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  1. But does he really? Call me skeptical but anytime a big wig at a cable news network is “part of the story,” that is usually the network trying to milk it for ratings. That would be an absolutely sick thing to do, but let’s be real, do we put it past CNN and Jeff Zucker? “I have COVID-19, but I feel fine and I’m going to continue working from home.” You are one sick person. To think someone would fake this is absurd. I have no clue where you live, but in Metro NY, it is hitting the area hard. And the stories what it is like for the severe cases are heart breaking. Our hospitals here are overrun. There is not enough equipment, or PPE to protect health workers. Testing sites are overrun since so many have symptoms. Each O&O has been impacted with someone infected, and several anchors, weather, and sports anchors broadcasting from home. And any sense of feeling you are immune because you don't live here, is false. It is spreading and not all states are taking steps to contain it. This was not a hoax. Next time, show humanity even if you don't like the guy by just saying hope he gets well soon.
  2. As of today, it looks like they are not being used by WNBC for now.
  3. I was reading just before it how twitter deleted a Crazy Rudy false info tweet. Good catch. Thanks.
  4. This morning, Darlene Rodriquez began co-anchoring TINY from home, along with weather reports from Mara LaRosa. Both Michael Gargiulo and in a separate area, Lauren Scala (traffic) were in studio.
  5. Last night at 11 Stefan Holt was broadcasting either from his home or his dad's. John Chandler did sports from an empty newsroom , whereas earlier in the week Bruce Beck had switched to at home. This morning Rafael Miranda also was broadcasting from home. On Saturday Today, Dave Price has been filling in for Dylan Dreyer who is on family leave. Like yesterday on News 4, he broadcast from home. It seems NBC is being much more aggressive at getting on air folks out of 30 Rock and setting them up at home. Both Holts seem to have been set up with green screens, the rest including Chuck Scarborough, Janet Huff and Maria LaRosa from home offices or dens. I assume space, ability to be separate from spouses, kids, and pets (except fish as in Price's case) and capabilities (space for lighting, cameras, teleprompter, high speed connection, etc) for each on air person is taken into consideration as to who can broadcast remotely or not. After all this is done with, it would be interesting to see how they were able to pull all this off.
  6. Dave Price and Bruce Beck switched to "from home" the last few days too. Part of reducing the density of people at 30 Rock.
  7. An article in today's Times confirmed NBC put a home studio in for him. He is broadcasting from home this week in order to reduce the number of folks at 30 Rock each week. Stephanie Ruhle and Nicole Wallace are doing the same on MSNBC. On Ch. 4, Only Janice Huff our of the weather dept. Chuck Scarborough co-anchored the 6 pm without Stefan Holt today (yesterday may have been a trial, thus three anchors). I'm not sure if it is part of the reduction of staff at 30 Rock or his age. It will be interesting to see if different folks broadcast from home next week.
  8. WNBC New York meteorologist Janice Huff broadcast the weather from her home in NJ this evening.
  9. NBCU has other facilities in metro NY including the CNBC Headquarters & Studios and Cable operations in Englewood Cliffs, NJ, Telemundo 47 in Fort Lee, NJ and SNY elsewhere in Manhattan. The Today Show studio is actually in a separate building across the street from 30 Rock as well. WNBC has used 1A and CNBC in the past. CNBC also broadcasst from the NASDAQ Market Site in Times Square after they stopped using the old SNY studio on 6th Ave.. ABC also has the Times Square Studio where GMA broadcasts from and the ESPN studio in lower Manhattan.
  10. Yes, except for WCBS2, whose building is still closed for more though cleaning (which impacts CBSTM, and other shows). Other than that one situation, all other stations are using the studios, newsrooms and the field to keep people separated.
  11. So as part of the deal, did YES part owner Sinclair demand CBS2 run any of their must runs?
  12. Lots of "if only's" which won't help the current situation.. I also suspect the issue may be more than studio space since the building itself is closed down. The question is what are the current options CBS has, and what they will do short term, and perhaps long term. At the end of the day, does the typical viewer get the local information they need, including local weather and what little sports news there is? That is CBS's primary objective.
  13. CBS News President issued an email earlier today that out of abundance of caution, they will not be returning to the Broadcast Center. CBSTM will be using Colbert's set at the Ed Sullivan Theater. I suspect CBS is scrambling to find studio space to move to. Could they convert a studio at MTV? Or a rental studio? Not a lot of options. https://www.hollywoodreporter.com/news/cbs-news-film-morning-show-late-shows-ed-sullivan-theater-1285179?utm_source=Listrak&utm_medium=Email&utm_term=CBS+News+Moves+Production+Of+Morning+Show&utm_campaign=CBS+Could+See+%24350M+Ad+Hit+On+Canceled+NCAA
  14. Most NBC O&Os have added a 7 pm report and an 11:30 pm report.
  15. Would WABC be any different? Once they move everything will be consolidated unless they send the anchor team to Bristol CT. NBC has the advantage with different facilities in NJ that have been used as a back up in the past. Fox5 has FNC as a back up. At the end of the day, the typical viewer probably did not see much of a difference. I will say that IMO, I do not like the use of the CBSN NY set, it seems the lighting, camera angle, and sound are off. On Saturday, it took a couple of minutes for it to even air and I would assume they lost viewers at that point to competition considering the pandemic crisis we are experiencing. That did not help.
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