Don't touch that dial!

An overdose of CNN leads to a semipsychotic breakdown.

By Salon Staff

Published October 17, 2001 8:00AM (EDT)

Steeped in the rough-and-tumble spoken-word movement, boiled in punk rock, roasted in alcohol, pressure-cooked in American literature and turned like a newel post on the lathe of American journalism, Cary Tennis brings his passionate oratory to Salon every Wednesday.

This week, having watched a little too much TV over the past few weeks, he finds even the tiniest domestic trifles have been blown up, in the stentorian language of television news, into dramas of global impact worthy of 24-hour coverage.

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