Culture shock: TV Guide changing format
A prototype of the new TV Guide format, left, is seen alongside the current issue. The Clay Aiken issue actually has two different covers, this one and a head shot. I cannot decide which one is more screamingly queer, but the headlines on both Clay covers are hysterical (this one has the phallic mic to boot). (AP Photo/Mark Lennihan)
TV Guide Relaunching As Larger Magazine. This will be the end of an era, though this move is not surprising, given the saturation of cable in the country, which as on-air guides, and the internet, which has online listings. There’s no need for a hard copy of program schedules anymore. Research by TV Guide indicated people wanted to see fewer listings and more stories about TV shows and stars.
Well, isn’t that what InTouch and USWeekly are for?