Thursday, June 7, 2018

Media Thursday

Even though other people have said things just as bad, Roseanne left ABC with no other choice.

Is the television odyssey known as the Harrison Avenue Bridge Project over yet?

Robert Mandan, Chester Tate from "Soap" died recently.  86.  Great Pyramid player.

Leukemia claimed Bob Fuss of CBS Radio News recently.  Only 64.  Fuss worked for all the major networks at one time or another.  Clear and concise.

Allie LaForce is leaving CBS for Turner.  I don't know why contract negotiations broke down, but it's a mistake for CBS to let her get away.

The NY Post has been reporting CBS is less than happy with the Jeff Glor ratings on the CBS Evening News.  It's a solid broadcast.  As I always say with CBS, it's not the product, it's the lead-in.

The Post also reports NBC News is quietly putting together a streaming service. It's an attempt to lure young cord cutters.  CBS has had one for a while now.  It seems to be a "must have." Tuesday was a big primary election day, and ABC News streamed the results, complete with anchors and reporters, on its web site.

Even though I can listen to any song at any time through Amazon Echo and other devices,  I still linger in the car when something I like comes on the radio.

The second season of Brockmire on IFC isn't as good as the first, mostly because there's less Amanda Peet, but it is still outrageously funny.

Big changes in the Miss America pageant, long overdue.  That thing stopped being relevant in the Bert Parks days.

Charlize Theron has been cast as one of the leads in a new Addams Family movie, due out for Halloween next year.  Why?  Doesn't anyone have any new ideas?

And, it looks like ABC has its ducks in a row for the Singapore summit.

Chief Anchor George Stephanopoulos will lead broadcast coverage from Singapore with “World News Tonight” Anchor David Muir, Chief Global Affairs Correspondent and “This Week” Co-anchor Martha Raddatz, Chief White House Correspondent Jonathan Karl, White House Correspondent Tara Palmeri and Correspondent Karen Travers on the ground with the latest developments from the summit between North Korea and the United States.  Senior White House Correspondent Cecilia Vega will report from Washington, D.C. on the reactions stateside. Tom Bossert, ABC News Contributor and former Homeland Security Advisor to President Trump, will contribute to ABC’s ongoing coverage. 

On Sunday, June 10 “This Week with George Stephanopoulos” will be anchored by Stephanopoulos and “World News Tonight” will be anchored by Muir from Singapore. Stephanopoulos will anchor “Good Morning America” from Singapore starting on Monday, June 11. In the run-up to the summit, Raddatz will report from Seoul, South Korea before arriving in Singapore. “Nightline” will devote its entire program to the North Korea summit beginning Monday, June 11.
ABC News will cover the North Korea summit and all summit events on ABCNews.com and its live 24-hour streaming news network ABC News LIVE beginning Monday, June 11 with reporting and analysis from ABC News anchors, correspondents and analysts. Comprehensive coverage will be available on ABCNews.com, ABC News social pages (Facebook, Twitter and Instagram) and the ABC News OTT and mobile apps.