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Everything posted by RCA TK47

  1. Never trust a guy who combs it forward.
  2. I like everything about these changes; when do we get a new anchor to go with all of this?
  3. The same set with some changes was also used for KXTV's pay-to-play show 'Your California Life' a while back. Cheap bastards.
  4. What in the hell is "copywrite infirngement"? He'll be "force to"??? What the heck is a "youir"? Hard to believe he's a news director... Am I write or what?
  5. You're right about that. The usual self aggrandizing KCRA press release that comes out like clockwork after every sweeps is nowhere to be seen. The Olympics must've killed them.
  6. It was very homey... So much so, that back in the summer of '89, I took a nap on that couch on the left. The powers that be did not like that.
  7. RCA TK47

    In Memoriam

    Will Heryford, KCRA photojournalist of 42 years has passed away unexpectedly. A great photographer and a great storyteller. RIP. https://www.kcra.com/article/kcrakqca-staff-remember-photojournalist-will-heryford/38176127
  8. Some May 1987 KOVR 13 NEWS promos (8:55) with anchor Dan Gray supposedly explaining why he moved to California and KOVR's GM Ed Pfeiffer asking viewers for feedback on how to make the then ABC affiliate better station. I remember seeing these when KOVR originally aired them way back when 34 years ago and thinking to myself "This will never work". This look didn't last long at KOVR... Neither did Dan Gray. Although I think Gray was a pretty good catch for them though. I still think he and Jennifer Whitney might've been able to right the ship there at KOVR a little bit if they were given some more time. P.S. And a brief Rush Limbaugh cameo on the right @ 9:31.
  9. This is totally true. Here we are in an era where we now have access to screens that have huge capabilities for resolution, gradients, color, etc. and designers these days are flattening everything out for some bizarre reason. They're not using the medium to it's fullest potential. It seems like most station groups are falling victim to the blue banner/white letter syndrome. I'm not saying for designers to make things look gaudy; I'm saying there needs to be more creativity to differentiate stations/station groups. Stations need to have more of an individual "visual personality".
  10. That third line seems kind of redundant and overkill.... get rid of it. On the second line, "CA GOV SURVIVES RECALL" would've been just fine. I don't understand why these shows make more work for themselves. lol
  11. I also watched it on Monday... Right off the bat before bringing the contestants out, Jay does his little "Headlines" bit from 'The Tonight Show'. I sat there and thought to myself, "Ummm... okay... this is awkward." The guy won't ever give up his late night shtick.... like he's trying to hold onto some sort of relevancy or something. Kevin does his usual courtesy laughing at Jay to pacify him. Actually, I think Tim Allen would be a better choice to host.
  12. I'm left wondering if a few weeks ago somebody said, "Let's try Nightly from here some night and see how it works out". A handful of rehearsal shows later... and there ya go. The fact that the Today show sunrise element is still in that last shot above during Nightly makes me wonder. That marble floor though... not. good.
  13. That screenshot says she'll be "the first guest host".... not get the permanent job.
  14. Soooo... I tried watching NewsNation tonight for the second time in it's whole existence, and here's what greeted me: I immediately turned it off.
  15. Most likely a placeholder logo until the final one is designed. That slogan... hmmmm... "stuff"? Really a poor choice of wording.
  16. The last bullet in this slide is the biggest BS.... This change is not going increase the legibility at smaller scales; it will most likely make it worse. That smaller gap in the letter c will be an issue.
  17. The set is really good, not a fan of the unfinished floor though.
  18. Looks like a command and control center for Saddam's troops back in the day.
  19. Looks like they've updated it to 1974 for the thumbnail.
  20. Some KCRA footage from what looks like the late '70s (I don't think the year 1982 is correct) showing off their transition to tape and live microwave technology. I love how Bob Whitten is showing off the LiveCamera 3 van and it's microwave equipment... but it looks like its not even installed yet.
  21. Totally plain and not memorable. I'm sorry... I'm no design guru, but it seems like newly designed logos (no matter what company they're for) over the past couple of years are now lacking creativity and a sense of personality. They are being oversimplified. I think the more lacking in personality they are, the more the viewer won't remember them. One example; Petco has fallen victim to this big time. They overpaid a design firm to pretty much design absolutely nothing for them. Dumb and a waste of money. https://www.creativebloq.com/news/modern-logos-boring
  22. I think they enlarge the abc logo because when when it’s reduced down in size to be a small bug on the screen in the lower right it will reproduce better. The design still looks crappy though.
  23. Trying to not get off topic... but I think Hearst should concentrate on a groupwide clean-up/redesign of these station logos; they are starting to look tired or dated: KHBS, KSBW, WPBF, KCCI, WLKY, WLWT and WGAL.
  24. It is MUCH better, but their first mistake was not knocking down those cubicles in the corner and allowing for things to look less crowded. I'm sure space might be at a premium, but those cubes don't look like they're used by a whole bunch of people. Those high walled workstations could've been replaced with lower walled ones and incorporated into the set somehow as a working newsroom.... if that's what those cubes are used for.
  25. I figured it would only be a matter of time.
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