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  1. 4 points
    I think, based on everything i've seen, we'll have a clear winner within a day or two. If Biden carries the Great Lakes States, it won't matter what happens in some other swing states (see: FL and TX). Obviously there are hundreds of ways things could play out on Election night, but if States like PA, OH, MI, etc swing as hard left as some polls suggest, then it may very well be just a bog standard election night. Yes yes, I know we're all caught up in polls in 2020 just like we were in 2016, but when you add context, knowledge, and history to the 2020 polling, I think it's still fairly clear what will probably happen on election night. Networks will call the race when they see fit. Now, whether the President concedes on election night or not is an entirely different story, and what actions certain parties take after election day remain to be seen.
  2. 2 points
    Nothing official but hints that it's pretty close and would certainly think highly possible it debuts in time for November sweeps/Election Night. Few graphics placeholders have popped up that are using the CBS Nexstar theme, unsurprisingly I would say.
  3. 2 points
    Unfortunately, Sinclair threw down the gauntlet by skewing right, so naturally, it could cause someone to skew left. Fox News spawned MSNBC's shift to the left. I hope Biden doesn't do a counter-debate. It's highly unlikely since he's got thicker skin and doesn't have the overarching compulsion to have an unfiltered suck-up-fest to his base. Sooner or later, we'll just have the candidates buying the airtime to state their case, much like Ross Perot did in 1992. I even remember in the 1996 election that Presidential Debates ran on several entertainment cable channels (as a time buy?) by GOP TV. Family Channel was one of them, so Pat Robertson was probably behind it at the time. It didn't work for Bob Dole and Clinton won another 4 years.
  4. 2 points
    1994 ABC News 1991 ABC NEWS-
  5. 2 points
    The three main anchors are second tier. The male is a lightweight, and the main female cant speak without marbles in her mouth. They need two top notch major market elegant leads, and some veteran investigative reporters. The look is solid now. Now they need to people.
  6. 2 points
    At least things are looking up for WUAB. You have to give the station effort putting more into its programming from the CW affiliation to the new monster movie show. Even the syndicated daytime lineup today is better than several years ago on 43. I will add that Jeopardy! and Wheel of Fortune has added some stability for WOIO after the 7-8pm slot saw a revolving door of shows come and go for ten years between 2002 and '12. What both stations need are stronger anchor teams for its newscasts with a stronger set of reporters to boot, and not the ones that will leave in dramatic fashion that will end up in both Newsblues and FTVLive. The Action era set the bar very high, it will be hard to match that, but I think with a better ND, it could happen. Tanchak was originally supposed to be axed from WOIO/WUAB when Dominic Mancuso and Fred D'Ambrosi were running the stations and starting the "Cleveland 19" franchise. Then it was decided for Tanchak to stay, but to no longer be the Chief Meteorologist. The stations hired Jason Nicholas from WEWS with Tanchak tag-teaming him. Then, it was when the switch with Samantha Roberts came. A lot of the anchors and reporters started leaving even before "19 Action News" became "Cleveland 19 News" when Ed Gallek went to WJW and Dawn Kendrick went to WKYC. Lynna and Danielle both deserve better over and WKYC. A lot of good reporters who got passed over while a lot of hires were made for anchor positions that were created made absolutely no sense.
  7. 2 points
    Back to WOIO’s woes. From relegating Jeff Tanchak to mornings, to firing or forcing out almost every anchor and reporter worth a damn, WOIO is definitely a shell of its former self, all because Raycom wanted to “borg” WOIO into one of its stations, which itself isn’t bad. The problem is that the product was so dumbed down that WOIO now feels bush-league compared to the others. The set is nice and the graphics are nice, but WOIO doesn’t have the “faces” to be competitive, with Chris Tanaka needing a Red Bull and Tiffani Tucker STILL trying to be “Great Value Romona Robinson”.
  8. 2 points
    CBS trying to put its foot on ABC's turf? Feels like 1997 again, when CBS Block Party competed directly with ABC's veteran sitcom block TGIF on the same night. ha I wonder if CBS This Morning would ever move into hustle of bustle of Times Square? I'm pretty sure that has come up.
  9. 2 points
    It’s quite remarkable to me that ABC has dominated this election cycle. In 2016, I believe they were in second and even third at times for convention and debate coverage. This year they’ve been on top consistently.
  10. 1 point
    The only station group that does virtual studios reasonably well is what Global is doing north of the border at the major-market Global O&O stations originally with Orad, and now Avid. Had hopes Scripps might have figured things out by now for their virtual studio shops but clearly there's more work to be done.
  11. 1 point
    Very cool! The top promo was funny! One of the reasons why Peter was one of the best!
  12. 1 point
    I came up with the composer of the KUTV 1979 news theme. It was Peters Productions and you can go to https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=XZ10FpXZvpW4utLhTHSO1S34fpMSJpuznd6y&fbclid=IwAR0t088Cf65HT_H4t0uzeB6iXGP99fC-dUJp01IZJHgv5x6XW-LxVq87PJg to listen to the entire package. And I identified the composer, because of the news theme they play at 3:50. And that's not all, if you go to https://u.pcloud.link/publink/show?code=XZ72JpXZ2LzrBscemU4NL9plQHE9gSKfQcxV&fbclid=IwAR1a1fUAvrtkSMT6_lJeA0NDpjJi8lwjp6Tkw2troPtRlfbkE4VZx3pkgv8, at the beginning, you'll hear WNGE's 1979 news theme that was composed by, you guessed it, Peters Productions.
  13. 1 point
    Losing the Indians was another blow back in 2001. Back in the 90s WUAB had the highest game ratings in the country when the Indians were good. By letting WBNX and other stations get the better syndicated shows, they overtook them in the ratings and cost them the CW initially. Plus at the time, WUAB was one of the few netlet stations that Raycom had at the time, so they had little experience to draw upon.
  14. 1 point
    Another sneak peek. No SFO this time. We got the roof cam overlooking Embarcadero
  15. 1 point
    "Solutions" is moreso like KGO's "Building a Better Bay Area". where they discuss an array of issues (job hunting, homelessness, race issues, etc.) I wouldn't call this a form of investigative reporting. They do have an "ABC 7 Investigates", but they're being done by the regular reporters since they don't have an assigned investigative reporter.
  16. 1 point
    Great. https://deadline.com/2020/10/donald-trump-sinclair-broadcast-group-eric-bolling-1234599080/ I wonder when they'll do a Biden Town Hall. They said they "offered" him one. But most of us know how this one will turn out.
  17. 1 point
    CBS declared Reagan the winner right at 8:00 pm Eastern in 1984, and they were also the first to call it for George H.W. Bush (Missouri put him over the top) at 9:18 Eastern, beating ABC by two minutes! 1996 was of course a cakewalk for Bill Clinton; all the networks -- and the Associated Press -- called it as soon at 9:00 pm hit.
  18. 1 point
    Between WOIO's lone syndication strips being WoF and J! and WUAB having a ghastly amount of paid programming on the weekends (not like WOIO is any better, but at least THEY have CBS fare) it's truly sad.
  19. 1 point
    Back then ABC's TGIF block beat CBS' Block Party despite snagging (2) comedies sitcoms from ABC.
  20. 1 point
    Kent Morrison, one of the weekday morning show anchors on Global Edmonton, has been poached by CTV Edmonton. CTV Edmonton has been looking for new anchors for its local morning show since the termination of their previous morning show anchors, Rob Williams and Stacey Brotzel.
  21. 1 point
    Those at WOIO were probably excited when Raycom went away, since they were terrible for them.
  22. 1 point
    If the polls continue to hold with Team Blue leading by double digits nationwide and five to seven points in battleground states, we'll know by 11 pm eastern. North Carolina, Florida, and Texas will have most of their votes already present and counted election night. Georgia has seen a huge shift to the early voting modality. I expect rather than using the misleading "precincts counted" number, you would compare it either to the number of registered voters in a state, or total votes cast in 2016. If the number of ballots tabulated exceed 100% of votes cast in 2016 and counting has stopped then there should be relatively few ballots. You rarely see leads of two or three percentage points shift the other way. Similarly, if for some reason Team Red is up in places like Virginia, Nevada, and Minnesota then Trump has the advantage in winning, although I think networks will be less likely to call the night for Team Red just ebcause they know they will never be able to pull it back. https://www.usatoday.com/story/news/politics/elections/2020/10/13/election-2020-mail-voting-shouldnt-delay-results-several-key-states/3623320001/
  23. 1 point
    Does anyone have an update on how the set is coming along?
  24. 1 point
    It was an absolutely stupid firing by Sunbeam. They should be condemned to the fullest for such a nonsense move
  25. 1 point
    Definitely an overreaction by the station. Good for her to take the high road in the announcement. I think the station should rethink their decision to terminate.
  26. 1 point
    We might as well fire every local anchor and reporter in NYC and LA who've appeared in movies and TV shows as well.
  27. 1 point
    This feels like an overreaction; I don’t even think this is a suspendable offense in my eyes. She made a mistake not having the station sign off on her apparence but the scene is innocuous enough and the content certainly wouldn’t violate any morals clause. Hopefully this backlash will find Pinto new work.
  28. 1 point
    People are being sympathetic...glad to see.
  29. 1 point
    Congrats to Karen Borta for 25 Years at CBS 11 (KTVT).
  30. 1 point
    Maybe if Zucker leaves, maybe the new CEO will fix all the problems he created.
  31. 1 point
    Coverage plans include sleeping bags, cots, pizza and coffee.
  32. 1 point
    When does this 1985 set debut?
  33. 1 point
    I feel bad for Brooke. I think she has more longevity on CNN compared to Kate or Brianna. I've said before that Zucker is the main problem with why CNN is going downhill. The whole yelling panels haven't worked. As for all new anchors, I would really hate to see staples like Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper leave, although Wolf will probably retire in 5 years or less. (he says he's not ready yet). I think Erin Burnett is better for financial news and always thought she was better at CNBC. I know many people think Jake Tapper should have been the permanent host for "This Week" 10 years ago. Chris Cuomo seems burned out but wants to stay at CNN. I'm not sure about what Don Lemmon would do, maybe anchor at MSNBC. I wish AT&T would realize that Zucker has ruined nearly everything he's touched in his career and force him to resign, but instead they let him run all of their sports broadcasting divisions too. I'm not sure if he's ruined those assets too.
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