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  1. 9 points
    I wonder what intern is running the ticker.
  2. 8 points
    This isn't even worth talking about. It's not going to happen. Mainly because there is no such thing as a universal "license to broadcast" (The FCC would need to evaluate and rule on each of Sinclair's 193+ broadcast television licenses individually.) Let's keep this thread focused on the Nexstar and Tribune acquisition, please.
  3. 7 points
    As a note, this thread is now stickied, replacing the HD News Thread! Out and About has become a TVNT fixture since @TexasTVNews established it in August 2011, and it's exciting to go into 2019 with it assuming its proper place as a sticky thread for all the latest bits of news from around the country.
  4. 6 points
    Because they've been able to run Fresno at a profit by leveraging their resources in Los Angeles and San Francisco. It has nothing to do with market size. Speculating about the possible news open voiceover is getting a little too "out there" for my tastes. Take it to the speculation thread.
  5. 6 points
    Oh they will, as long as Sook is honest and doesn’t pull the same shit as Sinclair.
  6. 5 points
    The graphics are fine. It's the content and delivery that screams low budget (and has since the start.) Newsnet (along with WMNN) is exactly what I would expect from "news nerds" starting their own channel. There seems to be more attention (and money) spent on presentation (graphics, music, image campaigns, live trucks, etc.) than anything else. The number of stories I've seen on WMNN that are lengthy VOs over maps or a single still image is too high to count. WMNN has switched news music packages so frequently in the few years it's existed that I imagine Eric has his Stephen Arnold rep on speed dial. Weather is still being done with Apple Keynote, but at least they have 3 ENG trucks. A few months ago, WMNN published a Facebook Live stream for severe weather coverage where midway through they lose power and end up off-air. They have to run extension cords out to one of their several completely unnecessary live trucks to use its generator, when they could have probably bought a small, permanently installed natural gas/propane generator for less than one of those trucks. All the money spent on Newsnet could have probably expanded WMNN into a more serious news operation, but instead now we just have a national version of it. I have checked in on this operation since the day they signed on, and all I can say is they have at least started focusing more on the little amount of news in their area. At least they have reigned in filling the wheel with "around our area" interviews with the local Goodwill store manager. I really hope Newsnet isn't the point where they jumped the shark.
  7. 5 points
    When you discover that CNN Newsroom at 4am on a Sunday looks rather good compared to their weekday programming that’s a terrible sign...
  8. 5 points
    Season to date, Colbert is leading in total viewers and a close second to Fallon in 18-49. While pre-2016 conventional wisdom said Colbert wasn't going to work, when everything in this country got political, Colbert found its voice as a late night show.
  9. 5 points
    Tribune/Sinclair = 2 years and nothing. Gray/Raycom = 6 months and closed in full. That's what happens when you play by the rules. Gray did it right. Sinclair did it wrong. Its so obvious as to why Sinclair is the most hated broadcasting company.
  10. 5 points
    Firstly, Saban already tried a Captain Kangaroo reboot in the 90s, didn't last long in syndication and it then anchored a block on the ill-fated Fox Family. As for game shows, in this case, no. I want CBSTM to remain as it is-- low-key, news focused, I like it since it doesn't focus on features too much or be overtly political like cable news. I can't go back to GMA or Today now.
  11. 5 points
    That's the thing. I've always been in the 'never say never' camp on the idea of ABC as a buyer, but it's on the one condition that it's low effort, low risk, and basically falls into their lap. WJLA was not available to be purchased separately, so they were a quick out, unwilling to do some wheeling and dealing to get the job done. Same thing goes with Cox. If Atlanta, Orlando, and Charlotte were able to be bought, divorced from their Cox sisters, then the Mouse is in, but if there's even a little hesitation by the seller, the prospect will be DOA.
  12. 5 points
    If affiliates wanted to program an extra hour in the morning that badly, the 4th hour of Today wouldn't exist or it would be optional. I'm not sure why people on here think the affiliates want an extra hour of time to fill in the mornings. They don't. That hour has always belonged to the network. Before the 4th hour of Today, it was the Soap Opera "Passions". Believe me, the network wouldn't have decided on this without input from the Affiliates. Input that went "No, please fill that for us, we don't want to fill it ourselves."
  13. 4 points
    One of their anchors is only 20 years old, according to FTV. There also supposedly is a pic on his FB page of him wearing a MAGA hat, Scott says. Not a good look for a journalist. (And yes ... I’d say the same thing if he was photographed wearing a Hillary cap.) https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/1/2/another-national-news-service-has-launched
  14. 4 points
    Just in time for the end of the year... KUSI is now on Roku! Now everyone can enjoy the old classic set, those favorite Grandpa and Grandma anchors...and a few pretty "nieces". And who can forget that smell of Old Spice during every anchor toss. You will also get to see Mark Mathis the twitter beat down king. Plus.... The ghost of John Coleman...and his extended 50 year climate change forecast. Happy News Year from the McKinnons.
  15. 4 points
    I would not be shocked to see Inside Edition switch stations at this point, probably to WHDH as they could slot that at 7:30 while airing Extra solely at 11:30.
  16. 4 points
    Surprise! It's two rare classic newscasts from WBKB!
  17. 4 points
    This thread has gone way off the rails and was toeing the line of being a list thread since the beginning. In the spirit of the holiday season, I'm going to give it a nice, new, shiny lock.
  18. 4 points
    That's not a rip-off, that's the actual package. At the time, CBS syndicated the look to affiliates like WGCL who needed a quick cheap look to hide reminents of the failed Clear News concept.
  19. 4 points
    A 1995 CNN report about local stations' obsession with crime:
  20. 4 points
    No broadcast chain has been as greedy and inept as Sinclair was in their attempt to get Tribune. Nexstar will say and do all the right things and it will close with a minimum of drama.
  21. 3 points
    Ive got one word for y’all: @Ramona!!!!!
  22. 3 points
    Lynette wasn't Burrous' original partner when the weekend Morning News launched. When the weekend show launched in 2011, it was Mary Beth McDade alongside Chris. Then MB, as she is affectionately known, went to be one of KTLA's key nightside reporters. She was replaced by Wendy Burch. Chris and Wendy had great chemistry, but Wendy was quickly jettisoned for unknown reasons. The word on the street is that her dog was regularly leaving "gifts" on the set. After Wendy, Lynette was tapped to replace her. I am sure Lynette is devastated. She also anchored for a few years with the legendary Hal Fishman on News at Ten. For her to lose a second co-anchor during her LA career has to be tough to say the least. Don't think Eric would take the weekend gig. Waaaaaaaay to early to speculate on a replacement, but my bet would be on Mark Mester.
  23. 3 points
    In my opinion this is probably one of the best titles someone had ever given such a special.
  24. 3 points
    Happy holidays, try to stay out of jail. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/12/18/cops-arrest-palm-beach-anchor https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/12/18/seattle-meteorologist-is-arrested https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2018/12/18/arrested-memphis-reporter-heads-to-court
  25. 3 points
    Besides, WSVN has a strong 7:00 p.m. hour in Inside Edition and their entertainment show Deco Drive. That hour has been synonymous with those two programs airing at the same timeslots since Deco Drive launched on the station 20 years ago.
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