Does anyone remember when the live-read mini-commercials started in earnest? I think it was at the beginning of this new contract. These, combined with the 2/3 day work week, are the biggest reason that paying subscribers should be freaking furious at Howard. They completely destroy whatever weak flow might have built up, and they are just jammed in there, sometimes literally mid-sentence during a conversation. It's blatant, it's shameless, and it's bloody awful. He's already rushing through to make his new strict 10 AM cutoff, Robin is reading the news clips her staff put on the paper in front of her with zero background knowledge, and he makes occasional jabs at the news subject, all while ramming the live reads in. Oh my dog it's terrible. Ironically though, it's still during the news that he sometimes comes up with the best rants or ad libbing of the day, so I STILL listen. But if I were a paying subscriber I'd cancel over this crap.