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  1. Someone, for the love of all things holy, please call Gray and tell them to delete this package from their system… Literally this is all I see..
    9 points
  2. We're not doing this for every market. Everybody just stop, please.
    9 points
  3. Okay I'm just gonna say it before this thread turns insane: I don't think we need to see what each and every station's network overlay bug looks like.
    8 points
  4. Seeing these designs, a few of them my own, reminds me that the 80's were a very interesting time for set design, I remember my first gig at G&G in 87'...I was the first TV News set designer to use CAD and 3D renderings when I went out on my own. Prior to that I remember drawing those 3 point perspective drawings and then airbrushing them with layers upon layers of hand cut frisket paper. Man, we have come a long way since then...thanks for the stroll down memory lane!
    7 points
  5. They are all trying to play the victims in this situation and I don’t feel a single ounce of pity for them. Fire them all if you must.
    7 points
  6. Congratulations. Most of us didn't.
    7 points
  7. There's plenty of other options in town for local news at 11 on a Saturday. Why do the same thing with the same stories as your competitors? Why not try something different as a lead in to a popular network comedy sketch show? Local stations used to produce all kinds of programming... comedy, music, etc... why not go back to that? Why does a local station just have to purely be a news operation? If audiences and revenue are shrinking why is it such a bad idea to try something else?
    7 points
  8. Watching now. The set is amazing, and light years ahead of anything else in that market, even WITN's ill-gotten attempt to move themselves to Greenville a few years back pales in comparison. Love the treatment on the logo. It works fantastically, and is almost an evolution of their late 90's variant when the "9" they have was introduced. Even ties in their old look with the slant to it (their WCPO-like logo)....see below. I'm not 100 percent on the use of purple (especially in the bug with the blue and gold supers), but it's a nice accent. Purple is a hard colo
    6 points
  9. The new name sounds like a morse code mistake.
    6 points
  10. This Page Six story sounds like nothing more than guessing from "sources". (Much of Page Six is a lot of uneducated guessing) Contractually what they are suggesting would be extremely difficult - if not impossible - to pull off this fall. Yes, Wendy and Nick are produced by the same company but they are separate shows with separate advertising and station contracts. Let's use a different example, Wheel of Fortune and Jeopardy! are both produced by Sony. If one was to suddenly go off the air, they couldn't just offer up the other as a replacement. Wheel and Jeopardy are separate shows as are We
    6 points
  11. My favorite Ken moment
    6 points
  12. IMO, the idea of trying something different isn't the issue. If anything, I'd gladly welcome experimentation. I feel like local stations can produce more than just news and lifestyle shows, and making different kinds of programming would at least help stem the loss of viewers to streaming at least somewhat. That said, the implication I get from this new show is that it's basically gonna be a clone of The Daily Show; that is, a "comedic" retelling of current events while cracking a bunch of wheezy, stale political jokes done better elsewhere. That's not an experiment, that's just ch
    6 points
  13. WAFF's new set will be a Devlin set...
    5 points
  14. Great! I preferred the CTM eye opener as it was more of a current events summary, than a promo for upcoming stories in the 7:00 hour like CBS Morninngs' is.
    5 points
  15. The simple reason for that? The entire font package is included when you have an Adobe Creative Cloud subscription and it looks good (for now). Font licensing can be a HUGE cost and pain point for stations.
    5 points
  16. Bring back in-studio wrestling. By the way, Saturday night is typically the least-watched news of the week for most any station. If WKYC is going to do something different, that's probably the spot to try it.
    5 points
  17. News organizations should not be producing comedy.
    5 points
  18. The design company has this reel on their website showcasing the work they did for ABC. Interestingly, the ABC logo is downsized in the affiliate logos on this reel. Based on this and what we’re seeing in the rollout, it’s clear the owned stations pushed back on the the original idea. Also noteworthy, it that this reel shows what would be a WABC logo, but with the network logo placed the way KABC or KGO would.
    5 points
  19. Almost identical, except the top of the "3" in 13 is straight in this one. Probably better than using the more modern "13" that FOX copied and pasted to Memphis as well, and still lives on under Cox. And better than the Times New Roman variant they created in Salt Lake City. In a way it has some of the vibe of the old "13" in the Q days. I still wish the FOX O&O's still had unique looks to them like they did before 2007.
    5 points
  20. And Q13 is one of those.
    5 points
  21. I think the short and simple answer is that each local station decides what they want to do.... what is or isn't worth their time/money/resources/viewer impact considering live programming overrun. Station management decides what the programming plan is, and the various contingencies depending on what happens with live programming. As shown by your examples, stations decide to do different things. From a west coast perspective, sports games that air live in Eastern primetime make it so that west coast affiliates need to program their own primetime (since the game covers their early
    4 points
  22. Starting this week, they’ve returned to the previous “CBS This Morning” theme for the 7am Eye Opener headlines segment.
    4 points
  23. I’ve always wondered about that as well as the other NBC 4’s, FOX 5 and CBS 2 affiliates.
    4 points
  24. TV has a long history of second (third, fourth) chances. But, anyone leaving Gray for vaccination reasons would be wise to stay quiet. I already know of a few managers who won't hire a Gray castoff if they know that person refused a COVID-19 vaccine. Jumping to that local school district/hospital/animal shelter for P.R. won't be as easy either.
    4 points
  25. For the most part, most everyone you see on-screen on a newscast has been vaccinated because they didn't want to broadcast from home or be distant on the set any longer, and already had their celebrations of such in April and May; I know of nobody in eastern Wisconsin who has left their station outside of the regular old reasons and openly shared when their teams were all past the inoculation period. The hold-outs seem to be that side of broadcasting that think of it as a 'calling to God' and that they can somehow convert people reporting on a five-car accident or consumer reportin
    4 points
  26. The fights over exemptions seem like most were bogus or cop-outs anyway. Unless you're Amish or something like that, the chance of a legitimate religious exemption is zero as no organized religious body has said no to vaccines (they have either encouraged or at most been neutral) - independent evangelical churches don't count there. As far as medical exemptions, they are only likely if someone is allergic to it or had a serious reaction in the past from a different vaccine, which applies to less than 1% of the population. That may be about 50 people, at the most, at all Gray operations combine
    4 points
  27. I don’t want NewsNation to fail either. In fact, a year ago I pointed out that people were calling for NN to shut down, but nobody was calling for Newsy to shudder even though their cable numbers were lower. Just because I make a joke about their crummy set doesn’t mean I’m bashing them. I actually think the idea behind Abrams’ show is great: a host that respects people with other opinions, instead of calling them stupid. The problem is that isn’t NewsNation’s original mission: to bring a straight news program on cable. Instead it’s now the same type of content people already get elsewher
    4 points
  28. Because the dumbass consultants thought it was a good idea. That's why.
    4 points
  29. KOSA debuted the beehive graphics. I’m so over the first alert branding. This might be the dumbest variation of it yet.
    4 points
  30. The FCC has known the ownership of Cunningham the whole time. We ourselves know of the whole situation because of the ownership reports on file with the FCC. They just haven't done anything about it.
    4 points
  31. So guessing the O&Os getting a uniform gfx package is, if not dead, delayed... 'PVI has played with the flat look before even the current in-house look debuted. Usually the weather team updates ahead of time - and that too still reflects the general look. Fall brought usual update to the Delaware valley's leading news program intros... and the 2017 look is alive and well.
    4 points
  32. It's likely. Any new graphics would likely involve TT Norms and the Eyemark.
    4 points
  33. Moderators - can you please consider renaming this thread to “Gray Graphics” since this thread has long passed the scope of the topic…and ironically, the WOIO graphics aren’t even the standard Gray graphics. (It might be a better idea than being rude to people who post threads with this topic/title, then belittle them and shut down the thread…)
    3 points
  34. 3 points
  35. Albert Ramon is joining WBBM-TV as chief meteorologist.
    3 points
  36. WNAC, Boston, 11 p.m. (rebroadcast), 1980:
    3 points
  37. I would argue that the open might have been the best part of the newscast...
    3 points
  38. I could see Amanda Barren resurfacing at either WCHS or WOWK. Lots of former WSAZ people, whether they left on their own terms or fired for cause have crossed the street. Given Sinclair's past "bias" and the general consensus of politics in West Virginia, they would throw money at her when she's free and clear to jump over. And if the only reason was because of the vaccine, well, you get the idea. While not related, lest we forget Tom McGee, who's antics didn't stop him from going from WCHS (first DUI)....to WOWK (lawsuit and bad behavior)....back to WCHS (second dui), and resu
    3 points
  39. They were shared to me privately, and no offense to anyone in particular, but there can be some loose lips around here, so no. I'm sure we'll see the final product soon enough, and no, I have to idea of the launch date(s).
    3 points
  40. I think they both look nice, but I've decided that backgrounds that are just big skyline photos are boring. Putting a photo in a monitor does not take much effort. I prefer seeing some graphical design and physical set pieces.
    3 points
  41. Switched over to sister station Telemundo 47 for a bit and I must say their studio looks better than WNBC's. WNJU's set gives a terrace with a view kind of feel. I like that Ch 47's video wall occupies the entire shot, and you don't see the frames or wooden bottoms like Ch 4's set.
    3 points
  42. All the Gray Packages can't effectively compete with the competition.
    3 points
  43. Seems nice enough content wise - far better than NewsNet so can’t complain. Nice to see a real national OTA news channel, genuinely surprised NewsNation didn’t try this model out.
    3 points
  44. Retransmission agreements for virtual MVPDs are different than with traditional MVPDs. The networks negotiate carriage on behalf of the affiliates, though not all Fox affiliates are on-board with them (at least as of this 2017 article). But it's a moot point, for now at least, as the two sides have agreed to a short-term extension.
    3 points
  45. You guys really don't want NewsNation to succeed, do you? Like, I get the ratings on TV aren't great, but look at the YouTube views (and potentially the recordings people may have made on Hulu or YouTube TV); not to mention how many hits the app and website have.
    3 points
  46. "First Alert" for a news brand........ The question is why?
    3 points
  47. KATU is not airing morning and afternoon news today so their staff can attend a mental health event. Their 11pm news will air as scheduled.
    3 points
  48. Part of me thinks this was Betty's choice to request a move to 4:30AM. My overall evaluation with John and Betty in the morning is very good. They both have good chemistry. Now the question is will another change happen if this pairing doesn't work? Dan and Hazel was also very good this past week. I wish both early AM shows a success.
    3 points
  49. Same thing with KDKA. it has always been KDKA 2 /KDKA News and never CBS 2, it will be very awkward to say CBS News Pittsburgh.
    3 points
  50. About friggin time. WSET was using the former WJLA set from 1995 that was handed down to them in 2001, with few changes since. And that set replaced another hand-me-down from WJLA (the ca. 1989 set that went to WSET in 1997)
    3 points
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