Earlier this week, we got a tip via The Ogle Mole Network that former News 9 reporter Steve Shaw is back on TV as a reporter for… OETA.
Yep, that’s right. Steve Shaw – the grizzled TV vet who reports his news tough and raw like a trucker eating a cheap steak – is now working for the Oklahoma Educational Television Authority.
Although that fit may seem as natural as Linda Cavanaugh working as a ringside announcer for Mid-South Wrestling, it looks like he’s doing a good job. Check out this report he filed a few days ago about a new Tulsa highway construction project for the Oklahoma News Report:
That’s awesome! Although it’s a bit different to hear Steve talk to civil engineers as opposed to lecturing Colton Chronic in high floodwaters, it is nice to see him back on TV.
That being said, instead of sending Steve out to cover road construction, I have a better idea for the people in charge of our state’s public television – make him the new host of the OETA Movie Club!
Seriously, no offense to the current host whose name I don’t even know, but Steve Shaw would do an incredible job. Sure, he’d probably trade out the patented tub of fresh buttered popcorn for a six-pack and cheap Dominos pizza, but the movie quality would improve immensely:
“Hey folks, we’ll get back to Lethal Weapon III in a bit, but let’s go ahead and take a look at some of our viewer mail. The first letter comes from our viewer Edith in Okeene. She had a comment about last week’s film, Emmanuelle in Space. She asks…”
Seriously, who wouldn’t watch that? During the annual OETA Fundraising Festival, he’d probably offer a bottle of Crown to anyone who donates over $200.
Anyway, we wish Steve Shaw the best of luck in his new gig. Stay with The Lost Ogle. We’ll keep you advised.