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CalItalian2

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  1. KTLA also produces 5 Live!, a 12 noon to 1 pm and 2 pm to 3 pm weekday internet only newscasts. Facebook.com/KTLA5Live
  2. KCAL 9, as I post this, is rerunning the 12 noon news at 1 pm instead of two half hours of Hot Bench. They even have the 12 noon hour time bug on the screen as it played out one hour ago to the minute!This kind of unprofessionalism I'd expect and forgive in Pocatello, Idaho but not Los Angeles. Ridiculous.
  3. This "idea" has already been done in Los Angeles. It has failed everytime. NBC 4 did it, CBS 2 did it - both briefly during past sweeps periods. Fox 11, itself, has done it before. And they have run their Friday newscast for 20 years as just a half hour newscast at 10 pm as to break it out from the M-F ratings total. Fox 11 isn't in need of an adjustment in the days its anchors are on air, it's in need of a total top to bottom overhaul including their (lack of) "talent" that speaks to us in SoCal (Christine Devine being their only exception). Fox 11 still hasn't addressed or recovered from their pathetic breaking news failures last fall when they were the last media outlet to report on the mass shooting in Thousand Oaks and (unrelated) fires that occurred days after.
  4. Yes. Scheduled for 4 PM for an hour. If the game runs until 5 or close, the sports show still airs for an hour and cuts into the 5 pm news down to pre-empting it. I don't see how this is going to help Fox 11's news ratings either at 5 pm or 10 PM on Sunday. Most anyone watching football switches over to NBC at 5 PM. Even the NFL game on NBC normally ends around 8:30 PM when Fred Roggin's The Challenge airs followed by NBC 4 News at 9 pm (for an hour).
  5. Problem is football ENDS at 5 PM for Fox stations on the west coast. That makes ZERO sense.
  6. Scripps press release upon closing https://www.prnewswire.com/news-releases/scripps-closes-acquisition-of-eight-tv-stations-from-nexstar-tribune-merger-divestitures-300922019.html
  7. Most recent was a story about a 2.9 earthquake in Century City. It happened this past Friday early am. It was posted on CBS LA Facebook again on Saturday but didn't mention the earthquake happened on Friday but still said, as the original story did, this morning. That wasn't correct and it should have been updated. I often post this to their Facebook. This happens frequently with CBS LA stories.
  8. No, the app isn't an all in one. The website, Facebook, Twitter, the app most times have different content for CBS Los Angeles. Nothing is consistent. What bugs me most about CBS Los Angeles is a habit of posting stories over a day after they happened (either again or for the first time) on Facebook and Twitter and many times they aren't written to reflect that fact.
  9. Nobody will care unless it was a fulltime car chase channel. CBS Los Angeles has the worst app in the market. Anytime a push notification comes, it never redirects to the story. Despite having the best helicopter reporter in L.A., Stu Mundel, their Facebook coverage always is the weakest as far as numbers compared to all other L.A. stations.
  10. Was not run on KNBC on Monday, January 14th due to a car chase that ended around 11:50 am. KNBC filled the rest of the hour with news about the Los Angeles teacher's strike and rain.
  11. I think Spectrum News 1 Southern California could be used in place of Novocaine. It would put any patient to sleep. 1-5 is closed in both directions through the Camp Pendleton area because the car chase has become a police standoff. You can't get to San Diego or Orange County. They're not even reporting that on the traffic break on Spectrum News 1.
  12. There has been a police car chase going on for 90 minutes in Los Angeles with 3 PIT's and a man on a scooter was hit during the chase. It's still going. KCBS, KNBC, KTLA, KABC, KCAL and KTTV are carrying it live. Spectrum 1 Southern California News hasn't mentioned ONE WORD about it. This has to be the most out of touch and boring news channel in history.
  13. Tribune stations (KTLA, WGN America, AntennaTV) were blacked out about 2:10 PM on Spectrum Los Angeles. They're running a long pre-produced voiced anti-Tribune message.
  14. They're just getting in line with KABC on Saturday (11-12 midnight) and KNBC on Sunday (11-12 midnight). On Sunday, KCBS runs CBS 2 Sports Central for :15 min. at 11:30 pm and KABC now has ABC 7's Sunday Night Sports from 11:35 pm for :25 minutes. KABC use to have news in that 11:35-12 midnight slot on Sunday for many years.
  15. KCAL makes a ton of money on their well established primetime newscasts. Won't ever happen.
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