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  1. And in case anyone asks, the chances of NBCU pulling a WBTS on KASA and swiping their affiliation from KOB to start an NBC New Mexico are very small to zero. So get it out of your heads now!
    6 points
  2. Beware of that Steven Walsh guy. He just reposts other people's videos. He has taken IDs from videos posted by The ID Junkie/Junkie's Tape Bin, Ntropolis, Rochester TV Archive, Channel 37, and others hours after those channels have uploaded their own videos. He gives no credit or does not ask prior to reposting other people's captures. I recommend not supporting users like him.
    6 points
  3. CBS News did a Special Report with full coverage of the hearing. It was an "optional" special report for local affiliates. Some stations aired the coverage, some stuck with regular programming. If your local CBS station did not run the special report, I'd suggest your gripe is with them, not the network.
    5 points
  4. I noticed that too. On the contrary I can’t stand it for the same reason, drama. It makes the news seem more stressful, if that makes sense.
    4 points
  5. When Tamron’s show was originally picked up, it was by the ABC O&O group, including WLS. Because they could not find room on the schedule, it was sublicensed to WCIU. So I believe WLS was able to get it back when the opportunity presented itself. No way Live with Kelly and Ryan is going anywhere. It used to air on WGN and when the opportunity presented itself WLS grabbed it. I feel like WLS over the years has attempted to match the schedule of it’s sister stations, and it’s basically achieved that now.
    4 points
  6. I appreciate that it is a different "look", but everything looks IKEA fake. And yep, incredibly cramped. I can't imagine this aging well.
    3 points
  7. Definitely plausible! Hasn't 1A gotten an update each of the last three Olympics? It would be nice if they adjusted it to bring back some of the "America's Living Room" feel... The giant video wall just feels so cold and generic.
    3 points
  8. They also switched the music to Aerial after using the same cut of The Rock for 7 years. And the slogan is now “Live Local Now” instead of “late breaking” because that makes all the difference.
    3 points
  9. Now it's official. Gray has announced the completion of the Quincy transaction. Bye-Bye Quincy. Kudos to Ralph Oakley and his family for riding the ship for nearly a century (1926). And a reminder, the newspapers (Quincy Herald Whig & Hannibal Courier-Post) were also sold to a different entity earlier this year. Now onto Meredith now........
    3 points
  10. Really enjoyed the Matt and Meredith combo…. And what a shock (and a relief) to learn years later that it was Meredith who encouraged a victim of Matt to get a lawyer and go straight to NBC HR.
    3 points
  11. I think Brad Moran, nearing retirement age (he graduated from college in 1982), wanted out of the television business, at least. After this sale closes, just eight radio properties and some digital assets remain. Also worth noting that Ray Moran died in 2018.
    3 points
  12. Technically the show is currently hosted by Andrew Ordon (one of that former team), but it'll still go on because the spon-con parts of the show make it profitable even as its only getting empty waiting rooms or insomniacs as its main audience. They also got free tax money from the state to make the 'move' to Connecticut even though the current setup could be done pretty much anywhere with four walls and a green screen in the world.
    3 points
  13. WFTS called and wants their Action News logo back
    3 points
  14. CBS News has failed to run the House Select Committee hearing of the Jan 6 Capitol Riot. ABC News has it on. CBS News has turned into the rah rah network for happy people attempting to be anchors. Norah is terrible and Susan Zirinsky has turned it into a circus. CBS reporters create great stories but the network is held together by cheap glue. Shame on you CBS News for not running the hearing. I guess the Price is Right is what the country needs right now.
    2 points
  15. Matt Lauer? Bill O'Reilly?
    2 points
  16. They need someone who has name recognition maybe they should just use Charlie Rose … just kidding
    2 points
  17. The History of WSVN's 65th anniversary.
    2 points
  18. My personal favorite version of CBSEN was when Bob Scheiffer was interim anchor from spring 2005 thru summer 2006. I think Norah is a solid journalist but I haven’t been thrilled with her version of CBSEN.
    2 points
  19. Ann and Matt had zero chemistry. Ann to her credit is a serious newswoman and should have remained as the newsreader. BUT as much as I’m warming up to Savannah, Ann was superior. I just wish Meredith would have never left! Once Ann was out, coupled with the reformatting of Today when Studio 1A went from orange to blue around 2013, marked a sharp quality decline in the program. Add that against the team of Robin/George/Josh/Lara/Sam on GMA, and there was no going back for Today. Worse yet, Today is severely dumbed down compared to the days of Jane, Bryant , Matt and Katie.
    2 points
  20. Same opening theme music as WXIA Atlanta. Clockwork Orange: Timesteps by Walter Carlos
    2 points
  21. Hidden in plain sight on YouTube for a year... here's a glimpse of a 1975 news open from KVUE
    2 points
  22. That’s odd though this year’s Today at the Olympics has left much to be desired compared to past year’s (obviously COVID is playing a part in this).
    2 points
  23. A 1982 CBS News report on the national news explosion of the early '80s:
    2 points
  24. Given how they've been running their Alaska and Wyoming stations, I wouldn't be surprised if they dropped NewsNet to save a few bucks and use the old INN "News Hub" to do their own hubbed newscasts.
    2 points
  25. I think this is equivalent to the situation they have in Denver, where their networks got booted thanks to Scripps, Nexstar and Tegna, so they bought KREG to make sure their networks had a place in the market, while keeping MeTV on KCNC. Hearst (and ViacomCBS) is a big Weigel advocate and outside the ShopLC, Estrella, Cozi and True Crime Network deals sprinkled throughout the chain, isn't going into the subchannel business themselves and are happy to take the DRTV split. Likely this is more about getting H&I, Start and Movies! a constant home in the market, since outside Hearst
    2 points
  26. Dan Skeldon has become one of my favorite people on 69 News. He handled over an hour of tornado warnings yesterday with ease and kept calm, yet kind of excited in a way, with clear explanations of what we're seeing on the radar and also what a warning means vs. a watch. Also, and maybe this is a weird way to judge people, but I know he did the weather in South Jersey for so long, but he's learned the geography of the Lehigh Valley really well in naming various locations on maps even when they're not labeled. I think I like him better than I ever did Ed Hanna!
    2 points
  27. That said, KRTN-LD and KUPT-LD don’t necessarily fit in to NBCU’s portfolio since it’d be difficult to integrate them as repeaters of KASA, since it has enough repeater coverage already. KRTN-TV and (the full-power) KUPT likely would be converted into KASA satellites (or a standard satellite in KUPT’s case, since it already simulcasts KASA on a sub), though KRTN-LD (a MeTV affiliate) and KUPT-LD (a Movies! affiliate) seem like they could be candidates for being spun-off to Weigel.
    2 points
  28. I haven’t been able to understand why Nexstar and NewsNation didn’t just launch as an OTT streaming channel. NewsNation truly is a good product - the tv audience just doesn’t exist. Nexstar’s internal catchphrases is “digital first” - yet they did the opposite here. When every other media company is pouring money, people, and effort into streaming vs linear tv - they did the opposite. I would’ve loved to see this product as a hybrid of NN, local news, and the old HLN. Presented in a Peacock type format. You could have your main “channel” that streams N
    2 points
  29. I don’t understand the backwards thinking. NN has a TON more users on digital versus on TV. That’s been previously reported. That’s why they push out app alerts like crazy to try to push people to the Cable Channel (yawn). But it’s the same with local news. More people have their apps downloaded. Stop looking at this backwards. Stop promoting a newscast in a newscast to switch to another channel when the end user is just not going to. It’s only checking a checkmark for Perry. If Perry understood audience sizes he would make every local station app push to the new programming on NN and have a l
    2 points
  30. The 4pm show had a laundry list of credited contributors back in the 80s, covering entertainment, media/TV, health, finances, quirky characters, local heros, and even senior affairs. Sylvia Perez's HealthBeat reports lasted til her 2013 firing. Judy Hsu shifted off the morning news in September 2016, serving as a feature anchor for almost 3 months, in the lead-up to Linda Yu's retirement. No one serves in a role like Alicia on any WLS newscasts, but they don't have an afternoon traffic reporter, either.
    2 points
  31. Yeah I saw this promo popping up on KNSD featuring Look S backdrops.
    2 points
  32. David is heir apparent. He’s 14 years younger than Bill. He will get his day in the sun before anyone else does. Mike has a long time before he even gets off weekends.
    2 points
  33. The boat in the logo dates back to 1952, which is impressive; but given how reduced it has been in the previous logo, how many people will really notice? Of those who notice, will the average viewer care? I'm a traditionalist and think it was dumb to drop something that has been a part of the station longer than any person at the station, but this isn't a "WPVI changing the theme music" moment in the least, unfortunately. It would be interesting to see if there was a reason behind the change?
    2 points
  34. I’m uploading as much as I can in my spare time. So far I have 90 newscasts uploaded, mostly 88-92 timeframe and am now working on the 93-95 window. My goal is to have 200 uploaded by Labor Day. I just missed posting a couple of “30 Years Ago Today” newscasts on the actual day (Doh!). After about 95, I’ll have to start digitizing from tape until about 1999, where I have quite a few digitized already…
    2 points
  35. I found a Sizzle Reel of the new graphics on Vimeo.
    2 points
  36. I'm bumping this because I posted this on Discord last night but felt I would share this here after remembering this thread. It looks like the old WOAI-TV building downtown, not in use since 2014, has been sold at long last and the developer plans on demolishing most of the existing structure, but retaining the north and west outer walls and incorporating it into a new 30-story hotel/condo high-rise: https://www.bizjournals.com/sanantonio/news/2021/07/20/30-story-eyed-on-site-of-broadcast-studio.html I discovered this last night when I was in the downtown area last night and noticed som
    1 point
  37. Does anyone else wonder if Studio 1A is receiving some updates? I only saw the first 3 hours this morning and all of it was outside. I wouldn’t expect a major redo but updating the tracking panels, tweaks to the 2nd floor and figuring out what to do with the video wall covering the orange room is very realistic.
    1 point
  38. The Today Show had the best combination of personalities with Matt Lauer and Katie Couric and then Matt Lauer and Meredith Viera. But Ann Curry was an excellent reporter and news anchor. And I miss Kathie Lee Gifford on the 4th hour, and I appreciate the way they allowed the legend Regis Philbin to make guest appearances. But I agree the best morning show now is CBS This Morning.
    1 point
  39. I think CBS should have kept Jeff Glor in Evenings. He was just becoming popular when they replaced him with Norah. Unfortunately, there has to be a network that's in third place and David and Lester were still more popular with viewers. Norah's not a bad anchor but I still liked her better on CTM and as a White House Correspondent. I also don't care that they sort of copied WNT's method of "shouting" the headlines at the beginning for drama. I actually do like that the newscast is now based in Washington, as they're always have been more news stories there than in NYC
    1 point
  40. We could have a lot of fun over at the Speculatron with this... I'd argue the possibility that Bob was doing well and enjoyed Face The Nation too much to switch. Another one to speculate would be could some of the NewsNation talent find a home at CBS if that venture folds (cough, Joe Donlon, cough)
    1 point
  41. Though I see your valid point, I actually don’t mind that CBS skipped it. As others said there are many options where on could see the hearings if they wanted to. During the days of Impeachment and COVID briefings, it would get annoying when all the major networks interrupted daytime programming to broadcast the same repeated briefing every day. For a situation like Impeachment or repeated hearings, the networks should take turns like I believe they did during the Watergate hearings. CBS covers the hearing on Mon, Fox on Tue, ABC on Wed, etc.
    1 point
  42. Certainly. Foreign reporters and journalists are mostly confined to their hotels and sets. Unless previous Olympics they really can’t go out and explore like they been able to in the past due to COVID. Savannah was in Tokyo fir 6 days before the opening ceremony. Seeing as she and Hods have young kids they probably didn’t want to be away for long.
    1 point
  43. All very good assertions of the talent at the network, but there are enough cable and OTT News sites that if someone wants to see it, they very well can. It is not that 1980's when if CBS/NBC/ABC don't cover it, you need to wait to read it in the paper tomorrow. Is it good that at least one network is carrying it? Sure. But it's not the State of the Union Address by any means. The same argument can be made for sports running past their timeslots on networks. Dennis Anderson was a long time anchor for WDIO in Duluth who once wrote that it irritated him to no end when the newscast wa
    1 point
  44. I agree to an extent. Commenting how sad a story is or how tragic an event might be is one thing, it’s a whole different thing to add editorial comments to stories dealing with Trump and others like him (despite how accurate his commentary is). His comments last week following a story about an Asian NYPD officer beating criminals already in custody because they hurled racial slurs prompted me to ask. After reading the story Bill adds “as a NYPD officer he knows better and that’s something that he shouldn’t be doing.” It’s like yeah I don’t disagree but I feel like the reporter, the NYPD’s comm
    1 point
  45. They've been doing these since at least 2008. Basically a cheap ploy to try and lure some WCAU viewers over during the games.
    1 point
  46. 1 point
  47. On Monday, there was a segment where we saw Savannah, Hoda, Carson, Al, and Craig all gather together to eat at a restaurant, celebrating how they're all vaccinated and that they can safely gather together as a group again. But as they were introducing this segment, we notice all of them in 5 separate camera shots, socially distancing. Why would they all be apart when they wanted to celebrate being together?
    1 point
  48. Some of the comments I find to be quite rude and in poor taste. I think having manners is a good idea. Don’t you all think so as well?
    1 point
  49. This topic reminds me of a great book I found in my office when I took over as Art Director at a station on the West Coast -- it was from the Broadcast Design Association, dated June 1980. It listed photos and construction information on some local news sets built around that time. I've been meaning to scan this book in to share it with you guys, I know you'd find it interesting. A lot of sets back then were actually designed and fabricated in-house. Forgive the quality of these photos I snapped with my phone from the book - need to go scrounge up a scanner: Here's a lis
    1 point
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