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Video reasons why local news is such a running gag with viewers.

25 January, 2008 (01:08) | Fun, TV |

Today I had a brief reminiscing with some fellow engineers about having to deal with the local news crews at former jobs and told a few tales of the regular stampede of useless, re-hashed content, multiple yet pointless liveshots and how they were more funny than informative. I believe that local news bloopers are one […]

What broadcasters need to know about the core demo.

14 January, 2008 (19:44) | Computers, rant, TV |

They don’t watch TV. Mostly. Get it? OK, I’ll repeat myself. Broadcaster’s (and many cable networks) are not relevant to young people most of the time. This is not news any longer, however it bears repeating, because thick-headed, narrow field-of-view TV execs, GMs and news directors keep fooling themselves into believing they are just one […]

TV News. My apathy is becoming loathing.

5 January, 2008 (09:00) | rant, TV |

I remember the day I lost any faith in local or national news. It wasn’t when the Colombia Space Shuttle exploded and CNN put this erroneous ‘factoid’ on the air: A few years ago I was sitting in a department head meeting when the news director piped up about a story of significant public safety […]