July 15, 2014

Al Roker gets ‘halo’ from WX map

Twitter user @SondoBill noticed that NBC’s Al Roker appeared to get “sainted” on Monday’s “NBC Nightly News” when the sun in a weather map behind Roker gave his head a glowing halo. Roker was making an appearance on “Nightly” to discuss the weather when a graphic showing severe storms across the country featuring a virtual […]

July 15, 2014

José Díaz-Balart debuts on MSNBC from Miami studio

José Díaz-Balart’s self titled show debuted Monday on MSNBC from a new studio in Miami. The studio works in some Miami flair with colored backlit striping and a wrap-around view of the skyline created using flat screen monitors. The set matches the MSNBC style of sleek and modern while adding some unique personality. Various mementos decorate the […]

July 9, 2014

Look inside BBC’s World Cup studio

Here’s a quick picture from inside BBC‘s World Cup studio in Brazil. Similar to their other sports coverage, the set is minimal, focusing on the view. Via WoodwardTel

July 1, 2014

Always check your work…

Today’s reminder to always check your work comes from “EWTN News Nightly.” Or, maybe they just really have a lot of liberty…  

June 26, 2014

‘Today’ uses video panels in healthy foods game

The six panel movable video wall in the production area of Studio 1A showed off its flexibility on this morning’s “Today Show.” Hoda Kotb and substitute host Jenna Bush Hager made use of the wall in a segment about making good food and drink choices during summer barbecues. During the segment, a door graphic was […]

June 25, 2014

Japan unveils robotic news anchors

In what may seem to be a bad CNN, Japanese scientists say they have created the world’s first android news anchors. Named “Kodomoroid” and “Otonaroid” (after the Japanese words for “child” and “adult,” respectively), the robots were unveiled at Tokyo’s National Museum of Emerging Science and Innovation. The robots posses realistic voices and speech patterns. Read more […]

June 19, 2014

‘Today’ shoe segment goes 360 on air, online

“Today” took its rotating platform for a spin today with an interactive shoe segment. Anchor Savannah Guthrie and lifestyle editor Chassie Post showed off the hottest summer shoe fashions from the corner of Studio 1A normally used for home base, which features a circular section of the floor that can rotate 360 degrees. Multiple models […]

June 18, 2014

‘Today’ sets the mood with blackout shades

During an interviewing with Marlon Wayans, who was promoting his new show “Funniest Wins,” “Today” opted to pull down the window shades on Studio 1A for a bit of a different look. The interview included creating a darker, perhaps grittier look with the brick graphics fed to the video header and vertical column in the […]

June 16, 2014

Comcast wants to replace ‘GE’ letters atop 30 Rock

NBCUniversal parent company Comcast has begun the process of getting permission to remove the neon “GE” lettering from the top of 30 Rockefeller Center and replacing it with its own name and the NBC peacock. The 24-foot high neon “GE” letters, which have been on top of the building for nearly 25 years, replaced the helium-filled […]

June 9, 2014

NBC D-Day special graphics use military imagery, photography

On Friday evening, NBC News aired a Brian Williams-helmed special entitled “Journey to Normandy” as part of its coverage of the 70th anniversary of D-Day that featured a simple, clean look that mixed military imagery with historic photography. The program’s title card featured bold black letters in a strong, military-inspired typeface mixed with a lighter, spread […]