Wednesday, August 30, 2017

News for Tuesday, August 29th, 2017

  • Some of the local news programming for WKRG-TV since the Monday of the twenty-eighth day of this August had some news presenters for their local news operation using a word commonly used in reference to special TV programs dedicated to soliciting donations for charitable purposes via "phone banks" ("telethon") in reference to what sounded like a plan for their broadcast operation to simply hold such a bank for such purposes within a certain period of time on the Wednesday of the thirtieth day of this August (at least one of those news presenters even appeared to tell members of their audience to "tune in" for the "telethon" as if it were really supposed to be based on the previous definition).
  • The main broadcast channels for WKRG-TV and WALA-TV each had special news programming about a truck crashing on an Interstate road in the city of Mobile in southwest Alabama in place of regular programming sometime between the second half of the hour of 1:00 a.m. and the middle of the hour of 2:00 p.m. this Tuesday (both of them had reports about the truck having a tanker with material considered hazardous that were contradicted by reports about the material not being hazardous on some of the regular news programs for their respective channels later this Tuesday)
  • A Facebook attributed to one of the news presenters for the local news operation for WALA-TV (Bob Grip) had a message dated for the Sunday of the twentieth day of this August about an image of him and a former weather reporter for WALA-TV (John Edd Thompson) meeting a famous entertainer named Jerry Lewis
  • The Facebook page mentioned in the previous paragraph had some messages dated for the Sunday of the twenty-seventh day of this August about some images of a building stated to had been a former location for the TV station mentioned in that paragraph. 
(*one of the news programs that appeared on the channel for WKRG-TV afterwards had one of the news presenters for their local news operation (Peter Albrecht on "WKRG News 5 at 6:30 [p.m.]") bragging about their news operation being the first to "break in with live coverage" about the crash and about their Facebook page having "thousands" of visitors for its "coverage" of it)

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