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  1. Thank you for your polite and welcoming answers.
  2. Does anyone know if there is a recording of the newscast (or its tribute-related segments) posted?
  3. The abrupt end to the main screen adjacent with the random solid blue behind Liz looked silly when they launched the set, and still looks just as silly.
  4. Good Afternoon America was probably the best. That said, over the last few years ABC has gone heavy on the acronym, ditching most references to "Good Morning America" in favor of "G-M-A." So, in that sense, the fact that they came up with 'GMA3' is not terribly surprising. (Not far off from GMA Day.) GMA3 sounds like the strain of a virus your doctor would vaccinate you for.
  5. It doesn’t hurt that he’s married to Barbara Fedida, SVP of ABC News.
  6. If you read the WSJ article I posted in this thread on July 12, you would have seen the following quote: They (she, Zirinsky, and CBS management) obviously know that you don't win back millions of viewers in five days. You and others are missing the important point that Zirinsky did not appoint Jeff Glor to be host of CBSEN. Zirinsky likely felt, ratings aside, that Glor was not a natural fit to anchor the show in the first place. So, your repeated suggestion that CBS churns through talent because of bad ratings (a) is not supported by fact, and (b) glosses over the nuance that Scott Pelley was removed due to a personal dispute with Zirinsky's predecessor, and Jeff Glor was removed because he never belonged there in the first place.
  7. You said "no real ratings bump," referring to Norah's time at CBSEN, which during the reported ratings window was a whopping five days. By the way, you said in your post, "...and that's exactly what they deserve." Why do "they" "deserve" that?
  8. It's been a week.
  9. Yeah... it's only 10 seconds, so I admittedly don't care too much about it. But, to your point, it is simple. I wouldn't mind if they instead tried overlaying the logo on top of a clip panning the CBS newsroom, or a clip of Norah walking out of her office toward the set, or something like that. Some shot that says "This is real journalism. Let's go."
  10. Probably waited for the original LCD to die. Lol.
  11. Of course it wasn’t necessary. It wasn’t necessary for them to change the lights to blue or for Norah to wear a pantsuit either. It was a choice. This is nothing new, by the way. When Charlie, Diane, and David each took over WNT, they all cited Peter Jennings in one way or another. For people who work in that business, it’s an act of respect. As I said, the 20 second nod to the show’s legacy was just as much for the CBS News staff as it was for the audience.
  12. Per TVNewser: "Out of the broadcast morning shows, @GMA garnered the most total viewers last week, @TODAYshow was No. 1 among adults 25-54. @CBSThisMorning was the only one of the three to post growth from last year among adults 25-54." https://t.co/oMIvMJyOjH?amp=1
  13. Strong debut. The blues give the show an evening feel, not too different from the blues of WNT and NN. Norah has a commanding presence and brings her own gravitas. This is a show I would watch. The nod to Murrow was just as much for the CBS staff as it was for the audience. She can give a 20 second nod to the show's history in the debut episode and still establish the show as her own. They aren't mutually exclusive.
  14. https://www.cbsnews.com/news/norah-odonnell-previews-cbs-evening-news-debut-apollo-11-retrospective/ I'm pleased to read of plans to double down on investigative reporting. That's a hallmark of journalism and something CBS stands apart in.
  15. https://www.wsj.com/articles/norah-odonnell-anchors-a-new-era-at-cbs-11562947327?
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