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  1. If all of the "Tegna-fication" is rooted in these allegations, then they certainly need to be undone. And if this damaged the company's value, then there needs to be a change of ownership. Get new people in there who not only can run the business effectively, as well as re-tooling the product back to it's core audience without patronizing to a particular group. A lot of us here can't stand the Tegna approach to local news, but these comments put a new stain on it that's deeply offensive to what could be their core audience in many places. It works in places where the
    3 points
  2. Is it me or does Nexstar seem to be afraid of digital? What I mean is, you don't see nexstar stations trying new digital things & live streaming appears to be very inconsistent across nexstar stations . While KDVR did launch "FOX31 NOW" that is just an online stream & it's minimal effort at that, mainly traffic accidents, weather ect. For example: KXRM has very little in the way of live streaming on it's website, it does stream all of it's newscasts but that is about it. KREX & KFQX have no live streaming options available at there website. Again inconsistent a
    3 points
  3. CBS3 adding the 8am hour back to Eyewitness News This Morning on Sundays.
    2 points
  4. The elephant in the room in the Tegna/racism situation is Standard General's ongoing proxy fight. It behooves them to depress Tegna's stock price and make it more vulnerable for acquisition. Fearful stakeholders may be more receptive to Standard's offer as the situation escalates.
    2 points
  5. The last time I alluded to Fox News not being an actual news source (jokingly when their new newsroom debuted), I got screamed, cried and moaned out of the room. My opinion since hasn't changed; in fact, it's been amplified. You can have news and opinion shows co-exist on the same schedule and some (read: few) of its hosts and news stories over the years are great, knowledgeable and objective. But despite its billion-dollar flashy and style-over-substance look and feel, Fox's laughable slant and obvious and dangerous propaganda make it an untrustworthy joke and attack on true journ
    2 points
  6. I am a democrat and I have always told my other friends who hate on Fox about their journalism and how they can turn it on when they really need to. Example, they called the Election before anyone else did. Yes, the political director was kicked out of the building for telling the truth. But anyway, yes, they do have the chops for a big news story but now with every story having some intertwined political side, they lost their way. So no. It’s not news.
    2 points
  7. Good luck finding stations willing to add it to their distribution. It makes Fox News look moderate by comparison.
    2 points
  8. A new wall recently went cutting off some areas of the studio and reducing the space that meteorologists have to work in. I asked one of the meteorologists about it. Here's our conversation: I'll let you know as more news becomes available.
    1 point
  9. The Brits have their own soap operas (last night, Emmerdale), so just think of any news in America and the usual folks calling about The Bachelor or General Hospital being pre-empted. It's a universal issue. Also, to me those British ratings Deadline got thier bee in a bonnet about don't look unusually low; it's a Friday, their lowest-watched night. And yesterday after the death was announced, BBC World News in the US basically became BBC1 for a few hours and simulcast their coverage. Folks on BBC America were guided to BBC World News to watch and they didn't interrupt their
    1 point
  10. They were airing infomercials in the 8AM hour on Sundays. This is the temporary set that is being used for their newscasts while the new set is being worked on. But I could eventually see this be reworked into a set for CBSN Philly...
    1 point
  11. WNBC anchors mostly stand now and use the full screen for graphics. It actually works out. When Lester Holt is in the studio, he is mostly standing now too. The only show with some sitting is Today in New York which is 3 hours long.
    1 point
  12. This 1980 KTVK open has been reuploaded to YouTube:
    1 point
  13. While I understand, I can't wait to see how they react when his dear wife THE QUEEN meets her eventual fate. Were they not prepared what was going down, or were they clearly just bitchin'? Off topic a bit but I gotta checkout gogglebox.
    1 point
  14. KMBC-TV, Ch. 9 in Kansas City, MO use to do this as well with both The 10 Commandments & the Sound of Music. They would start the movies at 6PM, instead of 7PM.
    1 point
  15. Yeah...but as you said...Nexstar's priorities are out of whack.
    1 point
  16. Again from the 1990s, here's NEW-10 Perth's version of the 1992 Ten Eyewitness News/Hinch promos: Two years later, a promo promoting the various Australian metro anchors of Network Ten: Same year, but up to the Philippines, and a GMA News Live bulletin, from April 23 (the Evander Holyfield vs. Michael Moorer bout was mentioned, which took place on April 22 in Las Vegas, April 23 Philippine time): Another bulletin, three days later (crash in Nagoya, Japan): Another bulletin, possi
    1 point
  17. BBC Radio 1 Dance's transition was less than flawless: Edit: Radio 1, 1Xtra and 1 Dance have moved on to somber instrumental tracks. Radio 2 and Radio 3 also running similar-styled music.
    1 point
  18. Cable (and network) news in general are a joke. Theres barely any news there. But I digress
    1 point
  19. Just because you disagree with their viewpoints doesn't mean they're a "fascist." It's one thing to say you disagree with them, but to go as far as calling them fascists...that's a bit much. But that's the problem with much of the mainstream media these days. Instead of presenting a news story in an unbiased way, only one viewpoint/talking point is tolerated while the other viewpoint is either openly rejected or shown in a distorted way. Unless or until this changes, there will continue to be a market for alternative news outlet options.
    1 point
  20. In a way, I can understand it here in Columbus since the National Weather Service radar is 70 mi away in Wilmington, but I'm still skeptical that it's any more than a marketing gimmick. It might help, but if I were paying for it out of my own checkbook I doubt I would write the check.
    1 point
  21. OAN Plus already exists on apps like Pluto TV. Sinclair stations might pick it up. I could be wrong though.
    1 point
  22. I don't know quite how it showed up since it's now vanished, but I was able to get from one of the university databases reading access to Back Stage, a (still extant) industry publication that had a decent amount of press releases on news music material in the 1980s. There are truly some gems and a few composer IDs. Tuesday There's a lot about Tuesday Productions work. Now More than Ever was composed for KCCI and debuted January 12, 1981. (1-30-81) The News Image was composed for KRON. (4-24-81) News People was
    1 point
  23. The only thing I can commend WJLA for doing with the new logo is using ABC's font. Other than than, it's kinda bland.
    1 point
  24. Logo or not, WJLA's problems are well-rooted into the damage that Sinclair inflicted on them. Whatever worked in Columbus, Ohio will not work in DC. WJLA's best days were definitely with Leon Harris and poaching WUSA's Gordon Peterson and Maureen Bunyan. WJLA's "On Your Side" goes way back to the mid 80s and the Klein&/Jeffrey Osborne campaign. Someone finally got a high-quality copy of the promo and posted it to YouTube. And yours truly purchased on ebay one of the 1,000 records they distributed at the end of the campaign. I'll try and post the audio
    1 point
  25. I truly doubt it has anything to do with Sinclair being the GOP besties. Yes, DC is very blue town. However, after how Sinclair dumped Maureen Bunyan & Leon Harris which were (2) prominent black talent in the market. One could think it has to do with the company politics. Sinclair has gotten lucky over the years by getting Allbritton, Fisher, Freedom and other companies leftovers. Sinclair has always been a mediocre company with lack luster stations. Now the company hit the big time by getting KOMO-TV & WJLA-TV their two biggest markets ever. They've been doing every tv station on
    1 point
  26. I still hate that 'ding' sting that every Sinclair station uses; it reminds me of both a Windows OS 'ding' and a game show 'ring-in' sound effect rather than something you should hear on a newscast.
    1 point
  27. I was watching the WLOS news and was surprised that they are still using the old set WBFF and WSYX were using. I thought that station was important to Sinclair. I would have thought that they would have gotten a makeover by now.
    1 point
  28. Do these in-house alternatives to syndication get any ratings? They're there to save a buck but at what long-term cost?
    1 point
  29. I don't have a problem with any of this. They have local reporters and weather people on the ground, so what if the presenters are presenting from a remote location? (Using a little British lingo there.) It's not that much different from hiring out professional voiceover talent versus the old days when you had a booth announcer that was actually a station employee. I question why they would use a small market station in South Bend to do newscasts in Toledo, however. The other two stations have pretty good newscasts so I think they need more polished talent to compete. WSYX or WKRC
    1 point
  30. Will "ET" shop for a better timeslot on a different station in Phoenix (in which longtime station KTVK downgraded the show in favor of "People")? CBS can't be too happy with the late night clearance they've had here since September. They'll renew "People" for three years now, but when/if Meredith splits its publishing and TV operations, that may change.
    1 point
  31. "Lougee mistook Hoffman for a valet, deeply offending Hoffman." So what? Everyone's not a mystic. Maybe he wasn't dressed like an executive or didn't comport himself in a way that was executive like. Maybe he doesn't speak in a way that would convey that to someone. Or when we're dealing with the cashier at Walmart do we have to now assume that we are dealing with the CEO just so that we don't offend anybody?
    0 points
  32. KCTV's ND is out after just nine months. The next ND will be the sixth in eight years, I believe.
    0 points
  33. Hate to hear this about Paul. I remember him from his Weather Channel days.
    0 points
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