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Bill Harris retiring

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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed May 08, 2019 7:33 am

autolab wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 3:41 am
As for your claim that Bill is not effective, then why has every TV station in this market either employed him or has attempted to employ him? Yes, even the Rusty Nickle unsuccessfully tried to hire Bill -- only to lose out to 25. Ian and Al were furious.
Wow. Now you defend Ian and Al’s opinion? You’ve spent a lifetime bashing them and now you say they’re a great judge of talent.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Wed May 08, 2019 8:42 am

autolab wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 am
Ian and Al had one moment of sanity. I'm still waiting for you to have one.
Would they have wanted him to work a full shift too? The nerve!

Hindsight is 20/20. Did his hiring result in his employer being #1 in the ratings? Nope! Not even number two, although that’s debatable. A lot that is posted on here is “number 2.”

Now that’s success!



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Fri May 10, 2019 10:50 am

Herm wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:24 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:32 am
Juxtapose (look it up) Bill Harris’ career with someone like Jim Kiertzner.

Jim digs every day, while Bill reads a TelePrompTer.

Jim makes new connections and works existing sources, while Bill cheers on the Boston teams.

Jim tracks down corrupt public officials and holds them accountable, while Bill coaches police on how to talk to the media and sets up the next positive police story.

Jim seeks to be the lead story, discovering new content that no other station will have, while Bill posts photos of his grandkids on the news set.

Has Bill been around a long time? Indisputable.
Is he well-liked? Yes.
Is he effective? No.
Is Jim effective? Yes.
You are greatly undervaluing how difficult it can be to read a teleprompter.
autolab wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 am
Ian and Al had one moment of sanity. I'm still waiting for you to have one.
Arguing the difficulty of reading a TelePrompTer? Arguing that competitors wanted to hire someone? Are these really the best we’ve got?

Again, I’m not saying he’s not a nice person. I’m sure he is. I’m not saying he’s not been on television a long time, there’s clear evidence for that. But when you look at metrics of an effective news person, many others outshine.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat May 11, 2019 7:08 am

Willie108 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:53 am
Honestly, we all know who this LL person is. Connect the dots. How'd that "Weather Garden", and "Buck Pole" work out for ya??
100% wrong.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat May 11, 2019 8:25 am

autolab wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:09 am
Willie is 100% correct. And he wins today's prize package of "I guessed the Buzzboard Troll" sleeveless t-shirt.

But -- once again HL101 -- you (falsely) claim that you've never worked in broadcasting. But you know for a fact that:
-- Mr. Harris wrote his own website biography
-- Mr. Harris is ineffective in his job, disputing the fact that he's been hired by two of the three TV stations and was recruited by the third
-- reading a TelePrompTer is an easy skill to learn
-- winning awards like Emmys are easy if you pay for them
-- longevity in this business is easy
-- Mr. Harris doesn't work a full shift
-- (and I could go on and on and on)

If you say you have NEVER worked in this business, that you are not a failed TV meteorologist now working as a failing print meteorologist, and that you have never worked with Mr. Harris... then every one of your statements has to be lies or conjecture.

Either way, go spew your lies and hate somewhere else. We don't want to hear it.

It still baffles me why the Buzzboard moderator allows HL101 to attack others and derail topic after topic. I nominate HL101 to be the next inducted into the Buzzboard Douchebag Repository. According to HL101's criteria, it's gotta be as prestigious and exclusive as winning a Murrow Award.
Zero evidence, yet you still believe your lie.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat May 11, 2019 9:50 am

autolab wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 8:41 am
All evidence. All unchallenged by you...
Please remind me of your “evidence,” besides simply falsely claiming who you think I am.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:36 pm

Herm wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:07 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 7:08 am
Willie108 wrote:
Sat May 11, 2019 5:53 am
Honestly, we all know who this LL person is. Connect the dots. How'd that "Weather Garden", and "Buck Pole" work out for ya??
100% wrong.
It still cracks me up that people think you’re Mark.
Assuming who I am is one of the most ignorant things I’ve read on this board, and I’ve read a lot. They may as well say I’m the man in the moon. It’s about as accurate as their guess now.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun May 12, 2019 3:48 pm

Herm wrote:
Sun May 12, 2019 11:20 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Fri May 10, 2019 10:50 am
Herm wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 5:24 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Tue May 07, 2019 9:32 am
Juxtapose (look it up) Bill Harris’ career with someone like Jim Kiertzner.

Jim digs every day, while Bill reads a TelePrompTer.

Jim makes new connections and works existing sources, while Bill cheers on the Boston teams.

Jim tracks down corrupt public officials and holds them accountable, while Bill coaches police on how to talk to the media and sets up the next positive police story.

Jim seeks to be the lead story, discovering new content that no other station will have, while Bill posts photos of his grandkids on the news set.

Has Bill been around a long time? Indisputable.
Is he well-liked? Yes.
Is he effective? No.
Is Jim effective? Yes.
You are greatly undervaluing how difficult it can be to read a teleprompter.
autolab wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 8:02 am
Ian and Al had one moment of sanity. I'm still waiting for you to have one.
Arguing the difficulty of reading a TelePrompTer? Arguing that competitors wanted to hire someone? Are these really the best we’ve got?

Again, I’m not saying he’s not a nice person. I’m sure he is. I’m not saying he’s not been on television a long time, there’s clear evidence for that. But when you look at metrics of an effective news person, many others outshine.
Yes... reading the TelePrompTer is not easy. There are so many things going on during a newscast. Being an anchor is difficult. Being an anchor in the same market for 4 decades is even MORE difficult. Being an anchor in the same market for 4 decades and gaining the respect of almost every person you work with and encounter professionally is so difficult, it’s almost unheard of. You seem to know quite a bit about broadcasting, I’m really surprised you are downplaying these facts of this business. I can only assume that it’s because you don’t like Bill and so you can’t be objective about his career. If that’s the case, just say so.
It’s silly to compare Bill to field reporters. Anchoring and reporting are two COMPLETELY different jobs that require COMPLETELY different skill sets and have COMPLETELY different goals. Once again, for someone who seems to not be ignorant of the broadcasting industry, I’m surprised you don’t seem to know that.
Also, it doesn’t matter what sports teams he roots for.
I don’t know Bill. I don’t like or dislike him. It would be false to say either because I don’t know him. The only thing I have to go on is what is seen publicly.

You’d think someone who’s been in a profession that long would have more to show for it.

When people are saying how difficult TelePrompTer reading is, they’re stretching. Who else has had that privilege? What if the only thing people said about a longtime NBA player is “Well, you know, dribbling a basketball is more difficult than it looks.”

And, no, being in the same place that long is not difficult. Ask any autoworker who worked at the same plant for 30 or 40+ years. To stay at the same place, all you have to do is not move, not take any risks, not be sought by anyone else, and do an adequate enough job not to lose your position. Not difficult at all.

Sure, anchoring and reporting are different skills. It just shows, to your point, how much better Terry and Jim are. They excel at both!



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon May 13, 2019 7:45 pm

I’ve learned a few things through this discussion.

1. Bill’s contributions and legacy are not based on productivity. “He’s well-liked. He’s been around a long time.” These are true statements. These are statements on personality and chronology, not how much is produced at the end of the day.

2. Bill is evaluated on a different scale than current reporters/anchors. Maybe it’s because he started in an era much different from today. When he started, budgets were bigger and less was expected. Anyone who fills his spot will be expected to produce more. When people are saying “Reading a TelePrompTer is hard,” they’re saying that for Bill, not anyone else.

3. Being a main anchor at the same market for a long time has more to do with management than talent. Lazy, ineffective, and poor managers can keep things they way they are. Many good anchors are let go for a variety of reasons: pay, going a different direction, etc. His longevity is not an accomplishment of his as it was a decision from managers who didn’t want to try something else, something new, or didn’t want to pay for something different.

Again, I have absolutely nothing against him. I don’t even know him and will likely never meet him. I’m strictly speaking from an objective perspective of evaluating production.

He’s been around a long time and he is well-liked. Maybe that’s enough.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon May 13, 2019 10:43 pm

DAC wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 9:07 pm
lovinlife101 wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 7:45 pm
He’s been around a long time and he is well-liked. Maybe that’s enough.
It could be. You've only been around here for 8 years and are widely despised.
I’ve never given what people think of me a second thought.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Tue May 14, 2019 8:03 am

autolab wrote:
Mon May 13, 2019 11:42 pm
I find it hilarious that HL101 criticizes others for apparently not knowing who he is... yet he takes every opportunity to criticize Bill who he "claims" to have never met. HL101 is a living definition of a "hypocrite."
Glad you find these facts comical.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Thu May 16, 2019 2:20 pm

I wish him well too!



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Sun May 19, 2019 2:06 pm

May 27-31 is BILL HARRIS WEEK!

Mark your calendars! Positive police stories and wet bottom lips for all!



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon May 20, 2019 7:45 am

DAC wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 12:07 am
lovinlife101 wrote:
Sun May 19, 2019 2:06 pm
May 27-31 is BILL HARRIS WEEK!

Mark your calendars! Positive police stories and wet bottom lips for all!
More of your "facts," I presume. Delusional as always.
There’s a promo running it right now.



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Re: Bill Harris retiring

Post by lovinlife101 » Mon May 27, 2019 4:46 pm

“As I enter my final week as a full time news anchor...” his Facebook status says.

Nobody has written more about Bill Harris than Bill Harris.



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