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The worst news opens of all time

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3 hours ago, MidwestTV said:

 

Is the cut from the open to the anchors really THAT abrupt? Was there an edit in the video? I refuse to believe it cut that hard.

 

 

Here are some other opens for comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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7 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

Just why

That isn't much of an opening! As sparse as that opening is, one would think this is an NBC network newscast.

 

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I have to say the ones from Guam I can give a big excuse for. 

 

WTTG I hope that was just MC messing up. I also dont like the pre-tease graphics, but the open somehow ties it in. I saw the KTVH open and just thought ok..playing it super safe

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On 7/7/2019 at 5:06 PM, atlnews2 said:

 

 

Here are some other opens for comparison

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Any person who designs TV station graphics using the Arial font or any variation thereof should be terminated immediately.

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34 minutes ago, Yankees4life said:

What even is this intro?

And this too

 

 

The WWAY open is just to have an open. The CSD doesn't get what the purpose is.

 

The second is decent, but the graphics are a VideoHive template.

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The WWAY open reminds me a lot of opens I've seen in Mexico and places... the sort of random imagery, the jerky animation...

 

Something like this...

 

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I'll nominate this one from WCIV... that unnecessarily huge text. eek

 

 

It presumably replaced a fairly decent open with Ultra News... I don't know if there may have been another open with Overture prior to 2004/05

 

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1 hour ago, Ntropolis said:

I'll nominate this one from WCIV... that unnecessarily huge text. eek

 

 

It presumably replaced a fairly decent open with Ultra News... I don't know if there may have been another open with Overture prior to 2004/05

 

When I went up to Charleston, I do not remember them having a different open, but I was there during their Ultra News days.

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17 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

What even is this intro?

 

 

This open actually reminds me of WPVI's opens, with all the random footage.

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On 9/6/2019 at 4:45 PM, MichiganNewsGraphicsJunkie said:

You're watching Monique Robinson with your WWAY Stormtrack 3 AccuWeather First Alert  Storm Team Weather (end is exaggerated on purpose)....  Either call it Stormtrack 3 weather or AccuWeather... Too many descriptors there..

Yes... Too many things going on. It's a Morris station. Not surprised. 

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On 9/6/2019 at 1:37 PM, bhratbrat said:

When I went up to Charleston, I do not remember them having a different open, but I was there during their Ultra News days.

 

There was a 4-5 year stretch WCIV had poor graphics and music. Albritton treated them as the red-headed step child in their company for years. They hired Leslie Lyles from St. Louis (who used to be on WCBD), and still couldn’t get past a very distant 3rd in the ratings behind WCSC and WCBD. 

 

Even in the early 2000s, they were still running CREFLO DOLLAR at noon. Almost unheard of for a network station in a top 100 market.

 

Their set had this interesting brick look. Then around 2003 they changed to a look showing the Ravenel Bridge (which didn’t open until 2005).

 

It wasn’t until the last 4-5 years when Sinclair started putting money into it that the station started getting more equal with 2 and 5.

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