Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Top TV station lies, reporter camel attack, WFAA in Houston plus more

WWBT Reporter’s Camel Attack Goes Viral

Top ten lies of broadcasting
The Grape lays down the list of lies you might hear as an employee at a TV station.
- Jedi Mind Tricks: The Weekend Nastygram Hangover

Joe Pagliarulo announces he has cancer
950 KPRC Houston and WOAI 1200 San Antonio conservative talker announces he has cancer.

WFAA 8 sends two reporters to Houston area for stories
WFAA 8 reporters Janet St. James and David Schechter respectively traveled to Houston and Galveston for their pieces.

Local TV scaring up ratings
Feel the fear? If you're watching the local news these days, you can't avoid it.

Houston Chronicle's Ken Hoffman gets own hot dog
The Houston Chronicle's Ken Hoffman, "I’ve convinced the Houston Astros to put Gulden’s Spicy Brown Mustard on the Ken Hoffman New York Hot Dog."

David Nuno and Raheel Ramzanali reunited on 1560 The Game
Houston Media Watch is happy that David Nuno and Raheel Ramzanali have been reunited on 1560 The Game KGOW.

On photojournalism, ethics and Marvin Zindler
You don’t have to be a photojournalist to see how much the craft has changed since the early 1950s.

Comcast Cable Boxes: Are They Notoriously Bad?
The Houston Press asks the question are Comcast cable boxes notoriously bad?

Finding the entertainment in commercials
Galveston County Daily News op/ed favors KHOU 11 ad campaign.

- What Happened to Swamplot Comments — and Some Apologies
- The "Hot Sex Offenders" List: An Explanation and Apology

- How Your Facebook Info Would Sound in the Real World [VIDEO]
- Gaining Authority in the Age of Digital Overload

- Seth MacFarlane Finally Gets Go-Ahead To Reboot 'The Flintstones'
- Sirius XM agrees to continue price freeze
- CNN’s Don Lemon Comes Out
- ABC Rated Favorite TV Brand in U.S.
- “PBS NewsHour” anchor Jim Lehrer will be stepping down
- Ashton Kutcher to be Sheen's replacement in "Two and a Half Men"
- Dear PR People: Do your actions pass the “USA Today Test?”
- Donald Trump Won't Run For President
- Fox Sidelines ‘America’s Most Wanted’

DB and ASSOCIATES placements
MARY STURGILL comes to KBMT in Beaumont, Texas. Sturgill will co-anchor the weeknight 5 and 6:30 newscasts. Mary previously worked at KIDK in Idaho Falls, Idaho where she was an anchor/reporter.

ERIC REINHOLT comes to KTSM/KDBC in El Paso, Texas to do AM weekday weather for the NBC and CBS affiliates. Before moving to California to pursue an acting career; Reinholt was the Chief Met at KRBC in Abilene, Texas and WCJB in Gainesville, Florida.

- VIDEO: Houston Astros fan runs on field, evades security like Spiderman
- Subway sandwich shop serves beer

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