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  1. I noticed some changes this morning. Looks good, and thanks! i also noticed that threads show an “unread replies” break, which I appreciate. Is there a way to go there directly from the main pages? Just trying to save a little time when having to scroll through long threads... Thanks! Jim
  2. Will there be rioting in the streets Of Scranton upon the eventuality of the theme being changed???
  3. I think the model is pretty much statewide news, then a local weather insert. I know in New York, SN1 seems to be “vertically aligned” in the upstate: Buffalo, then Corning-Elmira/Rochester, Binghamton/Syracuse/Watertown, and Albany/Hudson River Valley... I’ll try to login tonight to “watch” Austin on the computer, and likewise DFW on the TV... J
  4. Spectrum News 1 DFW is running (I’m watching it right now at my parents in McKinney). From what I’ve read, the mornings and late afternoons are region specific, but I suspect middays are state-wide - I’m seeing stories based out of Austin/San Antonio (2pm CT), rather than local DFW info... When I get a chance, I’ll login and run 2 streams (Austin and Dallas) to see where the content is identical vs. the same... Jim
  5. My main comment on the open (besides being toooooo busy) is that are you going to have to update it anytime one of the reporters in it leaves? With folks coming and going, it could be a “new month, new open” situation...
  6. The other thing is that the CBC effectively killed OTA outside of the cities with an actual CBC station - all of the translator networks are gone, and I suspect the other broadcasters have reduced or are reducing translators... With satellite, you have access to almost every local station in Canada, As well as multiple US markets. Jim
  7. This will benefit my family members in far North Collin and Denton counties - no ABC/8 without cable/satellite/streaming service... Jim
  8. It’s probably just easier to move CBS (and the intellectual property to KYES/5. They may not have been able to purchase KTVA, as it’s top 4, and IIRC, KYES was purchased as a failing station... (Unless more rules have changed - I haven’t kept track of what they are today - vs. yesterday...) As for Spectrum bait, The auctions are over... ??? I’m sure Gray made GCI an offer they couldn’t refuse for the non-license assets... I could see them keeping 2 newsrooms/newscasts - one focused on Anchorage, and the other focused on Statewide content, particularly Southe
  9. Gate keeping is key... If Sinclair had broadcast it, even with the fact checking element, I’m pretty sure that bits and piece s would have shown up in political ads (one way or another), and/or, the story would have been edited down and passed through the internet as fact, since it appeared on ABC7 or Fox45 (most likely with a station bug in the corner for “credibility”...
  10. Or KWTX in Waco - I remember during the 80s heading back to College Station from Dallas, there would be folks parked at rest stops along I-35 “tailgating” with a TV to watch the Cowboys on a Sunday afternoon when the Cowboys didn’t sell out....
  11. I like the PGH feel to the graphics, but would swap the black and blue on weather - black title bar and blue background for numbers, charts and graphics. Possibly a different shade of blue would work better? J
  12. I haven’t been on a United (Ex Continental) flight with DirecTV Service in a couple of years, but the WCBS, WNBC and WNYW feeds had local news (current Southwest flightS use Dish and have local news on all 3). Unfortunately, no WABC onboard... J
  13. I believe it was NBC Primary at that time, based on both the news theme (which included the NBC sonic logo in it), as well as NBC programming (Tonight Show) - but I think this timeframe was close to the network switch, as there weren’t any network identifying promotions, but just generic slides for the network programs, and the Open didn’t include the earlier video with the shots including the Proud N logo J
  14. Watching the SpaceX launch coverage, the two anchors appeared close together (raising the social distancing question in my mind), but using an angle shot, you could see Plexiglas between them. From the head on shot, it was barely visible, but you could see the reflections from the side. Could this Realistically work on a local news set? That being said, recently watching a WCAV/CBS19 newscast from Charlottesville, VA, all of the talent was in studio - with lots of packages, each from a different reported doing a live standup before and after... Jim
  15. It looks like the 11am newscast is using the CBSN branding, according to on-line listings... I guess they’re trying to get folks familiar with CBSN DFW, yet keeping the CBS11 branding for most newscasts. Jim

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