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  1. As a moderator, this thread will be locked if people can't stop repeating long-winded, tired stances. That goes for individuals on both sides of the argument. Failure to abide will result in timeouts. Understood?
    12 points
  2. I can't wait for this thread to go years and years like the ABC O&O speculation.
    10 points
  3. It would be ideal if we could express our opinions without making a personal attack or judgement. I find posts from @mrschimpf to be knowledgeable and extremely sound from a business perspective. Not everyone may agree but to say someone "doesn't understand a thing" seems unnecessarily personal. For example, I don't know how one can predict that NewsNation "will never amount to anything" and I think it is overheated rhetoric to claim it is "the biggest loser in tv news history." MSNBC had a decade of failed shows before they hit their stride and the basement dweller that is the CB
    9 points
  4. You're right, you HAVE been aggressively and excessively negative on NewsNation since before it premiered. Which makes one wonder if there is some ulterior motivation behind your vitriolic rants in this thread. Whatever, your contributions in this thread have reached near parodic levels at this point.... suggesting that one singular program is literally the only program that could "save" the nascent news network is beyond ridiculous.
    8 points
  5. I was just cleaning out a folder of old screengrabs (and I do mean OLD) and I found the attached images dated 2002. They're definitely "NBC 3" launch pitches for KNTV's switch, but I can't quite place the graphics firm. Thought they were worth sharing here either way.
    8 points
  6. Even if I were to agree or not with Dr. Oz on the issues, if I were a station manager dropping his show would be justified. The last thing any station would want to have on their watch is the appearance of partiality towards one candidate in such a critical race - and certainly an open U.S. Senate seat in a penultimate swing state (one that called the ENTIRE presidential election for Trump in 2016 and for Biden in 2020) fits that category to a T. Of course, his fans in New York City may complain over WNYW's decision to drop him all because of exurban Pike County, but bucolic Shohol
    6 points
  7. I'm also getting sick of the ranting and slander on this thread. It is making the posts unattractive.
    6 points
  8. Okay. I tried to mind my own business in retirement, but here we go: You sir, have been without a doubt an negative nancy when it comes to NewsNation. I get it, you miss Matlock, In the Heat of the Night etc. Well guess what, Uncle Perry doesn't give a crap if you miss those shows. NewsNation, despite it being a failure is still making profit for Nexstar. So do us a favor, get out of this forum or we will have @Weetersor others throw you out. Capice!
    6 points
  9. It’s worth noting each CBS O&O has a design team and an art director and can pretty much do whatever they want with station looks (within reason) and KCNC has been copying graphics from network for years. That said, a group wide change is not going to originate from Denver so just calm yourselves. Also - if you’re interested in applying - both WBBM and WCCO have art director positions open right now…
    6 points
  10. Not trying to be provocative but I’m kind of surprised at the love he’s getting here and on social media with some pleading for him to return to a nightly newscast. While a strong force at NBC he is, he’s tarnished his image as a trusted anchor in my opinion. Dude just made up lies and embellishments for two major stories during his time as the face of network news. The competition would be interesting but I hope people’s memories aren’t so short to forget that the man at worst lacks completely integrity and at best has incredibly poor judgment, two things that are critical to leading news and
    6 points
  11. Again, it’s Meridian. Considering the competition, WTOK has a serviceable set.
    6 points
  12. Wouldn't be surprised. I'll bet CBS would do anything to boost ratings for CBSEN at this point.
    6 points
  13. It's quite a stretch to compare impressions of Newsnation and Real America's Voice (which is cringeworthy just to type). Newsnation is a facts-based news effort making an appeal to ALL potential viewers from an unbiased position (that we now know has shifted center-right). RAV is explicitly targeting hard-right viewers with explicitly biased programming, essentially giving viewers what they want to hear. Yes, them having more impressions is indisputable. But one is offering apples and casting a wide net, the other is offering oranges and shooting fish in a barrel. "Why doesn't anybody like my
    5 points
  14. Not to encourage people to take this and run a mile with it, but I did find this KCNC topical rather interesting. The graphics in this certainly match the wider CBS rebrand pretty well.
    5 points
  15. Looks suitable for (yet worse than) those sets for a news sketch on Saturday Night Live.
    5 points
  16. Much of those interviewees are people who are making the rounds of all the morning shows, both on broadcast and cable. In order to get those folks on your show in the 7:00 half hour, you sometimes have to conduct the interview at 6:50. Everyone does it, and it's been going on for decades.
    5 points
  17. Let me begin with your very own preface - Not trying to be provocative but... 1. I am surprised and pleased by the outpouring for Brian - I am a fan, and agree he made a significant mistake - and paid a significant professional punishment. As is the case in our criminal justice system you do the crime - you do the time. But, after that one hopes to return to their previous life. Not saying what he did was criminal. But, WOW what a show of support in the last 24 hours. AMAZING!! He should be proud - and let us not forget Brian did it without a college degree. 2, N
    5 points
  18. Where you suspect he'll end up at? IMO, I suspect BW will jump to CBS and if I play my cards right... He might just replace Norah on the CBS Evening News. It's just my opinion, folks.
    5 points
  19. Off to a great start
    5 points
  20. Local TV in general is experiencing a talent exodus. https://cronkitenewslab.com/management/2021/10/21/local-newsroom-recruitment-crisis-part-1/ https://cronkitenewslab.com/management/2021/10/28/local-newsroom-recruitment-crisis-part-2/ Nobody wants to work for peanuts in local TV when they can make bank elsewhere. I pointed out in the Discord last week that former WISN anchor Melinda Davenport was the host for Facebook's developer conference live streams. @Myron Falwellsummed it up best: Broadcast TV talent is learning they can use t
    5 points
  21. He needs to go, along with Jeff Zucker and Brian Stelter - who really stuck his neck out for Chris, especially with the whole "many people here understand why he (Chris) did what he did, plus his office is several floors above the newsroom...".as if location of someones office would prevent them from controlling/interfering with coverage. And who could forget "if we open up the journalism ethics book, there's no rule for this" (referring to Chris not covering Andrews accusations). Can't wait to hear what Zucker's fiction writers come up with for Brian to say Sunday and somehow defend all of th
    4 points
  22. I cannot think of one single good reason for CBS MV not letting Wheel air earlier. Nobody is going to want to watch it after Corden, and, if you don't have cable, you can't watch that episode at all (because you can't record it on your DVR).
    4 points
  23. Sorry, I had to get my piece in especially after hearing about @CalItalian2's rant. Enough is enough.
    4 points
  24. This will be around for 5 minutes. Gray prefers stations transition to their own look (even if they own the other package outright or it's strangely in the budget). It's not required, but they have a clear preference.
    4 points
  25. I hope the Meredith graphics don’t get replaced by graphics used by the former Raycom stations, and if they do, I absolutely hope None of you say Good Riddance to the Meredith graphics. IMO, replacing the Meredith graphics with the Post-Raycom graphics would be a horrible downgrade.
    4 points
  26. WATN in Memphis has been using the updated look for the last couple of weeks now. I'll post a compilation on my channel later this week. WATN WLMT - Updated TEGNA Graphics.mp4 WATN WLMT - Updated TEGNA Graphics.mp4
    4 points
  27. Would really like to see Brian Williams as the new face of CBS Evening News!
    4 points
  28. I actually really like this version. The white variant with video underneath seems to add more...depth? Not sure what it is, but I think it looks better.
    4 points
  29. Back to that other deal, this is probably one of the laziest logos I've ever seen. Did they use Microsoft Paint to create this? I mean, they couldn't comeup with anything better than this? Look, the "t"s don't even match.
    3 points
  30. When would be the last time this ever happened with a syndicated show? He should just walk away entirely and let Sony decide how to fill out the time. Stations have that time under contract and pulling it out of a given region yet still airing it outside of Pennsylvania still gives a federal candidate a mouthpiece to do their bidding. The internet transcends state lines, and Pennsylvanians will still have ways to see the show in indirect ways, especially if an out-of-market (and out of state) station even can be seen over-the-air anywhere in Pennsylvania.
    3 points
  31. Philly and America's longest-running local news theme (and a record shattering one) Move Closer to Your World will turn 50 next year. That's the same year that Gardner will leave 6ABC.
    3 points
  32. So the pivot is from harping on about Live PD to doubling down on NewsNation's small viewership which, again, I don't think anybody can dispute. But comparing NewsNation to Fox? To Newsmax?! Hannity and News Nation Prime are two VERY different shows with completely different objectives and target demos. Which brings me to my next point- maybe the target demos for NN just aren't there. Why are people tuning into Fox and Newsmax? To hear what they want to hear; they love that feedback loop. They're not looking for objective news. And anybody who is has had the last 15 years to find it elsewhere,
    3 points
  33. Sir... no more slander on this here forum please. We're a divided nation as is, and you need to really see that ratings are truly a thing of the past because of streaming and YouTube. Plus, there are people in Waukesha and across the nation who are hurting and mourning, so stop.
    3 points
  34. Personally, I think traffic reports on television are useless and a waste of time. Traffic can change dramatically from the time you see it until the time you hit the road. Other than a major accident, road closure or detour that will shut things down for hours, TV traffic is like trying to predict tomorrow’s lottery numbers. With the proliferation of truly relevant traffic apps, the availability of constant traffic updates on New York’s multiple news radio stations, and even a SiriusXM New York traffic channel, TV traffic is nothing more than window dressing. Anybody w
    3 points
  35. Emily West will more likely become the new full time traffic reporter. I hope get she gets the gig. She blends very well with the team while Lauren is out. (Congratulations to Lauren). Personally, I don't like the WCBS format of having anchors do the traffic report. WABC with the News at 4 does a brief report at 4:15 and that should only be the standard if anchors were to do traffic reports. I get it traffic reporters are hard to find. But, for New York traffic you need a seasoned veteran reporter who knows the layout of NYC traffic.
    3 points
  36. Again, I'm not shouting "here's the new O&O graphics package confirmed!" – I just thought this topical was interesting and worth pointing out!
    3 points
  37. Lauren Scala (@laurenscala) • Instagram photos and videos After over a decade as the Traffic Anchor on Today in NY, I’m hanging up my hat! Retiring from reporting on the AM commute. This was my choice and it was a hard one because I love my Today in NY family so much! Not seeing them everyday will be the hardest part, but it’s time to get more sleep and embark on some new adventures. The great news is I will still be part of the @nbcnewyork extended family. You will still see me popping up on Today in NY and New York Live sharing stories about all the things that ma
    3 points
  38. That's my hope. Considering that it was once WTBS, and all of the things Ted Turner did with that station, Gray could use it as a launching pad for more original content. The days of it becoming a SuperStation again via pay TV are long gone, but it could become a virtual one through OTT and VUit and spawn regional variants.
    3 points
  39. Meredith has been too quick to fire people over the last several years. I would expect any changes Gray makes, are to be for the long term.
    3 points
  40. That open is radically different - I haven't seen that before. Looks good and adds a bit of excitement.
    3 points
  41. It is true that most TV helicopters are leased. Often, they are bundled with traffic reporting services, provided by one of the major traffic providers. The pilots and the helicopter reporters are generally officially employed by the traffic service, and not the station. They simply act as contractors. This keeps their head count off the station books, and delegates all payroll and benefit handling to the traffic company. When you tally up all the things included in the helicopter contract (helicopter, pilot, camera, reporters, insurance, maintenance, traffic service, etc.) the cost
    3 points
  42. I think it's pretty obvious that they've been grooming Rick & Sharie to take over for Jim for awhile now since Monica left.
    3 points
  43. I like Chris Jansing but I dont see her doing an 11pm newscast nightly. I could see her regaining an hour of MSNBC Reports before that or getting a newscast on NBC News Now. I do miss seeing her daily on tv though.
    3 points
  44. World News Tonight spent like more than half of the last 20 months as the #1 show on all of television.
    3 points
  45. This is going to happen in March 2022. I can see it NOW. The CBS Evening News with Brian Williams back in NYC. You know CBS would do this in a heartbeat.
    3 points
  46. Wow. Imagine him at EN up against Lester? I imagine he’ll come with a hefty price tag for CBS and it’s a huge gamble to make him the face of the Cronkite network.
    3 points
  47. YES! Broadcast syndication fees can be enormous and if you're not yielding a strong enough rating to recoup station loss then you might as well run news since you have salaried employees there (anyway). Most stations get away without hiring additional staffing. The state of linear TV is NOT good in case you've been living under a rock ..
    3 points
  48. RTP in Portugal got some new graphics and theme music for their newscasts.
    3 points
  49. I'm pretty sure they're actually upstairs in the main news studio. I guess Studio 29 is getting a makeover.
    3 points
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