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  1. 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
  2. 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
  3. 3 points
  4. I don’t have an Excel spreadsheet where I’m tracking every report, but before my post I looked at stories posted on the websites of stations in the area to ground my perception in something close to reality. WPIX and WABC had the highest volume of these PR stories, while WCBS and WNBC had a lower volume. This is obviously an imperfect methodology since not every story makes it to the website. I’m not equipped to do a full media study but I think this is an interesting shift that at least merits a mention.
    3 points
  5. 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!
    3 points
  6. A right-wing YouTuber issued a racist diatribe on KPIX' Betty Yu, and the station manager and CBSTVS comes out in her defence: https://deadline.com/2021/10/steven-crowder-racist-remarks-condemn-betty-yu-cbs-in-and-out-burger-1234859549/
    2 points
  7. Stations seem to have different policies on whether to strictly stick to their listed schedule when it comes to running newscasts after sporting events that run long, or to run that newscast for the full 30/60 minutes and JIP programming afterwards (or slide those shows back to air in their entirety). The most frequent time this comes into play is Saturdays on East Coast CBS affiliates during college football season. CBS always schedules games to run from 3:30-7:00 ET (sometimes with another one from 8:00-11:30), but I have never, not once in years, seen this game end before 7:00.
    2 points
  8. Marissa Torres just received her degree in meteorology from MSU this month, according to her resume with her agent: NWT Group As for Reagan Medgie, it seems she's still going for degree in meteorology from Penn State.
    2 points
  9. Some more coverage of the Sinclair Ransomware Attack from FTVLive and it does not look like Sinclair is being too truthful right now. Ripley is essentially saying that "only" the emails are down which we all know that's not true, even the tweet several posts above proves that. Sinclair is also painting as if it's just a "minor inconvenience" which again that's not true. One manager is calling this a "COMPLETE F***ING MESS" saying that corporate thinks that it works in one area, it works in another when it's not the case and that Sinclair is leaving them high and dry.
    2 points
  10. Interesting. in 2009 and 010, Ann Curry, Natalie Morales,, Savannah Guthrie, Amy Robach, Norah O'Donnell and Erin Burnett were al either seen as potential successors to Meredith on TODAY Show or were rising starts in the industry. Now Savannah has been TODAY Show Co-anchor for 9 years, Norah is now the anchor of CBS Evening News, Amy is the co-anchor or 20/20, Erin has a primetime show on CNN. Ann Curry is doing documentaries on PBS. . Natalie? Will she now on the talk.. A "View" wannabe copycat is way more gossipy and celerity oriented. What happened? well et be hoses her
    2 points
  11. 2 points
  12. Here's evidence that this is NOT a Cox Media Group-exclusive package...it's being used on the News-Press Gazette-owned ABC affiliate KIFI-TV in Idaho Falls, ID. Cox Media Group actually owns the market's competing NBC affiliate, KPVI. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eVehvf-RdIU
    2 points
  13. Looks good - I've always preferred vertical monitor arrangements since they seem more window-like.
    2 points
  14. Looks like the new set is up and running. Looks like they pulled a WKRG and re-tooled the existing FX set. They basically put up a bank of vertical monitors, and got a new desk. You can see parts of the old backdrop in the back. Meh. But than again, Meredith is about to be out of the business anyway, so any improvement is a plus. I guess I was expecting more seeing the other Meredith sets launched in recent years. The shots below are all that can be seen...it looks like it launched this morning on their 7am show.
    2 points
  15. News4NY also covered the basketball courts story. I'm sure the NYPD public affairs office is working overtime to help improve their image. The PC actually admitted this is one reason for these efforts while being interviewed.
    2 points
  16. I want to preface this by saying I don't mean this in a particularly inflammatory way, and I do not intend to delve into my personal views on policing in New York, I just want to neutrally note recent changes to WABC's editorial output. I have noticed that there have been a lot of NYPD public relations stories fairly high up in the running order of WABC's newscasts, sometimes multiple times a day. Things like NYPD funding basketball courts, hosting a dance party (seemingly attended by 5 people), NYPD-sponsored haunted houses (https://abc7ny.com/nypd-haunted-house-willets-point-for
    2 points
  17. 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
    2 points
  18. Im sure this is temporary until her contract is up. The station is too cheap for two mets.
    1 point
  19. There has already been a thread on this subject for two-and-a-half years.
    1 point
  20. I haven’t seen any big 3 stations cutting a late newscast short after a long sports overrun, but have seen some Fox stations cut the 1 hour newscast down to 30 minutes. Sometimes stations will pre-record the newscast… One situation I found weird was Lima, OH during the Olympics, where one company runs all big 4 networks… Fox had a 10pm newscast, but IIRC, the CBS and ABC (WOHL.1/.2) stations ran a slate stating that the normally simulcast newscast was not airing that night, but would air at 11:30 or midnight on WLIO/NBC…. I would either re-run the Fox newscast on the A
    1 point
  21. I’ve run across 3 videos from this week. It’s widely believed that it’s almost certainly Stephen Arnold, especially since they’re now using SA’s sound effects. Some of the speculation hints at an update of an existing package, but from what I’ve heard so far, my prediction is an entirely new package - maybe specifically for Cox Media stations.
    1 point
  22. Paul Magers' last newscast at KARE 11, December 12, 2003
    1 point
  23. I guess ABC's Good Morning America also moved to WFTS on 9/12/94. I could be wrong on that.
    1 point
  24. I remember when WTSP showed the MDA Labor Day telethon that year they were advertising CBS This Morning and The Price Is Right moving on September 12th. Only the network morning shows and morning daytime shows which was only TPIR and ABC’s Mike and Maty at that time switched channels prior to December 12th.
    1 point
  25. WRC launched the new look today. Same studio, same music. Looks nice.
    1 point
  26. WKAQ (Telemundo Puerto Rico) Has officially launched launched Look S.
    1 point
  27. I misread your post; thanks for the correction.
    1 point
  28. Yet another reporter gone because of vaccine mandates, and she goes full conspiracist. KMOV's Kim St. Onge has been fired by Meredith (and would have been fired by Gray if they had not aligned their policies).
    1 point
  29. Usually the rule of thumb is when something runs a little over is the 15/15 rule. If it's before 15/45, truncate to the bottom or top of the hour or join in progress. If it goes over 15/45, the program that runs over will fill to the top or bottom and either the pre-empted show is shifted to that time, or the regular schedule resumes. Key programs may air shifted until a later show is joined in progress.
    1 point
  30. Loma prieta quake 1989 coverage Oct. 17-18.
    1 point
  31. 9/11/01: Live with Regis & Kelly featuring WABC news coverage
    1 point
  32. An update.... For some reason, I decided to give WKBW a watch tonight online. And they are STILL using the "circle 7" everywhere! In their opens, for their news bug...it's like it never went away. The only time I saw the new logo was on a promo for their app. Are they having second thoughts on switching? Or has 7 Broadcast Plaza really turned even more into a giant dumpster tire fire that grows by the day?!?!?!?!?
    1 point
  33. WAFF's new set will be a Devlin set...
    1 point
  34. Interesting. That new music is going to take time to grow on me. Maybe if they would've launched it with the new graphics, they launched last year on WFXT, I would've liked it? I don't know. Let's see.
    1 point
  35. This could almost be like the Jeopardy! situation with guest hosts coming in and out. I can't picture Wendy being happy about this, because if some hosts prove to be a hit, he or she could end up being a replacement for her
    1 point
  36. Wendy Williams is back on next Monday...but with guest hosts as she continues to recover. Sadly, there gets to be a point where for her affiliates, DebMerc better just name a permanent guest host or give the time back. Guest hosts rotating in and out has only made the repeats they have age worse than most.
    1 point
  37. I’ve always wondered about that as well as the other NBC 4’s, FOX 5 and CBS 2 affiliates.
    1 point
  38. I know we are hearing of all of the carnage from high-profile Gray employees getting released. I wonder how the rank-and-file is holding up. Didn't Gray already disclose that a large number of their staff was already vaccinated? We may see a lawsuit or two down the road, especially if they were advised by their doctor not to take the vaccine for a legitimate medical reason. But the latter is probably your typical anti-vaxxer who's thought all along this is all a big hoax and this is the greatest infringment of their rights in this country's history. And a few months
    1 point
  39. I'm curious about why it's so high. The size is fine, but the location isn't great.
    1 point
  40. They used the low viewership excuse for the RSN'S, WGN America/Newsnation,(twice), the ViacomCBS channels, (which was settled before a blackout could happen) and the AMC Networks in 2012, (even though Mad Men, Breaking Bad, and the Walking Dead were among the most popular shows at the time.
    1 point
  41. And most likely, Amanda Barren of WSAZ. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/10/6/gone-missing-in-west-virginia If she resurfaces in Charleston-Huntington, either Sinclair (WCHS/WVAH) or Nexstar (WOWK) could grab her. Given the current state of politics in West Virginia, it seems like its only a matter of time before WSAZ's uber-dominance there comes into question.
    1 point
  42. I just got an email from YouTube TV saying that they reached a deal with NBCU.
    1 point
  43. 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.
    1 point
  44. Media General simply traded up to WPRI/WNAC for the same reason NBC dumped WJAR in the first place....it was a solo station without a duopoly opportunity, (and one of their smallest markets at the time). Even though it was a heritage station, the allure of having a grandfathered duopoly persuaded Media General to sell out. I believe it was part of a trade between Sinclair & Media General as well. Maybe when WTTA was traded to Media General after being Tampa's lone Sinclair property?
    1 point
  45. My dad (who's in his 50's and has some knowledge of graphic design) actually doesn't get why you all are complaining about the logo bug. It's a logo.
    1 point
  46. The issue is that TV networks are now all 16:9, and outside a few cable systems who kept CBS 4:3 to save customer complaints, they know that most TVs now are 16:9. There will likely be an adjustment in size, but the days of 4:3 framing are quickly going away. That's how I watch shows now; wait a week, or wait for it to hit streaming so I avoid most ads. I swear in the last two years, attempting to watch a film on cable has ALWAYS ended up with me tuning to an ad rather than the actual movies. That some networks basically mock the viewer now (Comedy Central's "Movies WITH Breaks"
    1 point
  47. And yet, the cable channels have turned their programming into obnoxious billboards for their marquee programs. It's like they're ENCOURAGING people who still pay for linear cable TV to dump it so they can watch the same shows on-demand, without all of the visual clutter. With OTT and future 3.0 developments, I think we'll be seeing a lot more graphics originating on the devices themselves instead of being keyed on the main feed. Hulu used to (still does?) this with affiliate logos on ABC programming depending on where it's being watched.
    1 point
  48. If anything, just get rid of the logo bug altogether. Take it back to the '90s.
    1 point
  49. Not a fan of this change. The CBS eye logo on the right was fine, and was not dated. This, on the other hand, is very small. If you have a TV that has part of the picture cut off, you won't even see it. I hope they make it bigger eventually.
    1 point
  50. Longtime WJBK anchor Sherry Margolis is retiring next week. She has been with the station since 1984.
    1 point
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