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No, but we are all in nursing homes watching Jim Gardner.

 

Huh? What sonny?!


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I hope Taff doesn't replace Rob. I'm sorry, but Taff is so robotic. He speaks in this monotone voice and has no flow to his delivery. Ugh.


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Rob's in for Jim tonight on the 4th of July.


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I hope Taff doesn't replace Rob. I'm sorry, but Taff is so robotic. He speaks in this monotone voice and has no flow to his delivery. Ugh.

 

 

He does come off as FAKE which is why I don't like him.    he looks like someone playing the role of anchorman in the movies


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Rob's in for Jim tonight on the 4th of July.

 

 

I don't think Jim works on holidays which is why he was back on friday


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I can picture Eva Pilgrim or maybe even Nydia Han moving in as Rob's replacement on the weekends.
Eva has filled in as a co-anchor a few weeks ago.  She did a decent job I thought

When Jim retires ---and the thought of that depresses me. I really do believe Brian Taff will be the new "face" of 6 & 11pm news. He quickly went from reporter on the streets, the new 4pm format last year, 10pm on PHL. I just have a feeling they are getting him ready for the big news time slots. I'm not thrilled with it. It was already said - he sounds TOO polished, like a robot.

The banter between him, Shirleen Alicott &  Alicia Vitarelli during the 4pm news can be painful to watch sometimes.


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I can picture Eva Pilgrim or maybe even Nydia Han moving in as Rob's replacement on the weekends.
Eva has filled in as a co-anchor a few weeks ago.  She did a decent job I thought

When Jim retires ---and the thought of that depresses me. I really do believe Brian Taff will be the new "face" of 6 & 11pm news. He quickly went from reporter on the streets, the new 4pm format last year, 10pm on PHL. I just have a feeling they are getting him ready for the big news time slots. I'm not thrilled with it. It was already said - he sounds TOO polished, like a robot.

The banter between him, Shirleen Alicott &  Alicia Vitarelli during the 4pm news can be painful to watch sometimes.

 

I believe it will be Rick Williams or Rick Williams & Monica Malpass who will succeed Jim.


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I believe it will be Rick Williams or Rick Williams & Monica Malpass who will succeed Jim.

I agree.


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Jim Gardner wrote on Facebook that tonight is Rob's last newscast.

https://www.facebook...152040378944918


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From Laura Nachman: Action News at 4, 5, & 6 tomorrow will be an on-air send off for Rob Jennings. A 6ABC press release touts that the 6pm news will end with a special moment: Rob Jennings will share the news desk with Jim Gardner for the first and only time in their 36 years at Action News.

 

http://lauranachman....o-rob-jennings/


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A 6ABC press release touts that the 6pm news will end with a special moment: Rob Jennings will share the news desk with Jim Gardner for the first and only time in their 36 years at Action News.

 

WARNING: There is a very good chance of minds being blown.


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Mind blown.

Here is the video: http://abclocal.go.c...ideo?id=9186648

Just the video still before you play is enough for me.


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For the time being it's Walter Perez weekend evenings and Eva Pilgrim on weekend mornings with Nydia Han joining her on Sundays I assume.


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The video doesn't show it but they ran a full MCTYW close. No B-roll footage, just an overhead shot of Rob, Jim, and family celebrating. Very, very appropriate.

And yes, it was a fitting tribute to one of the great anchors of this market. His ACEL will be sorely missed. Take care, Rob.
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Here's the vid in full.

 

Video courtesy of ThatGuyInPhilly from YT.

 

All of this is summed up into one word. EPIC!!!


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Here's the vid in full.

 

Video courtesy of ThatGuyInPhilly from YT.

 

All of this is summed up into one word. EPIC!!!

 

That was great! A well-deserved farewell to an anchor just as great and credible as Jim and Larry Kane! And to think 36 years and they have never been in the same anchor desk at the same time?... Also, to think... if this was how they sent Rob off to retirement... one has to wonder how they will send Jim Gardner off when he decides to end a legendary career at Action News.


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Wasn't Eva Pilgrim hired as "weekend anchor", capacity-unknown?


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The banter between him, Shirleen Alicott &  Alicia Vitarelli during the 4pm news can be painful to watch sometimes.

 

Correction: ALWAYS painful to watch.  I cannot watch the Action News at 4, it just seems so contrived.  I agree with the above posters about Brian Taff being robotic.  I also think that Shirleen Allicot is quite awkward.  It seems like she's nervous when she's on air and her segue ways are, well, let's just say she's not the next Rick Williams.  Watch the way she grips that pen when she's on air...she's nervous. 

 

Since I'm watching Eva Pilgrim on air as we speak, do we think she will be the permanent replacement?  I think Chris Sowers will be quite upset that he will no longer be playing morning sidekick to Walter Perez.


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I have a feeling Eva Pilgrim will be the weekend anchor because once she left Indianapolis, they said she would be an anchor/reporter at WPVI and that was about a year ago. I got the felling when Jim Gardner leaves they are going to either move Rick and Monica to do the 5 and 11 and have Shirleen and Brian do the 6 or just have a solo anchor at 6. 


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