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  1. I suppose she could stay in the business with her husband quitting his job, but that still feels like a really uncomfortable situation. I have in the past and currently work with on-air personalities with spouses in law enforcement (and even I've at least gone on a date or two with a cop, not that it ended well), but the wife of the police chief union during George Floyd seems like a pretty hard sell.
  2. Looks nice. What's not to like? Maybe it's obvious they took pieces from the Victory Park studio, but I found it hard to believe they would trash that set after it debuted not that long ago.
  3. Does anyone have any more info about the streaming channels that the ABC O&Os are launching? I've seen some "streaming producer" positions pop up at some of the O&Os. I haven't seen anything written about it in the trade publications. I'm getting the sense it'll be like the CBSN local editions.
  4. That's a corner of the newsroom. They put that duratran/mural up several years ago. It wasn't repurposed from any set piece. The original weather center shot framing wasn't super HD-friendly, so they moved the camera and desk back and filled the wall with that duratran.
  5. I haven’t paid too much attention to KUSA lately, but I noticed they’ve rebranded their morning show from “Mile High Mornings” back to simply “9News Mornings.” They’ve also brought back the “Colorado’s News Leader” tagline, and it seems like they’re starting to use the KTVD callsign in the KTVD branding. It seems like they’re trying to go back to a more sober and authoritative brand unlike…*gestures broadly* whatever they’ve been doing the last few years.
  6. I'll park this here – some more of the Linda Kane look for KWGN from 2000 has made it to YouTube. This was also shortly before a new news director took over who painted everything blue and wanted to make everything look as safe as everything on KUSA. Also, for you WABC fans, there's a peek at Amy Freeze in there before she hit it big.
  7. The schedule always gets messed up everywhere around the holidays. I wouldn't put too much thought into it.
  8. Uhhh.... Also, it's a bit weird to include your competitor's logos in a promo, even for a split second!
  9. Looks like it might end up as more of a refresh than an all-new set, but work is definitely underway.
  10. Again, I'm not shouting "here's the new O&O graphics package confirmed!" – I just thought this topical was interesting and worth pointing out!
  11. Not to encourage people to take this and run a mile with it, but I did find this KCNC topical rather interesting. The graphics in this certainly match the wider CBS rebrand pretty well.
  12. I wish I knew more about them. There doesn't seem to be much of a trace online left about them. I wasn't really paying attention to any of this with that level of detail back then. The KCBS and KCNC 2003 looks were some of my favorites, and in my opinion, probably the best of the 2003 CBS O&O rebrands.
  13. I remember reading a long time ago about a group called Rudhoney. I believe they did KCBS and KCNC’s 2003 looks, and I think they designed something for KNTV that never made air. Does anyone know more about them?
  14. Huh, I had no idea that Chris Reed was doing this. He's also the one who has uploaded the most Denver news videos on YouTube. Spirit is probably the best of Jerome Gilmer's work. That KCNC 1997 rebranding was pretty memorable. I can't help but wonder though if management eventually thought the theme was too light. Spirit lived on in some bumps and the 4pm First News open for a while, but they switched to harder cuts starting in 1999/2000 before going mostly with XTreme in late 2001. The Denver stations had a tendency to throw away anything creative after a while and copy KUSA.
  15. Another case of Lieberman only getting the story 30% right and then making up the rest.
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