Thursday, October 27, 2005

They're BAAAAAAAAACK: Sweeps Start Next Week

We approach each sweeps period as one might a train derailment: with a mix of dread and excitement: dread at the horrors we expect to witness and excitement from the adrenaline rush that accompanies moments of tremendous stress.

What might we get from consultants' local puppets this time around? More giant vegetables? Carol Kloss interviewing yet another senior citizen who has been conned into giving his life savings away?

Here's hoping that Channel 3 continues to remain above the stunts, as they have in the past. In addition to emphasizing their severe weather coverage, they should hype the hell out of the fact that they avoid the bullshit stories to which other stations seem to be addicted.

16 comments:

bandit75 said...

I hope to see more meth stories. I can never get enough interviews with people that are missing half of the bottom row of their teeth. Comedy, pure comedy.

critical1 said...

Do you think they will cover ANY MORE of the criminal history of that Bothwell jackass who tried killing 2 CB cops? Who cares if the cops killed him? He was trying to kill THEM, only after trying to escape from them and carjacking an innocent civilian. I'm tired of the coverage of this story, and I don't think the news will be able to milk this one into sweeps. Like I said before, the big story will be Americans searching for bargains this holiday season.

Sidebar Sam said...

Critical1: It's just getting started. Based on the early whinings of the family, I am sure this is going to turn into a James Martin Davis episode of turing the criminal into the victim. The son-of-bitch used lethal force with that car, then died from lethal force. But that's not the way ol' Jimmy's gonna play it up. I'm sure someone is going to try to say he was shot trying to surrender and that the car's accelerator got stuck ... something other than he got what he deserved.

bandit75 said...

It was pretty obvious his wife was/is a meth user based on her lack of teeth and complexion. The best line in her interview with Doug "Sleep" Walker was 'he was a good guy, til he got ahold of drugs.....they still didn't need to shoot him, he would have stopped if they told him too'. As if the two TASER jolts and pepper spray weren't enough of a message for the guy.

critical1 said...

Oh, I know! Rodney King didn't do anything to get a beat down either. Even though he led the police on a high-speed pursuit, was drunk, high on PCP, assulted the officers, and the tazer failed to stop this, he still didn't deserve to be subdued. I'm sorry, but if I was a cop and I saw the perp pin my partner against the wall with a car, I wouldn't shoot him in the leg. I'd kill him. And if I were the methed out wife of this guy, I sure as hell wouldn't go on the news and say, "Oh he was a good man, 'cept for them drugs." And shame on the news for even giving this any air time. The story should be "Police Did Their Jobs: Serving the Public Trust, Protecting the Innocent, and Upholding the Law."

Now, those might be from 'Robocop' but the theory is sound.

weatherwoman said...

Ya bandit75 - I can't wait for that. Only two TASAR jolts?- and one dose of pepper spray? If only they did three then he'd a stopped. Whatever.

I thought that his estranged wife looked like she was a bit of a user too. I sure hope CPS is on that case-that poor little girl.

Ted Brockman said...

(Edited version of DarthSchrader's post)

Here are some great sweeps stories.

Air. Sure, we all breathe it. We need it to live. But, what if the air that you breathed was killing you? Studies show that 100% of all life on Earth dies after a lifetime of breathing...you guessed it...AIR. Tonight on the Channel 6 News at 3:30, 4:00, 4:30, 5:00, 6:00 and at 10:00.

You asked for it, and KM3 delivers. For What It's Worth with Travis Justice has been canceled. But, what is Travis Justice doing now? KM3's Deb Ward visits Travis . . . at the homeless shelter tonight at 10:00.

Nipples. Omaha says that they are evil, and need to be covered. Council Bluffs says that the nipple is fine by their standards. Tonight at 6:00, Suzanne Deyo shows us her titties and you decide; are nipples naughty or nice? Only on NewsWatch 7 at 10:00.

Maybe I have a career as a news director after all.

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Posted by DarthSchrader to Omaha TV News at 10/29/2005 09:48:29 PM

theguesswho said...

Ted, I don't watch Suzanne Deyo and have only met her a couple of times but do you really think it was necessary to degrade her by posting Darth's "suggestions" ? The handful of dark souls who love this kind of stuff on your blog must really be happy today.

weatherwoman said...

Maybe WOWT can start spell-checking their bottom-of-the screen crawl for sweeps. They can't seem to remember it is "I before E, except after C"...

DiggerDog said...

"Tonight at 6:00, Suzanne Deyo shows us her titties"

When did she get them?

weatherwoman said...

diggerdog - you are quite funny, but I still think you should be slapped upside the head for that one!

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DiggerDog said...

weatherwoman, have you ever thought I might like being slapped upside the head. But seriously, when did she get them?

On an even more serious note, check out Gerrish on Channel 6 again tonight. She's Smoking hot, has the best presence and delivery in Omaha TV history, and has a great voice. Now she is TV friendly. Could it be that 6 has wised up and is making her the full time prime time anchor?

Now, a wife beater wearing Courtny Gerrish and Sarah Simmons would be the best team in Omaha TV history.

What??????? You know I'm right

Damon Scott Hynes said...

On my Nebraska Infobabe Yahoo! site, I have some Courtny vidcaps from the 6AM show before Six hired an image consultant for CG and when they kept the studio at 35F. Didn't need a wifebeater...Good times...

DiggerDog said...

damon, are you talking about the infamous light blue, tight fitting shirt?

Damon Scott Hynes said...

It was a white top. Surprisingly, it even had a jacket and you could still see the raisins. I'll post the links to my Yahoo! sites:

http://tv.groups.yahoo.com/group/NebraskaInfoWomen
http://groups.yahoo.com/group/NebraskaInfoWomenToo/

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