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CBS Update: KYW has announced coverage dubbed “EclipseFest”

 

I knew it! i knew something was going to happen with the affiliates.

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KYW seems like an odd one for eclipse coverage seeing as Philadelphia isn't really anywhere close to the path of totality. Hoping for eyeballs as the bottom feeder station I guess?

 

Looks like KATU is going to be live pretty much all morning long. KEZI is going to do a 10am special leading into the 11am news. They're also doing some sort of special this Thursday night. I don't see anyone else in Portland or Eugene with coverage filed on the EPG, but I also didn't want to dig into each station's website too much. I find it hard to believe KGW wouldn't put it on TV, but I'm sure they'll at least put something on their Facebook live stream, as they do with just about anything on any given day.

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How does this impact Monday's days of our lives episode?

Likely delayed a day.

 

Edit: Here are the correspondent plans for NBC and MSNBC from NBCUMV.

 

Tom Costello will join Roker in Charleston, S.C., Kerry Sanders and Jacob Soboroff will be stationed in Madras, Ore., Mariana Atencio will be on the ground in Carbondale, Ill., and Gadi Schwartz will report from Casper, Wyo. for NBC News’ Snapchat show “Stay Tuned.”
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WHBQ in Memphis says they will be live 11:30 - 1:30 for coverage. Sounds as if they at least will be all local (not Fox itself)

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C-SPAN currently has a simulcast of NASA TV's Coverage of the Eclipse on their schedule from 12pm-4pm on Monday. Most providers don't carry NASA TV in HD, but many cable providers to carry C-SPAN in HD so that might give another venue for those to watch (if C-SPAN can pick up the HD feed that is)

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Just delay it till tomorrow.

 

It is on at noon here, no issue. Or it can shift to Cozi. It's also available online after around 5 pm Eastern once it airs in Cali.

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CBS plans, via an Associated Press article...

 

"CBS News Coverage: The Solar Eclipse: CBS News will cover the Solar Eclipse on as a Special Report. They’ll have correspondents across the country in the following locations: Madras, OR; Jackson Hole, WY; St. Joseph, MO; Carbondale, IL; Nashville, TN and in Charleston, SC."

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It is on at noon here, no issue. Or it can shift to Cozi. It's also available online after around 5 pm Eastern once it airs in Cali.

aparently, nbc's eclipse coverage is optional

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Some additional network coverage plans via TVNewser...

 

 

CNN’s TV coverage of the solar eclipse will begin at 1 p.m. ET on Monday. CNN meteorologist Chad Myers will explain the science behind the solar eclipse while CNN correspondent Alex Marquardt will be in Oregon, Stephanie Elam in Missouri, Martin Savidge in Tennessee, and Kaylee Hartung in South Carolina.

 

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The Weather Channel’s on-air talent will be stationed across the country. TWC meteorologist and host of AMHQ Jen Carfagno says that while covering an eclipse is different than covering a storm, TWC viewers should expect the same compelling and useful coverage their used to.

 

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Shepard Smith will anchor FNC’s live coverage from 12 – 4 p.m. ET from the Fox News Deck along with senior meteorologist Janice Dean, as well as correspondents Dan Springer in Oregon, Matt Finn in Illinois, and Jonathan Serrie and Adam Housley in South Carolina.

 

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NBC News kicks off its eclipse coverage on the Today show with Al Roker reporting live from the deck of the USS Yorktown in Charleston, S.C. Lester Holt anchors an NBC News special report in the 1 and 2 p.m. ET hours, and will be joined by NBC News meteorologist Dylan Dreyer, and NBC News medical correspondent Dr. John Torres, who will be reporting on safety factors that are associated with the eclipse. On NBC and MSNBC expect reports from Tom Costello, Kerry Sanders, Jacob Soboroff, Mariana Atencio, and Gadi Schwartz fanned out across the country.

 

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CBS News coverage begins on CBS This Morning. Anthony Mason will anchor a 2-hour afternoon special report as well as the Evening News from Carbondale, IL. Mason’s guests include astronaut Scott Kelly and astronomer Derrick Pitts. CBS News correspondent Adriana Diaz will also be in Carbondale, along with David Begnaud in Nashville, Jeff Glor in Jackson Hole, Wyoming, Mark Strassmann in Charleston, and Jamie Yuccas in Madras, Oregon. CBS News space consultant Bill Harwood will contribute. CBSN will be streaming coverage starting at Noon ET.

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C-SPAN currently has a simulcast of NASA TV's Coverage of the Eclipse on their schedule from 12pm-4pm on Monday. Most providers don't carry NASA TV in HD, but many cable providers to carry C-SPAN in HD so that might give another venue for those to watch (if C-SPAN can pick up the HD feed that is)

 

If they do hopefully they won't put that annoying U box around it and a chyron describing it.

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WJZY is gonna have their own coverage of the eclipse from 2-3pm. Not sure about the other Charlotte stations and Spectrum News though.

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I think on the day of the eclipse,,, everyone in the path of finality should join hands in unity and peace for all...

 

We could call it....

"Hands Across America"

 

 

(yeah, yeah ,yeah)

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WLS will have special eclipse coverage from Carbondale on their website while they air ABC coverage on TV.

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Wood TV sending Ellen to NE & Kyle Underwood to TN. Looks like clouds could be a factor in Michigan for the eclipse which was going to be 80% of the sun covered by the moon. Saw Total Eclipse in 94 that was awesome felt like night and the sun looked like it had sunglasses on.

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So I was looking at NBC's APT and apparently the contingencies list two special reports the first is from 1:12-1:30PM and the second is 2:00-2:58:30PM. Both are optional.

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Q:Where is all the 1979 eclipse video???

 

A: 1979 was the days of tubes for video cameras. The military had some CCD cameras but the TV broadcasters didn't.

The problem was you could NEVER point those cameras into sun because you would fry thousands of dollars in tubes.

Even studio lights were a problem...even reflections could cause "burn-in" and "comets".

 

The cameras today all use CCD chips. Now any idiot can operate a $200-thousand dollar video camera without destroying it by accident...or eclipse.

 

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So I was looking at NBC's APT and apparently the contingencies list two special reports the first is from 1:12-1:30PM and the second is 2:00-2:58:30PM. Both are optional.

They will now need to add contingencies for a third special report at 9pm eastern

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Q:Where is all the 1979 eclipse video???

 

A: 1979 was the days of tubes for video cameras. The military had some CCD cameras but the TV broadcasters didn't.

The problem was you could NEVER point those cameras into sun because you would fry thousands of dollars in tubes.

Even studio lights were a problem...even reflections could cause "burn-in" and "comets".

 

The cameras today all use CCD chips. Now any idiot can operate a $200-thousand dollar video camera without destroying it by accident...or eclipse.

 

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By the way, Arte Johnson was also too bright for the cameras of the time. He had to wear opaque makeup.

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Univision is covering it ("El Gran Eclipse", or The Grand Eclipse), as well as WJXT on the independents' side (three hours from 1-4 p.m.)

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Q:Where is all the 1979 eclipse video???

 

A: 1979 was the days of tubes for video cameras. The military had some CCD cameras but the TV broadcasters didn't.

The problem was you could NEVER point those cameras into sun because you would fry thousands of dollars in tubes.

Even studio lights were a problem...even reflections could cause "burn-in" and "comets".

 

The cameras today all use CCD chips. Now any idiot can operate a $200-thousand dollar video camera without destroying it by accident...or eclipse.

 

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Actually technology blogs are recommending they use a neutral density filter.

 

 

While it may be commonly understood that looking directly at the sun can damage human retinas, it may be less well-known that ENG cameras pointed at the eclipse could be damaged as well.

 

“There is no black or white here,” says Steve Mahrer, senior technologist at Panasonic. Localized heating in the camera at the imager can create a problem.

 

The polymer gel used to form the microlenses that concentrate light on the individual pixels of CCD and CMOS imagers in ENG cameras can be distorted by heat.

 

“If you point the camera at the sun, there can be a lot of infrared light and heat land on those little microlenses, and they can either melt or deform,” he says.

 

Mahrer advises news photographers to exercise caution when shooting the eclipse. Specifically, they should affix “pretty heavy” neutral-density filter, such as a 3 ND filter, to their camera lenses, use the camera’s internal ND filters and close the camera iris when setting up the shot, he says.

 

“Then bring up the exposure till you get a normal image,” he says. “Don’t start the other way around and then start dialing in the ND filters. That could be dangerous.”

 

(For another perspective, that of Alan Keil, VP of engineering at Ikegami, click here.)

 

Via TVNewsCheck

 

Also don't even try photographing it with your cell phone. Just put a pair of solar glasses over the lens.

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