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justin2kx last won the day on June 18 2017

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  1. I don't see that from him (call me gullible til further notice) but lest we mention his interviews with his fellow governor brother Andrew garner much attention, let alone his 'bromance' transitions with Don Lemon at the top of the hour before Don's show, but one should digress, no? Hell you can make that similar bolded statement for every other (not ALL) 'celebrity' or notables coming out + claiming they've been tested positive. How they got tested sooner than others? Oh wait...but i'll digress this time.
  2. on paper it feels more lazy than gimmicky but at end of the day, safety first. would you want someone (god forbid) to develop the virus + go thru deep cleaning of a building, making it an inconvenience to work, enforcing more people to work from home? Also you can't compare the media industry from other fields (those that don't involve telecommunications) I agreed with above statement. That said I'd foolishly would like to see more people do this work at home even when the virus curbs down the road here + there. New normal is already reflective instead of a full team on a grandiose set. Ya know how those bean counters love to cut costs.
  3. Questions: once the pandemic subdues, will those newscast(s) remain in near future, at least at 7:00? It just kind of make All Access (Access Hollywood's spinoff) a bit more redundant, no? Will NBC afford to push late night start to midnight permanently?
  4. I have that + 11p news recorded thru youtube tv. I'll bandicam + upload it in near future. Pat Harvey (KCBS) is anchoring 11:00 report.
  5. Add Wendy Williams Show to the mix. I have a feeling this is only a start, NOT a blip : https://www.thewrap.com/the-wendy-williams-show-to-tape-without-live-audience-due-to-coronavirus/
  6. Syndie roundup: Follow that up with Steve Wilkos also renewed for two more years: https://www.broadcastingcable.com/news/steve-wilkos-joins-maury-with-two-season-renewal Re: Judge Judy situation: Reminds me in a way of when original producers of It's showtime at the apollo, left to start a rival called 'Showtime in Harlem' after a dispute with the Apollo Theater Foundation in 2002. 'Showtime' was actually produced at the Brooklyn Academy of Music. It later moved to LA + rebranded as 'Live in Hollywood' for one season in 2003 with Kiki Shepard as host. Meanwhile Showtime at Apollo subsequently continued at the famed theater with comedienne Monique at the helm in 2002. On a different note, a new judge will helm at Divorce Court. Judge Faith Jenkins (formerly of 'Judge Faith') will succeed Lynn Toler, who stepped down on her own terms after 13 years a while back. Show also moved from Tyler Perry Studios to midtown Atlanta, at Georgia Public Broadcasting Studios. https://deadline.com/2020/03/faith-jenkins-joins-divorce-court-new-judge-succeeds-long-time-star-lynn-toler-exits-1202875118/
  7. here's a retrospective narrated by Pat Harvey aired at last night's 8pm news. Are you ready for this though, a real treat: CBS LA uploaded thru YT the last ever signoff of KHJ at 12am Dec 2 1989, transition to KCAL with the much clearer, ever catchy 'california 9' jingle promo. It starts at :38 tho (lord, could they have edited out cleanly at start, please) but enjoy... BTW, here's a report from Dec '89 when KHJ became KCAL after Disney's purchase. And a pre-launch of Prime 9 News in 1990. Apparently, music is based off 615 music's production library entitled 'reaching the dream' which you can search thru Warner Chappelle Prod Music's site. My question tho is what happened between Dec '89 + Mar '90, was there news still at 9 or was it temporary suspended after acquisition was completed?
  8. here's the last hour of WAAF. It appears according to DJs in its last day on air, there were plans for the new WAAF to launch on March 2 with a new lineup and talent. It was about to come to fruition until Entercom sealed the deal this past week. Will the EMF spree end anytime soon? I wonder why entercom had to make that deal? Money aside, was the station ratings challenged? Rock radio isn't reverberating as much in Boston these days? What is the state of Rock music in general + in Radio? Is KLOS or KUPD next? I remember them days of Korn, Marilyn Manson, Rage against the machine charting up in late 90s + 00s right up with pop/rap acts of its day (Britney, NSync, Jay-Z) Lest we forget Alternative/grunge acts in the early-mid 90s as well. Nonetheless, Rest in paradise, 'AAF!
  9. Sad news this time from across the pond again. Television Presenter Caroline Flack, 40, was found dead of an apparent suicide yesterday. She was the host of Britain's most popular show of the moment, ITV 2's Love Island. She was awaiting trial in a domestic assault case in March. She pled not guilty. However that case turned into a circus on part of the media (the sun,daily mail) + allegedly (by Flack's lawyer) Crown Prosecution Service (equivalent much to Dept. of Justice in U.S) for pressing forward trial despite her boyfriend wishing not to press charges. She later stepped down from hosting LI before this new season commenced a while ago. Door was open for her return once the trial settles. Her vulnerability on the spotlight as been well documented. It was a whirlpool that was sudden + threw everyone off. ITV has since pulled two consecutive nights (last night + tonight) of Love Island off schedule. No word on future episodes or if the series will continue under Flack's shadow? Flack was the face of the show, and her death is the third suicide from the show, joining two former contestants whose fate was eerily the same. If you or someone you know is facing depression, someone is out there to listen to you. Have strength to seek help if you can. Unfortunately in cases like this, it's a vicious cycle where one's vulnerability is exposed + magnified in the spotlight + on social media that it sped up on its breaking point which sadly brought this result. Also, quite hypocritical of those judging on her love life or life of the party (read:"cougar") are now sending condolences + wishing others to be kind. Got a bit of blood on their hands, i'm afraid. I'm of the belief right now there's no end in sight for this. At this time strength to Caroline's friends + family. https://www.itv.com/news/2020-02-15/caroline-flack-itv-love-island-presenter-found-dead/ Note: National Suicide Prevention Lifeline phone number: 1-800-273-8255
  10. I'm of the belief that teams in general find any kind of advantage to win anytime. that's the culture of pro sports. Teams are usually extra to a point. Certain ones like patriots are at best 'headscratchers' with "deflategate" but has the cache of being a dominating force in their own league + those like Astros are so extra, the way they did it, NOT that they did it at all is what put them in the spotlight for ridicule. It was TOO obvious from not getting caught. Everything is in context. This is from someone who thinks you can't go back + void the 2017 postseason wins + award them to NY Yankees + LA Dodgers because they didn't earn them. Simple. Mind you my team (mets) wasn't involved in playoffs included HOU, so I haven't lost much sleep. Also, the recent comments from its owner + players forced to apologize (hell you can make a case for the recent interview from AJ Hinch) don't help that matter. If you think that quells any 'creative advantage' in the future, I've got a piece of brooklyn bridge to sell. Note that players are protected by the Union + thru an immunity deal, can't be sued as such. Let's not forget, although isolated, one other incident involving astros' now former GM's inappropriate comment directed at the female reporter with 'Thank god we got Ozuna' after a PS win. The said GM attacked the same reporter for lying in a revelation, only for other sources (who were there) to back up the story. That aforementioned pitcher has a well documented past with domestic violence, so talk about tone deaf there. Thus, for me, troubles for them actually started during last years World Series. Football may have been 'America's sport' for about 2 decades but let's face it, look what put baseball back on the map (fair or unfair) A NEW villain has been created + will be followed thru the new season. Who knew? It many ways Sports have been + always will be the ultimate, original REALITY TV. Survivor can't create this shit up if they're able to, and they've been on air for 20 years.
  11. From across the pond, personal yet big news at ITV's This Morning. Longtime presenter Phillip Schofield revealed that he's gay. His co-presenter + friend Holly Willoughby kicked off the announcement with a public statement. Prior to the event, Phillip has been married to his wife Steph for 27 years (they met at the BBC, she was a Production Assistant, he was CBBC presenter) + has two adult daughters. The full video below (as of this typing) has garnered more than 4.5 million views within 24 hours. Phillip stated that although it hasn't been easy, he since has gained full support of his family. This comes heels off a supposed 'row' (british for feud) between Phillip + fellow colleague Ruth Langsford, who accused him of a 'toxic' backstage atmosphere that alleged feud has created. Was there any whisper behind the scenes regarding his sexuality? Regardless, much strength + good vibes for phillip + his family.
  12. the only network campaign of all network campaigns that got enhanced by an epic parody. Ever. And to have it aired on Imus in the morning back on WNBC radio at that time. Mind you it was meant to be circulated to just network staff + local affiliates on cassettes as a joke for holiday parties. I would be remiss not to mention the real jingle had the late, forever great Luther Vandross on the leading vocals.
  13. The only executive ever in the industry who ran ABC, CBS + NBC in a television landscape that was run basically by those aforementioned networks has passed away thursday at age 82. Fred Silverman was also a TV Producer with a life only some hotshots could only dream of. Who knew the infamous 'rural purge' could lead to programming greatness? I could list a slew of hit shows he launched but I could list some bombs as well. (Hello, Supertrain, Pink lady + Jeff?) Deadline explains it all below. There aren't many of his like out these days, let alone any executive. Godspeed, Mr Silverman: https://deadline.com/2020/01/fred-silverman-dies-legendary-tv-executive-producer-was-82-1202847035/
  14. Very similar to recent days of impeachment hearings, not only talk, but OJ Trials affected Soap operas as well, to the point that some soaps if they were lucky not to get preempted, had to shorten their openings to make sure their content was seen as much as possible. In turn soaps eventually would be on decline. You could also make a case that trial also killed the 'long' opening sequences (with catchy themes mind you) on tv shows in general as we knew it because it since has been commonplace in part to maintain one's attention span. More on that story: https://decider.com/2016/02/09/did-o-j-simpson-really-kill-the-soap-opera-star/
  15. M&A Alert: Ion Media acquires KMCC from Entravision, recently affiliated with Azteca America, now owned by HC2 Station Group. This makes it a new O&O. https://www.rbr.com/entravision-bails-on-its-third-sin-city-tv-property/
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