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  1. Honestly it was better when it was the WGN Superstation. Simulcast the WGN Morning News and 9pm news again. Run Blue Bloods and ITHOTN reruns during the day. I’m sure that’ll get them higher ratings than what they’re getting now. Problem solved. Money & dignity saved.
  2. Chuck and Sue were WNBC; and NYC Broadcast Legends. Ever since that duo was broken up; WNBC hasn’t been the same. Some say it’s Karma, But they just haven’t found the right anchor teams with that unmatched chemistry that Chuck, Sue, Len, Al Roker later (Janice Huff) had that made them #1.
  3. NewsNation could’ve easily simulcasted WGN’s live coverage. WGN is one of the top news stations in the country, why not tap into that resource? MSNBC and NBC news now utilized WMAQ (NBC5) effectively. ABC News Had WLS’ (ABC7) coverage. CBS had WBBM (CBS2) Where was NN???? Granted it was July 4th & we realize that staffing numbers were low, but This story literally is in your backyard!! and you are still MIA as far as news coverage! NN the writing is on the wall…
  4. Sidebar: CNN’s “New Day” is in the dumps when it comes to ratings. I wonder how much longer until changes are made.
  5. No doubt the Networks saw the ratings for Thursday Night’s broadcast and decided to air Mondays hearing as well. It’ll be interesting to see the ratings for tomorrow’s coverage given the fact that it will be during the morning & a Monday AM at that. Maybe WNYW will decide to broadcast the hearings after Good Day NY
  6. Many FOX Affiliates will probably be in regular programming; although I suspect affiliates such as WTTG in Washington, D.C. may just provide their own coverage of the event.
  7. The revolving door continues at CBS 3. That station is used as a pit stop for Anchors/Reporters headed to National or NY, LA, Chicago. Not saying that’s the case with Lauren, but there are a lot of KYW alumni on National Networks.
  8. I can see that. He never looked happy while anchoring. His chemistry with his co anchor just wasn’t there. Im sure he’ll land on his feet somewhere else soon.
  9. I wish CNN would go back it’s Roots in Atlanta and back to the hard news format that made it a household name. When CNN moved majority of its shows to NY that was the beginning of the decline. It’s probably wishful thinking, But I would love to hear Live from “The CNN World Headquarters in Atlanta”
  10. I’ve felt WABC’s visual on air presentation feels very medium market. They could learn a thing or two from their sister station WPVI in Philly about in house graphic creation. KABC has the best on air visuals of any of the O&O’s Imo
  11. Give it to Kristen and or Peter and having the show based out of D.C. seems to be the easiest transition. But who knows with the Jen Psaki news today she maybe the eventual replacement for Craig.
  12. Robin would do well on a “Good Day LA” or KTLA Morning News format. She would be great at Fox 5 In NY on “Good Day NY”
  13. Wendy is definitely an institution in the DMV area. She will be sorely missed. But viewers will get one more week of laughs and personality from Wendy. Next question who’s her replacement? Shawn Yancy? Eun Yang? Im sure within the next year or two Doreen Gentzler will scale back and/or retire as well. So that will leave another opening on NBC4 weeknight newscasts.
  14. Add to that Jerricka Duncan. The times I’ve watched her on CBS Mornings she’s really good. Definitely should be in the running if/when Gail decides to leave. She, Tony, & Nate work well together. The reason Saturday Mornings on CBS does well is because of the team they have in place.
  15. WCAU studios being in the headquarters of Comcast gives them easier access to the execs. Rockefeller Plaza is no longer the center of all things NBC; therefore the prominence of ‘CAU has risen. It is the 4th largest market (Philadelphia) so that shouldn’t be surprising. Of course WNBC is the East Coast “Flagship” and KNBC is it’s West Coast Counterpart. But WCAU is definitely at the top of the NBC O&O’s food chain. The money poured into the station would definitely make it a contender for “flagship” lite.
  16. Knowing how Fox operates they normally look to promote from their other O&Os ; so it’ll be interesting to see if they pick a younger male talent from within the station group to replace Lori on GDNY. They really don’t have anyone in-house who can sit next to Rosanna.
  17. Interesting since WRC is running an ad claiming to be #1 Most Watched Local News.
  18. The DC market deserves a much better ABC Affiliate than 4th rated Sinclair’s WJLA. They’re bottom dwelling in the market. Especially considering it competes against WRC. Sad what WJLA has become since the sale.
  19. Something tells me that someone is about to retire within the next year or two; or at the very least scale back their duties. Maybe Doreen is thinking of only doing the 6pm broadcast and relinquishing the 11pm show. In that case I could see Shawn being added at 11p. Or Pat & Shawn at 4p Wendy and Jim at 5p Leon and Doreen at 6p Doreen and Jim at 11p Most of WRC’s evening talent has been there 20-30+ years so it’s not out of the question that someone may retire soon.
  20. Will she being doing the weather at a station in LA?
  21. She hadn’t even been at KPRC one year. I wonder if ratings were a factor. Seems like she was given a raw deal. Maybe her co-anchor needed to be changed.
  22. KYW is becoming WGCL’s big brother with the turnover rate. It’s a shame for such a Distinguished station such as KYW. Hopefully the new leadership will turn the station around.
  23. I wonder where Sharon will end up next??
  24. Terrell did good on WNN. I can see him taking Kendis’ spot
  25. Wheel of fortune and Jeopardy are cash cows and ratings gold in many markets.
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