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  1. 33 minutes ago, J1975am said:

    Reminds me of the time David Letterman, during his days at NBC, once tried to bring a fruit basket to GE's headquarters only to be told he needed authorization, and he and his crew were later thrown out of the area by the company's rude security people; this was right around the time GE bought NBC in the mid-'80s

    That was all I could think of when they said that on CBS Mornings. I can't wait for Gayle King's Top 10 Lists to debut.

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  2. The lower thirds look like it should be called "CNN Mornings." Especially when there's breaking news and the orange turns red.


    Also, my local affiliate still has the wrong time zone and wrong weather on the ticker.

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  3. 35 minutes ago, GoldenShine9 said:

    Scripps and Tegna can cleanly acquire them, along with KWWL. Scripps would own in every Wisconsin market if it did so. WSIL works for anyone.

    Hey Scripps, I have a million dollar idea for you. Acquire all the WI Stations and do the following:

    • New Newscast - Wisconsin Tonight (6:30pm) - Yeah, I know. You've tried it before and it didn't work. Now you have 3 markets more worth of stories to tell in 30 minutes. Make it a deeper look at stories from across the state. Anchor it out of either WTMJ or WKOW. Model it after KARE11's Breaking the News. Make sure it's not just a Milwaukee/Madison-focused newscast. Air it state wide. Replay it on the sub channels at 9:30pm.
    • Merge "Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend" with "TMJ4 Today Saturday/Sunday." Add the new newscast to WGBA. Or, if you deem Milwaukee too important for a shared newscast, just do this to WGBA. 
  4. https://cnnpressroom.blogs.cnn.com/2021/01/11/cnn-announces-new-washington-based-anchor-roles/


    The most notable change: The Situation Room becomes an hour-long program. Is this the beginning of the end for Wolf Blitzer at CNN?



    • Beginning in April, Jake Tapper’s program The Lead with Jake Tapper will expand to 4-6 p.m. ET nightly. In addition, he will continue in his role on Sunday mornings, now co-anchoring State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. He will also serve as the network’s lead anchor for all major Washington events.

    • Wolf Blitzer will continue to anchor the network’s signature evening newscast, The Situation Room with Wolf Blitzer, now airing from 6-7 p.m. ET nightly. The program will be seen around the world, simulcast on the CNN US and CNN International networks. He will also have a principal anchor role for all major breaking news and continue to host CNN special reports.

    • Dana Bash has been named co-anchor of the network’s Sunday morning newsmaker show, now called State of the Union with Jake Tapper and Dana Bash. Tapper and Bash will each anchor two Sundays a month, beginning January 24th. In addition, Bash will continue as the network’s chief political correspondent and will also host quarterly primetime interview specials.

    • Abby Phillip will become the anchor of Inside Politics Sunday with Abby Phillip, from 8-9 a.m. ET on Sundays, beginning January 24th. Phillip has also been named the network’s senior political correspondent.

    • John King will continue to host Inside Politics with John King weekdays from 12-1 p.m. ET. The network’s chief national correspondent, he will also continue to have a key role in all political coverage.

    • Jim Acosta has been named anchor and chief domestic correspondent for CNN. His anchoring duties will be on the weekends with more details coming soon.

    • Pamela Brown will become the anchor of CNN Newsroom on Saturdays and Sundays from 6-9 p.m. ET, beginning January 23rd. Brown will also serve as a senior Washington correspondent for CNN.



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  5. 3 hours ago, danderson500 said:

    My TV guide has updated to include the Patriots-Chiefs game instead of local news on WSPA.

    Same here, with WFRV. I'm legitimately surprised that WFRV is allowed to air the game, with the Packers being the actual... (original?) Monday night game.


    A more interesting situation would have been if WFRV or WMAZ had the rights to air Packers/Falcons MNF locally and what they would have done with Chiefs/Pats. (WLUK-FOX and WSB-ABC each have the rights, in case you were curious.)

  6. On 9/1/2020 at 11:04 PM, ABC 7 Denver said:


    It's not him. The way the WGBA voice actor opens his 'E' sounds, plus the slightly higher pitch, gives his a definitive Wisconsin vibe. I think he's a local boy.

    I re-listened a few times and agree it's not the same voiceover artist. I'm not sure if it's the microphones they use, but both voiceovers sound very... flat? Lacking a certain warmth in the quality? Does that make sense?

  7. 13 hours ago, Action Newsroom said:

    I think the XFL will return next year just as big and exciting as ever.

    I'm interested to see if the XFL returns in the "traditional" ten week season, one week playoff for the top two teams in each division, and Championship game format, or if they're going to do something more like the twelve-week tournament format that was pitched in part of the sale process.



    “The Debtor has modeled for 2021 a “made-for-TV,” 12-week tournament-style approach to its business. The XFL is also well positioned to, if necessary, deliver a crowd-free experience that could thrive in the current environment, given the XFL’s existing innovations such as in-game audio from players and coaches and live on-screen sports wagering information.”

    Source: XFL News Hub


    And if the NFL season goes the way I expect it to, the XFL might be our next good chance for football.

  8. The 2020 relaunch proved that spring football can provide an entertaining product with a following. It was just poor timing that COVID came along and cancelled the second half of the season.

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