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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.
    7 points
  2. Byron Allen isn't going to run the day to day operations of a local station group. If he acquires TEGNA, the corporate management team comes with it. This may come as a complete shock and surprise to you all but local stations are about more than news music, sets and graphics... TEGNA has a large corporate staff to help their 60+ stations run their day to day broadcast, digital and sales ad ops.
    4 points
  3. Gimmicky. Al presented the weather from his kitchen today. Seems like they could easily find someone to fill in.
    3 points
  4. For now. The second Tegna finds a buyer, I just know they're gonna unload WBNS radio.
    2 points
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. 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
  8. 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
    2 points
  9. I doubt NBC would return 2 hours of daytime programming back to its affiliates. My thinking would be... Why not bring back the soaps? I miss seeing the soaps, especially Another World. At least NBC still has Days of our Lives, which got renewed for its 56th season.
    2 points
  10. Essentially he buys Tegna, shoves his existing stations and properties under it, and lets them do the work while collecting money. That's it. That's his motive. This isn't some grand scheme to shake up Tegna. Same goes for Apollo.
    2 points
  11. 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.
    2 points
  12. 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.
    2 points
  13. If they were still pure throughbred news channels, yes. But if we're talking about how they are now, then no.
    2 points
  14. 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
  15. 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
  16. Radio-Canada, the French language broadcast operations of the CBC, has no plans to cancel regional French-language newscasts across the country.
    1 point
  17. 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
  18. 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
  19. CTM is moving to the Ed Sullivan Theater, where Colbert is taped
    1 point
  20. 1 point
  21. 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
  22. What gets me is why they don't just have the anchors seated a bit further apart at the desk and then just have a slightly wider camera shot.
    1 point
  23. I say this respectfully. I may have a different opinion than you do but let's get along and not resort to speaking like that...
    1 point
  24. Nope. Soap operas cost way more than talk shows. They're extremely expensive and need to be a hit out of the gate - with the actors, writers, directors, producers and BTS staff needing to be paid to do this stuff every day in advance of their airings. Meanwhile, a talker host could say corny jokes, interview B-listers and shill women's products for half with interns for staff (hyperbole). Exhibit A: The TOLN Revivals of All My Children and One Life to Live.
    1 point
  25. They should put Barren's background as a live shot of Charleston just for keeps! Lmao.
    1 point
  26. I'll message you what I think the WCNC schedule could look like as I don't want this thread to become a list thread.
    1 point
  27. 1 point
  28. That's a given. Of course Allen won't be making day to day decisions for Tegna. But he will likely install more like-minded people as him to run Tegna day-to-day. Whether that includes members of the current Tegna team is not assured. If Allen wanted, he could decide that everyone gets replaced on Day 1. I suspect a hybrid of the two will happen. Some might carry over, but others might be shown the door. One thing is for certain: major changes will be substantially made with the Tegna stations, widely ranging from on air branding to journalistic standards, if or when ownership changes.
    1 point
  29. Let's just hope she's made sure to keep all eye-seeking toys from her kids out of the room.
    1 point
  30. So now the race to acquire Tegna is now coming down to 3 (4 if you count Standard General) hedge fund companies and a former stand-up comedian (Byron Allen). https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2020-03-17/apollo-allen-maintain-pursuit-of-tegna-after-gray-drops-out
    1 point
  31. 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
  32. Motion to temporarily change title to In and Quarantin' in these uncertain times.
    1 point
  33. Anyone else find it a little ironic that this thread is called "Out and About," but we're not supposed to be out and about with this whole coronavirus situation? #RandomThoughtTuesday
    1 point
  34. It would be nice if they picked a color and stuck with it, for the Primetime hour. The talent would pop better. That said, some camera angles don't work as well as others, and hopefully they'll adequately sort that out before regular usage. Meanwhile, the overnight broadcasts have adopted a split anchor team, with Kenneth on the WNT temp set, and Zohreen still at the ABC News Live desk. If only they had a nice, new, nearby studio space where they could appear together, but still with appropriate distance between them. ()
    1 point
  35. Let me tell you a little secret. Coronageddon will be over on Good Friday.
    1 point
  36. Looks like Keloland started using First News before they changed to their current logo:
    1 point
  37. 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
  38. If this is for the long haul, the morning crew is ready.
    1 point
  39. Hell WABC has 3 reporters with 30+ years at the station (Burkett, Dolan, Fleischer), 12 at 20+ (Ritter, Del Giorno, Goldberg, Evans, Bookman, Charlesworth, Torres, Solis, Sager, Yang, Glassberg and Pineda), 13 at 10+ (Einiger, Kenyon, Cho, Baderinwa, Johnson, Novarro (two pieces separated by a stint in CHI, Champion (two stints separated by GMA & TWC), Rosato, Sohn, Yates, Richardson, Smith, Miles). The rest are at 9 or less. WABC doesn't have this attitude or turnover.
    1 point
  40. I finished the annual rewatch of Today's 9/11/01 coverage yesterday. That Katie and Matt were kept on air from 7 am - 12 pm is a testament to how respected they were as a duo who could juggle the fun parts of the program, but were also absolute pros at breaking news. Tom Brokaw joined them after about 1.5 hours and instead of letting him take over, Katie and Matt remained front and center. Especially when you consider that ABC and CBS cut away from their morning show teams within the first hour and their flagship anchors took over (Peter Jennings, Dan Rather). I've read before that Today was w
    1 point
  41. 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
    0 points
  42. 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
  43. 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
  44. We need NBC to give the 9-11am slots back to their affiliates PERIOD. No more third and fourth hour please, it is enough
    0 points
  45. 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
  46. "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.....
    -1 points
  47. 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.
    -1 points
  48. 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?
    -2 points

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