Thursday, March 10, 2011

New Fox 4 KDFW show, anchor eats food off floor, TX TV ratings and more

TV anchor drops food live on air, calls "two second rule," then picks it off floor and eats it. (Thanks Matthew)

Fox4's new show Next with Steve Noviello and Fiona Gorostiza
So far it's a one-shot "experiment." But if the ratings and content play along, Next with Fox4 KDFW's Steve Noviello and Fiona Gorostiza could be at least a weekly sighting on the Dallas-based station.
- Fox 26 KRIV could use a Fiona Gorostiza

CBS News southern bureau chief's life in Dallas-Fort Worth
He oversees all editorial coverage for Dallas, Atlanta and Miami, traveling between the three to serve as a liaison between the Southern Bureau and the main offices in New York. No two days are ever alike, and the job doesn’t stop when he gets home at night.

February ratings show KVUE with early-morning lead
Austin TV's February sweeps results are in.
- Austin TV stations, reporters earn broadcast awards
- Texas Associated Press Broadcasters 2010-2011 TV and radio winners

Mobile TV bring new life to old devices
KXAN viewers will soon be able to see programming on their cell phones, iPads, and other portable devices thanks to Mobile Digital Television. MDTV is a technology which makes over-the-air television signals viewable from electronic devices equipped with the proper chip and antennae.

University of Diversity
A look from a different angle at the race/gender compositions on D-FW's four major TV news providers

Dallas Morning News introduces paywall
The Dallas Morning News has just launched a paywall on its website, Newspaper subscribers can sign in and continue to access all content free, but non-subscribers will now have to pay. The paper has redesigned its website, and launched new applications for iPhone and iPad.

NPR CEO Schiller ousted by conservative video sting
PR executive Tom Schiller was the first to go. Today, amid an embarassing video firestorm, NPR CEO Vivian Schiller (no relation) has just been fired. Ousted. Canned. Or if you prefer, the kindler, gentler euphemism, NPR’s Board of Directors accepted Schiller’s resignation.

Former TV executive gets maximum sentence for beheading wife
A judge in Buffalo, NY on Wednesday (3/9) sentenced Muzzammil Hassan to the maximum of 25 years to life. He had been convicted by a jury of second degree murder for beheading his wife in the studios of Bridges TV in 2009.

CNN, NBC air graphic ‘New’ Footage of 9/11 attacks, which ABC and Fox News have had for years
A graphic video that was said to be never before seen footage of the 9/11 attacks made the rounds on TV and online Monday. Hundreds of websites, along with NBC News and CNN, among other outlets, aired clips from the video captured by the NYPD.

Rush Limbaugh denies his show calls are rigged
Following the weekend report that the company that syndicates his show paid actors to stage phone calls to shows, Rush Limbaugh spent time on his show on Monday to dispel any perceptions that his show had used staged calls.
- Rush Limbaugh Gets Pwned By CenterPoint
- Keith Olbermann, now 27% off

- VIDEO: KTRK 13 reporter Carlos Aguilar tackles suspect
- KPRC 2 reporter power couple's latest investigation...dirty diapers
- Houston's Univision 45 KXLN to get local morning newscast

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