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  1. I feel like this new pkg is change for the sake of change. It looks so similar to the last KPTV/WGCL look. Some elements I like a bit better, and others I think are worse.
  2. It sounds really nice! I actually wanted to listen to the whole thing within the first few seconds. At first I had a couple critiques, but after listening to it a few more times, I changed my mind. I love that it has the Good Day signature in it as well and like how it sounds. (Does anyone know how that works? is there such a thing as the signature being copyrighted by Gari?)
  3. No. Usually just Monday through Friday. But in cases of big news that carries through the weekend, he does appear do host a show on weekends.
  4. Very interesting! Though Nexstar needs to decide ASAP what the plan is for WGNA and execute it. Is it going to be a 24/7 news network or not? (If NOT, then they need to not do breaking cut-ins....) For 2 reasons..... 1: People who like News Nation aren't conditioned to tune in outside of its regular 3 hours (for news). They wouldn't expect to see news outside of that timeframe and thus wouldn't think to tune in and/or wouldn't be already watching the network at the moment because WGNA would be showing non-news programming. Contrast that to a CNN viewer who can expect to
  5. I didn't see much from CBS last night when everyone else was on. I was just about to say they got caught with their pants down, but I think that's just their style (unfortunately.)
  6. I don't think that should have led the show, but whatever. I'm actually more curious about the security guards. I'm not familiar with their building but Google street view makes it look like it's a standalone facility. I can understand a large shared building having security, but private security just just for a station? Is this the norm in the top large markets? A temporary things?
  7. So far, it's way more interesting to watch than News Nation. I'm liking what I see!
  8. Right now as I post this, their interview with President Trump has just 97 views in the 4 hours since it was posted to their Youtube page. My local stations (particularly Joe Donlon's former station KGW) can get thousands of views in the same amount of time on their Youtube videos of just standard stories. They regularly even get hundreds of thousands of views on some videos.
  9. I don't follow LA too closely but am curious, in what way is this a "get" for KTTV? Because she was popular years ago at KTLA? Were other LA stations clamoring to hire her or was KTTV the only one interested? Was KTLA even interested in getting her back at all or have they "moved on"?
  10. Yuck! Why are the using a phone for a selfie style camera shot?? Looks terrible....no prompter as well which is obvious when she looks down. You can see in the closing wide shot they have professional cameras. Use them! Graphics and set are nice but I don't think the content is compelling. Why would I watch this almost 3 minute video when I can get the same info skimming headlines on Twitter in 10 seconds?
  11. As for the music, not bad sounding, but it'll be interesting to see how the various themes are used. A few seconds each for stingers? As an underlying bed for segments? Newscasts nowadays don't really use that many franchise themes, especially at the network level. The main theme gives me Al Jazeera vibes and also reminds me of part of the CNN International Newsroom open theme. (particularly at :52)
  12. Ok, so this isn't a big deal but the News Nation logo that animates on at :31 is a knockoff version, right? Everywhere else the brackets are taller and skinnier. I wonder if SAM or NMN made it....? At first I noticed the brackets were uneven with the text when I was halfway through listening to the music. I took a screenshot to draw lines on it to make sure my eyes weren't fooling me. Then I went back to watch it animate on and saw that it starts even, but then I guess the right bracket (accidentally?), animates down a bit.
  13. If they're going to do a "light" newscast, they should brand it as such. The normal open is too intense to set the mood right. They need something like KGW is doing at 7pm:
  14. Protests were going strong before the feds came in, and are still going on after they left. Slightly smaller though and now in a different part of the city the past few nights. (Unrelated, but the story at 1:40 is kinda interesting/funny, especially the "confrontation" at the end.)
  15. I agree a bit. but I'm guessing that they went with WGN America branding as that is a more recognizable brand than "News Nation". Outside of news junkies, I bet almost no one could tell you what News Nation is compared to if you asked them if they knew what WGN America is.
  16. KGW seems to use a lot of production music in the morning and even uses random tracks from This is Home on a fairly regular basis in their 4pm newscast, for some teases. Their 6pm show "The Story" I assume is production music: They also have other shows that aren't typical newscasts. Especially lately with COVID-19 their 7pm show has gone through several changes. They dropped "Tonight with Cassidy" entertainment show (which used lots of production music), probably since it relied on in-studio guests and events happening.
  17. Ooof. Cringy! They didn't (or couldn't?) implement those wipe transitions correctly.
  18. I've watched some of the LA choppers night time protest coverage on Youtube and have been really impressed with the quality, clarity, and brightness of the cameras at night. Must be expensive special cameras compared to other markets.
  19. I don't say this much about people, but he is one of those very old school anchors who has not changed with this times. I wonder how the anchors get chosen. CBS or station's choice? BTW, does anyone know how the production actually happens? Does CBS staff produce the show remotely and then send the content (video/graphics/script) to the local station to load into their system and then produce out of their control room? Or is just a studio camera feed from the station sent to a CBS control room and then the show is assembled there?
  20. For anyone that cares, KGW got the new website design today.
  21. Valid concerns that I'm sure would be addressed before relying on something. I'm not claiming or supporting WFH will be the future in the near term, but there are plenty of solutions I can think of already to address these concerns. Just as there are "risks" with WFH, there can be similar things in person. What happens if an anchor falls down the steps and breaks their hip on the way to the studio to do a show? What if the production control automation freezes 5 min before air? What happens if a live shot is lost? What if there is heavy traffic and a crew is late? There are solutions to these
  22. Can someone explain why/how Soo Kim and Standard General board members would benefit Tegna? I've heard each sides take, but I'm not educated enough to really understand what is going on. Can anyone here give an impartial summary? Seems like many here have a feeling of not liking the direction of Tegna, so any new board member is good....? Or is there something specific Soo Kim/Standard General can bring to the table?
  23. Thats sucks. I wonder who the 40% are that aren't getting cut. Publishing or TV? (EDIT: This article answers that, which also says 1 furlough day per week as well! Yikes.) I did some rough math to compare this to Tegna's furlough. If you average out Tegna's 1 week of no pay over 4 months, that's equivalent to about an 8% pay cut compared to Meredith's minimum of a 15% pay cut. I'd rather be at Tegna and at least get a week off rather than do the same amount of work for less pay. (EDIT: If you calculate the impact of the 1 day per week furlough, that's an additional 20% cut.)

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