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The CBS 3 Eyewitness News Thread

Discussion in 'Philadelphia News' started by HulkieD, Nov 21, 2013.

  1. PNart2

    PNart2 Assignment Editor

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    That’s what 3 doesn’t understand about this market right now. There’s no room for nonsense fluff pieces. 10 got better of an investment in hard news, not crap.
     
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  2. newsfan6

    newsfan6 Assignment Editor

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    KYW is on its 2nd News Director in 2 years.
     
  3. JULIUS

    JULIUS Newsroom Intern

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    How soon do you think that the changes at the CBS 3 news division may happen? Days, weeks or months
     
  4. LVForward

    LVForward AM Anchor

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    I always thought that if KYW did a straight forward TV-version of KYW NewsRadio1060 it might just work in Philly. And with CBS News emphasizing "Original Reporting" now may be the time.
     
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  5. PNart2

    PNart2 Assignment Editor

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    They’ve gotta have the right talent in place as well. This current setup clearly isn’t working. But something like that could get people watching if done right.
     
  6. LVForward

    LVForward AM Anchor

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    Original Reporting takes Original Reporters NOT news readers - which is the best I can say for the current crew.
     
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  7. brianpr3

    brianpr3 News Director

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  8. WCAUTVNBC10

    WCAUTVNBC10 Troglodyte Homunculus

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    See the "The News Tonight" era. That's basically what they were going for back then and it bombed miserably.
     
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  9. LVForward

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    Oh!! I remember that era/error. The complete abandonment of the venerable "Eyewitness News" history and tradition was another mistake of that time period. Despite repeated missteps that have been made over the years - there is a proud tradition at this station. By adapting to today's rapid-fire style of "Breaking News" TV journalism with a groundbreaking / torch-bearing approach should be their way to restore their leadership, success, ratings and most importantly credibility. Forging the future while respecting the past will be a huge task for whomever takes over this news operation.

    But sometimes you need to look back to find the way forward - and quite possibly with the support of an amazing "KYW-Proud" alumni they can find their way.

    Diane Allen – Susan Barnett- Steve Baskerville – Steve Bell – Richard Bey - Al Primo (creator of the Eyewitness News format) − Pat Ciarrocchi – Mort Crim – Mike Douglas − Tamsen Fadal – Max Gomez – Trudy Haynes − Marc Howard – Walt Hunter – Jack Jones − Larry Kane – Ernie Kovacs − Maria LaRosa – Alycia Lane – Matt Lauer – Robin Mackintosh – Larry Mendte – Andrea Mitchell – Kathy Orr - Jerry Penacoli – Malcolm Poindexter − Maury Povich – Jessica Savitch - Maria Shriver – Tom Snyder - Dick Standish - Dawn Stensland − Beverly Williams – Joe Witte – and many more.

    Enough preaching and pontificating...now let's get back to some REAL NEWS.
     
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  10. armchairviewer

    armchairviewer Newsroom Intern

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    I flipped on channel 3 on Friday only to watch the summerfest.. what a complete waste of time!
     
  11. JULIUS

    JULIUS Newsroom Intern

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  12. HulkieD

    HulkieD COUNT ON IT

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    We got our first real look at Philly numbers in years - it's currently posted in the NYC forum - and while there's a number of interesting takes that can be derived from that the biggest takeaway is 3's numbers.

    To put it bluntly, they're awful. Particularly the morning hours, which are a very distant fourth compared to the other three stations (which are very competitive - FOX is just .1 behind WPVI at 6am, and WCAU is not far behind).

    I think you have to blow it up at this point. Change anchors, change the approach, change what needs to be changed. Mornings probably have to be fixed first - the 11pm numbers are kind of decent and short of an act of God those WPVI numbers at 5 and 6 are still going to be astronomically high.

    I've watched a bit of it and I have to agree - the experiment is a failure. I like some of the ideas, like Summerfest, but it makes no sense to turn the evening and late newscasts into a travelogue or an FYI Philly type show.

    Something needs to be done, and quick.
     
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  13. brianpr3

    brianpr3 News Director

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    #453 brianpr3, Jun 11, 2018
    Last edited: Jun 11, 2018
  14. PNart2

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  15. Eat News

    Eat News Station Group CEO

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    It would have been easier for her to slip the sales punks $100 and buy an entire :60...

    Right before the kicker.
     

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