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  1. Lots of "if only's" which won't help the current situation.. I also suspect the issue may be more than studio space since the building itself is closed down. The question is what are the current options CBS has, and what they will do short term, and perhaps long term. At the end of the day, does the typical viewer get the local information they need, including local weather and what little sports news there is? That is CBS's primary objective.
    6 points
  2. 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.
    4 points
  3. The KCBS anchor who was there this morning is Hermela Aregawi. This isn't normal times, we're in a state of emergency. May I remind you the entire CBS Broadcast Center is closed meaning the CBS network is controlled by LA, CBS News is controlled by DC & LA, and all shows productions (local, network, and syndicated) is stalled in that building. "In times like these, we need each other. We must bond together in spirit and in service."
    3 points
  4. Here's how social distancing is looking like at Canada's top media market, Toronto. CTV Toronto, the only station with a regular duo-anchor lineup. Here's before and after. Nationally, all the networks solo-anchor... except CBC's The National. Unlike many stations in North America, they had to update their entire desk to accommodate the change. And that's all. Global, who usually anchors with duos, switched to solos after Farah Nasser, the 6pm co-anchor, went into self-isolation. Meanwhile, Citytv and CBC does not ha
    2 points
  5. KFMB Update: Everybody separated, weather and traffic now done from reporter's homes.
    2 points
  6. The way this market is going, all of us on TVNT could scrape our spare pennies together and make Tegna an offer they couldn't refuse!
    2 points
  7. TBN and Tegna... It's not just a no, it's a... OH, HELL NO!
    2 points
  8. She used in work Raleigh, very sad. WRAL was the station of her start, Charlie Gaddy, Bob Debartelation (with Weather) and Tom Suiter (with Sports). They were the second best team to ABC.
    1 point
  9. I assume THIS is what you're talking about
    1 point
  10. From 1983, LONG before Coronavirus ever became a thing:
    1 point
  11. I'll dig up some of my Trump $3 bills too...together we can make TEGNA great again!
    1 point
  12. I understand his frustration. When I saw this thread, it didn’t make sense. Why not cede some airtime devoted to regular entertainment programming to include hour-long blocks of CBC News Network coverage (maybe at 5:00 and 11:30 p.m., alongside their existing midday simulcast) while keeping the local newscasts to provide info on the local effects of the virus, especially in those areas where CTV/CTV2, Citytv and Global don’t have competing local news operations?
    1 point
  13. I broke up an 8-hour tape I had made of the Space Shuttle Columbia disaster from 2/1/2003 into four parts. It features coverage from a few of the networks and some of the Houston stations as well. As the clips go on it becomes more KTRK dominated. I have more tapes from this day since I recall running a couple of VCRs at the same time.
    1 point
  14. I doubt TBN's goal here is to gain more .1's, but it wouldn't surprise me to see TBN get offered on these stations as a .2-whatever in the unlikely event this actually happens. You want to talk about cap space and shell companies? TBN is already at 35% and directly operates a shell company (Community Educational Television) to get around the cap. I doubt they're going to end up as the "owner", Najafi would simply add the Tegna brand to their, uh, diversified portfolio and TBN would get the rights to a subchannel or two in exchange for financing part of the purchase. I c
    1 point
  15. 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
  16. Atlanta... WSB 2: separated. As of tonight's 11PM news, Jovita Moore at main anchor desk. Jorge Estevez in the stage right story presentation area. Zach Klein was in sports bunker area of WSB-TV building, not in actual news studio. Didn't catch weather to see if Brad Nitz was in weather area. WAGA 5: 10PM had Russ Spencer and Courtney Bryant in separate parts of the studio. 11PM had Tom Haynes solo. Chief meteorologist David Chandley doing weather at chromakey wall. Not sure if Ken Rodriguez is doing sports segment in studio or the sports bunker area of WAGA-TV building.
    1 point
  17. They're on the sidewalk tonight, is the struggle that critical
    1 point
  18. WTVJ (NBC Miami) & WVIT (NBC Connecticut) are having their mets broadcast from their homes. And also practicing social distancing in studio.
    1 point
  19. Bay Area. KRON not included. KNTV has one anchor in studio and one in the newsroom.
    1 point
  20. It drew criticism from the Premier of the Prince Edward Islands province.
    1 point
  21. they must know something we don’t, to shut down operation...
    1 point
  22. It's setting an example. Simple as that. Some broadcasters are still tweaking their arrangements, and we'll all adjust in pretty quick order, as there'll certainly be greater things to worry about in the coming weeks. Stations only started this practice after the federal recommendations were made, and I'd imagine that things will start returning to "normal" when the same agencies retract said guidelines. When that is, no one knows, but there is a horizon to every aspect of this.
    1 point
  23. Here is an example and explanation of KGW's "social distancing" at the start of their 5pm show Monday. They have also ditched their usual 7pm entertainment show for a half hour of responding to viewer questions. They have this new thing as well where people can text in questions to their newsroom phone number.
    1 point
  24. Why not just have an hour long newscast at 7 instead of repeating nightly news?
    1 point
  25. 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!!!
    1 point
  26. I could see the 7pm newscast become permanent...but no way the hour long 11pm news stays...NBC is doing it to compete with ABC which temporarily moved Nightline back to 11:35.
    1 point
  27. In WTVJ's case, they're also on at 7:30 p.m. too. So WTVJ is now on at 11:30 a.m. (if 6 in the Mix is shelved in the meantime), 7:00, 7:30 and 11:30 p.m. I know its only temporary, but essentially, WTVJ has added an extra two hours of news on weekdays.
    1 point
  28. 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
  29. They used to do a 7pm newscast that initially aired on WNBC, but then subsequently moved to their digital subchannel in the late 2000s and early 2010s with Chuck Scarborough. I think it was called New York Nightly News? If my memory serves me correctly..
    1 point
  30. Count me in the hundreds of thousands of people that have stopped tuning in. I was loyal to CBS This Morning since the 2012 relaunch, but don’t really like the new format now or the way the anchors don’t really seem to gel with each other. Liked the old desk setup and the harder news focus. Wish they would have named some bigger draws instead of Mason and Dokoupil. And I like Gayle but she is better as a supporting anchor.
    1 point
  31. Surprised no one mentioned this, but there is now a case of COVID-19 involving a network news personality. ABC News correspondent Kaylee Hartung revealed Wednesday that she is recovering in self-quarantine after contracting the illness while reporting on its effects in Washington State, one of the coronavirus’ early hotspots. Good news is her symptoms—which she originally thought were allergies, given she didn’t experience shortness of breath, dry cough or chest tightness, the primary symptoms associated with the coronavirus—aren’t as severe as they were early on, stating that at i
    0 points
  32. "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
  33. 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
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