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Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

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Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by SBaxley » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:23 pm

Hmm..interesting find on Vimeo, seems the local news drought COULD be at an end at CBS O&O WWJ TV
don't know how to do the URL of the site the video was on, its on vimeo .. but in essence, looks like CBSN DETROIT is about to be a reality and thus CBS62 NEWS as well



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by CircleWXYZ » Tue Sep 21, 2021 11:35 pm

Looks like the video was taken down for some reason. Just strange!! I don’t think we were supposed to know that.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by SBaxley » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:56 am

you may be right..



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by CircleWXYZ » Wed Sep 22, 2021 7:29 am

It being deleted is proof that it’s going to happen. Paul shouldn’t have posted it. Anyhow, cat is already out of the bag.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:54 am

I wonder if some recently departed folks from 7 or 4 will show up at 62?

Examples:
Ben Bailey
Justin Rose
Andrea Isom

I also wonder if some recent departees from WXMI in Grand Rapids will show up there.


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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by km1125 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:56 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 8:54 am
I wonder if some recently departed folks from 7 or 4 will show up at 62?

Examples:
Ben Bailey
Justin Rose
Andrea Isom

I also wonder if some recent departees from WXMI in Grand Rapids will show up there.
Are you trying to deep-six it before it even gets off the ground?



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:21 am

LOL! I didn't mean to suggest those would all be good hires. :)

Also keep an eye open for Tom Jordan, who did TV in San Diego for a number of years.

I think 62 launching a local TV news operation is a bad idea. I've held that viewpoint for years and still feel that way today.


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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by MrTaterSalad » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:36 am

I wish they would do a hard news operation and bring in a strong investigative team with the likes of Steve Wilson, Scott Lewis, and Bill Spencer. I know Wilson is out of doing local news these days and Bill Spencer is down in Houston. If Scott Lewis is still around the area I'd love to see him come on board.

Frank Turner was recently fired in Lansing, maybe he'll show back up.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by km1125 » Wed Sep 22, 2021 10:16 am

Be nice to see a different format. NONE of the current offerings are all that exciting.

Start with the headlines and just quick updates to the stories that have been around (maybe a four or five minute version of "your world in sixty seconds" from CBS Mornings), or a quick summary of a new headline. Segment two is a deeper dive to more complex stories and then segment three would be a deep dive on a local story. Maybe partner with someone like Crain's for a business segment that is really focused locally, sort of a mini FOXBUSINESS or CNBC. In between the segments you fill in the updates on weather and sports.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by SteveS » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:41 am

I wonder if some recently departed folks from 7 or 4 will show up at 62?

Examples:
Ben Bailey
Justin Rose
Andrea Isom

I also wonder if some recent departees from WXMI in Grand Rapids will show up there.
Rose and Isom both said they wanted to go digital.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by CircleWXYZ » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:50 am

CBSN is mostly online.

Anyhow, I think CBS 62 is going to thrive this time. We are now in a time where there’s more of a demand for news. On top of that, many in this area are sick of WXYZ and definitely WJBK Fox 2. With two of the top three now weakening, it’s a perfect time for CBS to strike. Detroiters are looking for a better alternative. Only those who are baby boomers and who were born pre-1985 are still stuck on the same ol crap from 2, 4, and 7. Don’t be shocked if CW 50 News at 10 is a casualty of the launch of CBSN Detroit.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by CircleWXYZ » Wed Sep 22, 2021 11:52 am

MWmetalhead wrote:
Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:21 am
LOL! I didn't mean to suggest those would all be good hires. :)

Also keep an eye open for Tom Jordan, who did TV in San Diego for a number of years.

I think 62 launching a local TV news operation is a bad idea. I've held that viewpoint for years and still feel that way today.
I think it’s going to work this time. Looks like CBS is stepping up its game.



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by SBaxley » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:14 pm

IMO, I agree ..with CBS62 starting up a news department, I do think the KTVT Houston produced CW50 News at 10 is gone, to be produced by CBS62.. BUT why do I get this feeling the whole thing MIGHT be called CBSN DETROIT NEWS



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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by MWmetalhead » Wed Sep 22, 2021 12:16 pm

The newscasts on WCBS and KCBS suck, and WBBM has been an also-ran for decades.

So, I strongly disagree with you, Circle.

True, nothing could be as bad as the half assed effort of two decades ago.

TV news ratings over recent years have been sinking in Detroit. Most folks under 45 only watch a small amount of TV news daily on local stations.


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Re: Hmmm,is the news drought at CBS62 about to come to an end?

Post by CircleWXYZ » Wed Sep 22, 2021 9:49 pm

It will be a much better effort this time. It might be a January or February launch.



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