ABC is indeed the leader in the trend whereby reporters shuck off the role of journalist and turn themselves into the central character of their own reality TV show. Just this week we have seen Bob Woodruff the hardhat ironworker, Alex Marquart the liontamer, Linzie Janis the daredevil foodtaster -- and now Janis again, as the selfie snapshotter, in her story on the twentysomethings Bob Murphy and Evan Spiegel, onetime Stanford University fraternity brothers, who turned down Facebook's billions.
NBC is not immune. Check out Tom Costello as the windtunnel guinea pig and now Keir Simmons as the treadmilling Antarctic racer, the kind of adventurer that makes the Queen of England giggle.
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