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  1. They handled everything pretty well. All in all WCBS was able to do newscasts (even if they originated from California), and give their audience information. They average viewer most definately couldn't tell the difference (and couldn't care less) if they were watching news with anchors from CBS 2 or CBS 5. If there's a silver lining to this, it was cool to see how WCBS improvised given the situation and even more interesting to see O&O anchor talent from elsewhere in the country. It could have been worse and a break from the ususal routine now and then is always intresting to see.
    5 points
  2. they must know something we don’t, to shut down operation...
    3 points
  3. For now. The second Tegna finds a buyer, I just know they're gonna unload WBNS radio.
    2 points
  4. The risers for most desks aren't long enough to have two people sitting at them (6 feet apart) and still be on the riser. Ours isn't.
    2 points
  5. I couldn’t agree more. Honestly, most setups (whether it’s local or national) have two people sitting at a desk that could ideally accommodate 4 people. Plus, the majority of the time, it’s just those 2 people sitting together for longer than a minute. Unless people are making out during the commercial break, simply moving them apart is enough. This crisis isn’t going to be over in 2 weeks, 2 months or the end of the year. The second someone decides to stop ‘social distancing,’ it gives the viewers the impression that all is good in the world. It’s better to have not done it in the
    2 points
  6. you people are all off your rockers... this is not what is on bryon allen's mind... period... end of story... this isn't lifetime movies presents tvnewstalk's collective wet dream... maybe TEGNA is appealing to these people because of the way they do things... mark my words... some day you will wish more owners were like TEGNA... when those other stations are going DARK!!!
    2 points
  7. If they were still pure throughbred news channels, yes. But if we're talking about how they are now, then no.
    2 points
  8. CBC has just announced this morning that the local 6PM and 11PM TV newscasts on CBC Television will be put on temporary hiatus. Simulcasts of CBC News Network will replace local news at 6 and 11. The exception would be the local newscasts on CBC North, covering Yukon, Northwest Territories, and Nunavut. To put into context, some of CBC's local & regional newscasts are run out of control rooms located out of CBC Toronto, with the studio, anchors, reports, and producers located in their respective markets. Most of these local TV newscasts also place last or near last in some mark
    1 point
  9. If the WABC fire had damaged more than they expected, Kenny Plotnik said that morning broadcast would've been done on the sidewalk. Kudos to WCBS for doing it.
    1 point
  10. I mean...they're not allowed in the building. What do you want them to do, another LA show? I'm guessing there may be are labor reasons why CTM can go to the Ed Sullivan Theater and WCBS (or Last Week Tonight or whatever's still in the building) couldn't go to...say, the 60 Minutes building across the street. Or the Daily Show set which isn't far away from the Broadcast Center. Or what was the TRL space in Times Square. Honestly, I don't see a big reason why WCBS also couldn't also do the Sullivan theater unless they're really trying to adhere to this distancing--and if that's the
    1 point
  11. Maurice and Kristine are doing the 11pm news outside their studio while KCBS is producing. Y'all happy?
    1 point
  12. NBC O&O stations need a better graphics package with a clean and improve font and chyron
    1 point
  13. News 12 Bronx/Brooklyn won't be broadcasting from their Bronx studio until at least Monday morning. N12 LI will broadcasting during that time. With that and WCBS in mind, who here on this forum who lives in NYC wants a local anchor to broadcast from their house instead so they can keep it local?
    1 point
  14. By now, whatever trace of the COVID-19 virus circulating in the air or on surfaces at CBS Broadcast Center would be long dead by now. If this drags on for more than a couple more days I'm going to say CBS is overreacting.
    1 point
  15. They can refuse to sell but by doing that they risk being taken over by Soo Kim and given that Tegna's stock has been holding generally in the mid teens a share (in spite of the huge stock market plunge) they're a prime candidate to be taken over by Soo Kim. So right now Tegna has 2 clear choices, they can avoid the takeover by selling to someone like Apollo or Allen or they say no to both of them and then eventually get forced into a takeover.
    1 point
  16. Given the situation were in, I am not surprised that the majority of the bidders for Tegna are Private Equity Firms, those firms are just stock pilling cash it's mind boggling now how they're able to do that in this period of economic uncertainty that were in right now and I think they're doing this so that way for whoever is closest to winning the bidding war for Tegna will have the cash needed to get the deal sealed and sent to the DOJ/FCC for approval. The fact that traditional media companies (e.g. Scripps, Meredith) haven't joined the fray tells me that the economic uncertaint
    1 point
  17. Radio-Canada, the French language broadcast operations of the CBC, has no plans to cancel regional French-language newscasts across the country.
    1 point
  18. KFMB AM/FM aren't even going to be together as KFMB FM is kept by LMSD while KFMB AM will go to the same owners as their main news/talker rival, 600 KOGO.
    1 point
  19. Also to add to your update: WBZ is still technically taking over CBSN New York and CBSN. UPDATE: Demarco Morgan- KCBS-LA doing newscasts today 5,6 & 11 this evening for WCBS TV & CBSN New York...
    1 point
  20. CTM is moving to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Colbert is taped
    1 point
  21. 1 point
  22. TVN's 24 Horas got a new intro and music last week (and the music was based from the theme from 2005-2015)
    1 point
  23. Lines up with what I found in newspaper clippings. My guess is that the 9/11/89 changes are when the theme debuted. 1989-1990 is a very interesting TV season for KELO because it was very clearly in the middle of a months-long modernization program. In August 1989, KELO was still "The Big News" with the midcentury "kelo•land tv" lettering, which as far as I can tell debuted in 1964: The first clipping I could find with the new KELO logo was in February 1990, though the title of "The Big News" hung around. This version looks a bit off model, too, wit
    1 point
  24. Gimmicky. Al presented the weather from his kitchen today. Seems like they could easily find someone to fill in.
    1 point
  25. Let's just hope she's made sure to keep all eye-seeking toys from her kids out of the room.
    1 point
  26. Exactly. Especially in morning television you don't have to be #1 to still make an insane amount of cash for the network. It's much cheaper to produce more Today instead of finding a syndicated program and it's a model that Good Morning America is trying to mold around to as well.
    1 point
  27. I think the reality is that this is the plan in action. As long as WCBS is able to get something out to their audience, they don't care how its done. Even if that relies on a team 3000 miles away.
    1 point
  28. The election graphics were one thing, but the stuff they have loaded in the walls during that special makes the entire set just WAY too busy, and extremely visually distracting. There is so much going on in that screenshot that I didn't even notice some of the people in it at first glance. I think we finally have a case of a designer jumping the shark in regards to monitor walls. At least this set has an expiration date on it.
    1 point
  29. I would not expect further launches on the Scripps stations until this Coronavirus madness subsides, to be honest. Bigger fish to fry. Everyone's WFH. Hard to launch that kind of stuff when you're not near the tech.
    1 point
  30. Every other news op in the country is busy with their own stuff going on. And just anchoring outside just throws people out into public areas in an unneeded manner, putting people at risk for absolutely no gain. We're in an uncertain time where the entire 'virtual set' model is showing so many cracks in the social distancing situation it may have been killed, we're seriously going to have to see so many on-air personalities in different shifts to keep everyone sane, and station groups may even have to en masse regional newscasts together. ESPNU literally showed a still screen for t
    1 point
  31. If this is for the long haul, the morning crew is ready.
    1 point
  32. 1 point
  33. Bottom line, I don’t think it’s appropriate, fair nor tactful for Gayle to have presented the question without providing the full context. Additionally, once an answer was given there is really no need to insinuate that she didn’t know the real him or that his behavior would be different depending on the gathering. At that point, she’s pushing an agenda to get the response she wants. When Charlie Rose (with a pattern of accusations) was accused, Gayle mentioned that the accusations were not the man she knew but somehow that answer from others isn’t enough for Gayle. She has been around for a l
    1 point
  34. I’ve come to the conclusion that you’re completely in the wrong. Once an interviewer asks a question and a response is given, how is it journalism to say “well you wouldn’t know him in those situations, would you?” Give me a break. I respect journalists as much as any other person, but I’m also not so dense to understand a journalist pushing an agenda with their questioning. The interview that was not even about Kobe Bryant turned into an attempt to bait his friend into wavering on her view of his legacy. When Leslie gave her answer, what reason does Gayle have to challenge that and suggest th
    1 point
  35. First, the CBS producers who posted the clip of that line of questioning should have known better. It was a small line of questioning, part of a much larger interview about Bryant and his life, and without context reduced an otherwise-good interview to a single moment. Bryant was accused of sexual assault, and in this Me Too era, a neutral look-back on his life would be incomplete without at least an acknowledgement. In the scope of the entire interview, that's all it was. But CBS chose to go for click bate, and it blew up in their face. Second, I expect you'd know better than
    1 point
  36. My question is why not include the facts of case in their entirety? When you review the entire case, the accuser is without doubt incredibly dishonest and unethical. The media has deemed the accuser as being a habitual liar among many other things, but now in Kobe’s death a select few in the media believe its an appropriate time to focus on the allegations. Mind boggling and it’s exactly the reason that many Americans aren’t bothered by the POTUS attacks of the press. They are exactly what he describes them to be. Gayle didn’t need to bring the question up at all because as a journal
    1 point
  37. I agree with everything you said, and especially this line.
    1 point
  38. TBN and Tegna... It's not just a no, it's a... OH, HELL NO!
    0 points
  39. This would be EXTREMELY bad for broadcasting if it happens. You'll be looking at network affiliations going to .2s in some major cities if this happens. But because it's stock-based, it probably won't happen.
    0 points
  40. Update on the sale of KFMB AM/FM... It was completed as of today (3/17). https://radioinsight.com/headlines/185323/local-media-san-diego-closes-kfmb-am-fm-purchase-sells-760-to-iheartmedia/
    0 points
  41. So maybe it would be a good idea for WCBS to move out of the CBS Broadcast Center permanently so there is some level of redundancy that CBS News and WCBS can take advantage of?
    0 points
  42. This desk made it's debut on 20/20 using TV3 tonight and I wonder if it'll be the desk we see for WNT? Possible GMA too, but I assume they'll have a more branded desk. {With the world falling apart, I know no one is paying much attention to this thread anymore. However, my college graduation from j-school was just cancelled so I need something to make me happy.}
    0 points
  43. Sad news this time from across the pond again. Television Presenter Caroline Flack, 40, was found dead of an apparent suicide yesterday. She was the host of Britain's most popular show of the moment, ITV 2's Love Island. She was awaiting trial in a domestic assault case in March. She pled not guilty. However that case turned into a circus on part of the media (the sun,daily mail) + allegedly (by Flack's lawyer) Crown Prosecution Service (equivalent much to Dept. of Justice in U.S) for pressing forward trial despite her boyfriend wishing not to press charges. She later stepped down from hosting
    0 points
  44. Sorry folks but this is 2020 and this is New York City. The pandemic and its potential consequences did not suddenly sneak up on us. A news organization of all people could have seen for weeks leading up to this what happened in China, South Korea and Italy. A news organization that has been communicating to the public for weeks the CDC warning that daily life may be interrupted. Did they think they were exempt? This day and age, given everything this city and this country has been through, there is no excuse to not have a back up plan to get your team on the air from the city you bro
    -1 points
  45. Guess it's asking too much for people to take this matter seriously and not make it about themselves. Disgraceful.
    -1 points
  46. I can see it now....taking the C-Clarity and adding some tambourines, a church organ and a gospel choir.... Ok...I'll shut up now.
    -1 points
  47. In this episode of As the Tegna Bidding War Turns, Trinity Broadcasting and Najafi, a Phoenix investment firm, are together offering $20/share. Nothing is said in the article about why TBN's parent is interested, unless they want to flip some of the stations to TBN in a mid-90s style Fox-New World type of deal. https://www.bizjournals.com/houston/news/2020/03/18/texas-broadcaster-teams-up-with-investment-firm-to.html
    -1 points
  48. "Churches" and private equity...... Now I've seen everything...... I know Tegna is screwed up, but are they betting on the rapture to save people's souls? This is an EMF style move that's only recently began to hit the ranks of radio after Cumulus and others wanted some quick cash.... Well at least T.D. Jakes could be safe.....
    -4 points
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