December 18, 2014

‘World News’ uses main studio as weather wall

“World News Tonight” has found another use for its new curved video wall — a standup location for weather reports. The network was covering the severe storms hitting the West Coast and had meteorologist Rob Marciano stationed on the “World News Tonight” set in New York. Anchor David Muir, meanwhile, was in Washington, D.C., so […]

December 18, 2014

Chicago sportscaster apologizes for ‘cut your wrists’ OTS

Chicago sports anchor Mark Giangreco, during a analysis piece on Chicago Bears quarterback Jay Cutler, appeared next to a graphic reading “Cut him or cut your wrists.” Viewers of WLS-TV, the ABC O&O in the third largest market, didn’t take kindly to the thinly veiled reference to suicide and flooded the station with complaints. “My […]

December 17, 2014

CNNI’s ‘World Sport’ sports new look

“World Sport” debuted a new look this week on CNN International. The design revolves around a shield logo, which is very fitting for a sports show. Using a blue and white color palette, the new look is a departure from the shows previous red and yellow logo. In the opening titles, the shield illuminates piece […]

December 11, 2014

Des Moines station rebranding

Nexstar‘s WOI-TV has announced it will rebrand come Jan. 5. The Des Moines ABC affiliate is dumping its “ABC5 News” moniker in favor of “Local 5 News” and “We Are Iowa.” Nexstar also says it will invest in remodeling and updates to the station and offer “innovative local news programming with a specialized focus on […]

December 10, 2014

Charleston station ‘MacGyvers’ forecast after computer crash

A Charleston station used some quick thinking and low tech materials to save its weather forecast. Down at WCIV-TV, the ABC affiliate in Charleston, S.C., a computer glitch caused the station’s weather system to go offline before Dave Williams‘ forecast. Left with no other options, anchor Dean Stevens scratched out a five day board on the […]

December 5, 2014

Kentucky station reports prison break with John Wayne mug

WDKY-TV, the Fox affiliate in Lexington, Ken., resurrected a Hollywood legend who died over three decades ago and “accused” him of breaking out of a local prison. The station was covering the prison break and intended to show viewers the headshots of two prisoners accused of being involved in the alleged plot. However, the station ended […]

December 2, 2014

Minneapolis-Saint Paul ABC updates set, graphics

Hubbard Broadcasting’s KSTP-TV, the ABC affiliate serving Minneapolis-St. Paul, debuted a new set and graphics package over the weekend. Designed by Erector Sets Inc., the studio includes a classic look that is conservative with minimal technology, bucking the recent trend to place monitor walls everywhere. The main anchor desk can seat up to four and […]

November 26, 2014

‘View’ retools open, graphics

ABC’s “The View” has continued its on air look with the introduction of a new open and modified graphics package. The show, which has been struggling in the ratings, seems to be going through a period of teenage angst — where it quite can’t figure out what it wants to be. The show debuted a […]

November 25, 2014

ABC News merges Kansas, Nebraska

During its coverage of the protests and grand jury decision in Ferguson, Mo., ABC News used a fullscreen map to show other prominent locations where demonstrations were taking place around the U.S. Somehow, the border between Kansas and Nebraska was removed when the graphic was being prepared, resulting what we presume is now known was […]

November 21, 2014

Milwaukee ABC updates logo design

Hearst’s WISN-TV tweaked its logo this week, adding the ABC logo and moving the stations call letters. First used in 1976, the logo disappeared from the station until 2012, when it returned in a modern makeover. The change is subtle, and most views will likely not notice. The update streamlines the logo and makes it easier to […]