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Same for KTRK in Houston. KHOU (CBS) also. However KPRC (NBC) follows the traditional local news at 5 and NN at 5:30.

IIRC, NBC never fed its weekend newscasts at 6ET/5CT. Only CBS and ABC have done it.

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Silly question:

Was WNT ever aired live at 7pm est pre 9/11 or would that have been an affiliate decision to air it at that time and have an local hour at 6pm?

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Silly question:

Was WNT ever aired live at 7pm est pre 9/11 or would that have been an affiliate decision to air it at that time and have an local hour at 6pm?

 

Affiliate decision.

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Interesting, the new video display on the ABC News set was only temporary. The smaller, flat video wall that was set closer to the desk was apparently just a placeholder while a new, curved, seamless display was installed behind it, replacing the vertically-mounted monitor wall.

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Something to do with sports, perhaps?

Occasionally yes but not as much as it was back when ABC actually had its own separate sports department

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I don't know if appropriate to post via world news. However, Dan Harris leaving nightline anchor-correspondent chair after 6 years. However, will continue GMA Weekend duties.. Reported on: Ad week.  

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WNT last Wednesday was viewed by 9.2 million viewers figures that haven't been seen since almost 10 years ago. WNT has hit that mark several times throughout 2019.

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In yet another update to the main ABC News studio, the monitors on the front of the desk are now completely seamless. The panels on the corners also have been removed entirely, after seeing a few different looks over the set's 9-year life. Only 2 to 20 more years before the move to the new building. They made this change during the last weekend of October, when no Saturday WNT is produced.

 

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I'm slightly surprised they are still updating anything in the studio, if it's true that they plan to move altogether in a few years.

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Haven't paid much attention to WNT in a while.  I used to like the curved video wall made up of flat panels.  Thought it was creative.

 

I assume in the left hand side of the first photo, those panels and backlit elements are hiding a pillar?

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1 hour ago, TheRyan said:

I'm slightly surprised they are still updating anything in the studio, if it's true that they plan to move altogether in a few years.

These tiles are so cheap now and are also easily removable that they could be transported to the new building for other uses.

 

Would not surprise me if the screens on the desk were showing burn in.

 

Also I didn't know/remember that the video wall went seamless as well.

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7 minutes ago, rkolsen said:

Also I didn't know/remember that the video wall went seamless as well.

 

Mentioned right up this page in July. They put in a temporary video wall in front of the monitor wall, installed the seamless unit behind it, then removed the stand-in. Took like a week or two.

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World News Tonight has been a milseading name for years. All three network newscats are a disgrace in this respect.

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