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  1. Well, it appears that Richard French Live has gained a second life. It now airs weekdays at 7:00 AM, and consists of clips from other liberal/progressive commentators and hosts, such as Thom Hartmann; Richard appears in pre-taped wrap-around segments and offers a brief commentary of his own. The program is now produced under the aegis of Political Voices Network, which features Hartmann, Stephanie Miller, and other like-minded personalities. I suppose this is being done solely to satisfy the FCC mandate for public affairs programming.
  2. Your referencing of "network(s)" is incorrect. You mean station(s). Networks are national program chains. Stations are the local link to that network chain (owned-and-operated or affiliate). Broadcasting 101.
  3. According to FTV Live, News 4 New York at 7 starts tonight (6/7). Access Hollywood moves back down to 7:30. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/6/7/were-doing-it-too
  4. Well, you can now add the flagship to that list. According to FTV Live, the rumours are true: WNBC's new 7:00 show starts tonight as well. https://www.ftvlive.com/sqsp-test/2021/6/7/were-doing-it-too
  5. That erection has lasted much, much, much longer than 36 hours. Someone may seriously need to consult their medical professional posthaste, because something may be very wrong.
  6. FWIW... Winfrey has a corporate connection to CBS going back to when her syndicator, King World, was purchased by the old CBS in 2000, before the merger with the first Viacom. Her historical connection with ABC was established well before that, starting at WLS-TV in Chicago in 1983. And her early career consisted of stops at (then-) ABC affiliate WJZ-TV in Baltimore, and CBS affiliate WLAC-TV (WTVF) in Nashville.
  7. Byron Allen has made it official: TheGrio.TV is coming to the Fox O&Os next month. https://deadline.com/2020/12/thegrio-tv-strikes-fox-oo-deal-in-11-markets-ahead-of-rebrand-1234653329/
  8. It was the other way around. WRAL-TV dropped CBS.
  9. What has become of the on-air remnant of KTVA? Is channel 11 running anything, or have they gone (temporarily) dark?
  10. I thought this might be of interest to some here... The nonprofit WGBH Educational Foundation is rebranding its radio and television properties, eliminating the "W" (a relic of analog, they say) and going with just plain-ol' "GBH". The iconic drop-shadow logo has been updated with a new color scheme and font for the digital age, while the identifying audio sting we all know and love will remain. Along with its radio services in the Boston and Cape Cod areas, the rebranding will also stretch to the organization's two flagship television outlets in Boston, WGBH-TV and WG
  11. Those images speak volumes. Same desk, same chairs, same lamp, same portrait on the wall over 30-plus years. It speaks to not only what may have been Mr. Ansin's own frugality, but on two more important themes: Simplicity and stability. With all the money he had, he could have easily upgraded his office furniture and design on numerous occasions. It's safe to assume that the phone was one of the few items there to have changed over the years. WSVN and WHDH were lucky to have a guy like that for an owner.
  12. From Cincinnati, WXIX-TV (Fox 19) reporter/anchor Michael Baldwin is leaving the Queen City and moving behind the scenes. He's headed to WDTV in Weston-Clarksburg WV as News Director. Both WXIX-TV and WDTV are owned by Gray. Let me share this personal note: I interned for Michael when he was at News 12 Long Island back in 2011, starting only weeks after he suffered a huge personal tragedy. Shortly before my internship ended he moved to Ohio and joined WEWS in Cleveland, then onto Cincinnati five years ago. Seeing where he was nine years ago and where he is now is amazing. He is a g
  13. The FCC just doesn't care anymore. Neither do the corporate broadcasters.
  14. The seven-year-old, TMZ on TV-inspired news analysis show anchored by Bill Spadea, which aired on WWOR-TV/WNYW in NYC and WTXF-TV in Philadelphia, has quietly been cancelled. Its final airing was last Thursday (June 18). The show's social media pages are also no more. From what I could find from a Reddit forum, apparently Spadea has been using the show as his bully pulpit to spread COVID-19 misinformation. Maybe that was more than Fox Television was willing to handle. As a result, WWOR-TV has made a couple of changes in its late evening lineup as of Monday (6-22): The B

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