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  1. johnnya2k6

    Non-News Classic Video

    A compilation of slates and countdowns from PBS stations going back to the ‘70s, including a 1977 one from Mississippi Public Broadcasting (when they were Mississippi ETV):
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    2018-19 Syndication News

    My guesses on who will get what in Atlanta (besides Kelly Clarkson's talker on WAGA): Judge Jerry--Either WATL or WPCH Tamron Hall--WSB (hopefully at the graveyard 2:00 am slot, replacing Face The Truth) 25 Words or Less--WAGA (replacing the Page Six TV repeat at 2:00 pm) or WUPA WXIA is expected to remain status quo; as for Top 30? After WAGA tested it in summer 2016, no one else picked it up for the long haul.
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    NBC News For Kids

    And from 1978-82, CBS had a kiddie version of 60 Minutes on Saturday mornings called “30 Minutes.”
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    NBC Sports/NBCSN/Golf Channel/NBC RSNs Thread

    Bob Costas leaving NBC Sports (and the network in general) after nearly 40 years, though we'll still see him on MLB Network. It is perhaps the end of an era; some of us were just babies when Bob joined in 1979. But let's just say that his departure wasn't messy unlike Megyn Kelly's.
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    CBS News Head David Rhodes Out.

    Pelley’s much better doing just 60 Minutes, so no.
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    November 2018 Sweeps Results

    My guess is WPIX.
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    Question about Market/Network Dominance

    WTVJ was #1 all throughout the Ralph Renick era, then after Ralph stepped down and (unsuccessfully) ran for Florida governor, WPLG with the late Ann Bishop and Dwight Lauderdale overtook them. WTVJ becoming an NBC O&O would open the floodgates for WSVN. We thought WWL in New Orleans would be immune to TEGNAitis (they've been a powerhouse since the days of Garland Robinette, Angela Hill, and the late Bill Elder), but not anymore. The TEGNAitis bug hasn't hit KARE yet, but for right now, they've been battling for #2 with KMSP. KSTP, whose newscasts even beat out the primetime network shows at one point (including 60 Minutes, which became #1 in 1979-80), has long been a joke in the Twin Cities. But despite WSB's dominance, the other three stations have been making serious gains against them, and it's showing. WAGA has a new news director in Scott Stucky (Mike McClain has moved on to Charlotte); WGCL, as the host station of Super Bowl LIII, has shown some growth in viewership; and TEGNAitis has done very little to WXIA.
  8. I've known about this for dozens of years; even America's Most Wanted got involved in it at one point (but not Unsolved Mysteries).
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    KTVA newsroom sustains major earthquake damage

    They’re still picking up the pieces and have already went back on the air, but because of the way they handled the earthquake coverage on social media, I have a feeling KTVA will earn Emmys (regional and maybe a national) and possibly a Peabody; the latter a first for Alaska.
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    KTVA newsroom sustains major earthquake damage

    Being from and having lived in Alaska for a long-ass time...I don’t know. But I can bet KTVA and KTUU will no doubt pull a WSB with their earthquake coverage (I assume all programming has been preempted)!
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    November 2018 Sweeps Results

    Last I read...WGCL was making substantial gains all over the board, even closing in on WSB and WAGA in some slots (and sending WXIA to fourth place). Raleigh-Durham? I think WNCN has been ganging up on WTVD, but I’m not sure. In Minneapolis-St. Paul: I wouldn’t be surprised if KMSP overtook KARE for #2 (with KSTP now dead last)
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    Out & About

    Remember when I said a couple years back that Lisa Rayam may be headed to public radio (she had been a part-timer at Georgia Public Broadcasting and freelancer at WSB-AM — dunno if she ran into Monica Pearson numerous times — since leaving WAGA)? Well...I WAS RIGHT!!!
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    International Video Thread

    And quite fitting; the first voice (and later face) of BBC TV News died last Saturday at age 93.
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    Midterms Coverage

    NBC and CBS were tops, and you couldn't have an election night (midterms or Presidential) without Tom Brokaw and Bob Schieffer respectively. ABC was alright, but that two-story set reeks Peter Jennings/David Brinkley's and should've been reserved for 2020 (the next election, not 20/20 of course). CNN's was okay, MSNBC's was on another TV, and I didn't give a you-know-what about Fox News. But overall, the best coverage belonged to The Washington Post (anchored by Libby Casey, who I remember very well since Fairbanks): Commercial-free, calm, concise, not over-the-top, and with pleasing graphics that would equal the local stations'. And speaking of the local stations...some of them had their own coverage and are already archived on YouTube.
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    Midterms Coverage

    Here in Atlanta, WPCH will have their own coverage at 9:00 pm (two hours after the polls close in Georgia) while sister station WGCL will stay with CBS's (same with WSB and WXIA with cut-ins in between their respective networks' coverage); WAGA’s will be online from 8:00-10:00. As for the indies? I assume WHDH, WGN, WJXT, etc. will all have their own coverage.
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