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  1. east-tx-tv

    Out & About

    WFAA's Dale Hansen has received the Lifetime Achievement award from the Radio Television Digital News Association, in a ceremony this week in Washington. https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2019/03/dale-hansen-came-prepared-to-accept-his-lifetime-achievement-award/
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    Just checked KDFW's site, this is much better than what they did have.
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    2019-20 Syndication News

    (There's already movement for next fall, so here's a thread for the new season.) Looks like all that work Jerry O'Connell did standing in for Wendy on her show (recent months, as well as a year or so ago after her fainting spell), has finally paid off--at least initially. Debmar-Mercury (a production partner on Wendy) and Funny or Die are collaborating on Jerry O, a new comedy bits/celebrity interviews show, which is getting a 3-week test-run on several Fox O/O stations. It begins August 12. https://variety.com/2019/tv/news/jerry-oconnell-talk-show-fox-1203159960/ https://deadline.com/2019/03/jerry-oconnell-talk-comedy-show-jerry-o-fox-stations-test-run-1202573094/
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    As the Revolving Door Spins....
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    Three recent departure announcements in Dallas-Fort Worth: * Lexie Houghtaling, a KXAS reporter, is leaving after 2 years. * MaryAnn Martinez, a KTVT reporter, is leaving after less than 2 years. * Edward Egros, sports reporter/anchor at KDFW, is leaving after 5 1/2 years. None of the reports reveal where any of the talent is going, to another station or to do something else.
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    Gray/Raycom Merger Thread

    >ugh!< Oh well. IMO, ads like that are better off being pesky online banner ads, but they didn't ask me. At least the combined company doesn't result in forced slanted news reports given to every station they own, or other similar ridiculous mandates.
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    I read this in the last couple of days on one of the major soap news sites. Most comments I've seen since are either yeah-right or I'll-know-it-when-I-see-it, or similar. It's been a while since their broadcast finales (All My Children in 2011, One Life to Live in 2012) so there would be some storyline catching-up to do. Who from the casts would be available? Good question. Is Susan Lucci wanting a regular acting grind again? Or Erika Slezak? Would it be on TV, online, or both? The big *big* question: production costs. Will they have to resort to the mass improvising that Guiding Light had to do before it was cancelled (taping shows with small non-studio-traditional cameras, using offices and basement storage space at CBS as sets, taping on location in a small hamlet like Peapack, NJ, etc.)? It would be nice to see a cancelled soap come back (there are at least 2 I'd like to see again, but, oh well....), but a lot of moving parts would have to come together and Disney (because ABC owns the rights to the 2 soaps) would want to see revenue. There are many soap fans out there that want those 2 and other cancelled soaps back. Too bad there aren't some good writers out there that can write AMC or OLTL or soaps in general, past this cliffhanger. "And now, the continuing story of....."
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    Are there any big-market (O/O, or otherwise) Fox stations left that aren't 6 hours for their morning show, or knocking on it?
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    Out & About

    This after-newscast/party was posted online, it includes brief chats with John McCaa, his wife, his father, as well as past WFAA veterans Tracy Rowlett, Troy Dungan, Gloria Campos, and Byron Harris. Also interviewed were GM Carolyn Mungo, current anchors Cynthia Izaguirre and Dale Hansen (who cleared up a misunderstanding). Cake and wine were served, and McCaa sliced the cake. All who spoke were heartfelt about having worked with and known McCaa. I didn't realize it would be tonight for John McCaa's last newscast. Best wishes and happy trails, John. Cheers!
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    Nexstar to acquire Tribune

    Sounds like my years in the hotel business before a QA inspection. Don't want to put any $$$ into the property or give a flippin' toss till they think they're going to flunk a QA inspection, and then, "oh we've gotta this, oh we've gotta that!!" >ugh!<
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    2018-19 Syndication News

    Yeah, no sooner than I got it out of my mouth. I don't know if Wendy is suddenly better, or if she was scared to lose her show, or what.
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    ....and then, no sooner that the rear monitor is impacted, he goes and sits down on his tablet! Is he really trying for 2-in-a-row? Glad I don't have to replace that monitor.
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    KHOU's new building

    As cheap/quirky/lazy as much of the on-air product has gotten with several Tegna stations, I'm a bit surprised that they actually ponied up for KHOU to actually move and have a different spot in what looks to be a nice office building in a (definitely) better part of town, in a geographic sense.
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    2018-19 Syndication News

    After seemingly endless episodes with solo stand-in hosts and multi stand-in hosts, Wendy's show will start airing reruns on Monday. No timeline was given for the reruns, nor for the return of Wendy to the show. She has not appeared in a new episode of her show since before Christmas. https://www.dailymail.co.uk/tvshowbiz/article-6726175/The-Wendy-Williams-going-reruns-amid-hosts-months-long-absence-medical-reasons.html
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    KHOU's new building

    When I saw the video of the installers putting up the letters on the building, I was wondering about the tower letters. I knew the building letters' font didn't look the same. I would never have thought to bring them inside and suspend them from the ceiling. Very clever.

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