"Secrets of New York" is a fabulous concept and has the makings of a terrific show, and ALMOST is at times. But whoever came up with this program seems to think, for some inexplicable reason, that having the host provide a constant, over the top fashion show will somehow enhance the subject matter. For the life of me I cannot find a correlation between the program's content and the elaborate outfits the host wears; if anything, they are a major distraction. Actually, it seems to be the intent of the show to have the viewer's attention drawn to her get-ups, with the subject matter providing an accompaniment. Is this an attempt to make the show more hip and/or more appealing to younger viewers? What other reason could there be? I do not fault the host, but the Director, since ultimately it is his/her tastes and values that prevail. But if someone could explain the rationale for this, I'd be all ears!