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  1. 5 points
    Because Andy Lack lacks any type of mental fortitude. It's been leaked since the weekend that the allegations were coming out this week.
  2. 5 points
    She can be decontaminated and reprogrammed...a little botox....waaalaaa!
  3. 5 points
  4. 5 points
    I was watching WBFF coverage of a police officer being shot in Baltimore and found, to my amazement and horror, that their flag animates. Does it do that anywhere else? Because it looks F***ING TERRIBLE.
  5. 3 points
    Simple, FOX is 1 million times better then Sinclair.
  6. 2 points
    Wow! Just Wow! Damn, I'm shocked by this move. Just Wow!
  7. 2 points
    And today WUTF filed to move their transmitter from Hudson to Needham. This appears to be the "candelabra" tower, not the "CBS" tower. https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/api/download/attachment/25076f915fd11ef0015fffb72500398e https://enterpriseefiling.fcc.gov/dataentry/public/tv/draftCopy.html?displayType=html&appKey=25076f915f98d3db015fbb599a02272e&id=25076f915f98d3db015fbb599a02272e&goBack=N
  8. 2 points
    Nonetheless, it's CBS46 --probably thanks to their 9:00 pm newscast on Peachtree TV as well as the recent hiring of Gurvir Dhindsa a year after leaving WAGA -- that could be giving ol' WSB the middle finger (now that VP/GM Tim McVay is retiring)! But I think WXIA will still reign in primetime thanks to Thursday/Sunday Night Football, The Voice, and This Is Us.
  9. 2 points
    I'm not surprised that he's retiring. I'm just surprised that it came on such short notice.
  10. 2 points
    Lonnie Lardner! Formerly of KABC, KHJ and KTTV out here in LA
  11. 2 points
  12. 2 points
    Inside KVUE in the mid-80s. The footage seems to come from May 1985: Listen at the end for a close from the same period. This is one of the earliest uses of this package.
  13. 1 point
    Mark Zinni once said Matt Lauer was “not nice” when he interned there. That could be interpreted so many ways in this current context.
  14. 1 point
    Here's how CNN reported it. You can hear Camerota's voice breaking. [MEDIA=twitter]935848780674482176[/MEDIA]
  15. 1 point
    You should honestly be ashamed of yourself. It’s okay to respect and admire Matt’s work, but to suggest that this is some kind of hit job on him is ridiculous. If you opened your eyes and paid attention you wouldn’t be surprised by these accusations. You’re seriously suggesting that Matt should be excused for his sexual misconduct which violates workplace policy because he is forced to be away from his family? I can’t believe you. Stay in Australia and out of American media.
  16. 1 point
    He has been plagued by rumors about his behavior in general, not just sexual-related issues. He’s not a victim in the slightest.
  17. 1 point
  18. 1 point
    Forgive me if I'm missing the point here but shouldn't everyone act appropriately?
  19. 1 point
    I think there is something not right about all this. You have people in HIGH-pressure work environments - putting out content and meeting deadlines with hours and hours of live network television every day (which is supposed to just look perfectly easy to make), in a fiercely competitive and highly-strung industry, you are talking about people who are single or separated, at workplaces full of people chosen partly on their physical attractiveness. And we expect them to act like saints every single moment of their ENTIRE career.
  20. 1 point
    Matt Lauer is ... WAS ... the highest paid broadcaster journalist out there. You don’t fire him unless there’s something really damning out there, staring you right in the face. NBC brought in Andy Lack because of the Brian Williams fiasco. He’s there as quality control for NBC News. This is what he’s supposed to do. What would be a shock is if Andy totally botched this and simply fired Matt without proper vetting of the allegations.
  21. 1 point
    But...who was surprised by this. Honestly... the rumors had been flying around him for YEARS of his sleaze and alleged sexual misconduct. With last weeks body-snatching of the relatively mild* Charlie Rose, it was only a matter of time for Matt to get giant reckoning as well. * Mild is a reference to his demeanor, not his allegations
  22. 1 point
    I had the same reaction at first. Death first came to mind especially with Savanah's shaky voice as she opened the show.
  23. 1 point
    Was actually 4:30. Anchored by Mike Parker and when he was let go in 79, Connie Chung. KABC had the first hour long 4pm. Was launched in 1980. Anchored by Jerry Dunphy and Tawny Little. KNBC started a 4pm in 82. Anchored by Kelly Lange and Jack Perkins.
  24. 1 point
    WSVN Launched its news at 4 in 2006. Later WPLG and couple years ago it was WTVJ. Not sure if WFOR will suit since not only it has Dr. Phil and Judge Judy, but also currently has A 7pm newscast, (hard to believe it was ten years ago that WTVJ did the same thing but lasted only 2 years) to fill the void of the insider which was cancelled this year.
  25. 1 point
    Interesting story from KFMB about 2 dumb asses in Bangkok getting arrested... However I'm still wondering how former KGO South Bay reporter M.G.Perez is connected to all of this. http://www.cbs8.com/story/36947611/lewd-photo-scandal-san-diego-couple-in-big-trouble-in-thailand
  26. 1 point
    Considering the sheer number of lights in their "newsplex", that's a half-hour's worth of savings on their electrical bill.
  27. 1 point
  28. 1 point
    The resistance the NYC market had for a 4:00 PM newscast for so long is a bit amazing, especially given how just about every other major market had supported one (or several) for years prior. I know WCBS's two attempts at 4:00 were debacles but did that poison the well that much? Of course, NYC seems to behind the curve on a whole bunch of trends. I find it funny that right now FOUR upstate markets are programming something resembling a 7:00 PM newscast yet nobody in NYC has thought of taking the plunge.
  29. 1 point
    So the conflicts between top-4 and lower ranked stations is the only one that is eliminated here. Yes they can use shells, but that is going to court. The only market where the deal becomes clean is Portland, OR as a result. Everywhere else they must use shells, and in at least 5 markets there will likely be court-ordered divestments anyway. Plus they still have to get under the cap...since there is almost no chance the Senate will let that pass (surely at least 2 Republicans will take it down).
  30. 1 point
    I mean AT&T doesn't produce anything and that didn't stop them from buying TimeWarner
  31. 1 point
    I'm with you. I can't figure out why the Murdochs would sell after building this huge empire that they have total control over, is still well positioned for future growth and isn't facing any sort of financial pressure (like Viacom).
  32. 1 point
    There are reports that also say that Verizon is interested too. I, like some of the people on this board, can't make sense of why the Murdochs would want to sell these assets either. However, at least Verizon would make sense as opposed to Disney or Comcast. Also, If they actually wanted to sell Fox Sports/News/the network itself to Verizon, they'd legally be able to do that as well. That's the only way any of this would make any kind of sense.
  33. 1 point
    You are correct. The authority concerning the cap does rest with Congress.
  34. 1 point
    Aren't there one or two components of this Congress has final authority on? I thought I read somewhere that the cap is one of them (or at least it's the subject of one of the lawsuits related to this.)
  35. 1 point
  36. 1 point
    They got rid of the "frame" behind the scoreboard, and added win-loss records under a line (I would have preferred putting timeouts down there instead like the NBA scoreboard but meh). Also, apparently a lot of Kentucky fans were up in arms about the abbreviation they gave them on the game against Kansas... [MEDIA=twitter]930826248195993600[/MEDIA] It's worth noting that SEC Network actually used "UK" just a week ago [MEDIA=twitter]929236653201346560[/MEDIA]
  37. 1 point
    Okay I found the license. I guess when I was searching ABC Holding Company didn’t stick out and the fact that there was an expired license registration next to it screwed me up. Here’s the official address: 12801 Tampa Avenue Chatsworth, CA LOS ANGELES County
  38. 1 point
    From Chicago, a news promo from WLS's On Your Side era, 1982: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2YKI9pjTr7Y
  39. 1 point
    That main desk looks very similar to the one used by WJBK, which means this was a Devlin job. That stand up area with the three vertical monitors does look interesting though.
  40. 1 point
    WCCO, Twin Cities; 10 p.m., 1968 (Martin Mayer talks about the innovative format of this newscast in his 1972 book About Television, which some of you may know):
  41. 1 point
    Tom Skilling is employee of the year after this tweet. It's 10 years ago all over again.
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