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  1. 3 points
    Really gutted. I remember his WPIX days not too long ago. I really hate seeing people dying too young. May he rest in peace.
  2. 2 points
    A public figure has suddenly died and it’s wrong to show the live presser that would shed new details on the death and be of interest to viewers? Did you think it was not hard for his friends and people at KTTV who knew him to make the correct decision to cover the story the way they would any other story? And so what about their wildfire coverage? Look at each story individually. It’s a sad situation and likely very tough to deal with for KTLA, but they should’ve given all the facts and details that were publicly available when first reporting the story. That’s their job.
  3. 2 points
    How long did it last? Couldn’t have been more than a year, as by 1993 they had toned down with this pack, and Nick Michaels (RIP): I actually read an article from WBBM from March 1992 that they were forcing Charlie Van Dyke out and replacing him with Chapin...
  4. 2 points
    Absolutely agree, especially considering this same station couldn’t even be bothered to run coverage of the wildfires a month ago as they broke out during the 10 pm news. KTTV is gutter.
  5. 2 points
    http://www.foxla.com/news/local-news/ktla-news-anchor-found-dead-at-age-of-43 Something about showing the press conference live and all seems really shitty by Fox, but we shouldn't be surprised.
  6. 2 points
    A WBBM documentary on the Flood Of 1992... it appears they had gone tabloid by this point, I think... What was WBBM like under Tabloid TV? Any idea @24994J? I know they got rid of Jacobson and had this obnoxious open:
  7. 1 point
    KRON 1984 NewsCenter 4 talent promo with Let's All Be There bed I'm going to guess this was summer of '84 just before Jim Paymar got promoted https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yq-9COu9m4
  8. 1 point
    That's where a formation of at least one or two broadcast groups comes in (like Standard and Apollo) and then at least all of the major and minor broadcast groups as well (i.e Hearst, TEGNA, Scripps) Networks not named Fox could be involved as well but I highly doubt they'll be involved in that
  9. 1 point
    https://ktla.com/2018/12/28/ktlas-weekend-news-team-remembers-chris-burrous/ here's Lynette's tribute. Assuming Lynette is in for tomorrow morning's show, I wonder if she'll be solo or have someone else with her? I know it's way too early to talk about a potential replacement, but I think Eric Spillman would be a fantastic person for the job, he's long overdue for a full-time anchoring gig.
  10. 1 point
    Okay. I'll bring it back on-topic. How did KTLA cover it this morning? They must've been in mourning all morning long and god knows how Lynette (Romero) feels right now having been Burrous' partner on the weekend morning news since it launched in 2011.
  11. 1 point
    In regards to the circumstances around his death, not a debate on another stations coverage of it. But continue talking to yourself because your muted on my end.
  12. 1 point
    Right. Says the person who was part of the initial posts moving the comments away from “a thread that should solely be about Chris.” please, get over yourself. This is a forum to comment on TV NEWS, and all aspects of it. I’m not going to start another thread to discuss coverage of this person’s death just because you feel this thread should be filled with in memorium statements after you and another poster already took it off that topic.
  13. 1 point
    For those wondering why Heather has been off.
  14. 1 point
    As clarification, of the 4P-630P block, only the 6PM portion would be available on-demand on their own website if they follow their usual protocol. Currently, the 4P and the 5P-630P newscasts are available on-demand during the window between newscasts up until about ten minutes before the next one. That doesn't apply to NewsON, where all of their newscasts for the current and previous day (but not Chronicle) are available. Curiously, their 7PM newscast isn't available on demand on the WCVB site, but Chronicle is.
  15. 1 point
  16. 1 point
    This likely means that only the 6PM newscast will survive as being available on demand on the WCVB website due to Hearst's bizarre policies (their on-demand newscast availability maxes out at 90 minutes.)
  17. 1 point
    Walter left on his own, actually, but he was reading the writing on the wall. He had been demoted from the anchor desk, and his commentaries had been moved from the 10 o'clock news. He knew he wasn't going to last. Honestly, in retrospect, the product wasn't bad, but it was such a departure from their longtime image, it just cemented their 3rd place status. The theme was not great, the graphics were so flashy, and the pacing of the whole show was super fast, for it's time. The overlooked part of this era is the news team, easily one of the best ever assembled at the local level. Lester Holt and Elizabeth Vargas would go on to top dog network anchor status, Jim Avila, Rob Stafford and Larry Mendte would also go national, Jay Levine, Mike Parker, McPherrin, MacLennan and Baskerville are legends, and Bill Kurtis and Harry Volkman are considered some of the best to ever do the job. Management just sucked. Here's the newscast attached to that open. Then consider what the #1 station in town looked like, at that point. Chicago was very traditional and conservative in terms of news (still is, in many ways), so the WBBM makeover didn't sit well.
  18. 1 point
    She was on tonight. She's not on leave yet. Feels like it could be any day, though.
  19. 1 point
    I wonder what intern is running the ticker.
  20. 1 point
    DSLRs really cannot be used in live production. Due to tax regulations they actually cannot run for more than 30 minutes continuously. Video cameras and still photo cameras have different regulations on them that kick in when they can record more than 30 minutes continuously. That kind of robot is more often found in film than in television, though I know these are more common in TV overseas. Scripps is probably looking into them because they're really good with virtual sets.
  21. 1 point
    Going to remind people to keep the speculation in the speculation thread. Everyone's getting a little too excited over a single rumor.
  22. 1 point
    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.
  23. 1 point
    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."
  24. 1 point
    And what has Sinclair done since the merger collapsed? More of this stupid garbage they did during the entire Tribune merger process. Sinclair has already damaged their reputation as a business by not being honest with the FCC, they're doing further damage to their reputation by not admitting to the misrepresentation and quite frankly this is the reason why the ALJ is still sitting on the case (and more than likely the next Administrative Law Judge will probably just sit on the case and do nothing about it) and ultimately it's going to cost Sinclair their license to broadcast.
  25. 1 point
    CBS replacing Scott Pelley with Jeff Glor is a prime example as to why replacing Holt would be a bad move. Outside of bringing back Williams, there really isn't anyone that would be a compelling draw.
  26. 1 point
    A little late to this, but.... 'Live' existed before Kelly and will likely exist after she's gone. ABC doesn't owe her anything. They hired her and if they so choose, could get rid of her. Everyone involved could've handled the Mike situation better, but what's done is done. Granted, she has played a big part in keeping the ship afloat over the years, that doesn't mean she gets to say/do whatever she wants. The last thing you want to do is feed an ego like hers. The same can be said if she were a guy. Like you said ' don't anger your talent...,' the same can be said about angering your employer.
  27. 1 point
    I think it’s talking about the supposed WSB 1980 Theme (the one BEFORE 2 Steps Ahead).
  28. 1 point
    Redstone will DESTROY CBS and the hard work its made trying to claw its way out of the ratings and financial hell that nearly destroyed it in the early 1990s. THIS is what was CBS, at their lowest point: When you have to start relying on sitcoms featuring Fran Drescher and Cybill Shepherd to hopefully pull you out of the ratings basement. Ditching Moonves and Co. who largely rebuilt CBS and turned it into the powerhouse it is now is counterproductive. Not to mention, look how desperate the Viacom networks have been getting for viewers lately. Most of their channels are irrelevant at this point, including but not limited to TV Land who went from being a MeTV/AntennaTV-like channel to now pandering to millennials, young women, and those who have poor taste in comedy. The only channels in the Viacom portfolio I can still see as slightly relevant are Nickelodeon and Comedy Central because they are niche channels, but even those channels are less relevant because kids are not watching TV anymore when they can watch YouTube. Again, YouTube and Netflix are killing the relevancy of channels like Comedy Central. There was nothing wrong with Spike, and if anyone believes Paramount Network will survive I assure you that it won't. The marketplace is too saturated with general entertainment channels. Why would I watch an unknown Paramount Network when I can watch all my favorite shows on FX and FXX? WE TV is bringing back Bridezillas, that should tell you how the general entertainment format is working for them. And then you have former music channels that are completely irrelevant and are trying to be general entertainment channels. A CBS under Redstone would mean a return to shit. In an already oversaturated media landscape and in an increasing cable-cutting, streaming world; the old term "less is more" applies here. Viacom has made zero investment in streaming platforms, and sees the error in their ways by keeping all their eggs in their terrestrial basket. Now they want CBS to bail them out? Haha yeah, good luck. You're on, CBS.
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