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The Definitive ABC 7 Thread

Discussion in 'Chicago News' started by 24994J, Apr 23, 2013.

  1. 24994J

    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    Thanksgiving:
    • Five newscasts
    • Two male anchor
    • One female anchor
    • One sports anchor
    • And TWO meteorologists, because screw you, logic.
    But hey, they let Jerry do the 10.
     
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    Mark Mcginnis is filling in for Phil Tonight.
     
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    WGN did the same thing with mostly b team anchors, however I was shocked to see Jerry. Ron Magers used to always work Christmas so the younger anchors could spend it with their families and young kids
     
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    They really stretched the use of the old studio, especially with a relatively stationary anchor, though they even made up some stand-ups for his final Thanksgiving in 2015. He was like the first anchor to stand in the new weather center for the toss, and he stood in front of the desk with Jerry and Jim in the anchor chairs to close the show.
     
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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    I knew I'd find it.

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    According to Stacey and Diane's facebook pages, it seems like it's their last weekend together. Next week Stacey is on Vacation and Diane and someone else will fill in. My 4 picks with Diane are, Liz Nagy, Hosea, Tanja or Terrell. Then the following weekend, Mark Rivera starts anchoring weekend mornings with Stacey.
     
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    Guess I know the answer to this now. Just heard he's in the hospital suffering a stroke.
     
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    They mentioned on the air tonight, adding that insurance won't cover a lot the bills, so a funding account has been set up by friends.

     
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    Tanja Babich anchoring the Saturday morning news with Diane Pathieu today.
     
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    I guess I won't be attending Test Closing Message school today.
     
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    Nice shade from Jessica D'Onofrio: "It will be interesting if the President will be tweeting about the outcome of the race this morning."

    Last night, he tweeted this:

     
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    I’m having trouble figuring out what you are trying to connect here?

    Yes he congratulated Jones but that means nothing. Trump is known to go off half cocked at a moments notice even after he says the opposite of what he rants. So her statement isn’t to throw shade, it’s a safe bet that he won’t be normal and not mention Moore’s loss the next day. He was very likely to go on a rant, his own congratulations be damned.
     
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    It's Taft, isn't it? Sigh.
     
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    24994J Chief Meteorologist

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    That would be my guess, but that's just me putting some separate signs together. Cheryl Scott's been at the station 3 years now, so this is about how long I might've expected Jerry to continue. Besides, I'd rather see him retire than see Phil or Tracy be fired. All this said, I would hope he'd stay through February sweeps and get the current 6pm team to a 20th anniversary.

    On the bright side, hiring a meteorologist signals to me that they'll continue with 2 weather folks on weeknights...unless they make multiple moves.
     
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    Speaking of next year, any word on if they plan on extending the WCIU deal? I got the vibe that this would probably be the year that it ends.
     
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    PSA: Mark Rivera makes his anchoring debut tomorrow morning.
     
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    He reported last night on the 4, getting intro'd by fellow U of I grads Rob and Judy. He also went to Elgas' high school. It turns out that Mark went to journalism school with my best friend's fiance.
     

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