Monday, October 24, 2016

AUDIO: State of Houston TV news and remembering Bob Allen

Mike McGuff appears on Houston Public Media's Houston Matters and talks the state of TV news

Here is my News 88.7 KUHF Houston Matters appearance on the state of Houston TV news and remembering Bob Allen:

Longtime TV sports anchor Bob Allen passed away Wednesday, after a long battle with cancer. Allen worked for nearly four decades in TV sports, most of it as sports director at KTRK Channel 13, before finishing his career at KHOU Channel 11.

Today, we talk with former colleagues about Allen and then discuss the current state of TV news -- both locally and nationally.

We welcome your thoughts for former CNN correspondent Kelli Arena, who's now the executive director of the Global Center for Journalism and Democracy at Sam Houston State University. We also talk with Jerry Vasquez, news director for Telemundo Houston, and Houston media blogger Mike McGuff.

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  1. The state of Houston TV News? Let's just say, HD hasn't been our friend.
    When stations do cutaways at 4:20, and 5:20 to show what's coning up at the top of the hour, the person giving that update is sans HD makeup and looks 30 years older. Dom, Donk, and Freeman look night and day when they do this at Ch 2. Gives me the Willies.

  2. Stare of Houston TV news? One word -- Sad. And most local news is a replay of national stories.


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