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Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

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non-anon bob
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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by non-anon bob » Tue Feb 11, 2020 10:26 am

SBaxley wrote:
Tue Feb 11, 2020 9:40 am
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CBS knows the value of a pretty, busy beaver...does a much better job than a lazy beaver, who doesn't give a DAM about their job! :razz


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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by SolarMax » Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:54 pm

Everybody in this discussion keeps bringing up Emery King. Pretty sure he's not wanting to be doing this for anybody anymore.



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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by Jim crow » Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:24 pm

My thoughts on the subject of CW50 news cast.
  • Both channel 50 and 62 are CBS properties
  • Both channels (50,62) offer very little local programming or community driven programming
  • Local fixed news (Fox 2) does a poor job of community programming and local news coverage
After years of no local news just 5 minutes weather cast once every morning at the top and bottom between national morning news cast and five minutes each night at eleven o’clock. Out of nowhere CW50 has started a nightly news show. On the surface one would think it originate somewhere in the city of Detroit or at the very least the tri county region. But sadly, is it not. https://www.detroitnews.com/story/news/ ... 506762002/


Like our local fixed new channel (Fox 2) both corporate owners of the both our local channel see green
from having news at 10:00 and 11:00 each night because of the additional ad revenue from this year's
national election cycle. Not that long ago, Fixed 2 dropped 11:00 p.m. news only to bring back before a national election.
https://www.democracynow.org/2020/2/14/ ... rate_media

The fixed 2 morning news bring to mind how to waste almost 8 hours (4:30 – 11:00 a.m) every morning.
1. Have two persons read the news from a teleprompter for 2 hours
2. Repeat the same weather forecast on the 2s or 4s every hour.
3. After 60 or 90 minutes regurgitate the news
4. At 9:00 a.m. move to a couch to talk non-news for sixty minutes
5. At 10:00 a.m. regurgitate the news again between this maybe a new news item(s) or breaking news
6. At 11:00 a.m. teleprompt new news (maybe) for 60 minutes

All in all, three local news channels do a poor job covering local government(s) and each do a poor job
covering own state legislature on the continuing basics or they farm it out to Tim Skubick (Fixed 2) or have a sorry program like “Flashpoint” (WDIV often times 20 minutes of none thing). They all could learn something from PBS TV news and radio or the very least steal from our local PBS local TV and radio, Michigan radio in terms on how to program local news, community programming. But then again, we are talking corporate news; our form of Soma.



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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by SolarMax » Mon Feb 17, 2020 11:15 pm

The "fixed 2" thing was sort of cute, once, that first time.
After that, it's just stupid.
Too many factual and grammatical errors in your post to bother correcting.



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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by fuzzpower » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:31 am

PBS and WUOM is great if you want slanted biased news. Channel 2 is bad because of all of the pop culture disguised as news.

I rarely watch any TV news these days because most of it is not news.



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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by Mike Oxlong » Tue Feb 18, 2020 8:32 am

Jim crow wrote:
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:24 pm
The fixed 2 morning news bring to mind how to waste almost 8 hours (4:30 – 11:00 a.m) every morning.
1. Have two persons read the news from a teleprompter for 2 hours
2. Repeat the same weather forecast on the 2s or 4s every hour.
3. After 60 or 90 minutes regurgitate the news
4. At 9:00 a.m. move to a couch to talk non-news for sixty minutes
5. At 10:00 a.m. regurgitate the news again between this maybe a new news item(s) or breaking news
6. At 11:00 a.m. teleprompt new news (maybe) for 60 minutes
Not quite sure I would call the 8 hours a "waste". (and btw the Duece starts at 4am, not 4:30).

Metro Detroit starts rolling out of the bed in the wee hours of the morning. They get up, catch the weather and traffic and hit the happy highway. You can call it "regurgitated" but I would wager few Fox2 viewers are parked in front of the TV for more than a half hour between 4am and 9am. So no matter how many times they run the same story, it's a fresh batch of watchers.

And as far as not much actual news between 9 and 11?
Sure, because that's what the audience wants. Everyone that works day shift is gone.
Everyone that cares if a there is a fender bender on the Boulevard is at work. The kids are at school.
Now it's stay at homes with a cup of joe and a bowl of Honey Nut Cheerios profiling on their couch while watching other people profiling on their couch. Maybe jumping up between commercials and throwing a load in. Maybe not.
Maybe don't do nothing until Wendy gets off.(that would be something to watch).
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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by CircleWXYZ » Tue Feb 18, 2020 3:07 pm

We will be getting CBSN Detroit in a year or two. Wait for it....



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Re: Three CBS-Owned CW Stations Add Nightly News

Post by MisterT » Wed Feb 19, 2020 3:50 pm

Jim Crow makes great points, and I agree.

I'm lEsS cOnCeRnEd wif grammer then "SOLARMAX" lol. Does solar have any actual opinions on substance, or are you just a jerk judging grammar?

Our local "news" is pure fluff. WDIV does the best job at this point in time as it relates to the amount of content, hard news, and coverage. WXYZ and WJBK are clown shows. No one under the age of 50 watches local news anymore and their crap product just makes that problem much worse.



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