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panewswatcher69

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  1. Does anyone know why CBS ended their coverage right after the funeral was over and provided no further coverage including the procession?
  2. Discussion of possible Comcast NBCUniversal merger with Warner Brothers Discovery. https://www.cbr.com/comcast-purchase-warner-bros-discovery-merge-nbcuniversal/
  3. With the breaking news story of this magnitude earlier this morning, was wondering what NBC's plans were going to be if the Queen died during the game tonight? IMO, NBC would have needed to cover her passing.
  4. KDKA's iPromos YouTube page posted last week a snippet of the brand evolution of "Expect More" with the black and gold graphics.
  5. In the Johnstown / Altoona / State College, PA market: According to WTAJ TV passport: Starting on Monday, September 12th: WTAJ News at 4 pm premieres. Line-up changes: The 700 Club is moving to 9 am from 10 am and Studio 814 is moving to 10 am from 4 pm.
  6. The second half of this article has couple KDKA personnel pieces, KDKA-TV Pittsburgh has hired Shawn Hoder as their new news director. Wonder what changes will be made over the next several months? Also, the article talks about the recent sharing of on-air meteorologists across various CBS O&O's. https://triblive.com/aande/movies-tv/tv-talk-former-kdka-tv-reporter-julie-grant-announces-the-national-spelling-bee-pistol-premieres/
  7. Yes, it is National Geographic Wild - paging "The Incredible Dr. Pol". Before the Live promos, American Idol promos ran. I didn't connect the two Disney+ and National Geographic Wild. Thank you.
  8. What are the ratings for Live with Kelly and Ryan? Over the past month, noticed Live has been airing promos on various cable networks. With the promos, have ratings fallen compared to what they have been in the past?
  9. From last Friday (03/25/2022), another KDKA TV Pittsburgh departure: reporter Pam Surano is leaving to work at the Roman Catholic Diocese of Pittsburgh where former long-time KDKA TV anchor Jennifer Antkowiak is the executive director of communications and community relations. https://triblive.com/aande/movies-tv/tv-talk-pam-surano-exits-kdka-tv-for-job-with-catholic-diocese-of-pittsburgh/
  10. Per Rob Owen at the Pittsburgh Trib-Live: KDKA-TV Pittsburgh News Director Kathy Hostetter is leaving to become General Manager at WJZ-TV Baltimore. https://triblive.com/aande/movies-tv/tv-talk-former-pittsburgher-directs-better-nate-than-ever-based-on-his-novel-for-disney/
  11. On Monday, January 17th, 2022, KDKA Pittsburgh debuted a new floor to ceiling Giant Weather Wall.
  12. Nexstar's WTAJ Altoona said farewell to longtime anchor and reporter Charlotte Ames this week.
  13. Would discussion and construction of new sets for "The View" and "Live with Kelly and Ryan" be put on hold until the move?
  14. 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?
  15. 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.
  16. 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
  17. It's hard to believe that it's been over twenty-five years since Bill Martin worked at WPXI Channel 11 Pittsburgh.
  18. KDKA Pittsburgh said farewell on-air to twenty-four staff members on Friday.
  19. Instead of the Wednesday - Thursday schedule on FOX during previous seasons, American Idol was on a Sunday - Monday schedule on ABC this past season.
  20. 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.
  21. 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
  22. 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
  23. CBS has named current KMAX and KOVR general manager Jay Howell as the new vice president and general manager at Pittsburgh's KDKA-TV. Jay is succeeding general manager Chris Pike, who retired in May ... Wonder what the changes will be down the road? http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/06/29/Tuned-In-CBS-names-new-KDKA-TV-GM-Jay-Howell/stories/201806290122
  24. Pittsburgh's KDKA TV general manager Chris Pike is retiring ... Wonder what the changes will be when the new general manager takes over down the road. http://www.post-gazette.com/ae/tv-radio/2018/04/20/KDKA-TV-GM-Chris-Pike-retires/stories/201804200108
  25. After five months since Sinclair's WJAC Johnstown, PA news anchor Marty Radovonic retired, Tim Rigby announced at the end of the noon news on Friday, March 30th, that he'll be joining Jen Johnson on the early evening newscasts starting Monday, April 2nd. Jen Johnson has done a terrific job anchoring solo during this extended time. http://wjactv.com/news/top-stories/eiler-joins-morning-team-rigby-moves-to-nights
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