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WWOR-TV in New Jersey Replaces Nightly News
The New York Times ^ | 7/7/2013 | BRIAN STELTER

Posted on 07/08/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by mick

Depending on one’s perspective, what the New Jersey-based television station WWOR is doing this month is irresponsible or innovative.

Last week, with no notice, the station canceled its 10 p.m. half-hour of news, the only newscast it had left. On Monday, it will try something new at 10, a youthful newsmagazine called “Chasing New Jersey.” The anchor, a real estate executive and onetime Republican candidate for Congress, will be called the “ringleader” on the program; the reporters will be called “chasers.” In 2011, the F.C.C. conducted an investigation into charges that News Corporation overstated how much news coverage it provided to New Jersey and how many people it employed in the state. The station’s executives have “failed to live up to their obligations,” WWOR’s chief critic, Senator Frank R. Lautenberg, said at the time.

“Lautenberg hassled them big-time,” Andrew Jay Schwartzman, a lawyer and advocate for media reform, said approvingly.

Mr. Lautenberg, a Democrat, died last month. While the timing of WWOR’s programming change was a coincidence, “it certainly has an unseemly appearance,” Mr. Schwartzman said.

(Excerpt) Read more at nytimes.com ...


TOPICS: News/Current Events; Politics/Elections; US: New Jersey
KEYWORDS: fox; media; news
Starting tonight FREEPER Mick's son, Bill Spadea, will anchor News Corporation's new news show at 10:00 pm est in the New York and Philadelphia media markets. The New York Times is not happy!!
1 posted on 07/08/2013 5:58:14 PM PDT by mick
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To: mick

I have no idea what you are talking about but if whatever it is makes the New York Times unhappy - I’m for it.


2 posted on 07/08/2013 6:11:13 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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I relish the day network nightly newscasts meet a similar fate - cancellation.


3 posted on 07/08/2013 6:18:53 PM PDT by Col Frank Slade
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To: mick

Cool deal, Mick - best of success to your son. The broadcast networks need to become innovative in order to hold onto a viable section of the audience, and this might be the way to go. Most local news strips are basically the same as they were when Richard Nixon was President, and it’s about time they wake up and smell the coffee.


4 posted on 07/08/2013 6:22:12 PM PDT by bigbob
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Fox has WNYW Channel 5 and does their 10 o clock news...why wouldn’t they try to do something on Channel 9 to get the Joisy Demos?


5 posted on 07/08/2013 6:22:24 PM PDT by Shady (Creed of the PC Police: You're guilty when we say you are...)
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To: mick
In 2011, the F.C.C. conducted an investigation into charges that News Corporation overstated how much news coverage it provided to New Jersey

Once, the government might have been honestly concerned about the news / public service content of broadcast stations. These days, I'm guessing their concerns are more about whether the propaganda is getting to the people.

6 posted on 07/08/2013 6:23:47 PM PDT by JennysCool (My hypocrisy goes only so far)
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To: bigbob

Thanks, bigbob


7 posted on 07/08/2013 6:32:38 PM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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I remember growing up in the area, I would watch channel 5, channel 9, and channel 11. They always had good programming for a kid my age. Channel 11, WPIX always had “The March of the Wooden Soldiers” every Thanksgiving, and a great Abbott & Costello movie every Saturday (or was it Sunday?) at 11:30 am.

This was back when if you got 6 channels off the rabbit ears, you were lucky. :-)


8 posted on 07/08/2013 6:33:13 PM PDT by nesnah
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To: SamAdams76

I have no idea what you are talking about but if whatever it is makes the New York Times unhappy - I’m for it.

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POST OF THE DAY!


9 posted on 07/08/2013 6:34:52 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed " people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: mick

Awesome!


10 posted on 07/08/2013 6:37:22 PM PDT by WomBom ("I read Free Republic for the pictures")
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To: mick

the description sounds awful. Like needs more stupid pop news


11 posted on 07/08/2013 6:40:56 PM PDT by GeronL
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The people in NYC hate the main stream media. So much, they prefer BBC News, for that entity actually reports news. They don't get any news on US channels, besides Fox, which they will not watch because it is too political (lol).
12 posted on 07/08/2013 6:43:05 PM PDT by Zuben Elgenubi
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To: SamAdams76

Yes. “NY Times Unhappy” posts may be quite terse — perhaps a 2-3 sentence synopsis and I’m good.


13 posted on 07/08/2013 6:43:20 PM PDT by BlueStateRightist
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To: nesnah

“I remember growing up in the area, I would watch channel 5, channel 9, and channel 11. They always had good programming for a kid my age. Channel 11, WPIX always had “The March of the Wooden Soldiers” every Thanksgiving, and a great Abbott & Costello movie every Saturday (or was it Sunday?) at 11:30 am.

This was back when if you got 6 channels off the rabbit ears, you were lucky. :-)”

Remember ‘Chiller Theater” on Saturday nights? Channel 11.


14 posted on 07/08/2013 8:08:41 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: mick

I remember watching a lot of the Brit Coms on WOR-TV when it came on our cable system in the late 1970’s onward into the 1980’s. I remember seeing Benny Hill and other British shows such as Dr. Who and Gerry and Silvia Anderson’s “UFO” and “Space 1999” although the latter was on local TV too here in Pittsburgh. I also watched a lot of Morton Downey Jr. too. BTW, I always had laughs when they showed the Carvel Ice Cream commercials and who can forget “Crazy Eddie?”


15 posted on 07/08/2013 9:06:45 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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Ah! The good old days!

Zip it!

16 posted on 07/08/2013 9:08:17 PM PDT by Rodamala
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To: headstamp 2
Remember ‘Chiller Theater” on Saturday nights? Channel 11.

I've seen the clips on Youtube and elsewhere, I think the spooky hand popping out of the ground was cool. BTW, we had our own version of "Chiller Theater" here in Pittsburgh hosted by William "Chilly Billy" Cardille. I think he started broadcasting in the 1950's and he is still on the radio now. BTW< if you see the original 1968 "Night of the Living Dead," "Chilly Billy" is the local Pittsburgh newscaster in the film.
17 posted on 07/08/2013 9:10:12 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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Ooh ooh ohh oooh oooh oooh ooh OOOOH! Go Mort! B-)


18 posted on 07/08/2013 9:11:08 PM PDT by Nowhere Man ("We have met the enemy, he is us!" - Pogo Possum - 1971)
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“BTW< if you see the original 1968 “Night of the Living Dead,” “Chilly Billy” is the local Pittsburgh newscaster in the film.”

Oh that’s wild. LOL


19 posted on 07/08/2013 9:11:31 PM PDT by headstamp 2 (What would Scooby do?)
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To: headstamp 2

I have the DVD and still watch ‘March of the Wooden Soldiers’ with my (now grown) kids every Christmas. (Of course, the movie actually takes place in July.) That movie was made in 1934 and I was floored to find that the actor who played the villain, Silas Barnaby, was only 21 when that movie was made! His name was Henry Brandon. He died in 1990 at 77, and he acted right up until 1989. He even once made a guest appearance on a ‘Murder She Wrote’ episode in 1987.


20 posted on 07/08/2013 9:28:16 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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To: mick

Thanks for the heads up. I’m in the Philly burbs so I’ll make sure to look for it.


21 posted on 07/08/2013 9:29:04 PM PDT by Lancey Howard
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Thanks, LH. I live in Philly region also and have to DVR it to watch. FOX 29 out of Philly reruns it at 4:00 am. Son or not, I’m not getting up that early !!


22 posted on 07/09/2013 7:09:07 AM PDT by mick (Central Banker Capitalism is NOT Free Enterprise)
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