Get ready for the first major change in the Channel 6 lineup in a generation – the 4 p.m. news.
I can’t wait! Although, that seems like the news hours are a bit overwhelming. “Who is going to watch 2.5 hours of news straight,” I wonder.
Although, I wish Kathrine Scott would have been apart of the broadcast instea of Vitarelli.
agree, who really watches local news at 4pm? I’m sure it will be a lot of fluff and like 10 weather forecasts and 10 road reports per half hour. Yawn..
I don’t understand why channel’s 3, 10. now 6 have 4 o’clock newscast. Because by the time the 6 o’clock news comes around you have already heard the same news you heard at 4 PM just with a different set of anchors .
3 might move Dr. Phil to 4 pm once Oprah leaves. 3 would then finally be able to run news from 5 to 6:30.
Oprah still wins at 4 pm, but her numbers are nothing like they once were. With her gone, would these final fans tune out to Dr Phil or stay for Brian Taff and The Action News Team? 6 is betting on a lot of unfamiliar faces here.
Ugh. The LAST thing we need is MORE local TV news. It’s absolutely some of the most insulting and dumb programming imaginable, and becoming more irrelevant each day in the digital age. I’ve never understood why some folks find this programming stimulating. It simply isn’t, and those that watch…well..remember that old adage from 19th century banker David Hannum (NOT P.T. Barnum) , “there’s a sucker born every minute…”
Vttarelli should od the news, naked!!
Bring Back Dancin’ On Air and put it on 6!
April Fools was a few weeks ago.
B has it right. Too much local news. It may be cheap to produce and run but the newscasts aren’t that good, aren’t hard hitting, and are too fluffy. If you want fluff, drag Wally Kennedy out from behind KYW’s golden microphone and have him host “AM Philadelphia” instead…
There’s so much “news” on TV that it’s more or less background noise at this point. Even Jim Gardner, who I think is a fine journalist, just doesn’t appeal to me like he did a few years ago. There’s no real reason to have newscasts on from 4:30-7 locally, 7-9, 10, 11 on a local or national level, and then again from 4-6:30 in the afternoon.
And Brian Taffe as the 4 PM anchor? Are they trying to put me to sleep?
Sure there’s a reason, for example, to have 4:30-7 (or whatever). People who want it before going out the door at 5 or 5:30 get what they’re looking for. The people who don’t get up until 6 or 6:30 get the content when they want it. The same principle applies in the afternoon (individual, subjective anchor choices notwithstanding).
As for “serious, hard hitting”….interesting that nearly every time it’s tried, it fails to gain traction. This being a capitalist, free-enterprise country, going for what maximizes profits is logical business move.
Homer, it’s unfortunate that the “harder” news approach fails because I find it more valuable than the crap that passes on air anymore.
With that said, in the end the # of eyes watching news have continued to dwindle as people go in a multitude of directions (online, some to radio, some to cable) to get their news fix. The additional newscasts scream more of a Kate Gosselin attempt to get attention by the stations. “Look at us, we’re still relevant…we can give you traffic and weather every 6-10 minutes, with the same headlines repeated every 30 minutes!”
I, too, think it’s a shame, but so it goes. Going “hard news” isn’t going to change things. That splintering is inevitable in a world of 500 channels. Comparisons to 20, 30 or 40 years ago are utterly invalid because of that.
What is going on in Collingswood, the mayor has discarded the Michael Landon memorial placque? How can he do that?
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