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  1. Why are we talking about this? The head of CBS News is stepping down, not Norah O'Donnell. There's no indication Norah is going anywhere. Is it a possibility? Sure. But it's not a guarantee. Whoever takes over the news department will certainly want to make changes, but I'm inclined to think CBS won't want to make another anchor change so soon after the last one.
    13 points
  2. I don’t think it’s that bad at all...I think this is another case of freaking out over nothing. It could very easily have been a retro logo, and if it were, people on here would love it.
    10 points
  3. Really, does it need to be phrased so negatively here? They're in my market and they could be a lot worse, like WGCL worse or WWJ-TV non-existent, and they have management which is willing to spend. And when WTMJ is in the market continuing to drag it down, I'd rather watch a great fourth-place news operation trying hard than a third-place one we know can do 250% better (and has). They got to 25 years; there were times we were praying they got to 10 or even five, so it's a major accomplishment to me.
    10 points
  4. A fringe network with fringe views setting up shop on a fringe tv channel. Best to let the free market work on this one.
    9 points
  5. I hate to say it, but you know who is the one free agent that would save this channel? Lou Dobbs.
    7 points
  6. You're watching ABC 58/68.2/17.2/40.2 News at 5...Coverage You Can Count On.
    7 points
  7. It’s the graphic on her laptop on top of the vehicle hood for me....
    7 points
  8. Turns out these are the new graphics!
    7 points
  9. MeTV has been on a roll. They've been consistent in getting top-notch shows, they produce a late-night movie show, and they've even added a classic cartoon block with Warner Bros. and MGM shorts, something I don't think anyone was expecting. I can see them coming out just fine. After all, Weigel's been adamant about expanding their reach, and they've been buying stations in markets beyond the Great Lakes region they'd long restricted themselves to as a means to that end. That MeTV's been doing well in certain demos doesn't surprise me at all. A lot of their programming doesn't real
    7 points
  10. If all of the "Tegna-fication" is rooted in these allegations, then they certainly need to be undone. And if this damaged the company's value, then there needs to be a change of ownership. Get new people in there who not only can run the business effectively, as well as re-tooling the product back to it's core audience without patronizing to a particular group. A lot of us here can't stand the Tegna approach to local news, but these comments put a new stain on it that's deeply offensive to what could be their core audience in many places. It works in places where the
    7 points
  11. Just because you disagree with their viewpoints doesn't mean they're a "fascist." It's one thing to say you disagree with them, but to go as far as calling them fascists...that's a bit much. But that's the problem with much of the mainstream media these days. Instead of presenting a news story in an unbiased way, only one viewpoint/talking point is tolerated while the other viewpoint is either openly rejected or shown in a distorted way. Unless or until this changes, there will continue to be a market for alternative news outlet options.
    7 points
  12. There's no way this goes further than a few months. Some of these stations have been carrying double-blocks of The Simpsons, Friends, Family Guy, and Seinfeld in these timeslots since the minute they went into syndication, and have been dealing with MNTV becoming nothing and The CW now being out-rated by the Spanish nets and Ion. I know that the first-run sitcom market is beyond anemic at this point, but risking the last steady local ratings for a national newscast likely to be ignored feels like such a dangerous risk to take, especially in markets where SBG doesn't have a sister Big Four stat
    6 points
  13. Never. That ship sailed a long time ago. Even if it was a viable possibility, it was back before Meredith owned channel 17 and WTBS was the "Superstation" that brought TBS to the rest of the country. They'd go "CBS Atlanta" before anything since there's no real reason (technical or perceived) to move frequencies. It's been there so long on 46, that trying to change it would be more harm than good. That's why we still have ABC 33/40 while in fact it's ABC 58/68.2/17.2/40.2
    6 points
  14. Gotta give it to him, he's ambitious af.
    6 points
  15. I still laugh at how dramatic stations are about unveiling some new digs. "This will revolutionize how we give you the news." "This thing represents a surfboard." "Our on air look didn't match the quality of our on air product." Those are made up paraphrases of course, but you get the point. The new studio does look very nice.
    6 points
  16. Difficult time for the staff of WSB-TV. The loss of Don Farmer and now Jovita Moore battling 2 small brain cancers. Prayers are with Jovita, her family and her extended family at Channel 2 Action News in the difficult time.
    6 points
  17. The last time I alluded to Fox News not being an actual news source (jokingly when their new newsroom debuted), I got screamed, cried and moaned out of the room. My opinion since hasn't changed; in fact, it's been amplified. You can have news and opinion shows co-exist on the same schedule and some (read: few) of its hosts and news stories over the years are great, knowledgeable and objective. But despite its billion-dollar flashy and style-over-substance look and feel, Fox's laughable slant and obvious and dangerous propaganda make it an untrustworthy joke and attack on true journ
    6 points
  18. I am a democrat and I have always told my other friends who hate on Fox about their journalism and how they can turn it on when they really need to. Example, they called the Election before anyone else did. Yes, the political director was kicked out of the building for telling the truth. But anyway, yes, they do have the chops for a big news story but now with every story having some intertwined political side, they lost their way. So no. It’s not news.
    6 points
  19. I guess this is their answer to Nexstar's Rewind TV...... From Feder, Weigel is launching MeTV Plus beginning May 15. The programming will be very similar to the parent MeTV, but it will include late night repeat of the "Toon In" morning show. As Feder explained: The new diginet will replace Bounce TV on WCIU 26.5 (and likely WMLW 49.2 as well). Sad they can't call it this for obvious reasons.........
    5 points
  20. When I saw that yesterday, I was like I could barley read it. It was worse with a document today! I just want to say that they could have tried a little more with the open.
    5 points
  21. I think George could have left ABC by now if he wanted. Let’s be honest there is a arguable point that the face of GMA anchor is better than anchor of the basement evening broadcast.
    5 points
  22. The collateral impact to GMA if CBS snagged Stephanopoulos might make it worth it. I gotta disagree about Jane Pauley being better in mornings. She was Brokaw’s primary fill-in for years and led NBC’s first successful newsmagazine. I think Jane would definitely have the presence to fill the CBSEN chair, but why would she want it? She has the best gig going on broadcast news on Sunday Morning.
    5 points
  23. Fox News as well as CNN & MSNBC are bad for the American public. They provide a hyperbolic sense of urgency to many continually unfolding matters and instill a fear in their viewers of the opposing political side. It's unfortunate that a lot of the less media literate will eat up whatever CNN, MSNBC, and Fox spews. What I've also noticed is that many average viewers don't make a distinction between The Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcast network and their local Fox affiliates. Case and point, someone I know questioned why I would watch "Fox News", after I had shared a screens
    5 points
  24. Same reason WBNS invested millions in a slick new newsroom and why Sears and Kmart were closing newly remodeled stores. You spiff it up to make it pretty to sell.
    5 points
  25. Aren't the NBC O&O's due for a graphics refresh? Basically since 2008 they've refreshed the graphics every 4 years around the Olympics. Since Tokyo didn't happen last year due to the pandemic I'd suspect changes would be in order this year. Especially since they're getting a new set. This is the first O&O to show any signs of change. It'll be interesting to see what happens.
    5 points
  26. Faux News hasn't had a good pulse on its viewership since they ran off Roger Ailes. They think the average Faux News viewer worships the ideas of Bill Krystal, the late Charles Krauthammer and the rest of the neocon/globalist contingent, but that has never been the case. Faux's viewership has more sympathies with Rush Limbaugh and Trump than any of the Washington military industrial complex. By putting their thumb on the scale to try and swing the election, they urinated off a big chunk of their viewers. I haven't watched them since the election and I don't intend to. I need Washin
    5 points
  27. Is it me or does Nexstar seem to be afraid of digital? What I mean is, you don't see nexstar stations trying new digital things & live streaming appears to be very inconsistent across nexstar stations . While KDVR did launch "FOX31 NOW" that is just an online stream & it's minimal effort at that, mainly traffic accidents, weather ect. For example: KXRM has very little in the way of live streaming on it's website, it does stream all of it's newscasts but that is about it. KREX & KFQX have no live streaming options available at there website. Again inconsistent a
    5 points
  28. If I can have it for under $100,000, I'm in, and will just make it look and sound like an ABC O&O again. Any objections?
    4 points
  29. It's an in-house job, a mix of their own work and the templates Boston made available to them.
    4 points
  30. Sloan brings us a treasure trove of New Orleans newscasts from June 8-9th, 1994:
    4 points
  31. Who thought I would go from 'Byron Allen produces cheap programming and horrid cable networks' in 2015 to 'Byron Allen is doing his damnedest to save broadcast and digital multicast TV for the next generation, and is doubling down on The Weather Channel and streaming too with the gobs of money he makes from those cheap shows and horrid cable networks' now?
    4 points
  32. All together like this, you could call this a compilation of their Greatest sHits.
    4 points
  33. Hiya! As the person who originally uploaded that video, you’re correct about the blacking out of sports highlights and the reasoning behind it. They (usually NFL, MLB, and XOSDigital for college) generally monetize rather than take down, but NFL is notorious for blocking views on mobile for the entire video... for like ten seconds of their highlights! It was either completely trim sports or just black them out (usually I black out only what aired on TV such as ESPN, Fox, etc since those are Content ID’d) and still let you get a feel of the sportscaster and their style, and what the
    4 points
  34. Jesus. Increase the damn framerate in AE! It's not that damn hard.
    4 points
  35. And the Ron-a-thon continues, with Carol Marin's farewell speech, as she (and later Magers) famously left WMAQ in protest (May 1997). This Vimeo channel has digitized much of Carol's personal archives, and is on a bit of a posting spree this week.
    4 points
  36. Starting in like 1983, PAUL Magers picked up where his brother Ron left off in the Twin Cities. Meaning that, after Ron left KSTP for Chicago in 1981, his brother Paul came to Minneapolis/St. Paul in 1983 to anchor at rival KARE 11 (WTCN at the time). When it came to giving the Twin Cities the news every night, Paul filled the void that Ron left. Tom Rhyther (sports) and Barry Zevan (weather) couldn't get enough of the Magers brothers in the Twin Cities. After they worked with one brother at one station (Ron at KSTP in the 70s), they went to work with another brother at anoth
    4 points
  37. An update on WSB Action News anchor Jovita Moore. She is recovering after undergoing surgery for brain tumors this morning. Jovita's surgery went well and doctors say she is a model patient. If you want to leave well wishes to Jovita, please visit the special page devoted to Jovita on the station's website. Thoughts and prayers are with you Jovita. Go with God, and he'll go with you in the power of prayer. https://www.wsbtv.com/jovita/
    4 points
  38. It seems like CBS wants to compete and make News and O&O more viable and competitive. Wishing them both well and that they can rise and leverage CBS News in a better position.
    4 points
  39. Depending on what happens Norah may have been better off if she remained on CBSTM as their ratings are decent.
    4 points
  40. Some of the prior moves by Nexstar just defied common sense of websites. These unwieldly names buried the branding and identity of the stations, while simple and short addresses. The smart thing to do is keep the old address around for redirecting purposes, and some (now part of Nexstar) got smart, and did like WJW and adopted Fox8.com, ditching the myfoxcleveland.com instituted by Fox earlier. Going into the mobile era, these shorter websites are much easier to type than the longer unwieldy ones. In the breakup of Newport, Inergize was one of the divisions that b
    4 points
  41. KERO has switched to the new graphics on Tuesday (4/13).
    4 points
  42. Cable (and network) news in general are a joke. Theres barely any news there. But I digress
    4 points
  43. Yikes. InfoWars makes The Blaze, and OANN, look like Democracy Now.
    4 points
  44. KDAF would beg to differ on that argument
    3 points
  45. Group W was always the stronger station group. They should be taking their cues from what works at those stations instead of making everything a pale imitation of WCBS.
    3 points
  46. How about Jane Pauley as the anchor of the CBSEN? Everyone knows her. Since can do it for 5-10 years. If someone’s who 78 can be the leader of the free world someone who’s 70 can anchor the cbs evening news.
    3 points
  47. At this point in time, I think it's safe for me to say that Mr. Kim is declaring an all-out war on Tegna leadership.
    3 points
  48. Jeez move some these clips to the international thread.
    3 points
  49. Pretty sure TVNT's favorite -LP KCTU once carried TheBlazeTV. Now it carries InfoWars.
    3 points
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