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  1. Holy crap. Caroli makes Chapin sound like Erik Thompson. That was a sign they dug DEEPER into tabloid, not a regression.
  2. They had that set for 12 years? It held up really well.
  3. That's Locals Only - not Indie Band.
  4. Really interesting that these changes are happening in the absence of a VP of News at the station.
  5. In a way, Aerial does come close to the IC 4-note sig...
  6. And WCAU is carrying IndyCar Racing and NHL Playoff Hockey tomorrow anyway. (EDIT: I saw the promo too. I guess they mean as a PKG after Sunday Night Football?)
  7. I distincTly remember that it waS first Commissioned by tHe junior partnEr in a duopoly in the south - An indePendent, if memory serves right.
  8. Maybe where Harry's talk show used to shoot?
  9. Maybe it was just me - but I didn't see a lot of social media being plugged throughout the newscast, not even with talent - which is an optimistically curious decision.
  10. "Hi! We produce two-thirds of the programming seen on PBS television affiliates across the country and it will always be one of our main revenue streams, but you're streaming video on your television now and just not calling it television anymore...so F@*& television! Welcome to our new DIGITAL MEDIA age where we, too, will unsuccessfully wage a battle with Google and Facebook for ad dollars!" Gag.
  11. They did--updated branding included--and it didn't work and they went back to the original logo pretty quickly. There's literally no reason to mess with the WGBH brand OR the mark. It is the most recognizable brand in public television and one of the most iconic symbols in media. This reeks of WGBH paying an ad agency six figures to find a solution for a problem that didn't exist - and that solution is the equivalent of PVI getting rid of Move Closer. It's just not necessary. If you have to answer a dozen theoretical questions as to why you changed your
  12. They're following the WPHL model - their own stuff in the morning with a skeleton crew, and KTRK at night. The AM still appears to be branded Morning Dose. It sounds like they may be using Canvas, too...
  13. "What will our new set look like?" Gee, I wonder, newly minted Nexstar station.
  14. I don't think there's any "evolution" about it - I think that's the point and purpose. To say network streaming news is covering anything meaningful right now beyond politics and the pandemic would be a bit of a stretch. That void is being filled by local news. Nexstar now has the resources, distribution model, and name recognition (WGN) to farm that local content out as a viable alternative to the net models, and give a broader picture of what's happening across the country.
  15. I'm guessing any need for Tammie to fill in on KYW would be either from her home (looks like she moved back to Chicago), or pre-taped from WBBM.
  16. Not anymore. When the ViacomCBS merger happened, ownership transferred to the new entity's international division. Basically 10 is now run by the same people who run Channel 5 in the UK. I have serious doubts CBS as a standalone entity would have OK'd these kinds of cuts.
  17. It's good that someone's using red as a hero color finally, but it feels very cavernous and enclosed.
  18. In complete fairness to Scripps: 1) There are way more important things in our current climate to deal with right now than how a GFX package looks on-air--like getting news on the air in some markets while keeping your staff safe, where "safe" not only means protection from the virus, but also protection from any number of Internet trolls screaming muh MEDIUHHHH BIUSSSSS waiting to hang someone out to dry. 2) You can't really do effective marketing that draws exclusively back to your product right now without looking a bit selfish. How many ways can you say "We're in this together, but
  19. The font looks like it went into atrophy from all the gyms being closed during the pandemic.
  20. That's because it likely *is* being made in Powerpoint directly by the sales team, and more likely than not part of a separate one-sheet to get prospective clients on board with an ad buy - a pretty common thing across many local TV stations.
  21. If it's credible you were aiming for, you nailed it. The work really does sound like a old-school Gari update. And I like the little nod you have to the Newschannel sig in some spots.
  22. I don't know if it's the social distancing but the anchor desk--really the whole space--doesn't feel well utilized in practice on air. The previous set had a bit more texture and depth to it, and the new one doesn't quite capture that.
  23. Honestly, if the pandemic keeps delaying production of prime time shows, I expect someone somewhere's going to try a regular proper newscast in a 9 or 10PM slot.
  24. Wonder if they'd consider reviving Overture...
  25. Getting lost in all of this: A couple of alarm bells about the health of some of the media companies in smaller markets. 1) GCI is *the* cable company in Alaska. They provide telcom and other services to a vast majority of the state's residents. They should have the cash flow to continue operations... 2) ...Especially when you consider that GCI is a subsidiary of what was formerly known as Liberty Interactive--of John Malone/Liberty Media. GCI should be healthy enough to own television stations in general, let alone a competing, news producing station in the market. So what's ch

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