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  1. Just saw WOIO's Samantha Jones and her 19 First Alert WX BS with Lake Erie green and Cleveland in blue. Later the lake is blue and the land is green. ???
  2. Just tonight on CBS' debut of the CBS Special Presentation animation before Frosty the Snowman got covered up by WOIO's wonderful on crack engineering department. They covered up with first few seconds with a Carvana commercial. I recorded it and sure enough, they screwed it up. Before this tonight there were running a Spectrum spot with digital audio buzz for a few weeks. I swear no one at that station watches the on the air signal.
  3. Hopefully everyone on this has calmed. The new name has been slightly if not at all noticed by the audience. It's a clean sweep for a move to a new studio. The content of the program has not changed other than one anchor. A nice update that sits well. The use of the Sunday Morning music theme integrated for every morning show works. The audience knows this music as it has been used for over 42 years at CBS. "CBS logo" bug resize and realignment is interesting. Just need to get affiliates to time and temp update.
  4. Can't forget The CBS Morning News with Sally Quinn and Hughes Rudd from 1973.
  5. CBS News has failed to run the House Select Committee hearing of the Jan 6 Capitol Riot. ABC News has it on. CBS News has turned into the rah rah network for happy people attempting to be anchors. Norah is terrible and Susan Zirinsky has turned it into a circus. CBS reporters create great stories but the network is held together by cheap glue. Shame on you CBS News for not running the hearing. I guess the Price is Right is what the country needs right now.
  6. The new thing now at WOIO is when they go from CBS to local, the switch in master control causes a 2 second audio/video drop. It's asinine and has been going on for years. So when they leave the CBS Television network and transition into the local news at 11, (wait), master control hits the switch so 19 Action News starts and then when the anchor starts to talk, the 2 second dropout occurs. The place is a joke. The anchor who is stays off set look likes a fool. Great stories, but this is the worst production in the USA. Even United Artists TV and Gaylord would
  7. WOIO has preempted CBS This Morning this morning and there really is no need to. Cleveland did not get the snow as expected. Once again, WOIO is a joke. Last week they did a complete story with anchor Tiffany Tucker, her narration showed an empty studio chair for 45 seconds. This place is a dismal television station in a market that likes CBS. Losers every time they are the air. We are going to start doing shots when they screw up. Big fun awaits. The engineers don't care. Life in a basement.
  8. "What? Why? How many OTA News Networks do we need?" Did you not read the news release? Multicultural News Network (MNN), a "non-partisan national news network" dedicated to (including, but not limited to) the Black, Hispanic, Asian, Middle Eastern, Native American, and LGBTQ voices and communities.
  9. 'Bachelorette' broadcast in Detroit mistakenly airs 2020 election results favoring Trump in Michigan https://www.foxnews.com/entertainment/bachelorette-detroit-mistakenly-2020-election-results-trump-michigan
  10. 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
  11. Again, 2 minutes of headlines just cut in on story time. When does the insanity end? And you care about 4:3?
  12. 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.
  13. 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.
  14. Just to be clear, I am referring to the 1978 Newscenter 8 set.
  15. 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.

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