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  1. Nexstar's WTAJ Altoona said farewell to longtime anchor and reporter Charlotte Ames this week.
  2. Overall, I'm surprised CBS Corporate approved this CBS Pittsburgh graphics change - including the larger CBS eye which seems out of place with the rest of the graphics package - and the symmetry that CBS Corporate has gone to with all their O&O's. As soon as I saw the graphics change, I immediately thought of the Black and Gold for the professional Pittsburgh sports teams. Maybe, this is only a temporary change for the upcoming NFL season. I was born, raised in Western PA, grew up on the golden days of Pittsburgh TV news and I do not ever remember a Black and Gold graphics package for t
  3. Based on the broadcast rotation over the past 13 years - CBS, Fox, and NBC - with Super Bowl LIII on CBS, why is Super Bowl LV on CBS again instead of NBC? I researched further. NBC now has both Super Bowl LVI and the 2022 Winter Olympics.
  4. Would discussion and construction of new sets for "The View" and "Live with Kelly and Ryan" be put on hold until the move?
  5. I remember the spacious Election Night 2018 set that ABC News used. Could ABC News be getting ready for the upcoming 2020 presidential election season?
  6. On yesterday's Pittsburgh Today Live (Tuesday, December 17th, 2019), KDKA is building a new set for Nightly Sports Call "Sports Bar" with a new and improved kitchen set for Pittsburgh Today Live to debut in early January 2020.
  7. In the competitive Pittsburgh market, KDKA continues to be on top with WPXI and WTAE each sharing equally coming in 2nd throughout the day. https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2019/12/03/Tuned-In-KDKA-WTAE-WPXI-November-TV-news-sweeps-2019/stories/201912030026
  8. Long-time meteorologist Kevin Benson is no longer at WPXI Pittsburgh. https://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2019/11/19/Tuned-In-Kevin-Benson-out-at-WPXI-TV-DUI/stories/201911190090
  9. It's hard to believe that it's been over twenty-five years since Bill Martin worked at WPXI Channel 11 Pittsburgh.
  10. KDKA Pittsburgh said farewell on-air to twenty-four staff members on Friday.
  11. Classic Network (1976). The Network News Hour The Howard Beale Show. The theme is used several times and is at 2:15 in the following clip: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=37nkErzdTOA
  12. Instead of the Wednesday - Thursday schedule on FOX during previous seasons, American Idol was on a Sunday - Monday schedule on ABC this past season.
  13. Live with Kelly and Ryan's Ryan Seacrest flew back and forth between New York and Los Angeles for three months during American Idol earlier this year. It looks like Ryan will do the same next year as well.
  14. KDKA-TV Pittsburgh announced two new hires on Friday: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/10/19/Tuned-In-Former-WTAE-meteorologist-returns-KDKA-TV-hires-news-director/stories/201810190108
  15. Since Jay Howell became vice president and general manager at KDKA-TV, staff updates over the past month regarding Dave Crawley, Marty Griffin, and Anne Linaberger: http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/08/04/dave-crawley-regatta-flugtag-injury-kdka/stories/201808040101 http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/08/13/Marty-Griffin-leaves-KDKA-TV-news/stories/201808130115 http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/08/20/KDKA-TV-news-director-Anne-Linaberger-exits-Pittsburgh/stories/201808200141

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