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  1. It looks like WPVI in Philly will be splitting it (8am and 10am) and keeping their 9am hour of local news
  2. Dray Clark is off the air indefinitely after being arrested and charged in a domestic assault incident
  3. No Nexstar graphic after the 10pm WPVI-produced newscast, but it did appear after the in-house morning news this morning on WPHL. What's Nexstar's feelings on farming out news production? Are they likely to let the WPVI agreement ride?
  4. Per this Facebook post of hers, Katie Fehlinger is calling it quits (on her own accord). Her last day will be September 17th.
  5. At least they're giving the interview segments a designated chunk of time on the back-end of the hour. Currently they typically split the hour with them somewhere around the middle mark (I'm watching Rosemary Connors interview Sally Struthers as I type)
  6. Per TitanTV (and as mentioned somewhere else on this board regarding another O&O with an hour-long midday newscast), it looks like the 11am news is getting cut in half with something called "Philly Live" airing at 11:30 starting 9/9
  7. They've got a few bumpers up on their YT page now and I'm excited. These are like everything the CBSLocal+ stations could have been a few years back. It's a shame there's no broadcast distribution for them though. At least we'll have Emeril soon enough!
  8. Great work everyone! So I'm guessing they got a massive deal on a ton of shirts sometime in 2003-2004 and still have boxes upon boxes to hand out to the new folks
  9. Something that's been bugging me forever... What logo is that on this polo? Did it ever exist anywhere outside these shirts?
  10. Regarding it being "social media friendly", I don't think they meant in an interactive way, more like any story/segment could easily be clipped out at the station and posted to Facebook/Twitter/YouTube for easy dissemination. Could this be a potential replacement for O&O's losing Extra? It'd certainly be something to set a new newscast apart from the 3 previous hours of, for the most part, the same 30 minutes repeated 5 times. This would be a million times better than launching a new celeb tabloid talker or grabbing another syndie sitcom. There are a bunch of talented staff on hand, why not give them the chance to work a different writing muscle in their brain, try weird shots out, have the sports/weather/traffic/reporter person host or do segments, have local, relevant people in to give viewers perspective on stories. HAVE a choir do weather (you've seen the reports 15 times already and could easily grab your phone or flip channels and see it ol' fashioned-style there. WTXF in Philly had an interesting 10pm format around 2011 (opening with a skyline or chopper shot and having an anchor rundown the night's stories over a radio hit before the actual open, debate segments with local politicians/activists) and I definitely miss that. And while we're at it, bring back Jodi Applegate wandering around the newsroom at 10pm on PIX!
  11. I could see myself tuning in. I lament the fact that Philly doesn't have distribution of PBS' "Create" diginet so I could get a nightly dose of Lidia's Kitchen. This has the advantage of big names like Martha and Emeril from the start, as opposed to co-op'd O&O productions that populated the lineup on "Pickler & Ben" graveyard LiveWell (will they just put that channel out of it's misery already?!?). How many "classic primetime series" diginets can there be? What's the saturation point? BUZZR was a great addition to break the monotony, and I think DABL could serve a similar niche.
  12. And with the writing on the wall for the past few months, it's now official- Lucy Noland is leaving FOX29 May 30th Philly.com article
  13. He's been France 24's White House correspondent for years and recently announced on twitter that he'd be reporting for the AP as well. I'm guessing the deal is something along the lines of the latter of what you said- France 24 is his primary employer (and AP affiliate) and while out and about around the world, he can file reports for the AP as well.
  14. Because apparently she got the boot- Philly.com - Traffic reporter Jessica Boyington out at NBC10
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