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Posts posted by Newsjunkie24

  1. 1 hour ago, jrogo said:

    “I think a lot of people will be devastated if he does leave the network, and are concerned that you won’t be able to find someone with his leadership style to fill that role.” 


    Exactly what style of "leadership" does he provide? Outside of NYC what employees will be sad to see him go? If CNN returns to news after the mess he's created, that will be a welcomed change. 


    I just don't see any CNN employees liking his style. I'd be embarrassed to work under a guy like him.

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  2. 3 hours ago, Spring Rubber said:

    Wow, that's ridiculous. Honestly, sports betting is a huge turn off for me. When SportsCenter started running full segments based around betting a few years ago, I tuned out.


    Watch ESPN News and most of the screen is covered with sports betting info. The main program is in a box to the right.

  3. 5 hours ago, justin2kx said:

    Caught in Providence, which just ended its syndie run past September, has been added to its primetime lineup at Law&Crime Network, started Monday, Nov. 16. No word if new episodes would be on deck or just reruns. Its YT page though have recent clips produced during the pandemic. 



    I honestly thought that show was a goner.

    6 hours ago, patlovestv said:

    Fox TV Stations have re-upped three strips: 25 WORDS OR LESS; DISH NATION; and DIVORCE COURT, for two additional seasons each, through the 2022-23 season.


    I'm surprised Dish Nation is still on the air. Divorce Court tends to be the lowest rated court show and 25 Words or Less is so-so ratings wise.

  4. 2 hours ago, Georgie56 said:


    If Trump is convicted and imprisoned from his tax scandals from SDNY or the New York AG, his trial will garner nationwide (and possibly worldwide) attention. Cable news' ratings will rise from that.


    I'm sure it's going to be on all channels every single day if it happens, just like O.J.'s trial.

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  5. 3 hours ago, MorningNews said:

    GMA3: What You Need to Know is performing stronger than I would have imagined. They averaged nearly 2 million viewers during election week and have been averaging around 1.7 million viewers regularly according to ABC.


    This show might last for a few years if the ratings remain good.

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  6. 15 hours ago, johnnya2k6 said:

    Now that it's finally over...


    The 2020 election night coverage was a far better improvement from 2016's, especially NewsNation's on WGN America becoming the new alternative; they, Fox, PBS, and Univision relied on the Associated Press for their calls, but CBS were slowpokes and couldn't catch up to NBC or ABC.


    Speaking of NBC...the pandemic prevented Tom Brokaw from taking part this time, which is a bummer, but they still had Andrea Mitchell.


    I wish Tom was part of NBC's coverage too. And I also wish CBS had Dan Rather on for commentary as well.

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    I'm sure if she was up to it, she would have been on ABC at midnight on New Year's Day this year to say "This is 2020".

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  8. 44 minutes ago, johnnya2k6 said:

    And if it’s all over on Sunday, Al Michaels will definitely pull a Cosell during and say something like “NBC News has now projected that Pennsylvania is going to Joe Biden, thus electing him the 46th President of the United States”; when Biden makes his victory speech, the game would be moved over to NBCSN with Lester Holt taking over on the mother network (it has happened before with President Obama’s remarks on the Sandy Hook massacre).



    Can't wait to see all of the complaints from fans who don't get NBCSN.

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  9. 2 hours ago, tyrannical bastard said:

    Well, since it is 2020, could Comcast/Xfinity have a retransmission consent issue with (gasp) itself?!?!?!??!?!?



    Looking at the list, Weigel and others are up in October and Hearst, Cox, Capitol/WRAL, Hubbard and NBC/Comcast are up in December.



    I refuse to believe that there'd be a dispute with the channels that the company actually owns. A deal should be reached before the channels are dropped.


    What's next, a dispute with AT&T owned channels and Directv/Uverse?

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  10. 20 hours ago, jase said:


    Not sure how you thought Craig was Matt, but I have a 2nd pair of glasses you can borrow if you need them!! 😆


    I can actually see why as their heads are somewhat similar. I'm sure NBC doesn't want any references to Matt anymore.

  11. 35 minutes ago, jrogo said:

    I honestly love Wolf and Anderson but I really wonder if they would be able to breakaway from the yelling panels, return to real news and drop the politics. Erin is/was better at business news. And let's be honest, Chris wouldn't have been moved to primetime if trump didn't win, he's good at arguing, yelling and hyping things up but that's what CNN wanted to increase ratings. I really like the people you mentioned but I don't know if they'll be able to return to real news. 


    Zucker's got to go, the sports division is big money, only a matter of time before he ruins that.


    Maybe if Zucker leaves, maybe the new CEO will fix all the problems he created.

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  12. 5 hours ago, CLETVFan said:

    WOIO/WUAB has been a mess for quite some time now.  The revolving door is the worst, especially with on-air talent.  Any of the attempts to replace some of the longtime personnel has not worked out too well, and some new hires have come and gone.  One reporter from Detroit was let go after only two months.  Another from Florida left after nine months.  The weather and sports teams have been a lot more stable than the news anchor and reporting teams.


    What is funny is that the management behind the "Cleveland 19" fiasco wanted Jeff Tanchak gone, but gave up on that idea when got out on that plan and his fans got upset.  Yet, that didn't stop others like David Wittman, Denise Dufala, Catherine Bosley, Beth McLeod and many more from leaving after that (botched) makeover was launched, which ended up not working (along with the Romona Robinson-Mark Nolan reunion).  Plus, some of the hires during that period didn't pan out and that management ended up getting the boot.


    Now, the stations are trying to go back to the "Action News" glory days with actually using that name, but only portions of it and some of the talent from that period.


    WTOL, which used to be a sister to WOIO under Raycom, is the same way with anchors and reporters leaving after a short time. Their main competitor, WTVG, doesn't really have this problem.

  13. 23 hours ago, jrogo said:

    Natalie Allen was a big loss even for U.S. viewers. I was surprised John didn't leave after what happened with Isha, he loved LA. Sadly George already left CNN (though they still have his bio online),  George announced he was leaving CNN on February 29, 2020 and I don't blame him, similar to Isha he said he was dissatisfied with the direction CNN has gone, they were both tired of talking about trump and politics all day, everyday, non-stop while other stories were ignored. 


    I feel bad for Brooke but I'm not surprised, no one is better at creating viral, click-bait, shareable moments than Kate (especially Kate) and Brianna. Brooke was once a great newsroom anchor and has sadly been forced to cover all this politics crap and it has essentially ruined her reputation which is why she won't be able to leave CNN, she's too associated with the network and its toxic format. 


    Jeff Zucker is the problem at CNN/CNNI/HLN, he has single handedly ruined something that was once untouchable. The "politics as sports", constant breaking news, the spin, opinion, talk and biased pundits all while claiming to be impartial and "the most trusted name in news" is ridiculous. The never ending D.C. and NYC focus is exhausting, I live in the midwest and couldn't care less about what happens there. It's time to blow the network up and start over, all new anchors and a return to real news (what made CNN successful), and base broadcasts in Atlanta, NYC, LA and Washington (if needed). They created this toxic news cycle and broadcast style, they can certainly end it.

    Jeff Zucker needs to go and should never be employed in broadcast media again. It's a shame AT&T can't see who he really is, or they just don't care. 

    Just my two cents. 



    I feel bad for Brooke. I think she has more longevity on CNN compared to Kate or Brianna.


    I've said before that Zucker is the main problem with why CNN is going downhill. The whole yelling panels haven't worked. As for all new anchors, I would really hate to see staples like Wolf Blitzer and Anderson Cooper leave, although Wolf will probably retire in 5 years or less. (he says he's not ready yet). I think Erin Burnett is better for financial news and always thought she was better at CNBC. I know many people think Jake Tapper should have been the permanent host for "This Week" 10 years ago. Chris Cuomo seems burned out but wants to stay at CNN. I'm not sure about what Don Lemmon would do, maybe anchor at MSNBC.  


    I wish AT&T would realize that Zucker has ruined nearly everything he's touched in his career and force him to resign, but instead they let him run all of their sports broadcasting divisions too. I'm not sure if he's ruined those assets too.

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