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Everything posted by iron_lion

  1. This was the 2009 redesign. I liked the moving green red orange color lines concept on the upper bar. The approx 2012 remodel would have been better had it been centered rather than attached to the right, leaving too much space on the left. The 2013 update was just atrocious.
  2. To its credit, this new L3 (if the white boxes were added to all graphics and not just the breaking news one) looks better than GMA and CTM's, which isn't saying much. I'm surprised to hear myself say this but the generic white box would have elevated the look in this case. GMA is just a big blue box and CTM's graphics (as someone stated) looks like an unreal news program on a TV show. Their best L3 was their debut look in 2012. Except for the previous package, Today has really struggled with lower thirds since they axed the 2009/2010 look.
  3. The previous look was better, cleaner, and simpler. IMO I like the diagonal sides concept but the angle looks too steep. The breaking news L3 on the other hand looks better because of the white box addition, instead of the solid color taking up the whole bar.
  4. Does Fox care (at least in my view) that have a brand confusion issue? The news division casting a shadow over the entire entity. WFXT "Fox 25" in Boston even went as far as to rename themselves "Boston 25" to escape the Fox News associated conservative bias misidentification from viewers.
  5. NBC News Special Report (2003 version) ABC News Special Report (2001 Version) ABC News Special Report (2002 Version) CBS News Special Report (late 90s early 00s), more so for the theme not for the intro graphics
  6. Off topic from CBSEN but I think TJ Holmes has the right lively personality to co-anchor with Robin and Michael. As for CBSEN, Bob Schiffer was a great successor and I wish he had stuck around until his retirement in 2015 for stability sake. Schiffer staying on CBSEN, Williams then Holt on NNN and Koppel on WNT (had he not left ABC) would have been a great continuation of the big three era.
  7. My choice of words threw it off. When I say downscaled I mean emptier. 3K kept the basic look of 3C, minus a couple of the elements that made 3C look good.
  8. Fox News as well as CNN & MSNBC are bad for the American public. They provide a hyperbolic sense of urgency to many continually unfolding matters and instill a fear in their viewers of the opposing political side. It's unfortunate that a lot of the less media literate will eat up whatever CNN, MSNBC, and Fox spews. What I've also noticed is that many average viewers don't make a distinction between The Fox News Channel, the Fox broadcast network and their local Fox affiliates. Case and point, someone I know questioned why I would watch "Fox News", after I had shared a screens
  9. WNBC next hopefully! Their 2016 update was not an upgrade. Studio 3K looks like a very downscaled version of Studio 3C which looked vastly superior.
  10. As I've expressed before CBS News doesn't really have in house talent that could sustain the Evening News. The few exceptions would be perhaps Ted Koppel, and maybe Leslie Stahl. They need someone that posses a "super anchor" like presence, commanding of audience attention. Gayle, Norah, and Jane Pauley have the right personality for mornings. Oprah & Gayle function very well as the "big prime time special interview" getter that ABC had in Diane Sawyer and Barbra Walters. I like Margate Brenan (she does well occasionally subbing for Norah on CBSEN) and John Dickerson on politic
  11. I don't mind all the shows being under a single brand but MSNBC should have stuck with the 'MSNBC Live' brand IMO. It gives a continuous coverage feel, and average viewers probably just say their watching MSNBC rather than the program name unless it's Rachel Maddow or Joy Reid etc.... The new L3's are more of the same but I prefer them over the previous package. Regardless cable news could stand to diversify itself from this heavy white box look. No gloss, no shine no transparency, just flat and white. From what I've seen sports channels like ESPN have completely outdone cable new
  12. What is the alternation pattern for WCBS between the main set and the CBSN set? So far it seems they use the CBSN studio for noon, 6 p.m., and weekend evenings and nights, and the main set for all of the times. In other words, anytime there's a solo anchor broadcast?
  13. I like that outer borough centric approach. But instead of Queens, I'd say move to Brooklyn which seems to be the second epicenter of the city now. The older WPIX had a more urban appeal maybe they can bring that vibe back. ( Fox 5 sort of has that going for them with Lisa Evers and Street soldiers). Perhaps they could attempt a WSVN tabloid hard-boiled type newscast to set themselves apart from the other stations. Was always curious how that approach might work in New York.
  14. Hopefully not. Neither she nor Lori can carry that 3 hour broadcast solo. Can't belive it but the PIX 11 Morning News is beginning to grow on me with that team vibe they have now.
  15. I've been noticing Rosanna anchoring GDNY solo. I'm surprised they wouldn't give her a fill in host for that 3 hour slot.
  16. if only morning news sets could look that great again.
  17. The new Fox o&o logos are too plain. The blue/red rectangle logos and WNYW's 90s logos were more creative.
  18. WSVN Again! This short lived, car racing video game sounding theme from 1998. Starts at 0:10 WSVN 1991. I love the striking cord when at the start of their promo (0:00) and the news theme at (2:20)
  19. I Remember those days, Half and Half, One on One, Moesha, and yes Girlfriends and the Parkers. The black sitcoms were the only great thing about UPN to me. I wish BET would rerun all those shows , (and others) instead of their current crap lineup. UPN among it's flaws had waaay more character than My Network Tv— which is basically generic ION television junior. The CW is like a lesser version of the WB to me, which I also miss for nostalgia sake.
  20. WABC and WNBC New York. Their new set, Studio 3C in 2012 was great until they downgraded to 3K in 2016. It looks so empty and barren. Their social distancing anchor desk is even worse. WABC has always had a great news team but an iffy on air look. Sister stations KABC and KGO have an on air look that would be cool for WABC to replicate.
  21. Last off topic thing to add, agreed about Elizabeth vs Ann.
  22. Agreed! Plus, special events like the Inauguration or the Election, they can co-anchor. Tom is okay but I doubt he'll give CBS the rise it needs. Heck the only person I see at CBS with has the "presence" to be lead anchor is Ted Koppel, lol. If only he were younger and up to it! If he didn't retire in '05 he would have been a solid replacement on WNT instead of Vargas and Woodruff. Speaking of Elizabeth Vargas, I always thought she had a good personality for mornings. I saw her co-anchor on a 90s Thanksgiving Edition of "Today' and she was pretty solid.
  23. I'm inclined to agree! David Muir has a personality that can shift from the "seriousness" and breaking news to the fluffy crap of GMA. George is more stiff. He's good at hard news, breaking coverage and politics. But yes, it does seem odd to have George come in to anchor coverage in the afternoon when David is there, then alternate weekends on This Week. I'm surprised they don't co-anchor coverage of events like Lester and Savannah do on NBC. Hypothetically, if they wanted to compromise George and David could do a dual head anchorship like Huntley/Brinkley. They could split duties
  24. Crazy! I was just tinking about Matt Gutman's previous suspension when I saw him reporting on the Tiger Woods crash. Lester is pretty solid as anchor of Nightly News, David Muir is pretty good too (ABC News however....). The only Evening News anchor I see could being unseated in the near future is Nora O'Donnell, not that CBS has anyone better at the moment.
  25. If Lori were to move to evenings, they should get a solid male co-anchor for her at 6 and 10. A separate anchor duo could take over noon and 5. As for Good Day New York, Rosanna Scotto needs a Greg Kelly/ Mike Jerrik/Karl Stefanovic type personality to balance her out and really make the show lively again.

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