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Roadgeek Adam

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  1. Jesus, the kvetching about that graphic package doesn't stop. I get it. It's not the best graphic package, but the old ones were going for multiple years at this point and it was time for change. Yes, it will get changed eventually. It's the not worst thing I've seen. It's readable. It's light years better than KABC's.
  2. Shirleen returned today as expected. David presented her with flowers and a coffee card.
  3. Andy didn't report last Christmas season which caught my attention. But good for her.
  4. Jim's new place is the Lititz Shirt Factory. It hasn't opened yet, but they are restoring a place to be the new brewery. As for going with 1 investigator, they seem to be pretty content with replacing in kind rather than eliminating any positions. The only one that's a little unusual is Mike Marza, whose role seems extra. (As retirements go up, that will probably change.) Sam Champion replaced Bill Evans, Sam Ryan replaced Laura Benkhe, Derick Waller replaced Dray Clark, so on and so forth.
  5. Dan Krauth, formerly of WPTV and NBC News, has joined Channel 7 as Jim Hoffer's replacement for 7 Investigates/On Your Side. He made his Channel 7 debut today during the 5 pm broadcast.
  6. I never liked Steve. I always got this aura of discomfort listening to him do the news. I don't get to watch Ken as often as I'd like, but he was a better choice by leaps and bounds.
  7. I wasn't trying to refer to Beutel as flashy. I meant, everyone he worked with were professionals, even if they were acerbic and deadpan [Grimsby]. I mean, Susan Roesgen is definitely a bit more flashy than the previous list I made.
  8. They just never got along and unfortunately that kind of stuff came out in the press. They never specified what were the spats. Bill denied them to the press as well. Roesgen was 29 when she was hired by WABC, kind of this flashy young anchor to replace Kaity Tong, who had been forced out unfairly when they didn't renew her contract. I don't get the sense that Bill liked that flashy kind of personality next to him. Having worked with Kaity Tong, Roger Grimsby, Ernie Anastos, John Johnson and other real professionals with less flare, Susan was likely a different style. Regardless, she was gone by August 1, 1992. She made $175,000 a year in her stint with WABC compared to Kaity, who was making $600,000. Ratings at WABC actually had gone 10% up with Susan, which means it was not ratings related at all. Ultimately, this led to Diana WIlliams getting the 11 pm slot with Beutel and Harry Martin getting the weekend slot. Rest is history as you can say.
  9. This is interesting. Of all the WABC Eyewitness News broadcasts on YouTube, there has been none during Susan Roesgen's tenure at the desk. That changed today. Channel 7 itself posted this archive footage on their YouTube. That's literally the first on YT. There are some openings and commercials with her. This is the first newscast. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6utfcax4v9s
  10. FTVLive claims Craig was given an ultimatum, either leave WCBS after 4 decades or leave 11 as a weekend meteorologist.
  11. Today was a wonderful tribute. I have a ton of screenshots I can work on a little later, but wonderful job by WABC on this. I'm going to miss Diana, I grew up with her and Bill Beutel and Bill Ritter on my TV screen for years.
  12. They did a Beutel/Williams moment on the "Reptilian Roadblock" that caused Bill to practically lose it on air.
  13. There is a special "Celebrating Diana" at 5 pm on Thursday (9/12), the last of her time. They also posted her first report on Twitter, back when she was reporting and anchoring weekends. https://abc7ny.com/society/diana-williams-first-wabc-report-on-1991-at-t-phone-fiasco/5525995/
  14. Sam Champion, Sam Ryan and Mike Marza's bios are all posted finally.
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