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Everything posted by MidwestTV

  1. This is rich. If he's not trying to criticize local journalists, why is he specifically calling out the local stations? If his beef is with the networks, then he should have mentioned the networks. Additionally, he probably has no idea how local news works if he thinks local media entities have any power or resources to really dig in to national politics like the networks do. All local stations do is re-air what comes from the big guys. Oh, and he's probably not sorry.
  2. I'd be fascinated to learn the whole story behind this. The description provided a little backstory.
  3. Nope, at least nothing significant...they're still on that old dated thing from like, 2000 or something.
  4. What's interesting to me is KCTV will have had 3 different looks in the last 4 years. Quite a lot of change considering how long looks are kept nowadays.
  5. Gross, is this some Meredith genricization? Here's the old 5 for reference that they've had for like, 20 years. Oh, and of course people are calling the new logo "China/Communist approved."
  6. Please don't give me this nightmare. Efficiency. It's far easier to man severe weather coverage from the station. Plus, if the power goes down at meteorologist's home, well.... Locals will still know the region much better. I also feel they would better keep the audience attention too.
  7. I'm really surprised they don't do this.
  8. It is. Can confirm WAVE has ditched their custom look of a year after the upgrade. Apparently there's still some customization with it (mainly weather it looks like), otherwise it's the standard Gray look. Don't think they're too happy about it.
  9. I personally don't believe they should answer, just for the sake of their job. Some companies (read: all industries) do not take kindly to disparaging comments about it.
  10. People are failing to realize this is intended to be a very niche operation looking to serve highly under-covered communities and demographics or communities/demographics that are often portrayed in a negative light by the existing networks. If you're a minority, hearing there's a planned news network whose goal is to exclusively cover minorities like you and bring attention to things that are often overlooked is pretty exciting. Yes, it'll be hard to get up and going and keep going, but the fact the effort is being made at all is commendable. The U.S. has a huge history of minority news opera
  11. There are also many stations that simply do not care about COVID safety precautions.
  12. Did WNT just update their open? looks different, but I haven't seen their open in quite a while.
  13. That new WAVE look gives me serious WPTV 2008-9 vibes (still my favorite open of all time).
  14. Poor guy laid that whole floor by himself.
  15. Maybe it's just me but both videos are blank and the first one won't play.
  16. I don't like oval logos, it feels like there's so much dead space. I like how KDKA is stylized. Had they used a box instead of oval, or even just a line to separate the frequencies, I think it would have looked great.
  17. Suncoast News Network (SNN), the independent cable station owned by Citadel/Phil Lambardo, debuted new graphics a few weeks ago and maybe music as well. Everything about the new look is a huge upgrade over what they had. They're using The Enforcer which I'm not sure if they used before this update. Guess old Phil decided to finally shell out some money for once. Too bad KLKN and WLNE didn't get this, it would have been a massive upgrade from their current 2015 look which has not aged well. It also looks like they've gone 16x9 with the update. Below is a link to their weather forecast and a new
  18. Agreed, it'll likely be a very long night and I suspect some races won't be called until the following morning, so rather than do post-election coverage they'll probably still be doing on-going election stuff.
  19. I maintain that because of social distancing they should have put frosted plexiglass or something at the end of each wing so we don't see their legs dangling.
  20. Being clearly marked as security would likely have brought more unwanted attention to them as often times security guards are off duty cops. That probably would have instigated confrontations with them if the situation was already chaotic (which it doesn't sound like it was). Being plain-clothes (despite obviously following around a camera crew) allows them to blend in more. Any market that's had civil unrest recently - especially those where a controversial death has occurred - has been hiring security to protect their crews. Louisville is an example. Two of its station
  21. If that's the final product regarding the desk, there are too many shadows. It needs a lot more lighting than just that little bar at the top. Just doesn't look finished, and the black base seems scuffed. Ok I failed to consider the house lights being on and lighting adjustments being made.
  22. Finally. Is that everyone now? I always thought they poorly implemented the V2 look. Actually looks pretty decent. Virtual set, let's be clear. The only real thing in their studio is the old weather center and I believe the desk. The news fantasy part of my mind was hoping Scripps would give them some real digs, but the chroma studio lives on.
  23. I highly doubt Baron is crying over it. Maybe disappointed (if they even knew), sure, but it's business. We don't know if they sought out Baron or not. If they did but EEC offered a better deal then of course that's who they'd go with.
  24. Radar instillation in more than 900 countries worldwide eh? Impressive. One for each nation and then some. Misspeak aside, I can't imagine this was a cheap endeavor. I'm most surprised they got the OK for not one, but three personal radars.

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