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  1. Someone was asleep at the wheel
    10 points
  2. I'm not sure why people here are so eager to memorialize someone who - more than anyone - created the toxic hellscape of discourse we currently endure...
    9 points
  3. Plain & simple, NewsNation is late to the ballgame. There's no Presidential campaign/election going on, no Trump Twittering in the White House, no real salacious stories going on right now, etc. It's going to be hard for them to get any traction to build viewership in this slowing news cycle right now. The average viewer just has no reason to make it 'appointment viewing'. The news market is already saturated as it is. And offering up a four hour old newscast for those of us on the west coast? Um... no. Nexstar should've taken WGN in a totally different direction other than news....
    8 points
  4. I want to say this is a shame but he's been pushing false narratives and conspiracy theories for years and this cancellation is justifiable. The mighty have fallen, he isn't as respected as he once was at CNN anymore.
    8 points
  5. In May of 1979, Milwaukee Public Television/WMVS' "Milwaukee: Behind the Headlines" program aired a two hour feature on the inner workings of the WISN-TV newsroom. The program features a very unique, and rare, live simulcast of WISN's Action News at 10 program from the control room and studio floor. That's right, viewers could watch the WISN broadcast on Channel 12, or flip over to Channel 10 and watch the same program from "behind the scenes". WMVS rolled their cameras into the WISN Broadcast Center right up next to the WISN cameras for this extremely unique look into how TV worked in 1979.
    7 points
  6. He leaves a mixed legacy. Rush did, in a big way, give a new lease on life to AM radio. In the late '80s, music on AM was dying and talk radio probably saved AM. On the other hand, his vitriol has done a great disservice to American political discourse. And a disservice to broadcasting as talk hosts like Bob Lassiter were pushed aside in favor of people parroting one political viewpoint at the expense of other voices.
    7 points
  7. Too bad Rush didn't see it that way when he mocked people dying of AIDS in a daily segment...
    7 points
  8. Found some very cool Vintage L.A. Clips.
    7 points
  9. What's there to discuss? As a part of Gray, they'll get the same graphics that everyone in the group has, and there's already a discussion for that.
    7 points
  10. Same thing with Maria. She used to be one of CNBC'S biggest stars. Now I don't think she talks about business or the stock market anymore. She and Dobbs have both destroyed their careers. Dobbs at 75 will likely retire. I wonder if Maria will be next and more will follow after that?
    7 points
  11. Put a Super Bowl on Disney+ and put bill walton and Baby Yoda on the announce team
    6 points
  12. In terms of career progression, one would not go from anchoring a broadcast at WABC to anchoring World News Now. It pays less and the hours are worse. If anything, you sometimes see the opposite - Liz Cho and Rob Nelson, for example, both anchored WNN before coming to WABC. For most, anchoring a broadcast at WABC would be the apex of a career.
    6 points
  13. Honestly, the breaking news should be handled by whoever is in studio at that moment. Anything up until 1:30ish should be George and everything after should be David. I also feel that they should be each other’s primary backups on their respective programs. There were rumors CBS was courting George when the last shakeup happened there. As for Chris, I feel his career has gone downhill since going to CNN and particularly when he moved to nights.
    5 points
  14. It goes back to that earlier comment I made, about this board sometimes feeling like a stock trading website with a bunch of people shorting stock. It sometimes feels like a small number of people have less than rational (or less than rationally expressed) dislike for NewsNation, as if there were some ulterior reason they dislike it other than the actual product they put on the air.
    5 points
  15. Do they really need to move?
    5 points
  16. Why is everyone assuming Shirleen is leaving? She’s just filling in for Mona for a few days this week. Same when NBC & CBS borrow local talent from their affiliates one assumes that such and such person is joining the network
    5 points
  17. There's no other way to put this, but the NFL must be smoking the crack rock if they want a 100% rights fee increase. I'm sure it's probably just a negotiating ploy, but this past Super Bowl had the lowest ratings since 2007. 2020 regular season ratings have declined 7% according to Nielsen. Crappy ratings like that don't justify a rights increase at all. I could see an increase like that maybe thirty years ago, but not the way the TV business is today. I think we're going to see a serious shuffling of how major league sports is delivered to the viewer in the next 5-10 years. Sounds to m
    5 points
  18. A major loss to the talk radio community for sure. No matter what many may think of him, for better or worse, he paved the way for AM radio to have a second life as a home for talk radio, giving that medium a few more decades of viability.
    5 points
  19. Guess who made the move to the big studio tonight?........
    5 points
  20. Also to keep in mind that Daniel McElroy, the Lightning Director of KCBS that passed away recently, had helped a few of the stations that got the new set with their lights and from what was mentioned, he was helping KPIX with their lights.
    5 points
  21. I wonder if OANN has the money to pony up? Lou would be a big draw there. Lou (and Maria) have destroyed their reputations in the Trump era.
    5 points
  22. CBS This Morning beat NBC’s Today for the first time ever... On Saturday. Still pretty impressive imo.
    5 points
  23. This is a whole new level of stupid.
    4 points
  24. You guys are gonna put down "The Donlon Report" after seeing just ONE broadcast?????? I hate to say this to you all collectively, but in the words of Frankie Goes to Hollywood, RELAX!! It's just one broadcast!! As I've said a few times: Give NewsNation time to find its footing. No channel is ever perfect, you know.......
    4 points
  25. Could see this tension from a mile away. At the time of the 2014 negotiation, GMA was the flagship brand gaining steam while WNT was falling behind. I’ve grown to really admire George on GMA but honestly he and David Muir are better suited for each other’s programs than their own. David to me seems to be playing the role of serious anchor but it’s hardly believable. Besides that point, George is just a better breaking news anchor than David seems to be. I don’t like this development but David is pulling 10M viewers a night, he can ask for whatever he wants. I personally can’t see h
    4 points
  26. They dwelled on Tiger Woods a little much last night. Why do we need a rehash of the guys last win at the Masters and how everybody felt about it that lasted almost as long as the original report? The other issue is revealing so much in the teaser they are literally repeating themselves word for word in the newscast. I’ve been watching some of the old ABC newscasts lately and this kind of sloppy stuff sticks out like a sore thumb.
    4 points
  27. I've uploaded more stuff on the Vimeo channel: https://vimeo.com/channels/1672797/ Including newscasts from: WCBI (Columbus, MS), KTWO & KCWY (Casper, WY), KOMU & KRCG (Columbia/Jefferson City, MO), KAKE (Wichita), and the big 4 English stations from San Antonio (KMOL, KENS, KSAT and KABB). Jim
    4 points
  28. As long as his show is cheaper to produce than syndication fees for Shark Tank reruns then I think Shep will be just fine.
    4 points
  29. Couple of real rarities uploaded by btm0815ma over the past few days. Among them... Some Super Bowl II reports filed by Ted Koppel (!) And possibly the earliest complete ABC newscast I know of, from January 25, 1968 (one of the first after Bob Young took over the lead anchor job when it was determined Peter Jennings was clearly too green to be a network anchor)
    4 points
  30. Straight shooting, but the editorial piece they have him doing at the end of the newscast waters him down a bit. Hopefully they stopped that after the election? (I honestly usually watch ABC if I am home at that time). There's enough opinion in the news on TV (read: just about every cable news program)- Lester just needs to stick to the facts of the day to have a quality half-hour show.
    4 points
  31. After uploading clips from my most recent trips, I figured I'd go back to getting classic content back up. Part of a KHOU 10 PM newscast from late 1988 which was on my old channel And something new - a complete 10 PM newscast from KPRC - from May 10, 1985
    4 points
  32. You answered your own question. Most CBS O&O's do this for the Super Bowl, Grammys, and anything else, because their stations are generally lower-rated and understaffed on the weekend desk, so it's a great opportunity to feature the main anchor team following a large lead-in.
    4 points
  33. So from the previews we've seen so far, what we're likely to see are enough changes that will get this board talking, some viewers noticing that something's different on the screen, and more viewers not noticing a thing that is different. Not going to be anything like FOX last year, or CBS at SB50 with a completely new redesign that every regular viewer noticed.
    4 points
  34. Forgive me if I'm mistaken but I think this is actually a derivative (or the same, not sure) of the Enforcer cut that WCCO uses. The whole version usually plays during the close of WCCO newscasts (I think). So I don't think this is new. As far as the new Enforcer cuts, I think KCNC is the only station to use it regularly (and I'm honestly not a fan --- it's so...dark. And oddly foreboding.)
    4 points
  35. The Smartmatic lawsuit has a lot to do with it. Plus, you have to make room for Kudlow, right?
    4 points
  36. I like This one KDKA did better 2 years ago.
    4 points
  37. I think it's a very young product. Like many things, it's not only going to need quite a bit of time to develop, but also to develop an audience. Regarding the ratings: As I've said before, I'm pretty sure that WGN-A before NewsNation wasn't exactly lighting things up when it came to ratings. It was an identity-less, rudder-less mediocre cable channel playing mundane reruns. I'd argue most people you talk to probably didn't even know the channel existed - it was one of those random cable channels that you kind of skim over in your channel guide. NewsNation wasn't going to turn
    3 points
  38. ESPN has not been very good for MNF. ABC made a mistake by giving up MNF.
    3 points
  39. Here's the ident of the new Teleonce debuted tonight during Premios Lo Nuestro, containing a revival of its classic slogan "Vivelo". Rebrand officially started 8pm local time. ID '11' logo also first appeared tonight. Last few notes are a nod to the original jingle seen next below:
    3 points
  40. Or perhaps he'll actually be at CNBC for more than six months and won't need to worry about changing jobs in the near future.
    3 points
  41. WJKS 1987 News snippet. WRGB 1981 logo. Their first year as a CBS affiliate. KMTV Newscenter 3 1989 KSLA Ark-La-Tex News 1989 WCBI News 4 1989 WBZ-TV Eyewitness News 1990
    3 points
  42. They can't. At least not yet. The stations were operated as one giant feed. Currently, there's no way to interrupt one station without broadcasting it to the entire country. At least that's what we were told.
    3 points
  43. They've indicated a few times that they intend to run the Ion stations separate from the rest of their portfolio. I'd be surprised if they tried to do news on them.
    3 points
  44. An argument needs to be made that people who use Cable, Satellite, and Streaming need to be allowed to carry local channels with fair deals that need to be set by the FCC/NAB and NOT individual station owners so the rates don't jack up to profit status. If these companies fail to reach a deal, the STELA act gets reinstated and Syndex gets voided for the Cable, Satellite, and Streaming provider and may use an alternate station of the provider and owners choosing. I can see since we now have a Democratic congress, If the idea gets brought up on the floor, gets to vote and let the FCC take over i
    3 points
  45. KOVR is using the newest version of Enforcer it seems here
    3 points
  46. Someone at KDKA actually got fired for that stunt, if I'm not mistaken (KDKA is a CBS owned-and-operated station, after all). Now in KSHB's case, this more than likely was tongue-in-cheek; I think they did this with the hopes Tom Brady and his people find it funny, and are good sports about it (let's hope).....
    3 points
  47. Bill Shine explicitly smacks of "career rehabilitation" on his end. I can't judge many of these FNC/FBN producers that NN poached, but this is not going to help FNC as they further calcify into a cable talk network. For all we know they'll actually do a professional and quality job, which would be a welcome move.
    3 points

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