Channel 9 traveling down on slippery slope?

That’s the question Robert Feder is asking in today’s Chicago Sun-Times, where we writes about WGN-Channel 9’s planned move to air two-minute tourism features weekly between April and July on the station’s 9 p.m. newscast – sponsored by the Illinois Department of Tourism. According to the station’s news director, they will ask the Department of Tourism on advice on the segments and nothing more. He defended the deal, saying it won’t promote the Deptartment of Tourism.

Seeing that WGN is already airing useless segments on its 9 p.m. newscast involving CW shows, like Top Model auditions and an interview with a WWE Diva, I say that pretty much answers Feder’s question.