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Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.

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Wednesday, June 28, 2006

News 5 Nation

The “citizen journalist” trend has arrived at WLWT-T. Ch. 5 is soliciting viewers to tell their stories – in their own words with a digital camera – on the station’s Web site, It says: “News 5 Nation lets you tell the story! You produce the news story using the latest digital production gear. We help you put it together, and your story will air on News 5. Also, you can submit your own finished story. We’ll archive all the stories on our News 5 Nation Web site so you can vote for your favorites and share them with your friends. We need to hear from you now! E-mail for more details.”
The buzz around the station is that the plan is to have 10-12 of these done before the segment debuts in August.

NBC and YouTube and You
NBC has cut a deal with YouTube to preview NBC’s fall TV lineup “and other preferred shows over the next year,” NBC says. YouTube will create a NBC channel to post clips from new fall shows, “The Office,” “Saturday Night Live” and Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.”

“Big Brother All Stars” vote closes tonight
If you're a "Big Brother" fan, here's a reminder that voting closes at 11:59 p.m. today at for “Big Brother All Stars.” Two of the 20 candidates are from here:
--William “Bunky” Miller, 41, a 1983 New Richmond High School graduate living in Los Angeles and working as a technical writer and stand-up comic.
--Diane Henry, 24, a 2000 Hillsboro High School graduate and former NKU student and Burlington resident living in Los Angeles and working as a model.
On the July 6 premiere, all 20 will be on CBS’ live “Big Brother All Stars” premiere. The 12 cast members will be named, and they immediately will move into the Big Brother house. The last resident remaining in September will win $500,000.

TV tonight
Haven’t previewed this one, but it sounds like fun: “My First Time” (10 p.m., TV Land) looks at the first TV roles of stars -- starting with Henry Winkler as Rhoda’s date on “The Mary Tyler Moore” show and Katey Sagal on MTM’s short-lived “Mary” sitcom.
And “American Masters” repeats Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan film from last fall (9 p.m., Chs 48, 54, 16).


at 6/28/2006 10:09 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, old news. Now WLWT is trying to get people to do their job.

You can only remain in third place by doing stunts like this.

at 6/28/2006 11:00 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Old news? Which other station here has done this?

at 6/28/2006 12:02 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do believe it t'was a contest a few years ago (and a few news directors too) on WLW-T Colortown TV, perhaps back in the Tolan era.

Viewers were invited to send a VHS story for broadcast.

Cheap summer ploy to handle the vacation schedules.

at 6/28/2006 12:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know...definitely a cheap ploy to have viewers do the work!

I mean, why in the beep don't they get some of those darn anchors out their on the streets doing reports? Such as Sandra and Sheree!!!!!!!!!!!!

at 6/28/2006 1:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Or it could be one of those thingys where they're trying to involve the community more, like all them "new media" people talk about.

at 6/28/2006 4:40 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you spell desperate?


at 6/28/2006 5:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you spell acting like 12 year olds??

L O C A L 12.

at 6/28/2006 6:59 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I come here to read a blog and see comments like that....this city is screwed if we have people like this running our TV stations.

at 6/28/2006 7:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I DO NOT think that Rob Braun, Kit Andrews, Dayna Eubanks, John Lomax, etc. act like 12 year olds....

In fact, they are the most experienced team in the town. I would trust them ANY DAY over flighty Sheree and sporadic Sandra

at 6/28/2006 8:04 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comments like the one above mine give me great pride the TV stations that are mentioned here.

I am curious why anyone on here is not mentioning 9? 9's news is much better then 5 or the pipefitters union Local 12.

Maybe nobody is mentioning 9 because 12 is highly pissed that WLW pulled the plug on them???

With comments like I have been reading here, it's just makes me believe more and more it was 12's own arrogance that cost them there partnership with WLW Radio.

Get over it happens. Be nicer to WUBE, GRR or others or they will dump your ass too. Don't act like you are better then your radio partner.

at 6/28/2006 9:43 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Don't you guys have work to do?

at 6/29/2006 12:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

why is john always posting stories about 5. Oh wait a minute now I know there newsteam changes every week. This is a reason 5 has lagged behind in the ratings. Because of anchor stability.

at 6/29/2006 12:38 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you spell desperate?


at 6/29/2006 8:40 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How do you spell head up their butt?


at 6/29/2006 9:34 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

How funny John...I think we have TV newspeople sniping at each other in a public blog forum. Must have been a slow news day...

at 6/29/2006 3:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

TVLand's program was wonderful last night. Another well done production.

It's a shame that the same thing can't be done with all of the archived videotape and film of Cincinnati programming.

With all of the spare digital channels avail, you'd think a station would take stock of the heritage. Cincinnati is lucky, a lot of programming was recorded or filmed...and saved.

at 6/30/2006 10:54 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

This whole thread shows some really childish behavior. People are going to be partial to the station they watch and the station they work for, but there are better ways to discuss varying ideas. If TV people are posting on here, and it's clear they are, your negativity is going to reflect more on you than the person you're targeting.

at 6/30/2006 11:53 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I hope 5's News Director is renting, and didn't buy.

at 6/30/2006 12:36 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

When's Pete Delk uh, I mean Steve Raleigh's contract up? He's already an embarassment in this market, again.

at 6/30/2006 7:52 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone posts a goofy comment, and they therefore have to work in local TV? Maybe - just maybe - it's someone making fun of the morinic behavior in general. "Head up their butt." That was funny stuff. I don't think you should take ANY of this too seriously.

at 6/30/2006 9:34 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Morinic" indeed.

at 7/01/2006 3:50 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

guess it took a real "jurn-o-list" to point out a typo. douchebags.

at 7/02/2006 11:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to TV 5 consumer reporter Tom Sussi, and hs Bone? They have him on the streets.

Taking Action gone?

at 7/03/2006 1:11 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

No more Taking Action...

In fact, Tom Sussi has been sniffing around Fox19 trying to get his old job back now that Pat Casey is gone.

at 7/03/2006 11:02 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

He should have kept the cool leather jacket....

at 7/03/2006 11:30 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

channel 19 is looking for a reporter

at 7/04/2006 11:29 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sussi is one of the best overall talents in this market. He can do consumer, investigative, GA. TV 5 is crazy to let this guy slip away. But these idoits have a history of doing just that, and that's why they're bottom feeders during the ratings! I heard both 9 and 19 are interested, true? I also heard he may return to Detroit, where he worked years ago.

at 7/04/2006 8:25 PM Anonymous tomsussi said...

Since I making a living dealing with facts - please allow me to set a few straight: (Those, anyhow, that I'm at liberty to set straight).

1-True.I am no longer Taking Action.

2-I also miss my trademark black leather jacket!

3-And, if nothing else, I have demonstrated that I am versatile. Thanks for the kind words.

PS Why is everyone "anonymous" in this blog? I can only speculate that this blog is filled with local TV insiders too afraid to come out of the closet.

at 7/05/2006 12:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't care for Guido leather jacket, but Dogbone rocked!

at 7/05/2006 12:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom 5 should have you do the eyesore bit again. That was great and we all know cincy has a ton of eyesores.

at 7/06/2006 1:46 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

They're due for the Pat Berry Pothole Patrol soon....along with bacteria-ridden tanning booths, sex offender ice cream truck operators and the comparative shopping store test.

It's as predictable as Tall12's cold case and 9's "Breaking News at 11".

at 7/06/2006 11:40 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

on subject of consumer reporters: Who's your vote for the best. Sussi? Ain? Materesse?

at 7/07/2006 1:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sussi. Hands down. At least he's entertaining.

at 7/07/2006 8:54 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain. I don't want canned videos from Consumer Reports on 9 and I definitely don't want Sussi. I don't want to be entertained during a newscast, I want news.

at 7/07/2006 10:09 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ain belongs in a mental hospital....

at 7/08/2006 1:33 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Ain still on TV? Another vote for 5's Sussi.

at 7/08/2006 1:12 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Paula Toti will soon be Local 12's new Troubleshooter

at 7/09/2006 12:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh please! And who dresses her? Usually, she's wearing something that either looks like my grandmother's pillow or the upholstery from a 1974 Oldsmobile98.

at 7/09/2006 12:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Howard Ain just mails it in. I can't believe he still earns a salary...

at 7/09/2006 1:37 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now that TV 5 dumped its consumer unit, what about Sussi taking over for Ain?

at 7/10/2006 7:21 PM Blogger newsdirector5 said...

Tom Sussi is staying with us at 5. He is one of the best journalist we have.

at 7/11/2006 12:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really now?
That's not the word on the streets.

at 7/14/2006 9:32 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sussi's too big city for the Natti anyhow. Better for him to scoot.

at 7/15/2006 10:36 AM Blogger LIN said...

you guys are hilarious, I just discovered this blog, I watch them all, what we should really be complaining about is "too many commercial interruptions on all newscasts, local and network" The leather jacked it "too New Jersey" for Cincy, maybe switch to a Hawaii shirt for the Jimmy Buffet set, or liederhosen suspenders. I don't like any of the weather people who scare the crap out of us like the world is coming to an end....and seeing the reruns from the storms is just as bad.

at 7/15/2006 10:48 AM Blogger LIN said...

forgot to mention: the best weather footage was from local camcord users ! thanks to them we got to see OZ up close and personal and they didn't even have to become Storm Chasers, the spinning cloud was delivered practically into their backyards. Those National Weather Service storm analyzers must have a 10 point checklist to determine if we really had tornados or not...what's the difference ?
If they label them "Straight Line Winds" does that mean the insurance company is off the hook when it comes to rebuilding your garage after the tornado rips it off ?
"Oh sorry Mr.Smith, it was not a tornado, so you are not was really just wind, here's a Rolaids pill for you to swallow instead."

at 7/22/2006 12:52 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Have News 5's ratings gone up at all? i know they took a dive after they took Wagner off? At least 5 was competitive at 11...are they now?

at 7/22/2006 1:55 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hell no! 5's 11 is a joke.

at 7/22/2006 1:56 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Both 5's GM and News Director should be canned, and a new anchor team hired.

at 9/06/2006 8:19 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tom Sussi is hard nosed journalist-- and I'm not referring to his nose job either.

Too bad he has a bad attitude and thinks he is owed something, when it's unclear that he's owed anything at all.

-- Pat Casey

at 4/05/2007 8:16 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

tom sussi is @ wofl and we are enjoying every minute of his broadcasts

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