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  1. 7 points
    Yeah, the network that gave us Edward R. Murrow and Walter Cronkite is going to dissolve its news division entirely. Get real.
  2. 7 points
    Hey, let's not turn this into a game of "who carries Wheel and Jeopardy!"
  3. 7 points
    I certainly don't hope it blows up in their face, because I like the product that CBS produces: important news covered with trustworthy reporting. I want to see the underdog succeed as it competes against the eroding quality of the programs at NBC and ABC. It was fun to watch Gayle, Norah, and Charlie knowing that they put together a good show that was gaining steam. I do hope these shows succeed in their new formats. As for those saying Jeff is good at what he does -- that may be true. He may be a great journalist. Unfortunately in TV, that's only part of the job. A solo anchor needs to be able to connect with viewers in a transcendent way. Most people aren't able to do that. Hopefully Norah is. Susan is obviously betting on it.
  4. 7 points
    I absolutely loved Scott Pelley on CBS Evening News. I thought he was a good face of the news network. I think he had the right demeanor you had to have for a job like his. I mean, he's not Jennings/Brokaw/Rather/Trout, etc, but he is a damn good reporter and newsman. 60 Minutes fits him well and so did the CBSEN
  5. 6 points
  6. 6 points
    They should just leave Cuomo in the empty old space. He could still do his show there, it just wouldn’t have to be on TV anymore.
  7. 6 points
    PLEASE learn to use commas and periods.
  8. 5 points
    Something something modern workplace...something something millennials...something something avocado toast.
  9. 5 points
    Everything sucks. Can we all agree on that?
  10. 5 points
    It'll probably fall on whatever person is closest to the CBSN desk at the time.
  11. 5 points
    NBC Nightly News during the John Chancellor/David Brinkley was split between 30 Rock and Washington DC. Brinkley was in DC. With regard to CBS moving the Evening News, I like it. Yes, NYC is the largest city and #1 DMA in the country. At the same time, DC is where all the action is relative to politics. We all know how politics is truly feeding the news machine at the moment. I would like to know a few things....will they be using the Face the Nation set for CBSEN? Also, what kind of breaking news contingency plans will CBS have back in New York when big stories break? I know CBS got their ass handed to them a few years ago on a Friday night when Muhammad Ali passed away. They had to break-in from the Los Angeles network newsroom, which is shared with KCBS/KCAL. I believe Paul Magers did that special report.
  12. 5 points
    Page Six has been good with their CBS scoops lately so I think this is likely. My guess is that they have one source, though, and that source really doesn't like Norah for whatever reason. (Perhaps Norah IS bad. Perhaps the source is jealous of her success.) Also, how is Gayle pushing Norah out if CBS was already trying to get Norah to replace Jeff? This is a lot of changes, though. Kind of daring. But it's probably necessary. I do feel bad for Jeff... One day you're getting a big promotion and becoming the face of the network, the next you're being blamed for not being able to fix decades of struggles. But he was not the right pick. (I wish they'd bring Scott Pelley back... He might have been awkward but his writing was good and he had the trust.) I didn't think John Dickerson was good for mornings... Too bad he can't go back to Face The Nation.
  13. 5 points
    Graham's CEO seems to be a very knowledgeable and hands-on leader. May be why the group is so successful.
  14. 5 points
    You know, whether it's in-house or designed by Linear Drift or any other firm, I believe that WTVQ has some of the best graphics they've had in a while.
  15. 5 points
    Death, destruction, world-changing politics... all given to you with smiles and a funky beat. Next on HashtagHTownRush. (Whatever that means.) Less news. More Time.
  16. 5 points
    Meanwhile, in this weird, alternate universe, WGN Morning News was a calm, sophisticated hour of serious news. And still, no one watched WBBM.
  17. 5 points
    The Tribune hub puts out pretty decent packages. The problem is their stations still have their own local art departments who can either opt to not use the hub (i.e. WITI's shitty knockoff of KTLA's old package) or completely decimate a Hub package, like we see here.
  18. 5 points
    They may have the most ACCURATE forecast, but not with spelling! (See top of banner. Irony!)
  19. 4 points
    The sales staff visits the newsroom:
  20. 4 points
    NPR's Morning Edition has a new theme. It's definitely a new sound, though it does have a taste of the outgoing theme. The new work was created by Man Made Music (a.k.a. Joel Beckerman). NPR is saying that the previous theme was in use for more than 40 years, which isn't exactly true. The theme does date back to the 70s when the program began, but it was revamped in 2005 not long after Bob Edwards left. 2005: The original: The change has been very controversial in the public radio world, especially among fans. Personally, I like the new sound. I always thought the 2005 update sounded really tacky.
  21. 4 points
    You mean like the Harvey Weinstein trial? Or how about the Supreme Court's antitrust suit agains Apple? Hell. I've been following a pretty small lawsuit with an online presence that nevertheless makes me want to look in for myself should it actually go to court. If you ask me, Court TV couldn't have come back at a better time.
  22. 4 points
    "You're free, news director. Go on now. Get."
  23. 4 points
    Some of ya'll are like Scott Jones and literally overreact to inconsequential stuff. Case in point:
  24. 4 points
    I must be one of the only people that actually enjoys C Clarity. It's different and that's what I like about it. Strive is good too, Inergy isn't bad, but Sinclair's theme just sounds like generic production music.
  25. 4 points
  26. 4 points
    EatNews has one rule on new tech... Only invest in new tech if it's already been adopted by the military...or porn industry.
  27. 4 points
    My mistake on the timing, but they delay the Central feed. Station employees have told me of the complexity they have in covering over the East/Central-specific spots and promos that air. In essence, they are producing their own west-coast feed an hour early. My guess is this is a holdover from when the "tape delay" was actually tape. It gives them more room to recover from errors, and they could always tape the Mountain feed if something happened to the Central recording. Start recording primetime at 5PM, an hour out you need to switch tapes, rewind first tape, put it on standby, at 7PM start airing the first tape, standby second tape, roll on third tape... and so on! The fact this survived the recent Master Control hubbing is further evidence that CBS doesn't care that much. I'm sure it made the hub setup more difficult than it needed to be.
  28. 4 points
    The show has become embarrassingly bad and they’re no longer even trying to fake that any aspect of the program is newsy. What I find so aggravating is that these shows are wondering how to stop the bleeding and return to the viewership of their old days. They’ve tried everything but returning to the appropriate mix of news, lifestyle and entertainment that made them what they were.
  29. 4 points
    I am rather sick of CBS playing games with the lineups. That said, 60 Minutes gaining Dickerson will be great to help with what has been an up and down lineup recently. If they do put O'Donnell in Glor's place, hopefully Glor could join them. As for the pop-news, I agree with you. GMA has gotten way too festivally for me and hard to watch. The adding of Strahan didn't help my opinion of that.
  30. 4 points
    If they move Norah to the evenings then she’ll simply be moved once again in another 2 years or less. If Katie acoustic, Scott Kelly and Jeff Glor weren’t the answers I don’t see how Norah presumed to be.
  31. 4 points
    It looks very nice. The new logo reminds me of the old green/yellow logo.
  32. 4 points
  33. 4 points
    Nice to see that the particular shade of blue from the classic Windows Blue Screen O' Death lives on.
  34. 4 points
    Why? So they couldn’t hear Chapin yell the last names of the anchors? Here’s a KENS intro from 1979: And a WTVR open from the same channel:
  35. 4 points
    Here's the brand new Pulso designed set for WXTV Noticias Univision 41. This is possibly the first Univision O&O to receive a brand new set after the logo redesign. Like the many other Univision stations with the Pulso-designed set, this set features a big video wall. A unique feature of this set is the anchor desk, It's right at the center, plus it's standee only. This set just feels bigger than it should. My opinion: It's amazing! Easily my favorite out of all the Pulso designed Univision O&O sets. More info here: https://www.newscaststudio.com/2019/04/24/wxtv-univision-41-new-set/ UPDATE: WXTV also has a new graphics package as well and should be seeing the new look rolling out for Univision O&O stations in the future.
  36. 4 points
    Nexstar will fix this.
  37. 4 points
    While WLS preferred a straightforward, just-the-facts approach to its morning news in the early 1990s, WMAQ responded with a more wacky, informal newscast titled First Thing in the Morning, featuring the antics of Bob Sirott, a former WLS-AM disc jockey:
  38. 4 points
    If they don't give the main anchor job to Tracye Hutchins after years and years of being passed over, then that station is f**ked in the head.
  39. 4 points
    They got new graphics as well, only weather and sports still has the old graphics. (Pictures ahead.)
  40. 4 points
    99% of sets with brick were ordered with the directive to "make it look like a downtown loft apartment". The other 1% are sports sets that are supposed to look like a baseball stadium. Looking around online, Denver does seem to have a lot of downtown loft apartments with red brick that looks like the fake red brick that's on the set. Coors Field is also a red brick structure, and has trussing similar to that on the set. Very similar paint job too... You can somewhat mess up brick on a set when you ignore particular type of regional brick, like Milwaukee's cream city brick. That said, WITI's WakeUp set uses fake red brick and constantly gets the highest ratings in the market for AM news. I guess nobody really cares about the fake brick on their set. Huh!
  41. 4 points
    Yeah - this set's perfectly fine. The criticism is baseless and childish.
  42. 4 points
    Oh that reminds me of our old Admiral 19inch Color TV that needed about 3 minutes for the tubes to warm up, and come to life. Ohhh....The Glow....
  43. 4 points
    More like hundreds of thousands.
  44. 3 points
    I like it. It has the elements of the original theme, and builds them up through each segment. Ending in essentially the essence of original theme at the end. I haven’t heard enough of the rest of the sonic branding for an overall assessment - just the billboard... It would interesting to see if there would be any classic TV themes that could be redone as a ~1 minute billboard to start the news, ending in the main theme, then directly to the anchors... Now for a couple of comments for the people who don’t like it: - TPTB at NPR like it, so it will be around for a while - Contrary to news reports saying that “the theme hasn’t changed in nearly 40 years”, seem to forget the ~2005 refresh going from the more classical (trumpet flourish and French horns) to more modern (guitars and synthesizers) - It’s not a theme like we’d see in a TV Newscast open- it’s essentially a musical bed for the intro to the program, and each section is a “cue” for the next intro (stations can build their own intros mixing national and local talent/stories), ending with a “sonic brand” - Bob Edwards is never going to return to hosting Morning Edition... Jim
  45. 3 points
    I've felt that from Norah multiple times on-air, especially when she jabs John or clashes with Gayle. She does get very passioned about particular segments at times too. I enjoy both of them when they come on, they certainly bring something different to the table. Anthony has personality and experience while Tony seems to be a rising star at the news organization as a correspondent. Both tell good stories and both seem to work well with Gayle, this might actually be a good mix.
  46. 3 points
    And local news from 4:30-7 is too much, adding on an additional 2 hours will be overwhelming. They already repeat stories as it is. And the FOX affiliates that go to 9 or 10 already rely on infotainment stories, it’s not like they’re providing additional news stories. And for those of you who keep talking about how great Pelley was, realize you were in the minority. He did nothing for the ratings.
  47. 3 points
    Who didn't see this coming a mile away? No scale. Calling Hilton & Pat.......
  48. 3 points
    Speaking of that, I think this is the best WTEN has ever looked since the 2000 VDO look (before they got destroyed in 2005-2007).
  49. 3 points
    Why? I think they are way better off under Graham than they are with NBC.
  50. 3 points
    In 2007, WMAQ would once again experiment with an unconventional morning format: Barely Today at 4:30 a.m., anchored by former WFLD sportscaster Bruce Wolf. This is what the first broadcast looked like: After a few months, the show was scrapped and the 5 a.m. news was expanded to start 30 minutes earlier. Interestingly, Barely Today used Newswire for its close, about a decade after WMAQ stopped using the legendary theme.
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