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Wednesday, November 10, 2010

KDAF new set, ACL moving, KPRC anchor honored, Chron reporter film and more

New set for CW33 news -- which just might be improved, too
Mostly denuded of sex stories -- on this night at least -- and sporting a spanking new blue-hued set, Wednesday's CW33 9 p.m. newscast actually could be watched in polite company.
- Channel 39 delays the launch of NewsFix

When the Astros and Rockets launch their channel, it likely will remind viewers of HSE
When Comcast SportsNet Houston signs on, be it during the summer of 2012 or earlier, viewers are likely to see a channel that could remind them in some ways of Home Sports Entertainment, Houston's original sports network.
- ESPN confirms discussions for Longhorn network

The Chronicle's Jason Spencer: From Covering HISD To Promoting It
​Jason Spencer, who was been covering the Houston school district as a Houston Chronicle reporter and editor for six years, has a new job: Promoting the Houston school district.

KPRC Anchor Honored During Salute to Veterans Event
Bill Balleza was honored with a “Heart of Service” award during the Salute to Veterans lunch sponsored by the Houston West Chamber of Commerce.

Austin City Limits TV show changes venue
Austin City Limits is the longest running musical series show in American television history. After 36 years, it is hosting its final taping at its original home on the University of Texas campus.

Telemundo launches El Paso newscast
Spanish-speaking viewers in the El Paso-Ju├írez-Las Cruces area will have another option for news starting Nov. 16. Telemundo affiliate KTDO-TV Channel 48 (cable Channel 11) will launch 5 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts starting that week to go head-to-head with the news giant of El Paso — Univision's KINT-TV Channel 26.
Telemundo gets more local

Meet the new Conan, same as the old Conan (w/video)
The funniest part of the show was the taped opening segment.

Houston Chronicle reporter finds new calling in quilt world
Jenalia Moreno had a light-bulb moment when she attended her first International Quilt Show and saw the remarkable artwork, competitive artists and creative types that fill the George R. Brown Convention Center each year. The milieu of quilt-making craziness should be captured on film, she decided.

Calling all Houston journalists and new media types in town
Society of Professional Journalists Houston is having a Tweetup and they'd like you to come!

- Texas Governor Rick Perry visits ‘The Daily Show’
- Perry's 'Daily Show' stop: Zingers, sparring and D.C. as 'a virus'

Nancy O'Dell Replacing Mary Hart on 'Entertainment Tonight'
Former Access Hollywood co-anchor Nancy O'Dell will replace Mary Hart on Entertainment Tonight.

HOW TO: Start Your Own Internet Talk Show
hough talk shows hail from the muscle-car-and-milkshake days of the 1950s, our modern explosion of computer and Internet technology hasn’t rendered them old-fashioned. In fact, 2010’s man-of-the-Internet himself is a talk show host.

Gomez out at KTSM/KDBC
Nichole Gomez, the weather forecaster and reporter at KTSM-KDBC (the so-called Channel 49) has left the station.

Texas Tribune Shows Non-Profit Doesn’t Mean Non-Growth
The Texas Tribune, an independent non-profit publisher based in Austin whose focus is on public-service journalism, turned one year old yesterday. CEO and co-founder Evan Smith says the Tribune has exceeded almost all of its targets, despite the fact that it didn’t really have a road map of what to expect.
- Texas Tribune's Evan Smith calls Lt. Governor Dewhurst Snookie and more

- MTV Revives Golden Oldies as `Unplugged' Returns as Web Program
- MTV Back in the Music Business

- Former Fox 26 KRIV reporter Todd Duplantis' new career
- KIAH 39 news photographer Doug Zepeda Ortiz to Univision
- KTRK 13 investigative producer Steve Bivens leaves the Wayne Dolcefino world
- Disney/ABC to sell some owned and operated stations
- 106.9 The Point KHPT is now Houston's 106.9 The Zone! Alternative Hits
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