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  1. Perhaps unforeseen circumstances?
  2. Is the heritage brand truly being de-emphasized? That's counter to Wendy McMahon's textbook marketing strategy when she was at both WCCO and WBZ. I would agree, however, that the O&Os branding is very inconsistent; not just within the group, but even at the station-level. I present the table below with no intent of making this a "list" thread, but to simply illustrate my point.
  3. WBZ/Boston adopted the "Next Weather" brand beginning Monday as well.
  4. IIRC, stations have to license the branding. Perhaps in cases where the NBC O&O has it already, the CBS will retain Storm Watch.
  5. WBZ/Boston did the same. The FCC relaxed E/I programming restrictions in the past couple of years. Stations are able to offload 1 hour of E/I programming to one of their digital channels, leaving only two hours required each week on the main program stream. It looks like ViacomCBS is now taking advantage.
  6. WLNE, Providence, RI's ABC affiliate, has a YouTube page setup called "Providence Now ABC6" which features a new station logo (attached). The page was started in October 2021. There is no sign of the new look on air (yet).
  7. I think the larger objective for CBS is to utilize Detroit as a "laboratory" of sorts to try out some new things. There's no risk of alienating an existing audience. It should be very interesting to watch the operation unfold.
  8. Weren't they on most CBS O&Os until the late '80s?
  9. The date in question was a Sunday. The Sunday Morning studio would have been staffed and ready for that day's broadcast.
  10. And, prior to that, was CSD at WCCO during their successful run at emphasizing the local brand.
  11. At approximately 3:58am this morning, shortly before CBS Morning News began, CBS broadcast CBS News Flash, an approximately 1-minute news digest that was anchored by Tom Hanson. CBS, like the other networks, previously had updates broadcast throughout the day. I found an edition of CBS News Flash from earlier this month on YouTube, included as part of a video history of the CBS Newsbreak. I'm curious if this just airs a 3:58am EDT (But then, why?) or if it is airing in other dayparts.
  12. 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.
  13. Any predictions on whether or not a new look debuts on Super Bowl Sunday?
  14. Where are you able to search for these on Internet Archive? I can't find the collection.
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