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alex979

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  1. Over two years later, the old news set lives again.
  2. A really nice upgrade to the score bug this year. Boxes are shaded for the team colors and logos added too, kinda reminiscent of CBS. Amazing how much better this looks than last year.
  3. The Chicago Sun Times reports that 2019 will be their last season on NBCSCH. The network will be called "Marquee" (seriously) and will be a partnership with (here's the best part)..... Sinclair Broadcast Group! Maybe they'll air Bottom Line with Boris during the pre-game shows. Glad I'm a White Sox fan. https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/while-cubs-prepare-to-launch-marquis-hawks-bulls-sox-return-to-nbcsch/
  4. Larry is hosting a new weekend show on WGN, “Backstory,” which will delve into Chicago-related historical, cultural, and religious topics. It premieres Sunday, October 28th and runs for the subsequent 4 weeks, and new episodes will be produced periodically throughout the year. Good to see more original local programming on GN.
  5. A historic night on WGN. [MEDIA=twitter]1005576187274506240[/MEDIA]
  6. Fox News now has another new enormous, amazing set in NYC. The work began in March, and Hannity unveiled it tonight. The Clickspring set will also be used for Fox and Friends First, America’s Newsroom, and The Daily Briefing. http://www.newscaststudio.com/2018/06/04/fox-news-studio-j-set-design/ [MEDIA=twitter]1003803863097462784[/MEDIA] [MEDIA=twitter]1003817546804551681[/MEDIA]
  7. Mike Janssen is the successor to Jim Ramsey: [MEDIA=twitter]998662163483983872[/MEDIA]
  8. So have they dropped the weather-in-the-first-five-minutes thing at 10? Watching for the first time in a while tonight and Tom@Ten didn’t come on until after the first commercial break. He even joked that they should call it Tom at 10:15 now.
  9. So WGN is already part of a vast right wing conspiracy now? C'mon. Heaven forbid they run any story which showcases a different viewpoint, since people will flip out on social media. Sinclair's executive board is not watching WGN's every move. They do not own the station. Of course WGN management is going to try to downplay the impending merger. While I agree with the sentiment of Hoover's tweet, and I could not see any anchor at WGN reading such a canned and inauthentic statement, it's probably not the best idea to talk about future bosses like that in public. I think Paul Rennie, Jen Lyons, etc. are trying to protect their people by telling them to keep their (legitimate) concerns on the DL. At least don't tweet them out. On the other hand, if they start to embrace Sinclair with open arms, Twitter will demand an immediate boycott of the station and all of its advertisers. So the play is to stay quiet and continue with business as usual. I've seen a lot of calls to preemptively boycott WGN because of this deal, because people have read some hot takes about Sinclair online, but are unwilling to wait and see how much their news product actually changes, and make their own judgement. I might be the only one, but I'm starting to get tired of the constant speculation and fear-mongering regarding this deal. Feder brings it up every other week it seems, but really only offers "what-ifs" and ominous predictions. Is that really helpful?
  10. Here's a short clip of the new sports graphics in action
  11. They’re running a promo for the Cubs game Thursday featuring the new graphics, logo, and music! [MEDIA=imgur]a/C5g44[/MEDIA]
  12. I miss Suppelsa on election night. But Ben Bradley has been outstanding in the anchor chair tonight.
  13. Lt. Col. Ralph Peters, who once called Obama a "total pussy" on live air, has quit Fox News in dramatic fashion. He sent out a scathing email calling FNC a propaganda machine and dumping on the primetime hosts for their "profoundly dishonest assaults" on the FBI, intelligence community, Mueller, et al. https://www.buzzfeed.com/tomnamako/ralph-peters?utm_term=.pxAQPYMZJ#.pxAQPYMZJ
  14. It seems like there might be something in the works at WGN’s graphics department, too. [MEDIA=twitter]966373877134909440[/MEDIA]
  15. I think it's interesting that in the press release, they say that he "will join the evening/late news team of Micah Materre, Ben Bradley and Lourdes Duarte." They make no mention of the specific newscasts he will be anchoring. Maybe they want to try pairing him with both Lourdes and Micah? http://wgntv.com/2018/02/13/veteran-anchor-joe-donlon-to-join-wgn-news-as-evening-anchor-starting-mid-april/
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