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Former WPVI anchor Shirleen Allicot is reporting for WPVI this week from London on the Royal wedding. She's doing the same for her home station in NYC.

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Look what I found today!

 

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Seems 6 was considering hiring the animator behind the recent Tribune package before taking the rebrand in-house!

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Look what I found today!

 

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Seems 6 was considering hiring the animator behind the recent Tribune package before taking the rebrand in-house!

 

OMG. Wow.

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That would have been awesome although I think the muted reds and oranges probably would have clashed with the mostly gold and teal set. I'd be interested in seeing what the insert elements would have looked like but I doubt they ever got that far.

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Stunning. It kinda reminds me of the ABC “We’re With You” era.

 

America's Watching's ABC. I remember that look vividly.

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Alicia Vitarelli is always in the newsroom during the noon newscast with a preview of the 4pm. When Rick or Sarah are off the other usually anchors solo. M-W Rick was off and Sarah anchored solo. Today, Rick was off, but Alicia came out of the newsroom to co-anchor with Sarah. I often wonder what goes into these decisions.

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Alicia could have other things during the Noon that keep her from always filling in for a full newscast during an absence. Doing VOs for features on the 4PM and packages for FYI Philly come to mind. That said, it does seem like she's the first off the bench if Rick or Sarah are off. Having one of the morning anchors stay on to fill in seems to be a last resort if Rick, Sarah and Alicia are all off.

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Just saw a promo: Action News Mornings is going to 4AM on September 10.

 

So that leaves what KYW the only one without a 4?

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So that leaves what KYW the only one without a 4?

 

WPHL will continue to start at 4:30 a.m. while WFMZ will remain at 5:00 a.m.

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I'm curious where they're going to go with this. Jeopardy! has used affiliates' personalities in the past to give clues about their city, but not about their station.

 

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I'm curious where they're going to go with this. Jeopardy! has used affiliates' personalities in the past to give clues about their city, but not about their station.

 

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Just a guess, but maybe it’s because WPVI has national recognition in some capacity? MCTYW and Jim Gardner are recognizable to people outside Philadelphia and they’ll probably be clues in that category.

 

In any case, this is new, and it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

 

I remember an episode a few seasons ago that had WGN as a clue.

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Follow-up..."Clues Across Philadelphia"

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

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Watching the 10PM news, I've noticed their stingers have more prominent music with them that sound like they're trying to sneak in--gasp!--new cuts with the Move Closer hook.

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Just a guess, but maybe it’s because WPVI has national recognition in some capacity? MCTYW and Jim Gardner are recognizable to people outside Philadelphia and they’ll probably be clues in that category.

 

In any case, this is new, and it’ll be interesting to see how this plays out.

 

I remember an episode a few seasons ago that had WGN as a clue.

I wouldn’t claim it’s notabe to non news viewers except for maybe being in How to Get Away with Murder or other shows in set Philadelphia.

 

People probably think MCTYW was “theirs” and not WPVI.

 

WGN at the time they probably had a clue was still a superstation and could have been broadcasting Jeopardy.

Follow-up..."Clues Across Philadelphia"

BOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO

 

 

I’m going to guess What is Paper Mache?

 

I'm curious where they're going to go with this. Jeopardy! has used affiliates' personalities in the past to give clues about their city, but not about their station.

 

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Wow, they really oversold it. Unless the social media person was going for the old 6abc is Philly , Philly is 6abc (or was it Action News) branding (that was a brand at one point right)?o

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I see a lot of viewers commenting on the Action News pages about Melissa Magee. Why has she disappeared lately?

Adam Joseph tweeted that she was on medical leave.

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Jim Gardner did a preview at 10:29 and 10:49 tonight for the 11pm news, but the 10:59 tease and actual news were handled/anchored by Monica Malpass. Do they prerecord previews after the 6pm news? Otherwise sounds like Jim might have had an emergency to tend to.

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Jim Gardner did a preview at 10:29 and 10:49 tonight for the 11pm news, but the 10:59 tease and actual news were handled/anchored by Monica Malpass. Do they prerecord previews after the 6pm news? Otherwise sounds like Jim might have had an emergency to tend to.

Monica had done the 10PM news on PHL17. Jim came on around 11:05 or so and mentioned something about taking care of a bloody nose. He continued with the rest of the news after that.

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