Wouldn't it be nice if someone explained to us in simple, engaging language terms that the news folks take for granted?
Could a quiz format be a way to keep TV viewers interested in current (and old) news stories?
I'm always interested in finding fun new ways to comment on the week's news. Here's an off-off-off Broadway tryout of one such concept: