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  1. They wasted no time relaunching the website, either: www.courttv.com
  2. The "CT40" special celebrating Clarice Tinsley's 40th anniversary with KDFW has been posted online.
  3. Any possible asset sales, or will Nexstar keep most of Tribune? https://www.cnbc.com/2018/12/02/nexstar-said-to-reach-deal-to-buy-tribune-media-for-4point1-billion.html
  4. Wow, this is from the wedding of "Walter" and "Lenore" in 1968, one of the earliest available clips of AW online. (I guess we all have multiple other interests )
  5. Congrats, Clarice! I met her years ago while working for a bookstore, she ended up doing several children's storytimes there, as well as a charity gift-wrapping appearance one night. But that's just a drop in the bucket to the countless appearances, speaking engagements, and charitable work she has done in north TX over the years. Hard to believe it's been 40 years. The only on-camera talent with more tenure in DFW are the late/great Harold Taft (41 years), David Finfrock (still on-air, and has surpassed Harold's length of tenure), and Bobbie Wygant (*still* doing work for KXAS, ever since
  6. Not only does KDFW need new sets, but that back office/newsroom area is atrocious.
  7. I don't get to hear about Tyler-Longview market ratings, but I'm afraid Tegna's effect on KYTX has lowered their ratings chances against KLTV. Going cheap/casual/overly-social-media-reliant with their news appearance and delivery, as well as chucking anyone that had experience and name recognition in exchange for no-names/talking-heads was a huge mistake IMO. At least KYTX isn't trying to outdo KETK (wow, talk about huge mistakes....).
  8. Now that the redo-refresh is on and live, are there any plans at all for tweaking/adding sections?
  9. The ABC stations in Tyler-Longview (KLTV, KTRE) have been local ratings-getters mainly for their creature-of-habit market (the 2 stations were historically the cherry-pickers before any other stations came along), more than having ABC as their network. Meanwhile, in Dallas-Fort Worth, NBC station WBAP (before it was KXAS) had been tops in the ratings before the rise of ABC station WFAA in the 1970s. In recent years, the major locals have traded places with no one station consistently dominant. KDFW might be a timeslot exception, with their pre-7am portions of Good Day pretty much runnin
  10. The front of the building (Griffin St. side) would have more room for bollards, but the Patterson and San Jacinto sides are pretty much flush with the street. One thing they could do along Patterson (the side where the pickup smashed the windows) is rebuild similar to the way the San Jacinto side is with a solid wall, but have windows just along the upper part of the wall so light could still get in. BTW, the parking lot across Patterson is a public lot (but historically related--it was the last location for the former Dallas Times Herald (KDFW's originally co-owned newspaper) before it gave
  11. http://www.fox4news.com/news/suspicious-package-left-outside-fox-4-studio#
  12. This looks somewhat like the old In The News bits that CBS used to do on Saturday mornings, but with a more modern style/approach. Are those in the Universal Kids age group going to take this seriously, or tune out? Will be interesting to see. If NBC is serious about this concept of youth-news programming, they need to keep this going steadily long-term. No wishy-washy wavering, or feeling like they can't leave well enough alone. That has happened entirely too often over the years, especially on their entertainment programming side of the network.
  13. https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/megyn-kelly-expected-to-leave-today-show-at-the-end-of-season-in-december-source/ar-BBORyUI https://www.msn.com/en-us/tv/news/nbc-airs-%E2%80%98megyn-kelly-today%E2%80%99-repeat-as-tensions-with-anchor-rise/ar-BBOSp5w?li=BBnb2gh
  14. >ugh<, Really?!? (the anchorman head-in-hands picture readily comes to mind.....)
  15. Nothing new about the man who made a mess of KDFW's downtown Dallas building several weeks ago, but a quick pass by the building in recent days shows plywood on the windows, but no work beyond that. No new facade/siding, no bollards.
  16. It's bad enough when stations like KYTX blow out anyone locally-known to the viewers and replace them with no-names/talking-heads (which already does them no favors in the ratings game compared to longtime top-banana KLTV), but then let's add something like mum craftiness and chili ingredient debates, oh and an almost-laughable seat-of-the-pants high school football wrap-up show on Friday nights... IMO, Tegna hasn't exactly *added* value to their investment. And as for WFAA (another IMO), if Mike Shapiro (longtime past VP/GM) or Marty Haag (longtime past ND) could see what's up on Young Stree
  17. I haven't thought about him since he did weather (IIRR, the midday news, mostly) on WFAA. A bit obnoxious in north TX, but was probably just a warm-up. I'd forgotten the Charlotte mess was him, now frosting on the cake in San Diego? How on earth was he in a relationship, with all that spazzy-wackyness? I wonder if he can bounce back from this, or even get a used-car-sales job.
  18. It would be nice to see something like this in DFW. I would say "all of TX" but Spectrum would have to be the big kahuna cable provider in all the major state metros for that to be the case. Most of the small-to-medium metros have SuddenLink/Altice, and Houston has Comcrap so I don't know how Spectrum would feel about having a news channel presence in the state.
  19. They're doing an anniversary special sometime in the next week or so, I forgot the date, at 5pm. Strange, how they only have 30 minutes to spare after 70 years, but 2 hours were spent for their 50th.
  20. Last night was Kevin John's last night as sports anchor at KYTX. They said on their Under the Lights (high school football) show that he's on to work in Sacramento, but didn't mention which station. According to his bio, which is still up on KYTX's site, for now (https://www.cbs19.tv/article/about-us/team-bios/kevin-john/501-319117827), he is from northern CA and is getting his master's from University of San Francisco. So it looks like a homecoming of sorts for Kevin. Good luck to him.
  21. "HTownRush"?? Not sure what to think of that one.
  22. A happy 69th anniversary to WFAA....
  23. Strangely, no word yet on KDFW's website, but KXAS and KTVT have reports on their sites: https://www.nbcdfw.com/news/local/Man-Who-Drove-Truck-Into-Dallas-TV-Station-Released-From-Jail-493389641.html https://dfw.cbslocal.com/2018/09/14/man-driving-truck-dallas-tv-station-jail/
  24. The man who took a pickup to KDFW's studio-office building in Dallas recently has been let go. Authorities can't hold him if no charges are ever filed. With all the mess he made and dust-up he caused, no one has any objection--KDFW, WFAA, no one. https://www.dallasnews.com/news/crime/2018/09/15/man-suspected-intentionally-crashing-fox-4-building-jail
  25. Meanwhile, down the dial..... 58 years ago today, Dallas' PBS station, KERA, signed on. It wasn't until 1974 that they would be able to broadcast in color. But a first came along the following year, as KERA was the first US station to air an episode of the Brit-com Monty Python's Flying Circus. All the members of MP made an appearance during a 1975 pledge drive. KERA has been airing Brit-coms and dramas ever since.

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