Friday, November 17, 2017

News for Thursday, November 16th, 2017

  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WPMI-TV appeared to have a video of a news report involving on the radio stations in their local broadcast area (WAVH-FM) with an article related to the report itself dated for the Tuesday of the fourteenth day of this November.
  • A World Wide Web site attributed to WALA-TV had a video of what appeared to had been one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Matt Barrentine) visiting a school in their local broadcast area with an article related to it dated for the Tuesday of the fourteenth day of this November. 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this Wednesday ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had video of a news report involving a member of the local news operation at WALA-TV who was usually only a news presenter for the news programming they had during the morning hours of Monday through Friday in recent times (Eric Reynolds).* 
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had special news programming (involving news presenters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Greg Peterson and Kym (Thurman) Anderson) concerning a certain news conference at a time when it was usually set to have a syndicated program named "Judge Judy" between the morning and evening hours of Monday through Friday in recent times (the first half of the hour of 4:00 p.m.) on the Wednesday of the fifteenth day of this November (note: the special news programming was during the first eight minutes of that period of time). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) saying a "sister station" of theirs "stood patiently outside" of what she had said were "closed doors" for a certain committee ("the Republican National Committee") before introducing what appeared to been live video of a news report by a member of that very station (Jack Royer of WIAT-TV in the city of Birmingham in central Alabama) appeared to had been a remote location separate from hers.  
(*a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had a live video in which one of the other news presenters for the news operation at WALA-TV (Lenise Ligon) had said the one named Eric Reynolds had been "working" on this report (she had actually said "story") for "some time")  

(**WKRG-TV and WIAT-TV were related to each other due to their being members of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)

Thursday, November 16, 2017

News for Wednesday, November 15th, 2017

  • A World Wide Web site named NewscastStudio had an article dated for the Tuesday of the fourteenth day of this November concerning a certain graphic used in some of the local news programming for WPMI-TV, WJTC-TV, and WEAR-TV, and other TV stations like them in recent times (stations connected to a company named the Sinclair Broadcast Group).
  • WKRG-TV was part of a news article on a World Wide Web site attributed to a company specialized in news named the Washington Post dated for this Wednesday concerning their own company and the subjects of some news reports for some of the local news programming they had on the Tuesday of the fourteenth day of this November (note: the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this Wednesday ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) referring to one of the subjects of the reports as being part of a "popular investigation" of theirs while promoting a World Wide Web site of theirs). 
  • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first and second halves of the hour of 6:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Monday of the thirteenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 6", "WKRG News 5 at 6:30", and "WKRG News 5 at 10") each had a member of their news operation who was usually either a news reporter or news presenter for programs like those in recent times (Peter Albrecht) presenting reports related to sports for parts of them dedicated to sports in general instead of one of the members who usually appeared to do so during those times (the program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. that day had him appearing to say both of those other members were "off"; as for the names of those members, they were Randy Patrick Setterstrom and Robby Baker). 
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. on the Tuesday of the fourteenth day of this November had one of its hosts (Joe Emer) saying the "parent corporation" of WALA-TV (the Meredith Corporation) had an "exclusive interview" with a certain Joanna Gaines concerning a certain series of publications attributed to her (Magnolia Journal) after having its other host (Chasity Byrd) appear to tell the audience for the program they would be "happy to know" that a "holiday edition" of the series had "[just] hit newsstands" if they were fans of this Joanna Gaines and a certain Chip Gaines before having video of what the other host said was the interview itself after having it before having the other host say the edition was published by the corporation (she he referred to it as their "parent company" rather than "parent corporation").*
(*a Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV appeared to have had live video of one of the host named Joe Emer saying, "We're going to talk to them about the Magnolia Journal" in reference to the aforementioned Joanna Gaines and Chip Gaines between some of the earlier segments of the program (the program did not have him or any other being speaking to either one of them))

Wednesday, November 15, 2017

News for Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. on the Monday of the thirteenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had one of the news presenters and news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Peter Albrecht) saying the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University would be "fine-tuning things this Saturday against cupcakes at home ['Bama hosts Mercer; Auburn hosts Louisiana-Monroe; both are early games with 11 o'clock kickoffs']" while presenting a report related to them (he was doing so for a part of the program dedicated to sports ("Sports Preview")).  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on the Tuesday of the fourteenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had a member of the news operation at WKRG-TV who was not usually one of its news presenters since the 2015 (Devon Walsh) be one of its news presenters in this installment of it (she was usually one of the news presenters for the local news programs that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 9"), the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("WKRG News 5 at 5") before then in recent times).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Tuesday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had its news presenters (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon) presenting a report of a plan for certain members of WALA-TV other than their selves (Joe Emer, Bri MacNaught, and Hal Scheurich) to have a special ("half-hour") program concerning a certain type of game of football game usually held in a yearly basis in recent times (one involving the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University) broadcast on the Thursday of the twenty-third day of this November (during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m.)*, the Friday of the twenty-fourth day of this November (during the first half of the hour of 4:00 p.m.), and the Saturday of twenty-fifth day of this November (during the first half of the hour of 9:00 a.m.).
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Monday of the thirteenth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) appearing to make a suggestion for certain members of its audience (this is what he said that included that suggestion: "Republicans are taking part in kind of a circular firing squad when it comes to the Senate candidacy of Judge Roy Moore Now keep in mind if you  have children in the room, you may want to send them out. While nationally-known republicans are calling for Moore to drop out of the race (for the Senate of the United States), republican leaders in the state are either keeping silent or urging Moore to continue the fight against his democratic opponent. Just this afternoon, days after the first reports surfaced of alleged sexual misconduct against a minor, another woman stepped forward, and again, I want to warn you, what she described is graphic") 
(*one of the news presenter had actually referred to this day as "Thanksgiving")

Tuesday, November 14, 2017

News for Monday, November 13th, 2017

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the twelfth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a graphic with the word " 'canes" within a group of graphics for a report concerning the number of tropical cyclones (or "hurricanes") that had formed over the Atlantic Ocean earlier this calendar year (they were part of the program dedicated to weather). 
  • A Facebook page attributed to WALA-TV had a message attributed to its administration dated for the Sunday of the twelfth day of this November concerning a certain interview with a certain person connected to a certain publication related to WALA-TV due to their being part of a holding company named the Meredith Corporation (note: the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the tenth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") had its news presenters presenting a report similar to the message). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Monday ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have one of its news presenters (Bob Grip) asking one of its news reporters (Lee Peck), "A good turnout?" in reference to a certain meeting from which he said the reporter was broadcasting and the reporter appearing to say, "A great turnout" in response to the question (the news presenter said the reporter was "live" at the meeting while introducing him on the program from what appeared to be its set (the program had each of them in separate digital boxes during the introduction)). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Sunday of the twelfth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had its news presenter (Ashley Knight) saying a certain Jimmy Hart was a "WWW hall of famer" while presenting a report of a plan for him to visit the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama whereas the local news program that appeared on it during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. and the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. afterwards on this Monday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") had its own news presenters (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney) saying the Jimmy Hart mentioned in the report for the other program was a "WWE hall of famer" while presenting other reports of the type of plan mentioned in that report. 
  • A local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 a.m. on the Monday of the thirteenth day of this November ("Studio 10") had one of its hosts (Joe Emer) appearing to say one of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Matt Barrentine) had just "walked in" before appearing to say "happy birthday"* to him (its other host (Michael White)** also appeared to say "happy birthday" to him immediately after the other one) before saying the reporter "shares a birthday" with a certain "Leonardo DiCaprio" and "[that it was] hard to tell which one is better looking" (the host named Michael White appeared to be laughing immediately after that) before having audio of his saying "That one! That's the answer!" with video of what appeared to had been that very reporter (he appeared to be sitting in a dark room).*
(*one of the local news program that appeared on the channel on the Sunday of a twelfth day of this November had its news presenter saying "happy belated birthday" to the same news weather reporter)

(**he was not a regular host for the program)

Monday, November 13, 2017

Commentary: News broadcasters and news writers promoting certain notions

I wish all news broadcasters (including news presenters and news reporters) and news writers would not use phrases like "those who fought for our country", "those who fought for our freedom", and "honoring and celebrating those who were willing to sacrifice their lives for freedom" while either presenting or doing news reports concerning former or current members of services specialized in defending the United States (doing so would make them appear as if they were expressing their own personal feelings pertaining to those former or current members or promoting certain notions pertaining to them and those services) when they should only be providing information pertaining to them whereas their audiences could form their own personal feelings or notions pertaining to them. 

News for Sunday, November 12th, 2017

(note: a previous report for this weblog was amended; the one named "News for Saturday, November 11th, 2017")
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 6:00 a.m. on the Sunday of the twelfth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 6:00 a.m.") had its news presenter (Asha Staples) appearing to wish its weather reporter (Matt Barrentine) a "happy belated birthday".
  • The main programming feed for WBLX-FM had an announcement of a certain type of event planned for the Thursday of the ninth day of this November near the end of a certain installment of a local radio program dedicated to discussing news and public affairs ("In Touch Gulf Coast") during the first half of the hour of 7:00 a.m. this Sunday.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. on the Friday of the tenth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") appeared to have one of its news presenters (Lenise Ligon) referring to a member of a national TV programming service named the FOX News Channel as "FOX's Lauren Blanchard" while introducing video of a news report in which a person identified as that member had her ending it as if she were a member of the local news operation at WALA-TV (she was saying, "In Washington, Lauren Blanchard, FOX News"). 

Sunday, November 12, 2017

News for Saturday, November 11th, 2017 (amended)

(amendment note: information between parentheses was added to the first paragraph below this sentence)
  • The main broadcast channel for WFGX-TV and one of the digital sub-channels for WPMI-TV both appeared to have the programming related to a certain game of football (involving the football teams for Louisiana Tech University in the city of Ruston in the state of Louisiana and Florida Atlantic University in the city of Boca Raton in the state of Florida) from a national TV programming service named Stadium (the channel for WPMI-TV usually appeared to have programming from this service on a continuous basis) between the second half of the hour of 2:00 p.m. and the end of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Saturday.*
  • One of the digital sub-channels for WFNA-TV was set to have special programming related to a game of football (involving the football teams for Jefferson Davis High School in the city of Montgomery in central Alabama and McGill-Toolen High School in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama) from a company named Raycom Media in place of the programming feed that was usually part of its programming in recent times (it usually appeared to had been from a national TV programming service named Bounce TV) on the Friday of the tenth day of this November (no later or sooner than the beginning of the hour of 7:00 p.m.).**
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 12:00 p.m. on the Friday of the tenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at Noon") appeared to have had live video one of the news reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Hayley Minogue) reporting that she had "flown" in an airplane as part of an "air show" along with what some separate video related to what she was saying (A Facebook page attributed to her had messages attributed to her and the administration of a Facebook connected to WKRG-TV dated for this Friday concerning what was she saying along with some videos related to their details).
  • The beginning of the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. on the Friday of the tenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had an animated sequence that usually appeared with announcements of "breaking news" between previous installments of it in recent times instead of either one of the animated sequences normally used to begin installments of it during those times (like this one) (note: one of those sequences also usually appeared with an announcement of "breaking news", except it was usually that of a professional announcer (usually involving these words: "From WKRG News 5, the gulf coast's news leader: breaking news now") instead of a news presenter for the program). 
(*WPMI-TV and WFGX-TV were related to each other during their having the same owners and their being part of a holding company named the Sinclair Broadcast Group)
(**the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV)*** during the second half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. that day ("WKRG News 5 at 6:30") had one of the sports reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) referring to the channel for WFNA-TV by the name of the aforementioned provider ("Bounce TV") while presenting a report of the plan for the channel to have the special programming in place of it)

(***WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV were related to each other due to their having the same owners and their being part of a holding company named the Nexstar Media Group)