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About Vidifont

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  1. The technical difficulties are to the point where you can't keep tabs. The place is a mess. Anchors don't know what day it is, reporters are doing the best. Sports at 6 is the same at 11. It's a repack house. Producers are so lame, Thursday at 6, towards the end of the broadcast they ran a CBS Norah O'Donnell custom with Tiffany intro at 27:00 in the hour. So the viewer gets the nauseating headlines that we will see 3 minutes from now, AGAIN! The station is a waste case and the CBS Television Network should find a new station if possible. The worst television news I have ever seen, pandemic or not, WOIO sucks!
  2. Again, 2 minutes of headlines just cut in on story time. When does the insanity end? And you care about 4:3?
  3. Yes, and Nora at CBS bragged at her inauguration that she was proud that the headlines were reduced down in time in an interview. CBS is now at point where it's worse than ABC. Lead with the lead. Let the reporters tell their stories! New idea, Nora does the headlines from Washington and John Dickerson anchors the show from the Broadcast Center.
  4. What happened to giving the audience the news now? No wait, we'll tell you the stories in 2 minutes, but first this. The producers who produce these opens have taken it too far. The only broadcast that does it creatively is CBS This Morning with "Your World in 90 Seconds". Everyone else is just wasting the viewers time. It's old hat and ridiculous.
  5. Just to be clear, I am referring to the 1978 Newscenter 8 set.
  6. The Newscenter 8 set was designed by Hilton Murray, Art Director at WJKW. It was built by a local union shop that made department store displays in Cleveland, Ohio.
  7. They have limited space and this time it looks like the have found a way to make it look great on the air. Why have a weather center in the studio? WJW's is in their newsroom. Great job on the new set.
  8. Vidifont

    The "3" Thread

    So what are you saying? You sound like you are talking at a fashion show. It's TV News!
  9. Vidifont

    The "3" Thread

    It's amateur hour at "Circle thin 3".
  10. Vidifont

    The "3" Thread

    Because it's thin and does not pop! Not comparing to Univision, that's a joke. WKYC's logo will be lost. It is terrible.
  11. Vidifont

    The "3" Thread

    It's terrible. It does not stand out at all. This is the fact that management is lost. The thin logo, complete failure. They also went back to the Orange paint for the newsroom that they used when the station debuted in the building in 2001. I guess they had some extra paint cans in the back. This is completely unacceptable and the logo is... ?
  12. It takes 2 studios = 2 union crews. Be realistic. WJW is doing it right. The audience is loyal. They will stay. Studio A the place to stay. However, WEWS is a joke, WKYC is living on borrowed time and WOIO is...? The anchors are not holding anything down, It;s painful to watch. I think, yes I think they should let the sports guys do the news cuz they have the energy. WOIO is a waste of time. Only thing they have going for them is CBS and they don't embrace the network. BIG MISTAKE. It's a major market fools. This war will not be won by Gray, they don't have the experience. They are Sinclair like, laughable. Gray is screwed in Cleveland. Read this in 24 months. We will both have a laugh! So go way far WJW!, the new set is a big win brothers and sisters!!! The people love that station. Next?
  13. The new set at WJW is just what I expected. Looks great, BDI comes though again.
  14. I never realized this before but WJW has two different font styles for the "8" on the current set. There is the FOX 8 logo and the 8 used on set pieces and in the newsroom live shot. I have always disliked the 8 used in the logo. It's goofy looking. The other 8 looks modern. Almost like Avant Garde. Just look at the pics in this thread.
  15. Yes, the WJW 1996 set was in studio A also. As for WEWS, the large studio at the front of the building was instantly made smaller when they built an HD control room. This took a chunk of studio space away. Previously, they built a sports area upstairs on the other side of the studio and this also took studio space away. When they do a wide shot, the camera is almost touching the back wall. Stations don't seem to understand, less space = less camera angles which affects HD depth control. WOIO is in the basement and their news set is so crammed into the small space they call a studio. You can see it on the air. Embarrassing to say the least. I feel like the anchor's script might fall out of my television onto my living room floor.
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