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  1. I don't mind the use of icons with the backdrop. Just not those icons.
  2. Ah cool. WDSU was the last time I saw him so didn't know he moved.
  3. What is up with these soap actors getting jobs as news anchors? First Charles Divins (Chad on "Passions") gets a job anchoring mornings at WDSU, and later Spectrum News 1 Texas, and now this. Lowder is also part of the revolving door of the many Rick Forresters of "The Bold and the Beautiful".
  4. I honestly wish that the Soap Opera genre could make a comeback. Like, with some innovative talented writing like the good ole days, I'd like to see new soaps hit the networks. I actually even have an idea for one that takes place on a college campus, which I'd write just for fun if I had the chops for it. But I'm no Agnes Nixon, so... Wishful thinking, I know.
  5. Well, there's another unlocked childhood memory I completely forgot about...
  6. OMG, yes! BET has the longest commercial breaks on TV, I swear. I can’t even enjoy a movie when it airs on there. I think the block that used to be "The '90s Are All That" which eventually became NickRewind was the only reason TeenNick existed in the first place. It was the saving grace for the channel when everything else around it just screamed "A channel that exists only for filler." Even NickRewind succumbed to decay in its final year or so, to the point that the block - which was what got me interested in the '90s and the '80s in the first place - was a sad shell of its former self. Now, TeenNick is the home of "Henry Danger" and "AFV" reruns. Yup. The “90s” block and Degrassi was TeenNick/The N’s bread and butter back in the day.
  7. This part. Unfortunately the days of soaps written by the likes of Bill Bell, Agnes Nixon, Harding Lemay and Douglas Marland are long gone…
  8. As an aside, you know it's gotten bad when you're actually excited for the fact that over on B&B, Brooke and Taylor finally both kicked Ridge to the curb. The writers must've finally taken notice that we're sick of watching these two now-grandmothers battling each other over that man. 30+ years of it was more than enough.
  9. NBC basically gave the peacock a chemical peel and a little filler in the beak.
  10. Here's what can I see happening: Eventually, CBS drops WANF and moves to the station it already owns here, WUPA, and perhaps change the call letters to WCBA (CBS Atlanta/CBS News Atlanta), as the current WUPA calls are a reference to the long-defunct UPN. This will allow to WANF to run more news and operate it as a true news-heavy channel, since that seems to be the brand they're trying to go for anyway. And then CBS can essentially do what they're doing in Detroit and establish a legit locally-run news operation instead of the Dallas-produced newscasts they're airing currently. As for The CW, or what of it will exist at that time, Gray can sell WPCH (which essentially won't be "needed" once CBS leaves WANF) off to Nexstar and then that can basically become Atlanta's version of KTLA/WGN/WPIX, etc.
  11. Apollo, add a little more refinement to these and send them to WSB, please.
  12. This is why I wish Disney would just go ahead and buy Cox's "big" ABC stations, but with Bob Chapek in charge, that seems to be even more of a remote possibility. It'd be a win for them in all 4 markets. WSB: Top station in the Atlanta/North Georgia Market and Cox's flagship. Isn't this ABC's #1 top-rated affiliate in the country? WSOC: Once the top station in Charlotte, now a respectable 2nd. Could form synergy with WTVD in Raleigh. WFTV: They'll own a station in the area that serves Walt Disney World's location, further boosting their investment in Central Florida. WFAA: Every other network station in the Dallas/Fort Worth market is an O&O, so ABC might as well join the party and also form synergy with KTRK down in Houston.
  13. I've always beens saying that WGCL is about to go from being Meredith's stepchild to Gray's flagship. This will be good for old 46.
  14. I can't find any on YouTube, but I've seen them on TV and they look much more current than what you're seeing on the newscasts themselves.
  15. Giving this thread a bump. I think it's safe to say that WSB needs a graphics overhaul ASAP. For a station that has newscasts that dominate the local ratings in a market as large Atlanta and the vicinity, the graphics on Channel 2 have become an un-cohesive mess. For starters, the "main" graphics package is using a design language that dates back to 2010, with a refresh in 2015. Then they have weather graphics which don't match the design language of main package, so when the lower third is on the screen while Glenn Burns or Brad Nitz or whoever is doing the weather, graphically, it looks like two completely different looks are going on at the same time. And then the graphics they've been using in promos lately have been better than what you see on the actual newscasts. I'm just ready for them to push the reset button and give WSB a whole fresh new look. Part of me wonders if they're holding out for Cox to possibly jump on the standardization bandwagon...
  16. He spent some time here in Atlanta back in the mid-90s at WXIA alongside Angela Robinson during their brief "11 News (sans -Alive)" period. Saying this as a Black person: Yeah, in this day and age, this is pretty cringe and probably would've just been best not done, lest it got exactly the response that it did. But, seeing as the style of the wig itself was more evocative of Bob Ross, Gene Shalit, and Alex Trebek when he was the host of "High Rollers", rather than, say, a Don Cornelius fro, I don't think he meant any harm. It's one of those acting without thinking moments.
  17. Which is kind of ironic seeing that Bob Chapek has become infamous (at least amongst fans of Disney's theme parks, like myself) for being a penny pincher, often being referred to as "Bob Cheapeck". It's like he's making all these cuts that have taken away a bit of the "magic" of going to the parks, but they have the money to spare on a logo change at ABC that's not really necessary at all, or even noticeable to the untrained eye.
  18. I could see her doing "special" interviews for CBS, kind of akin to Barbara Walters Specials over at ABC. Of course, there was that brief period a couple years ago where she was a special contributor for 60 Minutes.
  19. WHTM was ripping off half of Chicago in that clip. Not only did they have a WBBM-style opening, but they had WLS-style lower thirds.
  20. It looks like they're testing out the full package here in Atlanta at WUPA before rolling out to the "bigger" O&Os.
  21. Ah gotcha. Well, I hope there’s more of this to come, as I actually like these a lot.
  22. So, I'm not sure if this is for special COVID-19 coverage, but it looks like they finally dropped the rest of their new graphics. These certainly closely resemble the weather graphics launchd some months ago. Another part of me wonders if this is just for the 11:00 newscast, since it looks like they've rebranded it as WSB TONIGHT in lieu of the long running "Nightbeat":
  23. "Guess, what, Trish? YOU'RE THE M*********N IMPROPER INFLUENCE!"
  24. Just saw these. I like them. Though, given the weather graphics, I was expecting something more like a full overhaul than this. But I think it took the look they’ve had for a while and cleaned it up. They definitely don’t look as “busy” as they did before.
  25. I gather this was what Justin wanted, in order to spend his evenings with his family, per replies on Jovita's post.
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