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  1. 4 points
    Must be the bedlam from "working from home" But I made a tongue-in-cheek promo for WNEP, much like all of the other stations have been cranking out the past few days. WNEP SPEC.mp4
  2. 2 points
    Ugh, miss this music so much. Reminds me of my Bay Area growing up days and later, my first TV "job" (read: unpaid internship) in the KTVU newsroom. Good times.
  3. 2 points
    WBBM in 1991 before they went tabloid:
  4. 2 points
    WTVF was John Young's longtime flagship client and was the voice of the station from the mid-90s until just recently replaced.
  5. 2 points
    Yes because y'all are forgetting that Raycom (now Gray) owned KASA from 1999-2007.
  6. 2 points
    But does he really? Call me skeptical but anytime a big wig at a cable news network is “part of the story,” that is usually the network trying to milk it for ratings. That would be an absolutely sick thing to do, but let’s be real, do we put it past CNN and Jeff Zucker? “I have COVID-19, but I feel fine and I’m going to continue working from home.” You are one sick person. To think someone would fake this is absurd. I have no clue where you live, but in Metro NY, it is hitting the area hard. And the stories what it is like for the severe cases are heart breaking. Our hospitals here are overrun. There is not enough equipment, or PPE to protect health workers. Testing sites are overrun since so many have symptoms. Each O&O has been impacted with someone infected, and several anchors, weather, and sports anchors broadcasting from home. And any sense of feeling you are immune because you don't live here, is false. It is spreading and not all states are taking steps to contain it. This was not a hoax. Next time, show humanity even if you don't like the guy by just saying hope he gets well soon.
  7. 2 points
    From 11-7-1978, here is a broadcast of the CBS Evening News which focuses on the election. At 29:08 is a special open for WTVF's "Eyewitness News: Election 1978". You can watch it here.
  8. 2 points
    An edition of CNN's WorldView from 1998 -- the day before the news channel's long-running lower-thirds and yellow bug were retired:
  9. 1 point
    This has the shortened version of the Ten O'Clock News theme about 1:40 in.
  10. 1 point
    The bizarre thing about this is that earlier in the week, Baldwin was brought to tears during an interview with a woman whose mother died from COVID-19, and who couldn’t see her to say goodbye. Little did Baldwin know, she had been infected herself, but was asymptomatic at the time. Given this and Chris Cuomo’s diagnosis, it’s possible CNN may need to do to its Hudson Yards facility what CBS did to Broadcast Center when its first news employees tested positive. I don’t know if they’ll fall back on using CNN Center in Atlanta as an auxiliary facility for some of its broadcasts (like CNN Newsroom) if a temporary closure for extensive cleaning happens. At least, they should have all of their New York employees that have not yet done so, including on-air talent, work remotely.
  11. 1 point
    At the end of this Battle Soo Kim will take over and win. Don't be surprised if he starts to get a new graphics package done to replace C Clarity.
  12. 1 point
    Actually, didn't Univision buy WKFT (now WUVC) from Bahakel by itself? It wasn't one of the USA stations.
  13. 1 point
    ATLANTA UPDATE #3: On WXIA, Jeff Hullinger and Ron Jones are now anchoring from home with Cheryl Preheim in the studio; ditto for Ken Rodriguez and his sports segments on WAGA (Jeff Hill, Ryan Beesley, and I think Joanne Feldman are doing weather from their homes along with David Chandley). Meanwhile, at my former longtime home/joke of a market that is Fairbanks, Alaska: KTVF's Sarah Hollister is now anchoring from her house while Mike Shultz is in the studio...and that's it. And in Anchorage: No one does social distancing better than KTUU, with Mike Ross and Jackie Purcell staying put at the anchor and weather desks respectively (no Rebecca Palsha in the newsroom or at home). KTVA is probably doing the same; unsure about KYUR/KTBY. BUT...what about the rest of the world, especially Australia, the rest of Canada (local CTV/Global news), and the local BBC/ITV newscasts in Britain???
  14. 1 point
    KDFW is apparently doing their entire 10pm show from home (minus a few reporters).
  15. 1 point
    https://www.charlotteobserver.com/entertainment/tv/article241678921.html Very interesting article and video from The Charlotte Observer, Theoden Janes interviewed an anchor, reporter or meteorologist from each station about how they are managing social distancing/working from home. Morgan Fogarty had the best line, near the end of the article. “It’s been a running joke every winter season that when everyone else gets snow days, we in TV news still have to come to work, and wouldn’t it be nice if we could just stay home for a snow day and do the news from our homes?” Fogarty says. “And now here we are, under circumstances none of us could have ever imagined — and don’t want. “We miss being with each other, as teammates, in the newsroom. We miss being in face-to-face contact with the communities we serve. We miss it all — just like everyone does.” — Morgan Fogarty, WCCB
  16. 1 point
    I really hope that somebody out there saved footage of that prank. But hey, if the BBC was able to save their “spaghetti trees” footage, then I’m sure the Great Blue Hill thing is around somewhere. Anyway, back on topic, the user known as “btm0815ma” has been uploading some great stuff lately. One of which being this newscast where Dan Rather talks about a recent incident where he was assaulted on the street by a crazy person. Although not mentioned here, the perpetrator allegedly said to him, “Kenneth, what is the frequency?”, which later inspired the name of a popular R.E.M. song. Speaking of Dan Rather, here’s one of the newscasts that led to his downfall as CBS’s lead anchor, in which he shared fabricated documents about George W. Bush’s army career.
  17. 1 point
    WJW has a temporary set at the transmitter site. Today at noon was a test run, this is for social distancing and I'm sure in the event they need to get on air asap in case they need to leave the main station. This is part of the former O&O set that was installed in 2007 and was finally retired in August 2019.
  18. 1 point
    I just found out the theme they used was "Jettison", a production music piece done by John Scott of KPM Music. The ABC Evening News used the theme as their close during the mid to late 1970s.
  19. 1 point
    Winnipeg never looked more like Kansas City:
  20. 1 point
    WNAC news, 1980: Why am I posting this? Because today marks 40 years since the April Fools prank where they reported that the Great Blue Hill ski resort was erupting.
  21. 1 point
    "Guess, what, Trish? YOU'RE THE M*********N IMPROPER INFLUENCE!"
  22. 1 point
    After a few clips being posted over the years...finally, a full episode of CBS’ 30 Minutes (the Saturday morning spinoff of 60 Minutes which a few of us may remember) from March 21, 1981:
  23. 1 point
    Anyone also notice Michael Bolton at the beginning?
  24. 1 point
    That WLAC open is awesome. Makes me sad to think how much cool local TV goodness has been lost to the ages.
  25. 1 point
    It looks like btm0815ma just hit the jackpot when it comes to rare stuff. You can watch the CBS Evening News broadcast from 6-24-1974 which includes at 29:11 a news open for WLAC-TV from that date. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KEoHP54SNZU
  26. 1 point
    Happy Birthday to Demetrius Obilor former KLAS and WFAA traffic reporter turns 29 today.
  27. 1 point
    Barbara Matusow describes that transitional format in her book The Evening Stars: The Making of the Network News Anchor (1983): "[Arledge's] most immediate problem was what to do the incompatible team of Barbara Walters and Harry Reasoner. Arledge's initial move was to buy time by making format changes designed to minimize their impact on the Evening News while he was working on a replacement formula. "Two-shots" were eliminated, meaning that Walters and Reasoner were not shown together on the screen, and something called a "whip-around" was introduced -- correspondents handing off their reports directly to each other instead of going back to the anchor for introductions. Subanchors began to appear: Frank Reynolds was featured prominently in Washington, as was Peter Jennings from various European capitals." (In this case, Barbara Walters was off and Sam Donaldson served as the Washington subanchor. When WNT premiered, of course, it was permanently anchored by Reynolds in Washington, Max Robinson in Chicago, and Jennings in London. It's also interesting to note that the distinctive red corner stripe was introduced before WNT was launched.)
  28. 1 point
    WDAF 1985 newscast WFSB Hurricane Gloria Special Report 1985 WOKR 1987 promo WKFT TV 40 Newsbriefs from 1992 (starts at 5:29 and @ 35:15) And a rarity, KMCV 7 from the northern Marianas in 1993.
  29. 1 point
    And here's the midday news from their sister station in Denver, KWGN, 1982:
  30. 1 point
    Hi everyone. Sorry i have been away for a few months, due to issues with my phone. Here's a WSVN 1987 news intro.
  31. 1 point
    KWWL from 1983, featuring one of the earliest Jeff Ellingson VOs and a theme I’ve heard but I don’t know where.
  32. -1 points
    Heck no. The music, yes, but that is as mid-2000s Raycom Design as it gets.
  33. -1 points
    No. This isn't a knockoff. It's a standard. This is like saying WNEM's graphics are a CBS O&O knockoff because it's the same package. Fox stations around the county use this logo we call it the 'Fox Box'. If you're going to blame KXPI for using it, then blame the dozens of other Fox affiliates who've used it as well. I will point out that the biggest inconsistency here is '5' font.
  34. -1 points
    I wouldn’t call these rip-offs. They’re numbers in a specific font - that’s the same as saying WJLA’s circle 7 logo is a rip-off of WABC, KABC, KGO, WLS’s logo, since WJLA isn’t an ABC owned and operated station... A rip-off isn’t using the same package as another unrelated station. A rip-off is trying to create a similar looking package (usually on the cheap), but not pulling it off well. For example, this KALB newscast open (not sure if it was used on air or not): https://youtu.be/dLlFpX68s68 at duplicating the WNBC’s 2010 open: https://youtu.be/5Mk0FFM8nrE IMHO is a distinct ripoff... Jim
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