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newsguy22

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  1. And the new music package. Sounds like they only used one cut for the whole show. It was pretty laid-back. But definitely had that Stephen Arnold sound. Almost weather channel esque.
  2. From what I have seen, that horrible box on the left is gone. And there will be *some* customization. I’ve been told our look will be what most of the CBS and ABC stations will use, which leads me to believe there may be some variations, albeit maybe subtle, in versions for NBC, FOX, etc.
  3. My station, and a few others, have to be changed over from the legacy Tribune graphics system to Chyron. That’s where the delay comes from in our case. I’d imagine most other stations will launch before then because there is no need for a technology upgrade. They’ll most likely roll out the new look when it works best for them.
  4. Saw pieces of it, too, this week. Very very blue. And very flat. Weather graphics use the cartoon-like icons, similar to Sinclair stations. Looks modern and clean. I’m happy with what I’ve seen so far. They’ve sent the style guide out to stations already. We won’t launch it until spring 2020, but others will launch well before that.
  5. Off the top of my head, we had/have: WTKR/WGNT, WNEP, WHNT, WREG. WHO, WQAD, KFOR, KFSM. Not sure who had the rest.
  6. WTKR was one of the Trib master control hubs. All of the former New York Times stations were hubbed there. Most still are, as part of a SSA with Nexstar and Tegna for the time being. TKR will remain a hub for a few of the (now) Scripps stations. And will be a backup master control hub for Newsy and potentially others.
  7. Agreed. Just found it interesting. Have a nice day.
  8. In New Orleans for a few days, watching WWL. Not sure when they did this, but they have slightly amended the name of the newscasts. It’s now “The Eyewitness News at (time).” It was Channel 4 Eyewitness News for decades. The just Eyewitness News for the past few years. They added a “THE”. Also, they’ve brought back an announcer for the actual newscast intros. I don’t believe they’ve had one since they switched to the new TEGNA look. It makes a big difference. I like it.
  9. I’ve been singing the “Partly Cloudy” song all morning. Also, apparently that’s an old bit that actually made the air once?! I didn’t know that! Here’s the clip.
  10. That's correct. Eye Opener/Morning Dose used the WGNO truck, At least they did for the last few years, anyway.
  11. I thought Norah's debut was excellent. As an employee of various CBS affiliates since 1996, I think this is the best Evening News has looked and felt in quite a while.
  12. Very interesting... I wonder if anyone knows who designed those elements. And yes, WWL was a powerhouse then. So many legends there. It was an honor to work at the station I grew up watching.
  13. I hope I'm posting this to the correct thread. I just realized WWL (New Orleans) and WFTV (Orlando) used similar elements for their opens in the late 1990s. Here are the two opens back to back. You'll notice the scrolling "news leader" ticker and the background of the end screen (blue with muted very small "Eyewitness News" text) are very similar/identcal. Wondering if anyone here has some insight into where these elements might come from. Part of a syndicated package maybe? Those are the only graphic similarities during that era. Lower 3rds and OTS graphics are different. I worked at WWL during this era and know that station did a ton of GFX work in-house back then, so maybe these were just elements they picked up elsewhere to add to the look? A ripoff? Eh, probably not. What do y'all think/know?
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