Where Have All the Hair Stylists Gone?
Everyone knows the format of LA's local newscasts: Lead with a killing, throw in a car chase, then the weather, sports and end on some puff piece about a kid or a cat. That's pretty much why we don't watch. But channel surfing late on Sunday night, something caught our attention on NBC4. And we watched because it was slightly disturbing, yet mesmerizing: Furnell Chatman's hair.
Now despite a slighty robotic persona, Chatman has a decent anchor voice that we don't mind so much. A reporter for more than 30 years, he has the creds for the job as NBC4's weekend anchor. He's covered major LA events: Olympics, earthquakes, fires and high-profile trials -- even snagged the first on-camera interview with O.J. after his trial.
But now let's get back to that hair. On Sunday night, it was a sight to behold -- dyed extremely dark, it looked shellacked and then Jello-molded into the shape of a helmet. It never moved. Ever. Hypnotic.