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ABC News gets 'Happy'. . . but should it?

Diane Sawyer: The ABC evening news anchor, who

Diane Sawyer: The ABC evening news anchor, who has called Palisades home, broke new ground as the first female correspondent on CBS's award-winning news magazine, "60 Minutes." Sawyer has won numerous awards for her broadcast journalism work, including three Emmys. (Credit: AP)

Setting aside for the moment the advisability of having the anchor of one of television's most important news programs — and also the flagship for an entire division — dance to Pharell Williams' "Happy" (especially on a day when the wreckage of Flight 370 may have been found)...this promotion released this morning by "GMA" is actually pretty good. And uplifting. And fun.

 But back to my question... TV has long enlisted news talent in these sorts of things, particularly on the local front, so there's nothing necessarily unusual here. But ask yourself: Would Peter Jennings, Tom Brokaw or Dan Rather dance to "Happy?"

 OK, not to be too surly — I do love Diane Sawyer, after all — but here it is. Again, it's nice. Just bad timing and not the best use of Diane Sawyer's talents. 

  

Tags: Happy , Pharrell Williams , Diane Sawyer , . Diane Sawyer , Barbara Walters , David Muir , Elizabeth Vargas , and Dan Harris.

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