Channel 9 news
Did you notice the new way Channel 9 signed off its newscasts last night? How the TV picture of the anchor team at the desk was shrunk, and pulled back into the WCPO.com web page? Channel 9 is promoting that the news is “always on” the web site. Pretty clever. Wonder how soon the other TV news stations will copy it? (Kiese comes clean: For the record, WCPO.com is part of our Cincinnati.com, which also is updated with breaking news around the clock.)
Then came Bronson
Can you say sweeps stunt? That’s why Reds pitcher Bronson Arroyo read the 6 p.m. sports for Brad Johansen on WKRC-TV (Ch 12) last night.
You can see the video on the WKRC.com Web Channel Video:
See John Fay's story at:
Give Channel 12 folks credit. They thought of it first.
TV Guide praises George Clooney in the “Cheers & Jeers” column May 15-21 for his trip to Darfur to bring attention to the genocidal violence by appearing on “Today,” “This Week” and other TV shows. Says TV Guide: “Forget the Oscar – give this guy a Nobel Peace Prize!”
(Too bad the magazine didn’t mention that dad Nick went too.) I would have praised George for his perfect timing – talking about Darfur on TV here while his old TV show “ER” did episodes set in Darfur.
If you care, you can vote for their favorite “American Inventor” after the final 4 make their final pitches tonight (8-10 p.m., Ch 9). Voting by phone and text messaging will be open for two hours after the show ends. People can vote up to five times, says ABC publicist Jennifer Verti.
Season finales tonight: My Name Is Earl (note special “supersized” time: 8:40 p.m.), The Office (not special “supersized” time: 9:20 p.m.), Everybody Hates Chris, Smallville, Eve, Cuts.
Fox airs a “That 70s Show” retrospective (8:30-10) promoting the final episode next Thursday.
They sent Chris Daughtry home last night? What's up with that? Could it be the influence of www.votefortheworst.com, which has encouraged people to vote for Taylor Hicks? Why is he still there, jumping around the stage? Because Dancing with the Stars would never take him?