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  1. 6 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.
  2. 6 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
  3. 5 points
    There's something to be said about access to tests, but how about we don't question any diagnoses? Who the heck are we to discount someone's claim, especially right now?
  4. 4 points
    Anyone also notice Michael Bolton at the beginning?
  5. 4 points
    Wanted to share this promo which started running last night on air and in digital spaces in the DC market https://www.facebook.com/WUSA9/posts/10159684883884778
  6. 4 points
    New Station. WSFA is broadcasting from its new downtown facility tonight. They're using the WMC package. Vid courtesy of "KLMO"'s YT page
  7. 4 points
    Y'all happy now? Because if the next time WCBS (or any other station) has to leave their studios for whatever reason, I'm sending them straight to y'all houses so they can stay local. There hasn't been a newscast on WLNY for over 2 weeks and y'all stayed silent but WCBS was forced out and someone else helped them back on the air and y'all think the world was ended. I'm glad they are back at the Broadcast Center (not in the main studio) and they're using CBSN theme for bumpers and the close.
  8. 3 points
    I give props to ABC’s coronavirus coverage. They’ve replaced GMA3:SS&K with coronavirus special daily. The View is constantly covering updates. They’ve done 20/20 specials and other prime time specials. Plus Nightline is focusing on Coronavirus and airing at 11:35.
  9. 3 points
    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.
  10. 3 points
    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:
  11. 3 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.
  12. 3 points
    We all need to remember that objectivity is largely a postwar modern era invention. Journalism Spent most of its first 200 or so years as a partisan exercise and many of the “reporters“ were beholden directly to one or the other side. Heck some newspapers were at one time nearly party Appendages. We are going back to that slowly but surely for whatever it’s worth.
  13. 3 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:
  14. 3 points
    Happy Birthday to Demetrius Obilor former KLAS and WFAA traffic reporter turns 29 today.
  15. 3 points
    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.)
  16. 3 points
    Honest to God fellas, I didn't mean to start a war here! Can we please agree to disagree without being sarcastic to each other? This has turned into a Twitter like war.
  17. 3 points
    Lazy efforts? Sounds like someone sitting on a couch typing away on their phone/tablet complaining about petty items. NYC is currently at the epicenter of this crisis, and in a time where movement is restricted, we’re accusing a station of being lazy because their building may be infected with this disease and isn’t allowing them to resume normal operations resulting in one cancelled newscast (probably the least watched), and necessitating help from sister stations. Gimme a break! If everything else was normal And they were doing this, I would sympathize with your complaint, but not now. What viewers are complaining? It seems like just you and two other people. And if it doesn’t matter, then why ARE you complaining? Then again, I don’t know why I’m surprised as your posts usually stick out to me as overcomplaining anyways (see GMA and Today threads). C’mon, there are bigger problems in the world to worry about right now.
  18. 3 points
    Looking at the schedule on the TV Guide app, they replaced the 12pm newscast with Inside Edition. I imagine it's just a temporary move.
  19. 2 points
    A lot of the coverage (not just from NBC) isn’t really good. Some reporters tend to ask the same questions every single day and/or tend to be argumentative towards this administration. As Dr. Birx said an hour or so ago. There will be a time to step back and fully assess what went wrong/right during this crisis, but now isn’t the time for that. I agree with her.
  20. 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.
  21. 2 points
    WBBM in 1991 before they went tabloid:
  22. 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.
  23. 2 points
    Yes because y'all are forgetting that Raycom (now Gray) owned KASA from 1999-2007.
  24. 2 points
    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.
  25. 2 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
  26. 2 points
    https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/abcs-david-muir-is-trying-remain-calm-steady-pandemic-1287684 A pretty good read (highly recommend) 'World News Tonight' has been the top-rated show in all of American television for three weeks this month (March), averaging nearly 11 million viewers per night.
  27. 2 points
    An incomplete KTVO-TV, Ch. 3, Late Newscast from April 4, 1993. A very rare incomplete newscast from KTMJ-LP Ch. 6 in Junction City, KS, circa 2000. This was when KTMJ-LP had their own inhouse news department & before they transplanted the KTMJ-LP callsign to their Ch. 43 translator in Topeka, KS (In 2001.) & moved their operations to Topeka, KS (In 2004.).
  28. 2 points
    To me, it feels kinda weird that all this came out of the blue. It feels like watching TV back in the day - sans the VO teasers from the staff announcer of course. All-in-all still, a huge treat.
  29. 2 points
    I was shocked when the Rookie ended last week, it was a full black screen with credits and random production music from the show. no promos, no local news inserts.
  30. 2 points
    Days has also done it; probably it's more than anything that the position in NBC's master control that digests those credits into the L3 is considered non-essential and it just makes more sense to run them without doing so. Nothing to do with promotions since those are still being made easily.
  31. 2 points
    ‘Pay-to-Play’ ... excellent description. — Matt
  32. 2 points
    As he continues to fill in for Tom Skilling on the station's late newscasts, WGN's Demetrius Ivory did some dumpster diving to furnish his home weather center.
  33. 2 points
    But how is a traffic reporter dated? I though my that was one of THE reasons people watched the morning news.
  34. 2 points
    CBS has plenty of great journalists, but as a company they do a horrible job of building up their journalist’s brand. ABC didn’t just put David in the anchor chair out of left field. They gradually increased his presence on air and promoted him through the years before he ascended to the WNT anchor chair. People were familiar with him at that point. Like it or not, Norah is probably one of, if not the most, recognizable faces at CBS. She was the right choice and they should’ve given it to her right after Scott was pushed out. I like Jeff and think he’s a great journalist, but the average viewer has no clue who he is. They should’ve been giving him more prominent roles when he joined CBS in 2007 and built up his name recognition so that they could’ve ascended him to the anchor chair in 2011. CBS needs to do a better job at developing their farm system.
  35. 2 points
    I think people are confusing pointing out untruthful statements with open disdain. If an elected leader makes a statement that is contradicted by facts or by reporting, then it's a journalist's obligation to hold them accountable and say so. There was a period of time during and after the 2016 election when news outlets went out of their way to highlight "all sides" or "all points of view," even when one of them was clearly misleading or not supported by facts. We are starting to see more and more outlets, including CNN and others, be more proactive in speaking truth to power, which is why you see anchors being more aggressive in noting fact vs. fiction.
  36. 2 points
    I’m encouraged to see that I’m not the only one noticing this. While there is a lot of bias in journalism today, Norah may be one of the most blatant examples on broadcast television. It made slightly more sense on a conversational program like CTM but she hasn’t dialed it down much as anchor of EN either. She’s just all wrong for this role.
  37. 2 points
    I tried to give her a chance, but her open disdain for Trump and his administration turned me off. Her lack of objectivity is shocking when compared to Lester and David. SIDE NOTE: Just to be completely clear...I am not a supporter of Trump (never have been/never will be). I just wish more journalists would abide by certain tenets of journalism, especially during these times.
  38. 2 points
    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
  39. 2 points
    WJXT at 50 1999 (@34:57 you can see two vintage WJXT news intros)
  40. 2 points
    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.
  41. 2 points
    And here's the midday news from their sister station in Denver, KWGN, 1982:
  42. 2 points
    With the internet (which includes WCBS's website) functional 24/7, and both WABC & WNYW having 12pm newscasts, plus WNBC at 11am, WCBS temporarily omitting a 12pm newscast isn't that critical. It might reflect on some less than stellar internal management as some suggest, but it's nothing that serious. I will concede that should a situation like this arise again, WCBS, including the other stations/networks need solid contingency plans for backup studio space. Did people really take time out of their day to call the news station because regular news presenters weren't on air?
  43. 2 points
    This kinda got lost in the shuffle, but it appears WBOC has debuted a new graphics package that appears to be from Linear Drift. The package incorporates elements from the current WFLA and KOIN packages. The station has also dropped the serif “16” from its logo, replacing it with the CBS eye. The weather graphics have not been updated, however.
  44. 2 points
    I think priorities have shifted (for obvious reasons) and they will unveil it at some point in the future. They accomplished the goal of having it done by the midterms, which was the main reason for building it in the first place.
  45. 2 points
    I'm really confused why some people are taking this so personally? Do you work for WCBS? Absolutely no problem with broadcasting from wherever in the world they can. But dropping an entire newscast with little to no explanation for viewers and at a time when the city is being deemed the epicenter for a global pandemic warrants questions especially when viewers have complained about frequent unexplained shifts in presenters and traditional segments. Obviously this doesn't matter much at all and we're all hoping for the best for them and their situation.
  46. 2 points
    I’ve always been skeptical that someone like that really believe 100% of what they say... Is she really Actually that much of a conservative that she believes in virus as impeachment ploy Or could she have been faking it because that’s where she was and what that audience wants to hear?
  47. 2 points
    Listen, if they want to drive to Buffalo to shoot their news, damn it, I will bow in their presence. I have no problem with it being produced anywhere at any time, though I for one liked the sidewalk option.
  48. 2 points
    You guys and gals left out KENS 5. They still use the Eyewitness News brand.
  49. 2 points
    Music sounds like a speed up of what WRAL in Raleigh has.
  50. 2 points
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