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All the Perl that's Practical to Extract and Report

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  • I suspect it's a tradition that started with Edward R. Murrow. He used to start his UK broadcasts with "This ... is London". Since then, others have picked up on it. Whenever I catch CNN, I hear James Earl Jones saying "This ... is CNN".

    So I guess it might be an today's journalists secretly saying "I wish I was real journalist, like Murrow".

  • I figured that the pause was similar to a broken cadence in music. You expect a chord to resolve, but it doesn't, so it holds your attention.