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  1. They wouldn't launch 'The Bulletin' with Wolf if the show is Pamela's. Honesty, they may not launch 'The Bulletin' at all if they're looking to cut cost and same some $$$. That said, I wouldn't be surprised when Pamela comes back, they stick with 'CNN Newsroom with...' Glad that News Central didn't get reduced to 2 hrs. No reason to do so given it performs well (relatively speaking). Since a rotation of people isn't anchoring the 11A hr., it makes sense to add Wolf's name even if the show is just a placeholder. I see it as being consistent across the board more than anything.
  2. It's not about people being carbon copies, it's more about putting together individuals that have some level of respect toward each other or at the very least, a connection (whether it be sports, family, etc...) to build on. There was no debate that Robin and George and Gayle and Charlie had 'something.' Just being colleagues and 'hoping for the best' isn't enough to make things work. For example, if Don is the centerpiece, then you surround him with people he can relate with and respect. It's great Poppy and Kaitlan are friends, but this wasn't a 2-person show. Simply put, the three of them together just didn't make sense from the start and by their own accord, they said.. "the show immediately struggled, with the original trio of anchors — Harlow, Kaitlan Collins and Don Lemon — noticeably lacking on-air chemistry and reports of infighting." Had more thought (from top to bottom) been put into CNN This Morning, maybe things would have turned out differently....
  3. No amount of time could have saved the first incarnation of CNN This Morning. Don, Poppy and Kaitlan were (are) polar opposites of each other and never truly seemed interested in making the show work nor supporting (uplifting) each other in any way from the beginning. Of course building chemistry takes time, but everyone has to be willing to do the work and I never got that from them. It was a pain to watch.
  4. They should have moved Mary Kay to weekends and promoted Robb to weekdays (at 4P) given her current semi-retired status. I can't see many people being interested in taking on double-duty on weekends (WFLD's Mark Strehl being the exception).
  5. Not sure why they just didn't go back to 4A. They have a new executive producer for GDC too and when they posted that job, they mentioned a 5-hr block (5-10A) not a 5 1/2 hr. one. Guess they changed their minds at some point. My guess is that she moves to a reporting/fill-in anchor role. They're in dire need of reporters between 9a-4p. Dane has been the lone reporter covering the late morning/midday shift since Sally left. Not sure all these changes were warranted, but not surprised they moved Terrance to a later shift. He's a stronger #2 to Scott than Anthony is/was.
  6. Curt is going to divide his time between NYC and LA during the NFL season. That said, I wouldn't be surprise if the bigger goal is to resurrect Good Day Live with Curt and Rosanna. Otherwise, this move doesn't make a whole lot of sense to me.
  7. I can't understand why they fiddle with something that isn't broken. I wouldn't be surprised if they abandon (phase out) News Central at some point.
  8. Quick FYI- I caught bit of their 75th Anniversary Special today and they mentioned (toward the end of the program) that they're turning one of the sound stages on the 2nd fl. into a huge newsroom combining the news-gathering resources of WMAQ-NBC 5, Telemundo Chicago and NBC Sports Chicago thus bringing everything 'under one roof.' No word if they're going to move the entire operation of NBC Sports Chicago to the Tower as well, but it would make sense to do so.
  9. Not surprise she is cutting back her time (with her husband in FL and all...). Sounds like she's not ready to retire and they figured out a way to keep her on board. Good for all involved.
  10. A nice sendoff (nearly 15 minutes) for Anita.
  11. I would argue that it's the equivalent of being in studio/the newsroom, but instead, they're outside. For example, WFLD has often had reporters right outside the studio doing standups instead of 'at the scene' or in studio. I want to say WMAQ has done the same over the years (i.e.. having someone live right outside the NBC Tower). It's not as uncommon as it may seem. At the end of the day, what's important is that the news/stories these reporters are reporting on is accurate, true, informative, etc.. and not necessarily where/what place they are saying it from.
  12. The CW air two seasons of WWE Smackdown in the late 2000s so there is a precedent (i.e.. airing pro wrestling). If NWA/CW can produce a good product, they shouldn't have too much a problem attracting an audience. How big of an audience is unknown.
  13. My guess is that it's a bit of ...'I didn't hire you, so you're gone and I get to bring in someone else (who's probably cheaper) with a mix of 'we need someone to do weather stories'. I figured that when they hired both Ramon and Jebaily that they both would be traveling the country reporting on hurricanes, tornado outbreaks, etc... Can't understand why they were fired in the first place.
  14. WFLD-FOX 32 has reduced Good Day Chicago to five hours (5A-10A) and now airs Fox Weather First at 4A. Not sure what prompted the move.
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