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Everything posted by dman748

  1. Including some of the former Northwest stations.
  2. I suspect that the Tonight graphics won't be rolled out to all newscasts until sometime next year.
  3. Memphis as well as everywhere else. I do wonder what the standard Cox pkg is going to look like for all other timeslots outside of the Late Evening newscasts?
  4. A lot of it I think is going to depend upon the election as well because by the time we get through with all of the approval process we may have a much different FCC and trust me, if the Dems get back control there will be scrutiny on this deal for sure especially knowing how strict the Dems were about sharing agreements (that's how Hearst couldn't continue operating WJCL and WTGS together when they bought 22 during the Wheeler era. To be honest, I think Gray and SagamoreHill picked the wrong time to even be thinking about doing anything not named News Share Agreement.
  5. Pretty bad yes, but @ScottJ does have a good point. They don't want to make any more statements than what they're required to do unless Law Enforcement asks KUSA to speak on the record and at that point they don't have much of a choice.
  6. With all of the internet and streaming options available it's just simply incomprehensible how that here we are in 2020 leagues such as the NFL and DirecTV (a satelitte operator) can overrule a DMA over which games they can and can't air. It just doesn't make any sense to me. That needs to brought up by the networks when they're negotiating the upcoming new TV contract.
  7. DMA37Dude also made this explaination in the description of his video (and this might hold the key in explaining why all of the former Tribune stations regardless of who ultimately bought them) are switching out the Creative West pkg And not only that but all of the former Tribune stations (including KCPQ) are being forced to train its staff how to use and install the new systems regardless of owner. That explains why other former Tribune stations are also switching pkgs.
  8. I'd say blame it on the people in charge of the Raycom stations, they'd rather be lazy than get quality programming.
  9. Any new ones for the rest of the Tribune chain that are still on the older Creative West pkg (such as KFOR and others)?
  10. Any insight into what the WGN graphics could look like? Honestly the WGN graphics part of the discussion could be split into its own thread tbh.
  11. That's the question I'm sure the Denver City Attorney's are going to be asking KUSA about and not only that they should also be asking why Plinterton even had a contract with that vendor knowing that individual wasn't licensed. In any case there's more questions than there are answers at this point (which is to be expected)
  12. No ya won't! Well let's face it, we all have our bias even I do. The fact is nobody is "unbiased".
  13. Actually the Fox News one carries a bit more weight than the KUSA one because they're not implicated by this than what KUSA itself is.
  14. Yep, there is evidence of it seen here from this interview last night on Tucker Carlson Tonight https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UNkeZOjAnFw It starts about 26 almost 27 minutes in the video (26:40 to be exact) Also more proof and additional tweet of the same thing but a slowed down version. (WARNING IT'S GRAPHIC)
  15. Actually that ain't on me that's actually on you because I ain't defending KUSA for what they did. They knew what they were doing.
  16. Which from all indications Tegna knew just as much as Pinkerton knew that he wasn't properly licensed and didn't let law enforcement know about it.
  17. Actually I believe that I'm right and everybody else is wrong, but go on.
  18. Look, I've already made my point. You, @Weeters and everybody else except a few semingly wants to defend KUSA/Tegna's actions when its clear in the tapes and images I've seen from that day they were the ones that were partly responsible for what happened here. Yes its agreeable that Pinkerton is liable for this and yes Tegna/KUSA can sue them for it because they deserve to be sued, that's not the issue. My issue is that most of y'all want to lovingly defend KUSA/Tegna at all costs when its clear in the tape and the images I've already seen that its clear that both partied were just as guilty as the other. To quote part of The Great Gatsby book, it takes two to make an accident and unfortunately both of them were the ones that perputrated the whole thing and unfortunately somebody died as a result. But go on ahead and continue to defend your stances while I'll continue to defend mine.
  19. I respectfully disagree, this isn't 100% on Pinkerton, KUSA/Tegna deserves just as much of the blame as Pinkerton does both of them knew about Dohloff and knew that he wasn't licensed and yet both of them were the ones that hired him in the first place. I think the FCC is going to have to get involved at some point during the case, heck even on KUSA's own website @Greggo shared last night they admitted that potential charges could be levied against KUSA/Tegna whether its Civil or Criminal is too early to say for them at this point. But regardless of the penality at minimum KUSA isn't going to lose its license, could they be sold? That's a different conversation for a different thread but no way KUSA is going to lose its license, that doesn't mean the FCC couldn't threaten that KUSA's license could be taken away but in the end KUSA will keep its license.
  20. Looks like WOI maybe next (or NXT) in line for the new graphics https://twitter.com/brandonlaw_wx/status/1315731883926401024?s=20
  21. I was going to edit my last post (before this one) asking about that because this is worthy of being its own thread. Thanks.
  22. I also think that since were talking about a TV station here (in this case, KUSA) I would suspect that the FCC and perhaps the Administrative Law Judge could get involved here. There is precedent to this as noted above in the post I'm quoting here but tbh I'm not entirely sure that KUSA and/or Tegna itself might be able to get away with charges of any kind (civil or criminal) and regardless of the charges that the DA, state or U.S. Attorneys presents against all the parties involved (including either KUSA or Tegna itself) it's going to be difficult I believe for Tegna and/or KUSA to have the ability to continue to serve its viewers (via its license) under the cloud of investigation and charges of any type. Therefore I believe the FCC at some point will probably have to get involved in this case, whether it's only KUSA or the entire Tegna chain gets involved in the investigation or the ALJ gets involved honestly its too early to say. In any case I see a lot of problems heading towards definately KUSA and maybe even Tegna and this will have huge implications for either or both parties.
  23. Pretty much this is a double whammy for Pinkerton no matter how we slice this up.
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