Tropical Hurricane wrote:
The name of the game is money. It's quite simple. There are many people who attract audiences and are not even meteorologists. As I had mentioned earlier, it doesn't matter why people watch, but that they do watch. Simple math, no calculus involved.
Al Roker is a perfect example. He is the nations "image" for a weatherman and he is just that.... a weatherman not a meteorologist. You would think he might take some night classes or something to finally become one but guess he doesn't need it. Has his own books and now TV show.
Look where Al Roker is....at the top of the field making big bucks and not even a meteorologist. How many other professions could you have a person imposing as a professional? It reminds me of the Holiday Inn Express commercials.... I'm not a doctor but I stayed in a Holiday Inn Express last night.
How would you like to go to the dentist and find out that the "dentist" actually was a person that has a degree in botany an took a couple of courses on dentistry? Only in weather does this stuff happen.