Saw this in this year’s Primetime Emmy Awards presentation and found it truely 一针见血 (sorry Pete, can’t find the English equivalent word/phrase off hand). Direct quote from Lewis Black:
Your job is to tell stories, it’s not to tell us in the middle of the story what show is coming on next or which one is premiering two weeks from now! What do you want me to do, stop and get a pencil and write it down? Do you want me to stop watching and prepare myself for the next show?
Presentation Zen provides quite a good discussion about the topic of too much clutter on the screen.
See Lewis Black attacking the running ticker tape in the middle of a show in an earlier post.