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October 22, 2014

CNN takes over Jacksonville station for ‘Debate Night’

WJXT-TV transformed its morning show set, located in Studio B, into a debate stage for Tuesday nights Florida gubernatorial debate. The changes include new graphic panels on the set and logos for both CNN and WJXT-TV. CNN’s “election stars” were added to create a border around the bottom. CNN also brought along its debate podiums, […]

October 21, 2014

CNN readies ‘Election Center’

CNN has updated its Washington, D.C. studios for the upcoming November general election. The “CNN Election Center” is back, as large letters have been placed above the RP screen, where CNN Washington usually appears. Stars have been added around the sets header, with the large cube-blocks returning as well. Overall, CNN appears to be reusing […]

October 13, 2014

CNBC debuts new graphics package

CNBC unveiled a new dayside graphics package today, giving the network a sharper look. “The powerful redesign features an engaging and improved way to deliver the important content and data CNBC viewers want,” said Jennifer Dauble of CNBC. The new look includes: Bug Stack – new look features a bug stack on the lower right Real-Time […]

October 13, 2014

‘There will be Helvetica to pay’ after CNN typo

Several sharp-eyed CNN viewers noticed an interesting typo on a CNN lower third regarding ISIS — a missing letter “R” that changed the word “front” to “font.” Of course, the inevitable font jokes quickly followed. Twitter user @shawnjvandiver tweeted: #ISIS has declared war on comic sans and calibri” as well as these gems:

October 10, 2014

Find out which CNN anchor you are in online quiz

Are you a little bit Carol Costello? Or maybe a little bit Sanjay Gupta? Well, CNN is giving you the chance to find out with a new online quiz. Take the quiz here, which conveniently provides three matches based on “how you report,” “how you spend free time” and “how you eat” along with — will […]

October 9, 2014

Bloomberg debuts “With All Due Respect”

Backed by political junkies Mark Halperin and John Heilemann, Bloomberg mixed technology and comfy for its new show “With All Due Respect.” Bloomberg built out a new set for the show, which broadcasts from the companies New York City HQ. Home base includes two large chairs and a coffee table. Halperin and Heilemann anchor the show from the chairs, getting a […]

October 8, 2014

MSNBC changes up ‘Hardball’ desk

MSNBC moved “Hardball” last week to the secondary desk in the Washington, D.C. studio. This desk is often used by “Morning Joe” when it broadcasts from Washington, and that’s about it. Lately, “Hardball” has had a larger roundtable and this setup likely was a better fit, as the other desk didn’t appear comfortable for four people. This […]

October 8, 2014

Changes coming to Fox Business studios?

An observant reader noticed the first floor of the building that houses Fox Business offices and studios has been covered with a large printed graphic. These signs have apparently been up for a number of months. The covering reads “Power. Prosper. Expanding 2014.” and features the Fox Business logo. We’ve heard rumors from inside the network […]

October 6, 2014

Bloomberg debuts politics section with unique design

Financial news organization Bloomberg has debut a new politics section that features a unique, innovative design. The new look is a bit confusing at first — there’s a header with something called the “Curiosity Index” and then what appears to be a large video ad. That video panel, however, eventually becomes a live feed of […]

October 3, 2014

MSNBC alters Studio 3A

While MSNBC broadcast from Studio 3K last week, some “maintenance” occurred in its primary home. The most noticeable change is the lack of the riser between the newsroom and the set area. This platform typically housed a small glass table and a monitor, now it’s completely removed. One issue with this change is now you […]