Nerd alert: Dorky glasses sweep TV news [SLIDESHOW]

Betsi Fores The Daily Caller News Foundation
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Perhaps inspired by the popularity of the hit show “Mad Men” or maybe just by a resurgence of all things dapper, the thick, horn-rimmed nerd glasses once worn by TV anchors of the ’50s seem to be making a comeback.

The retro look has already turned half of Hollywood into Drew Carey clones, and now news anchors are adopting the trend.

NBC seems to have embraced this look more than others. A notable exception is White House Press Secretary Jay Carney, who used to work for ABC.

It’s not just limited to men. MSNBC host Rachel Maddow has been known to sport the thick-framed look. We can’t say if the frames are prescription or purely for vanity.