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ANCHOR. A measure containing ten gallons. Lex, Mereatoria.

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And that means the local TV news formula of using star anchors to attract viewers may be headed for the ash heap.
But Fox was slower to deal with Bill O'Reilly, its star anchor.
His star anchor, Megyn Kelly, was about to launch a series of news specials that executives believed might propel her to the same heights enjoyed by Barbara Walters.
"Why is Peter hugging me?" the star anchor of Fox News recalls thinking.
It was, in fact, the beginning of the epoch of the star anchor, a reign that is, ironically, coming into question only today, as CBS rethinks its primetime newscast and vows to move away from the "god-like" anchor format.
By luring star anchor Krisztina Toth, MTV's news ratings are up.