Wednesday, November 30, 2016

News for Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

  • The weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this Tuesday (Kelly Foster on "Local 15 News at Noon") used part of its broadcast to tell its audience that their "next round of rain" would come when they sleep while showing a map of their areas with indications of rain predicted to occur between the evening of this Tuesday and the morning of this Wednesday (on the thirtieth day of this November).    
  • The main broadcast channel for WJTC-TV had a theatrical movie originally released to the public in general before the year 1980 unlike most of the theatrical movies that had been listed as part of its programming plans from the past year this past Monday on the twenty-eighth day of this November (the name of this particular movie was "To Catch a Thief"; the year it was originally released to the public in general was 1955; as for when it was part of the programming feed for the channel this past Monday, it was between the second half of the hour of 2:00 a.m. and the beginning of the hour of 5:00 a.m).*
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Monday ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") did not have an "emoji forecast" (a type of weather report involving icons of different facial expressions) for its broadcast that day like its previous broadcasts in recent times (the final segments of its broadcasts were usually dedicated to such forecasts by then; as for how it ended this past Monday, it ended with a more ordinary type of weather report with a weather reporter who was not usually part of its broadcasts in recent times (Matt Barrentine was the name of this reporter; the name of the one who usually presented weather reports for its broadcasts in recent times was Jason Smith).**
(*according to Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, the channel was set to have another theatrical movie originally released to the public in general before the year 1980 (it was named "King Kong" and originally released to the public in general in the year 1976) on the third day of this December (between the hour of 7:00 p.m. and the first half of the hour of 9:00 p.m.))
(**the broadcast for this Tuesday ended with an "emoji forecast" and the same weather reporter) 

Tuesday, November 29, 2016

News for Monday, November 28th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WEAR-TV had a paid commercial program (or "infomercial") in place of a syndicated news program dedicated to entertainment ("Extra") that was usually part of its regular programming plan for Monday through Friday (for the second half of the hour of 11:00 a.m. for those days) in recent times this Monday.*
  • An image described as being of a former radio station located in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama named WALA was posted onto the official Facebook page for one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) with a message about it being the first of several images related to the former station to be posted onto the page earlier this November.
  • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) sang the words, "When you wish upon a 'CW55 Star' " on their local news program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. for this Monday a few seconds after one of its news presenters (Rose Ann Haven) promoted a plan by their companion station (WFNA-TV) to hold auditions for a new promoter for their broadcast operation ("The CW55 Star") this Saturday on the third day of this December in the city of Foley in southwest Alabama.
(*the same type of program took the place of the news program on the same channel in the same time period on the same day of the week in the past) 

Monday, November 28, 2016

News for Sunday, November 27th, 2016

  • One of the announcers for a national TV program about a live football game involving the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV this past Saturday (Merton Laverne (Verne) Lundquist) mentioned a former sports reporter for WKRG-TV (James Scott Hunter) for his connection to the company that provided the program (the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) and his connection to the University of Alabama (the former reporter was an analyst for TV programs about collegiate sports distributed by the company and a former quarterback for the university).
  • Some of the news presenters in some of the local news programming for WKRG-TV earlier this calendar week usually ended their broadcasts about various plans for the game described in the previous paragraph would be the last of its kind for the announcer mentioned in that paragraph to "call" (or describe).

Sunday, November 27, 2016

News for Saturday, November 26th, 2016

  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had two special editions of a local entertainment and lifestyle program of theirs ("Studio 10") within twenty-four hours of each other between this past Thursday and this Friday on the twenty-forth and twenty-fifth days of this November respectively (the one they had on the channel this past Thursday was dedicated to various ways of preparing food whereas the one for this past Friday was dedicated to various musical performances).
  • According to a digital statement attributed to the Comcast Corporation sent to customers of their cable TV system in the county of Mobile in southwest Alabama (Comcast Cablevision of Mobile) this November, there was a plan to raise the fee for using a digital transport adapter to receive cable TV programming through the system (from $3.99 to $5.99) on the Sunday of the first day of January of the next calendar year (2017) and apply it to any new customer of the system who may be using such a device to receive its programming by then before applying it to any current customer of the system who may be using such a device to receiving its programming on the Thursday of the first day of June for that year. 
  • WALA-TV and WPMI-TV each had a local news program without an opening sequence (or title sequence) in their broadcasts this Saturday (the one for WPMI-TV during the the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. ("Local 15 News at 5:00 p.m.") began with videos of two persons commenting about news of a former president for the nation of Cuba (Fidel Castro Ruz) dying this past Friday whereas the one for WALA-TV during the hour of 10:00 p.m. (it was simply titled "FOX 10 News" due to its time period not being one of their regular time periods for local news programming (10:20 p.m. to 10:49 p.m.) in recent times) began with an animated sequence normally used for "breaking news" on their local news programs in recent times (in the case of the program for this Saturday, the news was about a "possible shooting" in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama this Saturday).

Friday, November 25, 2016

News for Friday, November 25th, 2016

  • A recording of a special TV program for WKRG-TV about the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University was uploaded onto the official YouTube channel for WKRG-TV this Friday (the name of the program was "The Battle for Braggin' Rights").
  • WALA-TV had special programming segments dedicated to videos of various members of the military of the United States making special holiday greetings on some of their local news programs this past Thursday on the twenty-forth day of this November (their local news program for the hour of 9:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had two of those segments whereas the one for the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") only had one of those segments). 

News for Thursday, November 24th, 2016

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the twenty-third day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 10:00 p.m.") had a report about some members of their local news operation expressing thanks for certain aspects of their lives. 
  • WKRG-TV had two national news programs from their main provider of network programming ("The CBS Morning News" and "CBS This Morning" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) take the place of their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") on their main broadcast channel this Thursday (the first one was usually part of its programming during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. between Monday through Friday whereas the other one was usually part of its programming during the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 8:00 a.m. for those days).*
(*the one named "The CBS Morning News" was broadcast twice during the hour of 5:00 a.m. this Thursday)

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

News for Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016 (corrected)

 (correction note: part of the name used in reference to the network TV program mentioned in the third paragraph of this report was corrected)
  • One of the hosts for the local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Monday through Friday in recent times (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") used the last few seconds of its broadcast for this Wednesday to tell its audience the edition of the program set for broadcast this Thursday on the twenty-fourth day of this November was a "best of cooking" edition.
  • The news presenters on 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 (Mel Showers and Rose Ann Haven on "WKRG News 5 at 10") had erroneously referred to a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States (Donald Trump) by the word "president" while presenting reports related to him (the one named Mel Showers used it with the word "incoming" ("incoming president") whereas as the one named Rose Ann Haven used it with the surname of the candidate ("President Trump")).
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had some scrolling text (between graphics normally used for their local news programs in recent times) concerning whether their programming feed for the channel would still be accessible through DirecTV and AT&T U-verse TV after the Thursday of the first day of this December or not during its presentation of a special historical program from their main provider of network programming (the name of the program was "Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade 90th Celebration"; the name of its provider was the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)). 

News for Tuesday, November 22nd, 2016

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5") had a report involving a local radio host/announcer from their local broadcast area (Sean Sullivan of WAVH-FM in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama).   
  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 10:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the nineteenth day of this  November (Rudy Harper between 10:11 p.m. and 10:39 p.m.) referred to the program as "this edition of FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m." while greeting its audience and thanking them for "staying up late" for its broadcast (some of the graphics on the program reflected the time of its broadcast).  
  • According to the guide to the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV from Zap2it, two new editions of two syndicated TV game programs ("Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune") originally intended for broadcast this Thursday on the the twenty-fourth day of this November be broadcast through the channel this Saturday on the twenty-sixth day of this November (5:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. for "Jeopardy!"; "5:30 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. for "Wheel for Fortune") due to a plan for the channel to special football programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during the time period in which new editions of those programs were usually part of its regular programming plan from Monday through Friday in recent times (6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for "Jeopardy!"; 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for "Wheel of Fortune").*
 (*the channel was usually set to have past editions of those programs from previous calendar years on Saturdays and Sundays on recent times)

Tuesday, November 22, 2016

News for Monday, November 21st, 2016 (amended)

(amendment note: another sentence was added to the paragraph in parentheses)
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had promotional videos about a plan to have one of its regular programs for Monday through Friday in recent times (a comedic syndicated program named "The Andy Griffith Show") appear on the main broadcast channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) on a daily basis from Monday through Friday (between 9:30 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.*) beginning with the Monday of the fifth day of this December due to a plan to extend one of its local news programs ("WKRG News 5 at 6 [p.m.]") into its regular time period for those days (6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) by then (see third paragraph for more information about this plan).
  • WKRG-TV had a promotional video (in their programming) about a plan to have a special TV program about the football teams for the University of Alabama and Auburn University (including a plan for the teams to play football together this Saturday on the twenty-sixth day of this November) appear on the main broadcast channels of both their broadcast operation and the one for their companion station (WFNA-TV) between this Thursday on the twenty-fourth day of this November and this Friday on the twenty-fifth day of this November (the one for WKRG-TV was set to have it both this Thursday (between 6:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m.) and Friday (between 12:00 p.m. and 12:30 p.m.) whereas the one for WFNA-TV was only set to have this Thursday (between 9:00 p.m. and 9:30 p.m.)). 
  • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had promotional videos about plans to extend the time period for their local news program for the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. for Monday through Friday ("WKRG News 5 This Morning") to the beginning of the second half of 4:00 a.m. for those days and extend the time period for their local news program for the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. for those days ("WKRG News 5 at 6") to the beginning of the hour of 7:00 p.m. on the Monday of the fifth day of this December (the channel was usually set to have a national news program from their main provider of network programming ("The CBS Morning News" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) during the second half of the hour of 4:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday)
(*the channel for WFNA-TV was usually set to have a syndicated news program named "TMZ" during this time period from Monday through Friday in recent times (according to the guide to the channel from Zap2it, it may still have this program on a regular basis after the fifth day of this December))

Monday, November 21, 2016

News for Sunday, November 20th, 2016

  • A recording of a local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during a time period not normally used for its presentations of local news programs in recent times (6:46 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.) due to some special network programming it had during one of those time periods before then (6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m.) this past Saturday on the nineteenth day of this November was uploaded onto their official YouTube channel (the promotional videos for the break of the program were included in the recording).
  • The news presenter for 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 past Saturday (Ashley Knight on "WKRG News 5 at 10") referred to the weather reporter for the program (Thomas Geboy) by a a name commonly used as a nickname for the one normally used as his forename (she said "Tom" rather than "Thomas") while presenting a report narrated by him before calling him by the one normally used as his forename later in the program

Saturday, November 19, 2016

News for Saturday, November 19th, 2016

  • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Friday on the eighteenth day of this November (Bob Grip on "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") used the first segment of the program to tell its audience they knew before the rest of the world that a member of the Senate of the United States from the state of Alabama (Jefferson (Jeff) Sessions) was chosen for the position of lawyer for the federal government of the United States (or "attorney general", as it was usually called by then). 
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Friday on the eighteenth day of this November ("Local 15 News at 6 p.m.") had what appeared to be video of a live ceremony involving the lighting of a Christmas tree in the down-town area of the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama whereas the one that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the same time period ("WKRG News 5 at 6") had what appeared to be a video recording of the same ceremony afterwards (the channel for WKRG-TV had a promotional video while the channel for WPMI-TV had video of the ceremony).

News for Friday, November 18th, 2016

  • Some images related to the history of WALA-TV were uploaded onto a Facebook page for one of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Bob Grip) earlier this calendar week. 
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV started having a new edition of a national news program from its main provider of network programming ("Early Today" from the National Broadcasting Company (NBC)) from the beginning of one of its later segments about two minutes having a new edition of a syndicated news program mainly about entertainment ("Entertainment Tonight") in a time period not normally used in its presentations of it in recent times this Friday (sometime between 3:52 a.m. and 4:22 a.m.) due to some live football programming (from the same provider of network programming) it had the previous day.
  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (John Nodar) interviewed a producer of theirs specialized in promotions (Ariel O'Hern) and a news reporter for a local news program of theirs for their companion station (Katrice Nolan of "The CW55 News at 9" for WFNA-TV) about a plan to hold auditions for a new promoter for the companion station next Monday on the twenty-first day of this November (the interview was part of a local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV between one of its breaks from having a national news program from its main provider of network programming ("CBS This Morning" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) this Friday).

Friday, November 18, 2016

News for Thursday, November 17th, 2016 (amended)

  • 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 past Monday on the fourteenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a report about some members of their local news operation (Mel Showers (news presenter), Rose Ann Haven (news presenter), Randy Patrick Setterstrom (sports reporter), Alan Sealls (weather reporter), Peter Albrecht (news presenter/investigative reporter), and Melissa Constanzer (weather reporter), and the manager of their broadcast operation in general (Mark Bunting) shopping for toys at a Toy store for a project of theirs to donate gifts to less fortunate folks in southwest Alabama this December ("The Great Toy Drive").    
 (amendment note: some of the text in the first paragraph was linked to a page with video of two other news presenters for WKRG-TV (Bill Riales and Jessica Taloney of "WKRG News 5 This Morning") talking about the report mentioned in that paragraph along with the report itself)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

News for Wednesday, November 16th, 2016

  • A microphone with logos for both WKRG-TV and WFNA-TV was used at a ceremony for a professional baseball player originally from their local broadcast areas (Addison Russell from the city of Pensacola in the state of Florida) this past Tuesday on the fifteenth day of this November (both stations were owned and operated by the same company (Media General)).
  • The name of a former weather reporter for WALA-TV (John Edd Thompson) was mentioned on a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for WALA-TV) without any explanation as to whom its speaker was referencing (it was mentioned by one of the hosts for the program (Joe Emer); as for why it was mentioned, the host was making was suggestion about who could play "air guitar" in a contest promoted on the program a few seconds earlier).      
  • According to WPMI-TV, part of their broadcast studio was used by volunteers for the American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) to provide information about caring for certain persons with special needs to members of the public by telephone between the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. this Wednesday (the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV had a promotional video about his effort during some of its breaks before this Wednesday and video of the volunteers in some of its local news programming during their visit this Wednesday).

Wednesday, November 16, 2016

News for Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

  • Some videos about a former news presenter for WPMI-TV named Kelly Jones and a radio announcer for WKSJ-FM named Dan Brennan were uploaded onto a YouTube channel for a company specialized in promoting businesses and lifestyles in southwest Alabama and other areas along the Gulf of Mexico named Project Azalea.  
  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Alan Sealls) used some of the weather segments for the local news programs that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the first halves of the hours of 6:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. this past Monday ("WKRG News 5 at 6" and "WKRG News 5 at 10" respectively) to explain why the moon around the planet Earth appeared larger than usual to some of its residents that day (a recording of his doing so on the program that appeared on the channel during the first half of the hour 6:00 p.m. that day was uploaded onto their official World Wide Web site).  
  • The local news program that usually appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. from Monday through Friday in recent times ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had some videos appear over videos for news reports unrelated to them in a small box near the bottom of the right part of its display area during some of its broadcasts since last Thursday on the fourteenth day of this November (such as video of a fire in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama that Thursday and video of the moon around the planet Earth this past Monday (a textual graphic of the word "SUPERMOON" appeared over the one with the moon)). 

Tuesday, November 15, 2016

News for Monday, November 14th, 2016

  • A video of the broadcast studio for WMXC-FM as they were about to switch from their regular programming format (contemporary music) to a format that was usually part of their  programming in general between the months of November and December in past years (Christmas music) last Friday on the eleventh day of this November was uploaded onto their official Facebook page.
  • Some of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV had occasionally referred to a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States (Donald Trump) by only his surname (Trump) while presenting "previews" of reports related to him on some of their local news programs shortly before and after the election for the presidency of the United States last Tuesday on the eighth day of this November.  

Monday, November 14, 2016

News for Sunday, November 13th, 2016

  • One of the news presenters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Lenise Ligon) had an interview with a news presenter for the Cuban Institute of Radio and Television in the nation of Cuba (Cristina Escobar) for one of the local news programs at WALA-TV on the Thursday of the third day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 4:00 p.m.").
  • The news presenter on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hour of 5:00 a.m. this past Saturday on the twelfth day of this November (Chad Petri on "WKRG News 5 This Morning: Saturday") said the title of a TV program originally distributed to network TV stations on Saturday mornings ("The Kids from C. A. P. E. R.") was a play on the title of a TV program originally distributed on days other than Saturday ("The Man from U. N. C. L. E.") in honor of one of the actors for the one originally distributed on days other than Saturday (Robert Vaughn) for a part of the program dedicated to profiling TV programs originally distributed to network TV stations on Saturday mornings* (he said the honor was going to be "some sort of sideways tribute" a few seconds after presenting a report about the actor having died this past Friday earlier in the program). 
(*the part of the program with the tribute was called "Remember This").

Saturday, November 12, 2016

News for Saturday, November 12th, 2016

  • The news presenter on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hours of 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m. this Saturday (Candace Murphy on "FOX 10 News in the Morning") said a recent interview with a member of the Senate of the United States from the state of Alabama concerning a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States was "exclusive" to their local news operation while presenting a report about it (the name of the member of the senate was Jefferson (Jeff) Davis; the name of the candidate was Donald Trump).
  • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Lance Crawford) appeared to be making fun of the name of a member of the football team for the University of Pittsburgh in the city of Pittsburgh in the state of Pennsylvania (Chris Blewitt) while presenting a report about him in the sports segment of the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 10:00 p.m. ("Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") this Saturday (he was talking about how this member of the team kicked a football between a goal post near the end of a football game that he and other members of the team played this Saturday; as for what he said about the name and this particular member of the team, he said, "worst name ever for a kicker, but Blewitt doesn't blow it; he makes it").

Friday, November 11, 2016

News for Friday, November 11th, 2016

(note: the last paragraph of the report titled "News for Thursday, November 10th, 2016" was corrected)
  • 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 past Thursday on the tenth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 10") had a report about various persons answering a question about a recent candidate for the presidency of the United States on a poster board attached to a video camera for WKRG-TV (the name of the candidate was Donald Trump).  

Thursday, November 10, 2016

News for Thursday, November 10th, 2016 (corrected)

(correction note: the last paragraph had the word "the" before the word "digital" by mistake)  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Wednesday on the ninth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a report involving a person its narrator said was an employee of theirs.
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Wednesday ("Local 15 News at 6 p.m.") had a report involving two persons who occasionally provided political analysis for local news programs at WKRG-TV in recent times (the names of the persons were Jonathan (Jon) Gray of Strategy Public Relations and Sean Sullivan of WAVH-FM
  • Some of the presenters for the local news operation at WKRG-TV referred to a digital sub-channel for their companion station (WFNA-TV) by the name of its main provider of programming (Bounce TV) while presenting reports about a plan for the channel to have live football programming from a different provider (Raycom Media) this Friday on the eleventh day of this November during a time period when it usually had programming from the main provider (between 7:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m.).

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

News for Wednesday, November 9th, 2016

  • A weekly radio program for Mississippi Public Broadcasting named "Everyday Tech" was interrupted for special news programming from National Public Radio (NPR) during the second half of its regular time period (10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.) this Wednesday.*  
  • A digital clock normally used on local news programs for WKRG-TV in recent times (through the process of superimposition) appeared in a format based on the total number of hours in a day (a "24-hour format") instead of a format based on half the number of hours in a day a "12-hour format") on the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this past Tuesday on the eighth day of this November ("WKRG News 5 at 5"). 
  • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Monday on the seventh day of this November (Lenise Ligon of "FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") used part of its broadcast to talk about her visiting an amusement park in the city of Orlando in the state of Florida named Disney World between last Friday on the fourth day of this November and this past Sunday on the sixth day of this November (she had talked about participating in two races that occurred there that week (the "10K" and "half marathon" races of the "Disney Wine & Dine Half Marathon Weekend"), meeting two persons from the city of Mobile in the state of Alabama running to promote awareness of a medical condition named autism, and witnessing a parade involving members of a professional baseball team from the city of Chicago in the state of Illinois named the Cubs). 
(*radio programming from Mississippi Public Broadcasting was usually available over the air in southwest Alabama through a radio station located near the city of Biloxi in the state of Mississippi by then (WMAH-FM)) 

Commentary: Shame

Some local, national, and international news broadcasters should feel very shameful for having focused on two of the candidates for the presidency of the United States more than any other candidate over the past year: specifically the ones named Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump. I always felt those candidates were unfit to be president and felt they should had stopped campaigning long ago, and yet I was sad to learn about the candidate named Donald Trump having been declared the winner of the presidency earlier today.

I believe those broadcasters were mainly responsible for his winning the election, not just the folks who voted for him. Many of them probably would had not voted for him if it were not for these broadcasters, for they (the broadcasters) should had expanded their areas of focus and provided more information on candidates like Gary Johnson and Jill Stein. If they had done so, more folks registered to vote probably would had known more about them and considered voting for them.

Personally I felt the one named Gary Johnson was more worthy of being president than any other candidate from the past year due to his ideas about what government should be and should not be and his history as governor of New Mexico. I guess some folks in charge of some news operations felt differently about him and de-emphasized him as much as possible in order to focus on just the worst of the candidates to benefit their selves, their operations, and other benefactors. I also guess some of them did not get every thing they wanted in the end since the other candidate who got more attention from them did not win the presidency. Sad, very sad; not for the candidate they probably wanted to win, but for the one I wanted to win: the one named Gary Johnson.

All I could do now is hope the electoral college system is used against the candidate named Donald Trump and used to help the one named Gary Johnson become president by the twentieth day of next January (the date for inaugurating winners of presidential elections in the United States).

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

News for Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

  • The news presenter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this Tuesday (Darwin Singleton of "Local 15 Today") seemed relieved about this day being "Election Day" in the United States while presenting certain parts of its broadcast (such as the introductions to the first and second halves of its broadcast for this Tuesday). 
  • The news presenter for 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. this Tuesday (Devon Walsh of "WKRG News 5 at Noon") used the phrase, "In non-election news" after presenting a report unrelated to any of the elections held in various parts of the United States this Tuesday in a segment of the program without any reports about any one of those elections at all (the first segment of the program (the one that preceded its first break and the segment with its news presenter using the phrase, "In non-election news") and the  had reports about elections in their local broadcast area and other parts of the United States).
  • The main broadcast channels for WPMI-TV and WEAR-TV each had a local news program and a syndicated entertainment program instead of special network programming about various elections held in various parts of the United States this Tuesday from their main providers of network programming during the hour of 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday (the National Broadcasting Company (NBC) was the provider for WPMI-TV whereas the one for WEAR-TV was the American Broadcasting Company (ABC); as for their news and entertainment programs, the ones for WPMI-TV were "Local 15 News at 6 p.m." and "Entertainment Tonight" respectively whereas the ones for WEAR-TV were "Channel 3 News" and "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire" respectively also).  

News for Monday, November 7th, 2016

  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 9:00 p.m. this past Sunday on the sixth day of this November ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") had a promotional graphic for their plan to broadcast reports about an election for the presidency of the United States expected to occur this Tuesday on the eighth day of this November with images of only two of the candidates for the presidency (Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump) seconds after having a report about them and two other candidates for the presidency (Gary Johnson and Jill Stein). 
  • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Monday (Devon Walsh of "WKRG News 5 at 5") told a guest of the program from a radio station in their broadcast area (Sean Sullivan of WAVH-FM) that a candidate for the presidency of the United States named Donald Trump was going to "win" the state of Alabama (in the process of electing a person to the presidency) this Tuesday before asking him to give an estimate of listeners in the audience for the station (she referred to them as his listeners) who may vote for this candidate this Tuesday as part of an analytical segment of the program (the guest said, "Ninety percent" in response to her request).

Monday, November 7, 2016

News for Sunday, November 6th, 2016

(the report titled "News for Saturday, November 5th, 2016" was updated)
  • The news presenter for the local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first halves of the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 10:00 p.m. this past Saturday on the fifth day of this November (James Gordon on "Local 15 News at 5 p.m." and "Local 15 News at 10 p.m.") used the phrase, "Keep your channel locked into Local 15 all day long" on both programs while promoting their plans for broadcasting reports about elections expected to occur next Tuesday on the eighth day of this November. 
  • The main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV was set to have a theatrical movie around the end of daylight saving time (1:59:59 a.m. Central daylight time) for this calendar year (specifically between 1:02 a.m. Central daylight time and 2:02 a.m. Central standard time this Sunday) instead of the types of programs that were usually part of its regular programming plan for Sunday mornings in recent times around the time daylight saving time ended this calendar year (the programs were usually a syndicated interview program (usually the one named "The Tim McCarver Show") and a paid program; as for the theatrical movie broadcast in place of them, it was the one released to the general public in the year 2004 named "Twisted")
(*the host named Allen Lyle used to be a news presenter for the local news operation at WPMI-TV)

Saturday, November 5, 2016

News for Saturday, November 5th, 2016 (updated)

  • WALA-TV and WPMI-TV had some video with logos for a TV station located in the city of Montgomery in central Montgomery (WSFA-TV) and the holding company for the station (Raycom Media) for some reports they had about the governor of Alabama (Robert Bentley) in their local news programming for this past Thursday on the third day of this November.  
  • The local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the first half of the hour of 5:00 p.m. this Saturday ("Local 15 News at 5 p.m.") had a report about a candidate for the presidency of the United States usually ignored by their local news programs since the start of his campaign for the presidency last January (Gary Johnson).*
  • The weather reporter for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Thursday (Jake Dunne on "Local 15 Today") used part of its broadcast to encourage school teachers in the local broadcast area for WPMI-TV to invite either him or one of the other weather reporters for the local news operation at WPMI-TV (Chris Dunn and Kelly Foster) to talk about weather at their schools (he suggested they use electronic mail to invite either him or one of the other weather reporters). 
(*the report was to a attributed to TV station with the same owners as WPMI-TV located in the city of Salt Lake City in the state of Utah (KUTV-TV).

(update for Monday, November 7th: WKRG-TV had video similar to the ones for WALA-TV and WPMI-TV for a report they had about the governor in some of the local news programming they had on this Saturday, except it only had the logo for the TV station) 

News for Friday, November 4th, 2016

  • According to some messages on the official Facebook page for WKRG-TV dated for this past Thursday (the third day of this November), some participants of a telephonic survey conducted for them concerning four candidates for the presidency of the United States (Hillary Clinton, Gary Johnson, Jill Stein, and Donald Trump) received a "follow-up" question that did not reflect their answers to its first question while participating.   
  • One of the news presenters for the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV this past Thursday morning (Darwin Singleton on "Local 15 Today") promoted a plan by their holding (or "parent") company (the Sinclair Broadcast Group) after presenting a news report related to that plan on the program that day (this is what he about the plan: "On Saturday night (this Saturday), our parent company Sinclair Broadcast Group is producing a one-hour special (or Internet broadcast) looking at the opioid epidemic plaguing our country right now"). 
  • One of the weather reporters for the local news operation at WALA-TV (Michael White) mocked one the hosts of a local TV program of theirs dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles (Joe Emer of "Studio 10") while substituting for him this Friday (he was speaking to its other host/weather reporter (Chasity Byrd) at the time; as for what he said about the other host: "I mean how many times have you been doing weather on this show and Joe says, 'Aw, when is the rain going to stop? You know, when is it going to stop raining"? (the other host responded by saying,"He does that with temperatures too". Immediately after her response he said, "I just don't think we can make him happy with weather"). 

Thursday, November 3, 2016

News for Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

  • One of the news presenters on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Wednesday on the second day of this November (Jessica Taloney on "WKRG News 5 This Morning") used some parts of its broadcast (such as weather segments) to present jokes related to heat ("It's so hot" jokes).
  • The main broadcast channel for WALA-TV had special local news programming between 12:33 a.m. and 1:09 a.m. after having special sports programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) since 6:00 p.m. this past Wednesday. 

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

News for Wednesday, November 2nd, 2016

  • WKRG-TV had some interviews with a person who used to perform on a national TV program named "Hee Haw" (LuLu Roman) on some of their local news programs for this Wednesday (one of them was part of the program that appeared on their main broadcast channel between 8:25 a.m. and 8:30 a.m. (she appeared to be on the set for their local news programs) whereas the other one was part of a news report for the local news program that appeared on the channel between 6:00 p.m. and 6:30 p.m. (she appeared to be on a porch in the report; as for what the report was about, it was about her past and her plan to attend a special luncheon expected to occur in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama this Thursday on the third day of this November).  
  • One of the news presenters on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WALA-TV during the hour of 5:00 p.m. (Lenise Ligon on "FOX 10 News at 5:00 p.m.") talked about editions of two syndicated TV programs of theirs ("Jeopardy!" and "Wheel of Fortune") being set to appear on their main broadcast channel during time periods in which they were usually not part of their programming in recent times this Friday (2:00 a.m. to 2:30 a.m. for "Jeopardy!" and 2:30 a.m. to 3:00 a.m. for "Wheel of Fortune"*) due to a plan for the channel to have special sports programming from their main provider of network programming (the FOX Broadcasting Company) during the time periods in which those programs were usually set to appear on the channel from Monday through Friday in recent times this Wednesday (6:00 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. for "Jeopardy!" and 6:30 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. for "Wheel of Fortune").* 
(*the channel was usually set to have a syndicated courtroom program named "The People's Court" during both of these time periods from Tuesday through Saturday in recent times) 

    Tuesday, November 1, 2016

    News for Tuesday, November 1st, 2016

    • The local news programs that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV during the first halves of the hours of 5:00 p.m. and 6:00 p.m. this Tuesday ("WKRG News 5 at 5" and "WKRG News 5 at 6") had news reports (such as this one) with one of their reporters (Pat Peterson) posing a comment about the subject of the reports ("That's pretty low down") for one of the persons interviewed for the reports.
    • The sports reporter for the local news operation at WKRG-TV (Randy Patrick Setterstrom) said a golfer for the University of Alabama (Steven Setterstrom) was his nephew immediately after presenting a report about him on the sports segment of the local news program that appeared on their main broadcast channel during the first half of the hour of 6:00 p.m. this past Monday on the thirty-first day of this past October ("WKRG News 5 at 6"), 
    • The news presenter on the local news program that appeared on the main broadcast channel for WPMI-TV during the hours of 5:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. this past Monday (Darwin Singleton on "Local 15 Today") used a part of the program normally used for acknowledging birthdays to acknowledge a news reporter for WPMI-TV (Jasmine Williams) giving birth to a person last Friday on the twenty-eighth of this past October (note: he also acknowledged her husband (Clinton Bourgeois), a camera operator for WKRG-TV, while congratulating them on the birth).  

    News for Monday, October 31st, 2016

    • The first part of a new edition of a local TV program dedicated to entertainment and lifestyles ("Studio 10" for WALA-TV) did not begin like the first parts of most of its previous editions (those past editions began with an animated title sequence; as for how this edition began, it began with video of its hosts (Joe Emer and Chasity Byrd) pretending to be characters in theatrical movies like the "Ghostbusters" movie originally shown publicly in the year 1984 (the host named Chasity Byrd pretended to be one of the characters who captured ghosts whereas the one named Joe Emer pretended to be one of those ghosts, specifically the one named "Slimer").
    • The main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV had a programming segment with audio of the announcer for the opening segments of their local news programs (Jay Gardner) saying, "Due to special CBS sports [football] coverage next Saturday [on the fifth day of November this calendar year], children's programming normally seen from 10:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. can be seen from 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. Thanks for watching WKRG News 5" (this would mean the channel would only have the first half of a network news program from their main provider of network programming ("CBS This Morning: Saturday" from the Columbia Broadcasting System (CBS)) this Saturday (between 6:00 a.m. and 7:00 a.m.).*
    (*according to the guides to the main broadcast channel for WKRG-TV from Zap2it, TitanTV, and TV Guide, the "special coverage" was expected to appear on the channel by the second half of the hour of 10:00 a.m. that day and the type of programming it would have during the first half would be "paid programming" (or "infomercials"))