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  1. 10 hours ago, TheRobSka said:

    I beg to differ. There are no notable buildings in Philadelphia. In New York, there's the Empire State Building. In California, there's literally every building there. In Chicago, there is the Sears-Willis tower. In Philadelphia, there's nothing. You might as well put a Philly Cheese steak in the background and everyone will think, "look, it's Philadelphia."

    Don’t worry guys - my friend (and his friend) and I will take care of him.


    Ice Hockey GIF by NHL

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  2. 58 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

    What's taking them so long?  Trying to sell the station again?  Bueller? Bueller?

    Almost as if there's a global pandemic still raging in other parts of the world and supply chains are still disrupted...

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  3. 39 minutes ago, tyrannical bastard said:

    It does beg the question if whoever comes in could change the music?  Or will they hold their ground against Tegna and take the side of the viewers who may revolt if such a change is ever made? 



    I suspect they'll bring in someone who will toe the corporate line. I say let 'em. The resulting TalkBack 16s will be legendary.

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  4. 3 hours ago, 24994J said:


    There hasn't technically been any confirmation of this, outside of some suspect corporate speak in the press release.



    It's definitely happening. They're hiring staff for it.

  5. 1 hour ago, DENDude said:

    I Was looking at some ratings info the other day, and man--"The News with Shepard Smith" was way down on the list.   I have a hard time seeing the program lasting unless the ratings improve.  


    Numbers on CNBC generally are pretty low and niche - it caters almost exclusively to businesspeople. I wouldn't read much into it.

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  6. I give them credit for trying to evolve set design into something beyond "video wall and blue," but I get the feeling this will be a short-lived refresh.


    Only ones in America who have done this successfully IMO are WPLG and the PBS News Hour.

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  7. 13 hours ago, bostonmediaguy said:

    I was just coming here to post the stories from the LA Times.


    Here's the second, https://www.latimes.com/entertainment-arts/business/story/2021-01-24/cbs-television-stations-peter-dunn-racism-sexism, referring to alleged mistreatment by Dunn and the stations group.


    Fascinating reads.


    Just FTR, just about every piece of info in this particular story is way way worse than the optics of nabbing a golf membership as part of a TV station acquisition.

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  8. 18 hours ago, ABC 7 Denver said:


    That is awful. I can't believe that I have to spell this out, because I see this problem so frequently now. DON'T PUT YOUR LIVE BUG IN THE L3! THEY ARE LOST IN THE REST OF THE INFORMATION. PUTTING THE LIVE BUG IN THE U3, TOP LEFT ENSURES THAT IT WILL STAND OUT.



    We're at a point now where being live for breaking news is assumed, and so it doesn't need to stand out or be so urgent. It's now a balance between how much information you can convey and how clean it looks in a single space. Let the pictures tell the story.

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  9. There's one really big reason to keep weather coverage local - because local weather is the reason most people watch local news.


    The Weather Channel is still an OK resource for a quick check of things - it could be even better if the local opt-outs were more than just Intellistar and an on-screen crawl during severe weather. I'm old enough to remember when they did not GAF and ran warnings full screen.


    I imagine NBC had eyes toward a hybrid model utilizing the O&Os when they purchased The Weather Channel. Certainly few could have prognosticated a global pandemic when it was sold (I don't say none because a few scientists have said we were overdue for a while) but pandemics aren't permanent - and what may make sense for a single year won't otherwise.


    So the question becomes, do the savings realized from centralizing weather outweigh any loss from the overall product of local news not having a local WX presence? For the FOX stations, it might - I don't know many O&Os currently that have an enormous investment in WX save for maybe Tampa. But for other stations and other owned groups who have firm stakes in weather - and the talent and tech to back it - that decision is much more difficult.

  10. 58 minutes ago, ABC 7 Denver said:

    Not for nothing, but this is the tread we're seeing. I've had discussions with industry insiders who see, as creative budgets are slashed, that we will be back in static title-card area and public domain music in the next 10 years. It's a race toward the bottom, people.


    I wouldn't go that far--and really what the viewer sees on air in terms of hubbed graphics is nothing new--but I do think Creative departments themselves may be in as much trouble now as art departments were 10-15 years ago at the rate we're going.

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  11. 49 minutes ago, HulkieD said:

    Also wanted to note: the use of "COUNT ON IT" has increased fairly dramatically in the last few weeks or so.  It's now part of the reporter outcue.


    .......I'm never gonna be able to change my forum description, am I?


    I wouldn't......

























































    ....Count On It.

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  12. 15 hours ago, PhillyWatch said:

    Caught a commercial promoting a new digital-only hour of Action News mornings from 7-8.  The spot was mainly pushing their new smart TV device apps as a means of watching it but I’m guessing it’ll be available through their website as well. 


    Wonder if they shopped it to PHL 17 given the 10PM news success and they (unwisely) wanted to do their own thing instead.

  13. 59 minutes ago, Drew said:

    If you looked around that newsroom didn’t have that many actual workers. It was like msnbc newsroom set had maybe 10-15 total. Their actual newsroom was a floor up. On Diane sawyers last night it showed it. 


    That's generally how it works. The only national newsroom set that was a working one was CBS before it made way for the the dual CBS This Morning set use, and now Washington studio. The one you see on-air from time to time at FOX News is legit, too.

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  14. 15 minutes ago, 8Viewer said:


    I've never seen that particular set before. Did CBS just use that for "CBS Morning News" or did it have other uses? 


    You've seen it before, you just haven't realized it.


    That set is the "fishbowl" - the main newsroom and headquarters of CBS News in New York, used from Dan Rather in the 90s up until Scott Pelley and the Evening News moved into the current CBS This Morning studio next door.

    It's still their newsroom - but it got a remodel and is only sparingly used on air.

  15. 27 minutes ago, dman748 said:

    I respectfully disagree, this isn't 100% on Pinkerton, KUSA/Tegna deserves just as much of the blame as Pinkerton does both of them knew about Dohloff and knew that he wasn't licensed and yet both of them were the ones that hired him in the first place.


    I think the FCC is going to have to get involved at some point during the case, heck even on KUSA's own website @Greggo shared last night they admitted that potential charges could be levied against KUSA/Tegna whether its Civil or Criminal is too early to say for them at this point.


    But regardless of the penality at minimum KUSA isn't going to lose its license, could they be sold? That's a different conversation for a different thread but no way KUSA is going to lose its license, that doesn't mean the FCC couldn't threaten that KUSA's license could be taken away but in the end KUSA will keep its license.

    In an FCC run by the Trump administration, assume nothing - even in its potential final months.

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