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March 27, 2015

TV station wishes woman happy 1,000th birthday

A lower third with an errant number that made a woman reach an epic age caught the eye of one “Tonight Show” viewer. WTVH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Syracuse, N.Y., featured a feel-good story about a local woman turning 100. The problem is the lower third made her 10 times as old. 1,000 years old to be […]

March 27, 2015

NYC station does morning news sans lights

What do you do when you’re four minutes to air and there are no lights in the studio? Improvise. And use Twitter to tease your broadcast. WPIX-TV, the CW affiliate in New York City, had a power issue this morning in its studio that caused the studio lighting to go out. Anchor Lisa Mateo tweed […]

March 25, 2015

Devlin tours Omaha train-to-TV-station renovation progress

Set design firm Devlin Design Group paid a visit to the Burlington Station in Omaha, checking up on the progress of turning an 80-year-old building into a state-of-the-art television station for KETV-TV. Devlin was hired by the Hearst ABC affiliate to help create the station’s new news production facilities. In the photo above, Dan Devlin, […]

March 25, 2015

‘Today’ tapes ‘Pretty Woman’ interview on ‘Meredith’ set

The set of “The Meredith Vieira Show” played host to a “Today Show” reunion interview with the cast of “Pretty Woman.” The interview, done in conjunction with Fandango Movieclips, was taped in Studio 6A with Matt Lauer interviewing stars Julia Roberts, Richard Gere, Hector Elizondo, Laura San Giacomo and director Garry Marshall. The cast sat on […]

March 25, 2015

Small but flexibile studio gains traction in St. Louis

Tucked into a suburb of St. Louis, First Rule Film & Broadcast has built a network-caliber studio that plays host to many types of broadcasts. Located on the 16th and 17th floor of a high rise, First Rule has set a high standard. With sweeping views of downtown St. Louis, the company’s office commands a certain […]

March 24, 2015

RFD-TV set draws inspiration from farm, ranch architecture

Digital cable network RFD-TV debuted a new set that incorporates nods to rural architecture while still packing a newsy look. The set, located in Nashville, was designed by Jim Fenhagen and Camille Connolly of Jack Morton PDG under the direction of Gary Kanofsky and features a five-person anchor and panel area as well as multiple other venues. Showman Fabricators built the set and […]

March 24, 2015

‘Late Late Show’ gets new host, new home

British actor and comedian James Corden took over CBS’s “The Late Late Show” Monday and along with the new host came an upgraded look. The U.S. version of the show has been on the air since 1995 and with most recent host Craig Ferguson the show originated from a set that featured a wide wall […]

March 24, 2015

New look for ‘CBS Evening News’

Emphasizing the Cronkite-era world map throughout, “CBS Evening News” updated its graphics package on Monday. The new look draws heavily from the “Face the Nation” logo and package, using a new logo for the broadcast: The show begins with the viewpoint panning over an extruded 3D version of the Cronkite-era world map that CBS has been using extensively […]

March 24, 2015

HLN debuts L.A. studio

CNN‘s HLN has taken its new look to the West Coast. The network completed a new set that mimics the look of the renovated Studio 7 in CNN Center in Atlanta in its Los Angeles studios. The project was designed by JHD Group. The L.A. version of the set is a bit more heavy on […]

March 24, 2015

‘Isi Sh*t List’? No, it says ‘Isis Hit List’

This OTS could have gone really bad, really fast if someone hadn’t paid attention to spacing.