Wednesday, December 15, 2010

CNN gaffe, KHOU honors, Abrams regret, DFW reporter loses and more


CNN Airs 'Dumb And Dumber' Diarrhea Scene Amidst Story On Student Protests
Why does explosive diarrhea always hit at the most inopportune times? While we can't for the life of us figure out why our friends at CNN had this 'Dumb and Dumber' scene anywhere near a segment on student protests in Europe, we're glad they did--the end result is nothing short of hilarious. (Thanks Krystal)

Lee Abrams admits he could’ve been more sensitive to some in Tribune newsrooms
He says that at Tribune, about 10% of the staffers resisted his ideas, and he compared them to early 70s underground radio DJs being given a playlist.

Jury rules against ex-KDFW reporter in wrongful-termination suit
A 12-person jury ruled unanimously against former KDFW/Channel 4 reporter Rebecca Aguilar on Monday in her wrongful-termination suit against the Dallas-based station.

Ken Hoffman's new video reports
If The Learning Channel can do Sarah Palin's Alaska, he can do Ken Hoffman's Houston or Texas or … Anywhere.

KHOU Channel 11 President, General Manager inducted into Women’s Hall of Fame
Susan McEldoon, the General Manager of KHOU Channel 11, was among 11 women honored Thursday at the Third Annual Greater Houston Women’s Hall of Fame held at the InterContinental Hotel.

New face at CBS11/TXA21 means exit of incumbent weekend anchor Nerissa Knight
Sharrie Williams has been named the new weekend anchor for CBS11/TXA21, replacing three-year veteran Nerissa Knight.

Innes moves to afternoon drive with Lord on KILT
Josh Innes will replace Robert Henslee beginning Tuesday as co-host with Rich Lord of KILT's (610 AM) afternoon drive talk show.

Former CW33 anchor Tom Crespo reunited with former newsroom boss
Anchor Tom Crespo, sacked nearly two years ago by Dallas-based CW33 as part of widespread makeover, has landed a spot as co-anchor of the featured weekday newscasts on KXII-TV, the Texoma-based CBS/Fox affiliate.

Houston Represents (Of Course) On New Obesity Reality-TV Series
Houstonians will be featured on A&E's new reality series, Heavy, which follows folks who battle obesity during six months of treatment.

Houston TV stations refuse ad that slams fast food
Physicians' group tried to buy time to hit McDonald's.

KHOU overnight maintenance
Due to maintenance, some viewers will be unable to see KHOU 11's signal from midnight to 5am through Friday.

Golden Globes TV nominations announced
The nominations for the 68th annual Golden Globe Awards were announced by the Hollywood Foreign Press Association.

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- “Boom Goes the Dynamite” kid gets new TV reporter gig
- KTVT CBS 11 morning anchor image promos video
- Houston's Global Broadcasting Channel (GBC) is hiring for open jobs
- Goateed man in the 'talk show' Gallery Furniture TV ads

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