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  1. The WABC opens are fine. I think the L3s and rest of the graphics could use a little work. Overall, though, a better package for WABC would be the KTRK look: https://youtu.be/djtzkno-vcU The current west coast look doesn’t really fit NYC or WABC. Also, I think the previous KABC look was better and less generic: https://youtu.be/FFheiawlf3s
  2. The standup area is pushed back a little further; it’s not really adjacent to the main desk but seems like that from some camera angles. The large EWN/7 logo you see in the photo you posted actually was a duratrans at the time that photo was taken, not an actual screen. It just rotated between the EWN logo and Accuweather backdrop. That duratrans area was recently updated to an actual flat screen.
  3. Also updated are the two big monitors that make up the front of the anchor desk. Those are also now seamless displays.
  4. Nope. They’re moving downtown within the next 4 years or so. That’s when a new studio and set will happen.
  5. Yes - they’ve upgraded to a seamless video backdrop. They’ve also added a seamless video monitor to the interview/stand up area. Will be great to see if weather forecasts can be done on that, similar to what KABC does.
  6. They’ve (finally) replaced the AccuWeather/EWN duratrans with an actual screen. This is the backdrop that appears behind the weather anchor area of the main news desk.
  7. No, WABC seems to have a rhyme and reason to when they air talent opens. They almost never air at 5pm or 11pm.. presumably to keep viewers during the transition from 4-5pm and from prime time to news. They always air at 4:30am, 5am, 6am, noon and 6pm unless the producer opts for the Breaking News open.
  8. No more talent open at 5pm, at least since late last week. I guess it was a short-lived return. I hope WABC reconsiders and let’s it air from now until Diana leaves.
  9. Why do they have random social media logos in the open without their actual social media handle listed or any other context?
  10. Looks like WABC brought back the 5pm talent open. For years now, it has just been the short intro to quickly transition between the 4pm and 5pm newscasts. I wonder if they are doing this as a nod to Diana Williams. She returned from vacation today for her final 10 weeks before she retires.
  11. It was a one time thing and during the 9am hour. She is still an anchor with WHNT in Huntsville, AL.
  12. Ratings for CBS This Morning are down 21% since its relaunch. https://www.forbes.com/sites/markjoyella/2019/06/26/cbs-this-morning-ratings-drop-21-since-new-co-hosts-joined-gayle-king/#32ae32fa648b Ratings for all the morning shows are down compared to last year, however, CBS has suffered the biggest losses. “Compared to the same week last year, ABC was -4% in total viewers, NBC was -4% in total viewers, while CBS was -9%. In the A25-54 demo, ABC was -10%, NBC was -11% and CBS -17% vs. the comparable week last year.” https://www.adweek.com/tvnewser/morning-show-ratings-week-of-june-17-2/407148/
  13. Chris Cimino announced today that he is leaving WNBC. His last day is July 2. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2019/6/24/breaking-top-new-york-anchor-signing-off
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