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May 22, 1991 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
KYW-TV's noon newscast, long rumored to be on its way out, will be eliminated after May 31, KYW executives said yesterday. To supplement the reduced number of newscasts, the local NBC affiliate will begin hourly, almost round-the-clock news updates on June 3, part of an ongoing overhaul at the third-place TV station. The addition of the 30- to 60-second updates, which will be delivered by KYW reporters and anchors on the hour, is one of several programming changes expected to be made this summer by KYW's TV news division.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 4, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
Laurence Tisch, chief executive officer of CBS, said the network is considering airing an hour-long nightly news program. Tisch revealed the proposal last week during hearings before the House Telecommunications Subcommittee, which is examining how network news is impacted by new network ownership, layoffs and cutbacks in the news divisions of ABC, CBS and NBC. Tisch said the possibility of expanding the nightly newscast by a half hour is...
BUSINESS
December 22, 1996 | By Michael L. Rozansky, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
Inquirer News Tonight: What went wrong? The 10 p.m. news broadcast affiliated with The Inquirer on Channel 17 was financially crippled from its start 27 months ago, according to current and former employees of the failed newscast. Program veterans last week said the show was beset by inadequate funding, an unrealistic business plan with poor projections for ratings and finances, labor problems and a muddled identity. "My opinion is that Knight-Ridder tried to play in a thousand-dollar poker game with a hundred dollars," said Bill Knoedelseder, who resigned in May as executive producer of the show.
NEWS
January 31, 1992 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Television Critic
WPVI (Channel 6) will expand its weekday morning newscast from 30 minutes to one hour, beginning March 30. The hourlong newscast will begin at 6 a.m. instead of 6:30 a.m. Anchor Monica Malpass and weathercaster Dave Frankel, who now host the morning half- hour (and also are featured on the noon news, along with Robin Garrison), will host the expanded show. An additional co-anchor is expected to be hired for the morning broadcast. "We looked at the audience levels for that time of day and what we're able to do, and just thought it would be the right thing," said WPVI news director Dave Davis.
NEWS
July 17, 1991 | by Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
KYW-TV announced sweeping changes for its daily newscasts yesterday, shuffling personnel, expanding its early morning newscast and completely revamping its 11 p.m. "Eyewitness News," now to be called "The News Tonight. " The new newscasts will debut Aug. 12. Highlights of the plan include: Delivering news, sports and weather highlights in the first nine minutes of the 11 p.m. news. Jennifer Ward, a Toronto anchor signed by the station last month, will anchor. Expanding the early morning newscast, dubbed "News Day," to an hour, from 6 a.m. to 7 a.m., instead of from 6:30 a.m. to 7 a.m. Dick Sheeran and Pat Ciarrocchi will anchor.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1997 | By Kevin L. Carter, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
The early-evening news just got earlier. WCAU-TV (Channel 10) announced yesterday that it will launch an hour-long local newscast weekdays at 4 p.m. beginning Sept. 22. News 10 First at 4 will be anchored by Renee Chenault and Larry Mendte and will open 2 1/2 hours of local coverage, followed by the half-hour NBC Nightly News with Tom Brokaw at 6:30. The 4 p.m. newscast will be the only local newscast in the time slot. "This will not be a talk show, not a fluff show. It will be a hard news show," said Steve Doerr, the station's news director.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANOTHER DAILY newscast? Does this market, already saturated with more than 20 hours' worth of daily local TV news and info programming, need more? In this case, insist those behind the latest foray into local news, the answer is, "Sí. " Today's launch of "Noticiero Telemundo 62," on WWSI-TV, Channel 62, gives the region its first local, Spanish-language news program coproduced by an English-language network affiliate. More than a Spanish translation of NBC10's daily newscasts, "Noticiero," which airs at 6 and 11 p.m., has original content aimed at the Delaware Valley's burgeoning Hispanic population.
NEWS
May 23, 1987 | By Gerald B. Jordan, Inquirer Washington Bureau
Think of it as an 18th-century newscast. First, of course, the commercial. "According to columns from the Pennsylvania Packet we see that there are sales at auctions tonight, of beautiful silks, paper hangings, double-barrel flowing pieces of exquisite workmanship, a light family wagon, saddlery and coffee," he says. And now, the news. "And on the local front, the City of Philadelphia has recently seen the collective wisdom of the continent deliberate upon the extensive politics of the confederated empire.
NEWS
December 10, 1994 | By Marc Duvoisin, INQUIRER STAFF WRITER
In a potential setback for a TV version of The Inquirer launched with fanfare three months ago, the union representing staff members at the paper has urged that they halt all cooperation with the newscast. Local 10 of the Newspaper Guild said it had been unable to reach agreement with the paper's management on how to compensate staff members for time spent working on Inquirer News Tonight. A Guild statement posted yesterday in The Inquirer newsroom and faxed to the paper's local and national bureaus asked reporters to "refrain from participating in any way with the TV show.
NEWS
March 1, 2001 | by Ellen Gray Daily News Television Critic
Pizza won't be on the menu at Channel 10 today. When the final numbers come in for the February sweeps ratings period, WCAU (Channel 10) is expected to be No. 1 weekdays at 11 p.m. for the first time in nearly 30 years. Which means that for the first time since 1975, Channel 10's City Avenue rival, WPVI (Channel 6) can't be considered unbeatable. It also means that Channel 10 news director Steve Schwaid is bringing in caterers. "My goal is food. My Jewish background says feed.
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ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 2014 | By Molly Eichel
FOX 29 will have a new face for its new weekend broadcast, alongside a familiar one. Lauren Johnson will be the new kid on the block when Fox 29 debuts its weekend morning newscast starting Sept. 20 at 8 a.m. Johnson hails from Georgia and has worked at Fox affiliates in Memphis and Orlando, including a stint as a morning-show host. Johnson will be joined by Karen Hepp in the newscast, which is reportedly going to put a heavy premium on social-media use and interactivity.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 14, 2014 | BY CHUCK DARROW, Daily News Staff Writer darrowc@phillynews.com, 215-313-3134
ANOTHER DAILY newscast? Does this market, already saturated with more than 20 hours' worth of daily local TV news and info programming, need more? In this case, insist those behind the latest foray into local news, the answer is, "Sí. " Today's launch of "Noticiero Telemundo 62," on WWSI-TV, Channel 62, gives the region its first local, Spanish-language news program coproduced by an English-language network affiliate. More than a Spanish translation of NBC10's daily newscasts, "Noticiero," which airs at 6 and 11 p.m., has original content aimed at the Delaware Valley's burgeoning Hispanic population.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 2013 | By Howard Gensler
IS THERE ANYTHING Will Ferrell won't do to promote his upcoming sequel to "Anchorman"? He and his franchise are pitching Dodge Durangos in a series of goofy commercials, Jockey underwear and a new flavor of Ben & Jerry's ice cream ("Scotchy Scotch Scotch"). On Saturday, Ferrell, as Ron Burgundy, went on the air at KXMB-TV Bismarck, N.D., to read the news. The actual news. Dressed in his signature three-piece suit and a striped tie, Ferrell punctuated the news with exaggerated eye blinks and engaged in witty banter with weekend anchor Amber Schatz and the rest of the Bismarck news team.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 18, 2012 | Breaking News Desk
Newscaster Terry Ruggles announced his retirement today after nearly four decades with Channel 10. The website for NBC10 reported that Ruggles' retirement will take effect at the end of the year. Neither Ruggles nor the station has elaborated. Ruggles has held a variety of news jobs over the years at the station. Those include: news anchor, reporter, and weather man. Ruggles reported on the strike on the World Trade Center, previous Olympics, political conventions, and other major assignments.
NEWS
August 29, 2011 | By Jonathan Storm, Inquirer Columnist
Man, that Hurricane Irene. So wet. So windy. It was wet and windy in North Carolina's Kill Devil Hills, where Fox News' John Roberts got buffeted, and on Nags Head, where the Weather Channel's Mike Seidel took it on the chin - and all the way down into his soggy socks. It was even wet and windy in Somers Point, where NBC10's Claudia Rivero told viewers: "It's getting brutal. Really, there's no other way to describe it. " Oh, yes, there is, and the Weather Channel, armageddon specialist, had it down to a science: "Impeding doom.
NEWS
July 7, 2011
The city says that more than half a million people attended the Fourth of July concert and fireworks on the Benjamin Franklin Parkway Monday night. In 2009 and 2010, the crowd was estimated at a half million but it appears that more people attended this year's event, said Mayor Nutter's spokesman, Mark McDonald. McDonald, who said that the production company that puts on the event estimated more than 500,000 people attended, said that most were well-behaved. "There were a few knuckleheads but the ratio of knuckleheads to people having a good time was dramatically weighted toward good behavior and spoke well about the city," McDonald said.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2011
SO MUCH television, so little time: _ With anchor Katie Couric reportedly poised to announce her too-much-talked-about departure from "The CBS Evening News," could we all finally agree that the person reading the news to us isn't nearly as important as the news itself? A 22- minute newscast is all about making day-to-day choices, a truth that's too often been lost in the five years or so of sporadic will-she-or-won't-she discussions involving Couric. The CBS anchor, whose contract's up in June, has, after a bit of a rough start, presided over a pretty good newscast, one I wouldn't expect to be hurt by her departure as long as the people behind the scenes and in the field continue to do their jobs.
NEWS
April 26, 2011 | By Walter F. Naedele, Inquirer Staff Writer
Don Lancer, 68, of King of Prussia, a news anchor and business reporter at KYW NewsRadio from 1970 to 2008, when he gave up his job to keep others from being laid off, died of lung cancer Monday, April 25, at his home. On Dec. 21, 2010, Mr. Lancer wrote on his blog, www.donlancer.com/blog : "I quit smoking, both my wife and I did, about 8 years ago. . . . Anyway, I recently went into the hospital for 7 days. " On Jan. 26, he wrote: "I haven't blogged in a while because I am still in chemo and don't want to bother you with it all. " In February 2008, Inquirer columnist Michael Klein reported that Mr. Lancer, "the station's dean with 37 years of service (minus a short stint as a talk-show host)
ENTERTAINMENT
April 7, 2011 | By PHIL ROSENTHAL, Chicago Tribune
CHICAGO - If you want to get your bearings on the world, Diane Sawyer says there's no better place than Chicago. "Chicago is the place we can go and get that," the anchor of "ABC World News" said Tuesday from her New York office. "You sit and talk and are reminded what really connects to people where they live and what matters. " Sawyer is headed to town this week. She is set to be the keynote speaker Thursday at the Chicago Network's 22nd Annual Women in the Forefront Luncheon at the Hilton Chicago.
NEWS
August 18, 2010 | By Michael Klein, Inquirer Staff Writer
CBS3/CW Philly led the pack with 47 nominations for Mid-Atlantic Emmys, it was announced Tuesday. Comcast SportsNet and the Comcast Network was second with 27. The big surprise was Fox29. Last year, the station had 30 nominations in varied categories and six wins, including the high-profile categories of station excellence, morning show, and anchor (Kerri-Lee Halkett). This year - after Fox29 instituted a new format for its 10 p.m. newscast focusing less on reporting news and more on debating issues - judges selected only seven entries to be considered for awards.
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