Thursday, March 17, 2011

WFAA anchor wanted, KDAF 33 gets harshmarks and a lot more

WFAA8 anchor/reporter Shon Gables is wanted in Detroit after judge cites her for contempt of court in slander judgment and orders bench warrant for her arrest
A bench warrant has been issued for the arrest of WFAA8 anchor/reporter Shon Gables after a Detroit judge cited her for contempt of court reports Uncle Barky.

WABC-TV weatherwoman Heidi Jones in talks for plea deal
NY Daily News reports WABC-TV weatherwoman Heidi Jones is talking to prosecutors about a plea deal for falsely claiming she was attacked by a mystery Hispanic man in Central Park, her lawyer said Wednesday.

CW33 9 p.m. news draws no viewers in Dallas-Fort Worth ratings
It's come to this. In a No. 5 market with 6.9 million available viewers, CW33's Tuesday edition of its 9 p.m. local newscast received the dreaded "hashmarks" (no measurable audience) in the key younger demographics measured by Nielsen Media Research.
- Tribune Executive Says Noteholder Plan Will ‘Scare Away’ Business Partners

Local TV News Reporters Flock to Japan - Waste of Money, Waste of Time, and Ulimately Pointless
Blogger argues that sending American journalists to Japan is a waste of resources. (Thanks Trent)

DJ Spinderella "escorted from the building" at K-Soul in Dallas
The former member of the music group Salt-N-Pepa posts on Twitter that she didn't see this coming.

Catching Up with Al Primo, the Man Behind Eyewitness News
It’s not a reach to call Al Primo a living legend. Primo is responsible, not just for putting Eyewitness News on the map at Channel 7 in 1968, but also for revolutionizing the local news industry. He was a trailblazing manager to be sure.

In TV news, their gratitude runneth over
And nowhere are such reflexive and insincere expressions of munificence as rampant as on the "Today" show. In the first 20 minutes of Tuesday's show, there were nine "thank yous," or an average of one almost every two minutes.

NETWORK NEWS
ABC might find itself in hell's kitchen if it sticks with Good Christian Bitches
The pilot episode for ABC's Good Christian Bitches, still not officially ruled out as the title of the network's adaptation of Kim Gatlin's same-named book, is scheduled to begin filming in Dallas next week.
- Week 25: Univision strong adults 18-34 for the second consecutive week
- Kyra Phillips and John Roberts Now Proud Parents
- Lou Dobbs returns to anchor chair

Six out of 10 digital movies streamed via Netflix
Netflix Inc.'s share of digital movie units that were downloaded or streamed reached a whopping 61 percent of the market between January and February.
- Netflix To Enter Original Programming With Mega Deal For David Fincher-Kevin Spacey Series 'House Of Cards'

3D TV channels to grow past 100 by 2014
More are due this year. 3D content is being made widely available on pay-TV providers VOD systems, and those experimenting with 3D VOD now are expected to make linear 3D channels available as well.

Big 12, Fox on verge of $60M cable deal
The Big 12 athletic conference is nearing a cable agreement with Fox that will more than triple the conference’s revenue compared to its current contract reports the Houston Business Journal.

Dynamo, TV stations renew agreement
The Houston Dynamo and English-language television partners KHOU 11 and FOX Sports Houston renewed broadcast agreements for the 2011 season.

TCU Radio Broadcast Receives Top Honor
The Texas Associated Press Broadcasters have recognized the TCU Sports Network by IMG for providing the state's best live sports play-by-play in 2010 for its call on the Horned Frogs' 45-10 football victory over Baylor.

University of Houston Cougars Win 2010 Marketer of the Year Award
The American Marketing Association (AMA) Houston Chapter announced the University of Houston Cougars as the 2010 Marketer of the Year on Monday night during the AMA’s annual award ceremony at the Alley Theatre.

Community Newspaper Celebrates 50 Years of Reporting the Truth and Affecting Change
Hundreds of people attended the 50 Years and Beyond Black Tie Scholarship Gala Saturday night to honor the legacy of the Houston Forward Times.

Return with us now to NBC5's "JaM" cam promos for anchors Jane McGarry/Mike Snyder
Bill Clinton was president and Rupert Murdoch was on the prowl when Fort Worth-based NBC5 introduced its most famous ad campaign ever.
- Some Old WFAA Spots

“Dog Whisperer” to film at Fort Hood
“The Dog Whisperer” is coming to Fort Hood. Cesar Millan’s National Geographic Channel Show will be filming at the fort April 19-21.

Austinite's documentary looks at how SXSW began
For the first South By Southwest Music Festival (SXSW) nearly 25 years ago, organizers did not expect to make much of a splash. To their shock and surprise, more than 700 people showed up.
- Documentary following feminist electronic band shown at SXSW Film

IN CASE YOU MISSED IT
- Fox 26 KRIV reporter Sally MacDonald's new duty
- KTRK 13's Marvin Zindler photography exhibit: Bayou City Noir
- KIAH 39 anchor Katishia Cosley to head back home to KTRK 13
- VIDEO: College sports show works to beat 'Boom Goes the Dynamite' kid

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