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  1. WKRG even did a retrospective of pretty much ALL of their prior sets... https://youtu.be/en3oiNW7KDU A takeaway from this, in the 70s, WKRG took some inspiration from WAGA. Their 1970-90s logo was based on the 60's WAGA logo, and the 'TV5' logo (which I've never seen before) is virtually identical to the WAGA logo they used prior to their "A5" "5 Belongs" logo. Yes, it's a Nexstar set. Yes, it's a corner desk. Still better than any other set in the market. I get the idea that it's basically things around the walls and nothing in the middle, giving little depth to each section. Nexstsr seems to cram as many looks as they can into a single studio.
    3 points
  2. Changing ownership is a factor that has played into both WALA and WKRG. Prior sets were initiated under prior owners (Lin & Media General) and WALA's set refresh was a late addition by Meredith right before turning the keys over to Gray. With the change of owners has been a shuffle of managers (and change in priorities that goes along with that). Sets are often budgeted years in advance and the "bandaids" that were implemented were able to fix things while not spending for a totally new set. Hopefully for stations like WJW that were gifted (finally!) a new set in the end days of Tribune, that it will last for a while, (hopefully not as long as the set it replaced!)
    2 points
  3. KCBD had that logo since long before WXIA’s 2019 rebrand.
    2 points
  4. As far as I’ve seen, not really. The extraordinary amount of long winning streaks has driven a lot of interest back to the show. Although ratings have been noticeably better for Ken Jennings than Magic Bialik, the show itself is doing just fine. To paraphrase Alex from his memoir, anyone can host the show and people will still watch it (except for people who think they can trot out Alex’s head Futurama-style). https://www.pbs.org/newshour/arts/jeopardy-savors-a-run-of-super-champions-after-host-stumbles https://www.showbiz411.com/2022/06/21/ratings-jeopardy-post-ken-jennings-falls-below-5-mil-for-first-time-in-months-dropped-8-last-week
    2 points
  5. WLS Eyewitness News excerpt (February 23, 1979) WFAA News 8 Weekend Update (October 14, 1979)
    1 point
  6. This week, it's NBC D.C.'s Somara Theodore filling on on the evening newscasts. Does anyone think these are possible tryouts? How soon could we see the open positions filled?
    1 point
  7. KCBD has had that "11" since 1994.
    1 point
  8. If this set were replacing a set like WALA’s, I’d agree with you. A set isn’t even the most important part of a newscast, the journalistic product is. The problem is that Nexstar doesn’t seem to think this way when it comes to some of their stations. They place so much emphasis on building sets for stations that don’t really need them (the set this replaced wasn’t even 10 years old,) and the new sets look dated even at launch (see WTTV for another example of this.) While I agree with @tyrannical bastard that this set is the best in the market, that’s not a very high bar. The competitors are Sinclair (speaks for itself) and WALA, which hasn’t updated their set since they first went HD. IMHO, if a new set is that important to your news operation, it should be built to last. As I said in my post in the KXAN set thread, Nexstar could’ve spent that money on more staff, resources, and employee benefits. An FTVLive article from today featured a reporter from a Nexstar station that was tasked with solo-anchoring and producing an 11pm newscast, while also doing the weather. How is it that Nexstar can spend loads on new sets that don’t even look all that great, but can’t afford to hire staff at other stations to lighten the workload? I’ll give Nexstar credit for how WJZY has turned around under its stewardship. Their story selection has improved, more people have been hired, and their new set (which they actually needed, unlike WKRG) looks great imo. I also recognize that local management has a lot to do with these decisions, and that corporate isn’t just controlling each station with marionettes. That being said, if a new set A) isn’t needed, B) doesn’t even look as good as what other designers have produced for stations, and C) adds nothing new to the overall product, what’s the point? It’s like replacing a working iPhone 12 with the brand new iPhone just because it’s newer.
    1 point
  9. Some of you have impossibly high standards lol. It really isn't a bad look at all. I like the cool feeling of it, it's almost like a relief from the heat and humidity of the south. What I will say is that it seems very bottom heavy with lighting. The top third is noticeably darker than the bottom third and the shadows seem a lot more pronounced. Small accent lighting could've helped add depth.
    1 point
  10. ANOTHER GOD **** DESK IN THE CORNER!!
    1 point
  11. It's not an improvement. Classic Nexstar.
    1 point
  12. Screengrabs of the new set which debuted Monday June 27.
    1 point
  13. The better question is will those "new" graphics include Move Closer To Your World?
    1 point
  14. Does anyone actually think WPVI will get new graphics? The current package debuted a few years ago. They always march to the beat of their own drum
    1 point
  15. Looks like KCBD/KJTV finally switched over.
    1 point
  16. I swear to God if I see another set with a desk shoved in the corner I'm going to SCREAM!
    1 point
  17. Looks like storage room B. Is Milton still getting a check, or has Uncle Perry "fixed the glitch?"
    1 point
  18. SuitSnob is that you??
    1 point
  19. Man, Nexstar loves to waste their money, don’t they? They could spend some money on employee benefits, special projects, investigative journalism, adding original reporting/programming for their 10 hour/day news network, a new building for KXAN (as previously mentioned), replacing sets that actually need replacing…Nah, let’s blow all our cash on dumping a perfectly good set and replacing it with something that’ll look noticeably worse. And you better believe we’re gonna shove that desk in the corner. Seriously, who is in charge of their finances? Xzibit? #PimpMyStudio
    1 point
  20. I’m pretty sure that none of the shows that replaced AMC, OLTL, or ATWT get the ratings of their predecessors. Meanwhile Days of Our Lives’ third Peacock spinoff drops this summer.
    1 point
  21. This is what happens with Nexstar stations. WTTV, KDVR and now KXAN gets a new set but refuses to pay their creative and air staff what they are worth. This tells you all you need to know about the group. They care little about people.
    1 point
  22. WITI has consistently aired every hearing, so you can add them to this list. And yet even with advance notice, CBS and ABC are like 'yup the soaps are still on' as they have been since COVID news conferences started. I still don't understand why they don't put "TBA" in listings to avoid calls; even the most 'no TV ever' guy knows when soaps air.
    1 point
  23. Alex Wagner will be Maddow's successor in the 9pm slot.
    1 point
  24. As another poster said in the past, you could use a Sony-owned show if you just changed the title. Not anymore it seems. I guess the British company Sony contracts with found a way to set off the algorithms. SME has always been strict about copyright.
    1 point
  25. Sony as a whole seems to be one of the most strict about copyright. I had a commercial compilation with a 1997 Burger King commercial that used Foreigner’s “Urgent” that got blocked by Sony Music (no strikes). I think it’s become common knowledge that Jeopardy eps are a no-no on YouTube.
    1 point
  26. Depending on what all they plan, of course, the coming 9am newscast would seem like a solid candidate to originate streetside.
    1 point
  27. Some stations might call them associate producers or assistant producers, but, yeah, you won't find much writing help outside the top ten markets. A lot of the extra jobs were dumped on producers over the years as TV groups cut the headcounts.
    1 point
  28. My take is that they build a simple set (with an large weather center for better presentations and whatnot). They would be foolish to only build just a weather center given the space. I’m willing to bet they use it for not only CBSN and other newscasts (mornings??), but CBS Weekend News (Saturday) too. I mean..if you’re making the investment, might as well get as much out of it as you can.
    1 point
  29. I absolutely love this. The local media needs to be called out more often. They report things in one community and then not in others, when it suits their narrative. Props to Dewan and DK Sports for not just calling WPXI out, but actually doing something about it.
    1 point
  30. Good riddance, The Final Word doesn't hold a candle to KDKA-TV's competing Sports Showdown. I believe WTAE has a competing sports show as well.
    1 point
  31. Christi Paul, anchor of New Day Weekend, signed off Sunday morning expressing a desire to move closer to family. Interestingly she said she has an on-air job in Ohio lined up with an announcement coming later this week. I wondering where she's going and who will take her place?
    0 points
  32. Well if that’s the case there are a bunch of stations that need to switch them, such as WCNC. They have probably been airing them in the wrong order for 26 years. I bet they would have aired Jeopardy earlier in the day during the Olympics.
    0 points
  33. PBRTV suggests that the Jeopardy/Wheel switch may be a CBS thing, for uniformity nationwide. https://www.pbrtv.com/wpxi-flipping-game-shows-july-4/
    0 points
  34. candace McCowan posted shes leaving WABC in a few days. i really liked her shame https://www.instagram.com/p/CfRsRuKAzwg/?hl=en
    0 points
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