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Two Virginia Journalists Killed During Live Shot — RTDNA Message

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Roanoke, VA — Two journalists were killed this morning in what can only be described as an attack during a live shot this morning on local CBS affiliate WDBJ; the victims, reporter Alison Ward and photographer Adam Ward were fatally when eight shots rang out during a live shot at Bridgewater Plaza around 6.45am EDT. The other shooting victim is in surgery at a local hospital.

The following is a message from the RTDNA Executive Director, MIke Cavender

26 August 2015

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: Mike Cavender
RTDNA Executive Director
770-622-7011
mikec@rtdna.org

RTDNA Mourns Deaths of Virginia Journalists

WASHINGTON – The Radio Television Digital News Association (RTDNA) mourns the deaths of WDBJ-TV journalists Alison Parker and Adam Ward, who were shot and killed while reporting during a Wednesday morning broadcast. The reporter and photographer team were in the middle of a live report on the air when several shots were fired. A woman they were interviewing was also shot and wounded.

“RTDNA is horrified and saddened by the senseless deaths of Alison Parker and Adam Ward, the two WDBJ employees,” said Mike Cavender, RTDNA Executive Director. “While the shootings are under investigation, our most sincere sympathies go out to their families and friends and all who worked with them at WDBJ.”

“Tragically, these shootings are the worst example in a continuing series of attacks on live television crews,” he added, “Safety and security of our people is always of paramount concern, but as these attacks show, such violence can occur even in the most unexpected of situations.”

 

For Additional details,  visit WDBJ7.com – http://www.wdbj7.com/news/local/law-enforcement-investigating-incident-at-bridgewater-plaza/34923086

More Newscasts Coming KMOV

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ST. LOUIS — Get ready for more newscasts coming to KMOV in July. The St. Louis Post-Dispatch’s Deb Peterson posted on May 30 that the CBS Affiliate will add newscasts from 7am to 8am and 10:30-11:00am on Sundays. The newscast will be named “Awake Sunday.”

The station already airs 1 hour of news on Saturday and Sunday at 10pm.

John Knicely and Dianna Zoga will anchor with Kristen Cornett providing weather.

My Take:

More newscasts are good; although the news content hasn’t increased with the additions of newscasts at KSDK, KMOV, KPLR, or KDNL the past few years. We’ve seen largely the same content recycled throughout the day, with a few new readers and a developing story.

With newscast additions, traditionally new talent is brought in, but also in recent years, existing talent is given second or even third duties on top of their existing jobs; while great for the bottom line, it’s not great for an industry in need of new talent coming out of schools, but that’s a separate argument. The real problem is can existing talent and staff be expected to do quality work while they are being overworked? Only time can tell.

WCBS’s Megan Glaros is coming to WBBM

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Chicago–Lewis Lazarre of the Chicago Sun Times is reporting that meteorologist Megan Glaros, who was most recently seen on New York’s WCBS is coming to Chicago to join fellow WCBS alums Steve Bartelstein and Kate Sullivan.

This comes as WBBM shuffles it anchoring lineup and replaces the low-rated “Monsters and Money in the Morning,” CBS2’s attempt to strike a different chord in morning news programs. Lazarre says that Glaros was interested in making the move back to Chicago, where she graduated from Indiana University. She will most likely end up on new, and probably traditional CBS2 morning news progam.

WBBM has been making a lot of changes with the announcement of local news legends Bill Kurtis and Walter Jacobson returning to Chicago airwaves to anchor the 6pm news, with Kate Sullivan joining Rob Johnson for the 5 and 10 pm newscasts.

Read more here:

WCBS Alum Steve Bartelstein comes to WBBM

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Chicago–Steve Bartelstein, who has seen his share of controversies at WABC and WCBS in New York is transitioning from the Big Apple to the city of broad shoulders, Chicago, reports Robert Feder. Feder reports Bartelstein was

“was once fired from WABC-TV for sleeping through a news update, and later quit WCBS-TV, saying he felt “tired of this place not appreciating me for what I do for them.”’

Bartelstein joins Kate Sullivan, also of WCBS.  The reason for so much talent from New York?  Dave Friend is the former News Director at WCBS, and current VP of news operations at WBBM.

Feder thinks that Bartelstein might be headed for “Monsters and Money in the Morning,” WBBM’s response to a traditional 5 to 7 am newscast.

Read more here.

CBS Fall 2010 Schedule

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CBS Fall 2010 Schedule (Times ET)

MONDAY
8:00-8:30 PM HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER
8:30-9:00 PM RULES OF ENGAGEMENT
9:00-9:30 PM TWO AND A HALF MEN
9:30-10:00 PM MIKE & MOLLY (N)
10:00-11:00 PM HAWAII FIVE-O (N)

TUESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM NCIS
9:00-10:00 PM NCIS: LOS ANGELES
10:00-11:00 PM THE GOOD WIFE

WEDNESDAY
8:00-9:00 PM SURVIVOR (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMINAL MINDS
10:00-11:00 PM THE DEFENDERS (N)

THURSDAY
8:00-8:30 PM THE BIG BANG THEORY (NT)
8:30-9:00 PM $#*! MY DAD SAYS (N)
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: CRIME SCENE INVESTIGATION
10:00-11:00 PM THE MENTALIST

FRIDAY
8:00-9:00 PM MEDIUM (NT)
9:00-10:00 PM CSI: NY (NT)
10:00-11:00 PM BLUE BLOODS (N)

SATURDAY
8:00-9:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
9:00-10:00 PM CRIMETIME SATURDAY
10:00-11:00 PM 48 HOURS MYSTERY

SUNDAY
7:00-8:00 PM 60 MINUTES
8:00-9:00 PM THE AMAZING RACE
9:00-10:00 PM UNDERCOVER BOSS
10:00-11:00 PM CSI: MIAMI (NT)

Network Nightly Newscasts Reach New Lows

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New York — Via TVSpy: Frazier Moore of Entertainment Daily reports the Big Three Newscasts logged new lows in ratings last week. A major problem for ABC and CBS was that Katie Couric and Charles Gibson were off for the week. Over at NBC, Brian Williams was at the desk, and led the way with a three day average of 7.8 million viewers, even with a preemption on Thursday and Friday, due to coverage of the U.S. Open.

The CBS Evening News registered a new low, dipping below 5 million viewers, for the first time, with 4.9 viewers. ABC’s World News was off, dropping from a half-million viewers from last week, with 6.4 million.

Post 203: News4 This Morning Changes to News4 Awake on 4/27

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St. Louis–Channel 4 is changing the makeup of it’s morning program. News4 This Morning, KMOV’s third place morning news/info/entertaiment/traffic/weather morning show is getting a name change, new graphics, and apparently a different format. 

News4’Awake, the new name for the program debuts on Monday,  April 27.

Promo:

News4 Awake Promo

My Take:

I’m getting a particularly Daily Buzz feeling from this show. No ties, unbuttoned top buttons. This should be interesting.