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Everything posted by tvtime07

  1. I surely do miss the Jennings era when they actually had WORLD NEWS for the majority of the newscast. Unfortunately overall news distribution has degraded to viral video analysis, online shopping discount notifications, and too much fluff pieces. At this point, they might as well call it GMA: After Dark.
  2. Could be but GMA graphics are playing on outdoor signage, so it may actually be early morning if she's making the affiliate "coming up next on GMA" segments before the show starts on the East Coast.
  3. Very interesting. I wonder what the context of the dialogue was? Looks like she's on a GMA set, could be weekday or weekend. Seems like she was talking with a group, possibly journalism interns or close GMA colleagues? Odd that she would talk about this in front of cameras and on the set with a mic. I sense her frustration, especially since this became an important story to tell and things were lining up. Sad that ABC News laid over this story but are we really that surprised? The Royals, Hilary running in the 2016 elections...this was going to be a complex story on all sides.
  4. I'm curious to know where here career will take her and if she plans leave the industry. After the blackface incident, she is now damaged goods, I think she knows she has burned bridges and no mainstream media organization will take her. Logically, her place will be back at a conservative media organization like Fox News, Pat Robertson's CBN or maybe even that new Viacom/Pluto TV channel called First.
  5. Fair question, it shouldn't matter. The only people that would be concerned are the NBC affiliates that air her show, but aren't they contracted to air her show regardless of content? If that is real and she does get the interview, it will be a big get. It will certainly help her and the show. Until today's social media post, Lauer has been on stealth mode, it would be good to get his side of the story.
  6. The 11pm news also is back it seems, how many times has it returned in last few years 3 or 4 times now? I'm curious to know what the 4:30 am show is. The more pressing question is where is Aloha Taylor, she's been gone for too long.
  7. I'm somewhat suspicious about what people who worked with Lauer "knew" about him. I feel like a lot of them are not saying what they actually knew and are hiding under this blanket of cluelessness in the public eye in order to keep their career and reputation. There's been open jokes and roasts touting Lauer's womanizing ways before the #MeToo movement when this behavior was sectioned off as okay for white men with power.
  8. Down here in San Diego, XETV did this when they restarted their newscast back at the beginning of the new millennium. KGTV also did this for a couple years during sweeps periods when people actually tuned in for ABC Sunday primetime programming consisting of ratings juggernauts Extreme Makeover: Home Edition, Desperate Housewives, and Grey's Anatomy.
  9. GMA has had an easier time celebrating their history compared to the Today show, who have erased the likes of Matt Lauer and Ann Curry from their memory. I remember during their 40th anniversary when they invited all their on-air talent back, GMA even brought back Kevin Newman, Lisa McRee and even Josh Elliott came back, seems like there's no bad blood . 2000s GMA was pretty much my preferred version of the show, it had the right balance of substance and morning show flare. For me, Time Square Studio's prime location is the 2nd floor and it's unfortunate that they don't take advantage of the Time Square view that often as they did in the early 2000s, I always preferred that they started the first hour upstairs and went down to hangout with the public on the ground level during the 2nd hour. Also, I know it's a budgetary issue, but I always thought it was silly when they moved the weekend edition, 20/20, Nightline and Primetime away from Time Square since the facility is owned by Disney; it's simply aesthetics, but it definitely made the newsmagazines come alive when they were on location, it just simply illuminated the live aspect that you simply don't feel when they are in the Upper West Side in a closed studio. Do you guys think GMA will leave Times Square when construction for the new ABC HQ in Hudson Square is completed?
  10. I am glad everyone is fine as well! I too wonder what will happen now, how soon can they get another chopper? Or are we just going to see more drones in the sky?
  11. Yes, the ad dollars coming from these questionable for-profit colleges that places many graduates more in debt and causes more financial and economic strain for our country? Yes, this is America, land of on-air paternity tests!
  12. Can't blame Maury. He pretty much does the same show each day and most likely makes good money.
  13. It's an interesting discussion, are they actually long gone or are heads of tv programming not even trying anymore? Broadcast still has the potential to attract eyeballs, just reference back to the premiere of the "Roseanne" revival, people came to see the show and the sitcom revival actually did something that surprised network execs in this day and age, the premiere average a 5.1 rating in the key demo and attracted 18.1 million viewers, and although the sitcom did slide down on the ratings scale by their season finale, it still showed respectable ratings; if Roseanne didn't make a fool of herself on Twitter, she and her show could have taken the most watched comedy title from Big Bang Theory this coming season. People will watch if they feel like it's worthwhile. Personally, syndicated programming execs just got too lazy and have created cookie-cutter programming whether the genre is court, talk, or even gameshows. You also can't just plug-in a well known personality into a talkshow and think it's going to work. There's elements that need to come together that needs to resonate with the audience. Entertainment shows aren't doing as well as they used to because of social media and how the audience have consumed celebrity pop culture has changed so much since the 80s. At the same time, affiliates have created a plethora of their "own shows" by creating bland content that features viral videos, social media shares, "how-to" segments and lame small talk and think that that is enough. They threw out being innovative and thinking outside the box and unfortunately this have subsided into the thinking that no one watches daytime. Can you really blame the viewer for not watching a poor product?
  14. Oh, I didn't realize that. It does feel rushed I'd say bit it's incredibly synergistic. This rebranding of titles will certainly confuse people. "Access Hollywood Live" is now "Access Daily, "Access Hollywood" was rebranded as simply as "Access" a few years ago and now will now revert back to their original title and will go live, and now there's another spinoff called "All Access"....what's next, are they merging with "CBS All Access"? Tabloid news shows work, just ask "Inside Edition" which is still up and running with it's cheesy sound effects and watchable investigative stories, the show is an institution for CBS TV Distribution. Not sure if All Access will work out since there's a gluttony of similar shows out there, the "ET"/"Insider" fun hour didn't work in the long run and pretty much became separate entities, so I have doubts about this new show, there's going to be an excess of Access on some NBC O&O stations, two hours worth daily!
  15. KNSD (NBC San Diego) doesn't even air Access Hollywood, they only air the 1-hr daytime show. None of the of the other affiliates picked the show up. I'm a little surprised that NBC didn't mandate them to air Access Hollywood, though it's most likely because they also air the Wheel and Jeopardy and lack programming real estate.
  16. Is this real life? CNN had a messy debate, Trevor Noah says it best:
  17. Page Six reporting that Keke Palmer is very close to going full-time on "Strahan & Sara".... I'm guessing another title change is underway... https://pagesix.com/2019/07/30/keke-palmer-to-join-strahan-and-sara-as-a-third-co-host/
  18. Interest That's interesting. I always thought conflict talkers were too trashy for NBC O&Os, but whatever brings in the ratings I guess... has anyone seen clip for this new show ? Is it pretty much The Jerry Springer Show with a courtroom? Or will this be a more dignified program?
  19. The guy is selling a book at the end of the day, he needed to share intimate experiences like that to create some watercooler buzz (it worked, we're talking about it). And like I said yesterday, the new CBS News regime is most likely supporting him sharing of his experiences in order to show that change has been made. There was most likely thought placed into going on CNN to do this interview, this wasn't a Star Jones gone rogue situation. I agree. 60 Minutes is still the most prestigious primetime news program in my opinion. The other networks have pretty much given up on theirs, Dateline and 20/20 are pretty much cookie-cutter crime docuseries now and are pretty much a shell their former selves.
  20. Viewer tastes have changed drastically since the Murrow / Cronkite days, it's an unrealistic expectation if people think CBS News will transition back to what they were in the 20th century. We live in different times and both ABC News and NBC News knows that and have been able to cater to a stronger audience and better brand recognition on their programs. R. Kelly and Royals (fluff that you'd see on TMZ or People Magazine) brings in the eyeballs and the money, there's always going to be a place for that. I still think CBS has better content than its competitors just on what they show on Sunday Morning and 60 Minutes alone, it's obvious that they are trying to revitalize their presence on CTM and CBSEN, we'll see if these changes "work" and if they can balance fluff vs. "original reporting".
  21. That's awful if that's the main reason he got the ax on CBSEN. Doesn't his ratings play a big part at the end of the day though? More like sour grapes to me. I can understand if he got an "ok" from the new regime to talk about this, it's pretty much a PR thing to show that there is new blood at CBS.
  22. Millionaire hasn't really been itself for a long time now since Meredith left. From what I understand, the game and theme music had to change because Disney was too budget conscious and had a license dispute with the show's owner, Sony, so pretty much the format and gameplay changed for the worse. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Who_Wants_to_Be_a_Millionaire_(U.S._game_show)#Syndication I still miss primetime Millionaire and was wishing we'd see something for the 20th anniversary, which would have been this July. Would love to see a reboot eventually: with the show going back to NYC, getting that new revived Tron-inspired set that the UK got last year, and installing someone like Scott Rogowsky as host. Unless they get friendly with Disney anytime soon (which is possible, they are able to share Spider-Man for goodness sakes), Sony must be proceeding with their plans of giving the show a hiatus, I'm guessing it will take three years until we see Millionaire back in some form.
  23. I've felt that from Norah multiple times on-air, especially when she jabs John or clashes with Gayle. She does get very passioned about particular segments at times too. I enjoy both of them when they come on, they certainly bring something different to the table. Anthony has personality and experience while Tony seems to be a rising star at the news organization as a correspondent. Both tell good stories and both seem to work well with Gayle, this might actually be a good mix.
  24. Just my personal observations on their dialogue between each other based on their diction and tone about the particular segments/packages they comment about at the roundtable, even sometimes during interviews when the anchors try to drive clashing moods or narratives and a hint of bickering goes on. It's not quite obvious, but you get a sense that there's more to what's happening off-air. I don't take notes of these particular occurrences nor do I care to elaborate, just watch and see I'd say for yourself.
  25. Geez, could the interactions between King and O'Donnell on-air get more awkward than it already has been? I've personally felt like there has been subtle clashes happening for some time now between them two and between O'Donnell and Dickerson. With this now out, I'm thinking this could be popcorn viewing and will be entertaining to see what other subtle on-air jabs they will have for each other before the host changes happen, I'm thinking they'll have to act a little more fake between each other til then, it's going to be Ripa and Strahan 2016 all over again. I hope they don't go all pop-news in the future, that would be a major turn-off for me. The article seems to be on the same page as the Daily Mail article from a few weeks back that read that O'Donnell is difficult to work with and that the folks behind CBS Evening News rather work with Glor. I feel bad for Glor, nothing was really wrong with him, it's just the show should have gotten a more extensive retool if it were to compete with ABC and NBC. The show pretty much stayed on the same stream that the Pelly edition was on. Not sure if O'Donnell will draw people in at the helm. I guess this is a wait-and-see situation.
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