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Everything posted by iron_lion

  1. Ad revenue is the obvious answer but HLN might aswell go off the air totally.
  2. ABC O&Os are the perfect example of streamlined with a touch of individuality. There are umpteen ABC 7s with roughly the same logo, branding themselves as Eyewitness News. The vast majority of them are the number one station in their markets, and despite there duplicated formats, the stations have seeds of uniqness that make them authentic to the cities they broadcast to. Pardon the ancient example but, Van Amborg was uniquely San Francisco as Grimsby & Beutel felt very New York.
  3. Speaking in generalities... IMO: A consensual relationship with your co-worker (given that both of you are single) is messy but not morally wrong. The problem becomes an awkward work environment if the relationship ends. This might be unpopular bit dare I say it: A boss and their subordinate having a consensual relationship is also messy --and should be avoided -- but isn't morally wrong either, given that the subordinate is not being granted unearned work privileges and that the boss doesn't try to retaliate if the relationship ends badly. It's best to avoid s$&/$ing where you eat as the saying goes, but life happens. As someone pointed out earlier, this will be buried in the news cycle in the next 2 to 3 weeks, and ABC should probably weather through the storm rather than overreact. Let's hope nothing nefarious on either Holmes or Robach's parts comes out in the next few weeks.
  4. Today Show blooper clip from the 60s or 70s in color.
  5. Agreed that that west coast ABC's look far better. Their late 00s package was the cleanest to me:
  6. It's too much of a mouthful. CBS News New York NOW on WLNY etc.. CBS News comes off as clueless at this point. They don't seem to get that their news product is generic, and that streamlining everything into that same generic format just adds to the problem. CBS O&O's local newscasts have no personality or originality. They reek of corporate blandness. Channel numbers are becoming less relevant, but I wouldn't say they should be dropped from branding all together. This! New talent has to get a chance, but just reporting the news isn't enough. There has to be some personality and flair to it , which a lot of the newer talent lacks. People can get their news from anywhere. You as a station have to give them a reason to come to you (within the boundaries of good journalism of course).
  7. Hopefully there's prenups involved for both their sakes. If that would do any good.
  8. Entertainment Tonight is reporting the same thing Was thinking the same. Honestly, both of them came out pretty well and the show is going on with an extra hour added at that. The ET report made the comparison as well. Agreed. You often see coworkers more hours a day than family, so it's natural that as human beings feelings develop. Extra marital affairs are wrong, but it's not the public's business. Audiences should be focused on TJ and Amy's work as journalists, not seeking personal narratives. (TO BE FAIR one could argue that journalists hunt personal narratives in other peoples lives, but want to privacy when it comes to their own). Morality clauses can be an overarch. Cheating on your spouse shouldn't affect your job unless you're in a position like a religious institution or something of that nature. Where does the line begin and end for how much work can dictate your personal life? It can be tricky.
  9. Robin would thrive on a local morning show like Good Day NY, KTLA Mornings News or WGN etc.. HLN has been gone for years and the channel might as well shut down.
  10. Totally agree. WABC would be even stronger with a cleaner on air look. WCBS, WNJU and maybe WNYW aside, the remainder of the market's sets aren't that great.
  11. Today show 1999. It's usually hard to find Today content from the late nineties as opposed to the 80s or late 2000s.
  12. WNBC (and WABC) with their topical video wall graphics. While creative, it doesn't look the best...
  13. Agreed. CBS News Sunday morning actually used the JFK assassination in a report to display the overuse of breaking news versus actual breaking news.
  14. As the World Turns & CBS News on that day in Dallas, 59 years ago today In eerily similar fashion, President Reagan's shooting would interrupt ATWT 18 years later. Cant find the video of this anymore. ABC News coverage isnt really talked about but here is their summation of events:
  15. Really loving the high celing penthouse window grid look of the monitors behind the main anchor desk. The set is nice and spacious. SB: even though we're in the video wall era, I do like when stations incorporate layered physical set details, and blend themwith the video walls to add the flexibility.
  16. World News Now turns 30! Never really watched the program because I was always well..asleep. Cool to see some of the anchors that have passed though there. Loved how they filmed from the newsroom and how the desk setup placed the talent sitting across from each other. Very NBC News Overnight.
  17. CBS not supisingly is airing Colbert undoubtebly because of his heavy focus on politics. ABC is airing Jimmy Kimmel with election results at the bottom of the screen, most likely for the same reason. NBC is sticking with news coverage lead by Lester and Savannah. No midterm coverage on broadcast Fox. Never too sure when the regular Fox feels the need to interrupt programming for major news events or not.
  18. Exactly! Even if Stephanopoulos doesn't have the lead anchor position, he'd still be useful either as David's co-anchor (Like Savannah is to Lester on NBC), or at least as an analyst. NBC News's election studio set up has really gone flat.
  19. WLNY is running election night coverage at 9 PM under the CBS 2 News logo and branding.
  20. Not to derail x2, but how did NYC come to be the center of national broadcast news?
  21. Hope this is true. Sibila was pretty good and would be a welcome re-addition to the evenings rather than the over reliance on David and Natalie. I'd like to see her with adam at 5 and maybe Chuck at 7:00pm.
  22. Shep is a really good and recognizable talent, and NBC will be dropping the ball if they don't find another spot for him.
  23. I don't think Shepard Smith was right for CNBC. He would've been better off in Brian William's role as host of the 11th hour, and chief breaking news correspondent over on MSNBC. If Shepard Smith is staying at NBC, I think he'd be solid as primary substitute for Lester on Nightly News and co-host of major news events and politicslike Savannah Gutherie does. I would like to see Shepherd become host of the CBS Evening News or even take over NNN if Lester were to leave in the near future. Yes! CNBC has nothing to do in the overnight, so why not just show their world business programming. I'm glad CNN similcasts CNN I overnight. Hopefully something akin to Nightly Business Report can take over the slot.
  24. Was there an opening for her though? Stokes left before Diana Williams retired, which would've been the only evening vacancy.
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