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  1. I would have to agree that The View was at its very best in its first decade on the air when we had Meredith Vieira, Star Jones, Debbie Matenopolous, and Lisa Ling. Back when the show was more enjoyable. Nowadays, with Whoopi Goldberg, Joy Behar, and when the show also had Rosie O'Donnell, Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Candace Cameron Bure, and Meghan McCain, it became unwatchable. The Talk had stability for a couple of seasons with Julie Chen, Sharon Osbourne, Aisha Tyler, and Sara Gilbert, when the show held its own. I would agree with the lack of stability with co-host turnover and us seeing Marie Osmond, Carrie Ann Inaba, and a couple others coming and going. I wouldn't be surprised if CBS were to replace The Talk with their version of NBC News Daily and GMA3: All You Need To Know. I miss seeing As The World Turns and other cancelled soaps, and too bad that P&G didn't sell ownership of ATWT to CBS.
  2. With WGCL (soon-to-be WFNA) dropping "CBS" branding and eye logo... It wouldn't surprise me if CBS affiliation was to change channels in Atlanta at some point. "Atlanta News First" does kind of give off a similar vibe to WJZY which has "Queen City News" as its branding.
  3. I agree with the main anchor desk being a little too small, especially considering that Atlanta is a top 10 U.S. TV market. As well as agree with that ad on the weather set desk being kind of tacky. Hopefully Gray Television and WGCL (soon-to-be WANF) may consider investing in a bigger main anchor desk. The interview/sofa area off to the side looks like it ought to be good too.
  4. CBS would be smart to move up the launch date of WWJ & WKBD's CBS News Detroit local newscast instead of holding off till November. I was thinking CBS would be smart to move up the launch to around mid to late September or early October. Unless CBS may be lacking confidence in their Detroit news being successful. Only time will tell.
  5. I came across this interesting story that mentions the upcoming launch of the new CBS News Detroit local newscast on WWJ & WKBD. The new newscast is expected to debut in or around November. Unless CBS decides to do soft launch at the tail end of October in the days before Election Day. This should be interesting. https://digiday.com/future-of-tv/how-cbs-news-co-presidents-neeraj-khemlani-and-wendy-mcmahon-are-stepping-up-their-streaming-news-outlet/amp/
  6. That is true. It would seem like WABC must not be motivated in making that change. WNBC retired their talent intros in their main news opens 15 years ago. The majority of other local TV stations across the country ended that practice back in the mid 90s. Other than WABC... WPVI has introduced their talents in their main news openings, although I see them scaling back on it in certain newscasts. WPVI could opt for simple "Live with the Delaware Valley's Leading News Program. Channel 6 Action News starts now." News opening retain visuals of Delaware Valley surroundings and MCTYW music. WLS did talent introductions in their main openings, which has also since been changed a few years ago to simple news opening and talent montage piece when the newscast goes to or returns from its first commercial.
  7. The new WOWT set looks very nice. I like the anchor desk table. Hopefully The Other Site may have additional pics of the new set in action. Gray is investing in a lot of its stations I'm already beginning to notice, including stations getting set makeovers, to stations adding additional newscasts to their programming schedules.
  8. It'd be interesting to see whether CBS would put The Young & The Restless and The Bold & The Beautiful over on Paramount+ at some point if their days on CBS is numbered. We discussed in the NBC News Daily thread Peacock the idea of that streaming service acquiring P&G soaps. I especially miss seeing Another World, As The World Turns, and Guiding Light. Even though GL may have been on life support in its last few years on the air, ATWT and AW were getting better when they ended. I think if P&G had allowed CBS or NBC buy ownership of them, those shows would've been on a few years longer or still be on. Another idea I've thought of would've been for them to be shorten to half-hour in length.
  9. It's a lucky thing that Days Of Our Lives is getting a new lease on life via Peacock streaming service. I'd welcome seeing Peacock perhaps exploring acquiring rights to do reruns of classic Procter & Gamble soaps, including any and all surviving episodes of Another World, Search For Tomorrow, The Edge Of Night, Guiding Light, and As The World Turns... Or maybe bringing certain shows back for new half-hour episodes. I certainly miss seeing the soaps and don't really care for the major TV networks going for cheaper fanfare.
  10. I'm on the fence when it comes to CBS experimenting with that Now newscast concept on its Independent, CW, and My-Network-TV stations. I came across an interesting video on YouTube of what could be described as a mock CBS O&O intro. I doubt we'd be seeing this show up on CBS O&O stations. I'll admit that it looks great and could easily pass for CBS O&O graphics and opening package. We'll have to wait and see what CBS rolls out to its stations in the Fall.
  11. With NBC moving its network news operations over closer to Capitol Hill, after departing WRC's Nebraska Avenue building. It'll be interesting to see whether WRC newscasts may move into old Meet The Press studio and Telemundo newscasts gets WRC current studio space. I guess we may wait and see.
  12. WGCL/WPCH's current broadcast home, 425 14th St, opened in March 2001 back during the very short-lived "Clear News" era. Before settling at their current location, previous location was 1810 Briarcliff Rd, from the WHAE, WANX, and WGNX eras. I couldn't see Gray moving WGCL/WPCH out of their current location. Changes to newscast graphics, set, and theme music could be likely to occur late 2021 or early 2022, depending on how long it takes for FCC and DOJ to approve and Gray to close on purchase.
  13. With COVID-19 dominating the news cycle. WNYW Fox 5 NY appears to have made a change to its 10PM opening. Instead of the standard "It's 10PM do you know where your children are?", NYC viewers will be seeing... "It's 10PM, stay home, stay safe, stay strong, we're all in this together." Video:
  14. I'm very pleased CBS was able to find a temporary home for WCBS till the CBS Broadcast Center can safely reopen. Yes Network set looks very nice I must say.
  15. I doubt NBC would return 2 hours of daytime programming back to its affiliates. My thinking would be... Why not bring back the soaps? I miss seeing the soaps, especially Another World. At least NBC still has Days of our Lives, which got renewed for its 56th season.
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