Friday, October 31, 2008

Makeup

What can we say about the amazingly over-hyped new set that Channel Sux "unveiled" for its 10 p.m. Thursday newscast?

It's not horrible, but it's not the eye-popping, jaw dropping overhaul we'd been led to expect, either.

In fact, it looks like a cross between the station's old set and the one that Channel 3rd has been using for a couple of years now. The biggest changes are the addition of about ten flatscreen HD monitors and lots of blue. Both the desk and EjacuWeather center appear to be refurbished versions of  the old furniture.

The most laughable new feature is the one seems to give John Knicely a chubby: the "dot-com center." It's a stand-up table with a laptop on it and five monitors behind it. Way to get connected with the World-Wide Interwebs, J-Pa. Knicely done!

The entire exercise of set change for this pathetic outfit is analogous to putting makeup over a zit: you know what it's covering up, and so does everyone else, and underneath it all, it's still a zit. A big, unsightly, festering, pus-filled zit. The only station likely to benefit from the makeover is KETV, which will now likely be forced to spruce up its tired-looking, eleven-year-old "Newsplex."

As far as SuxNews goes, until there's a top-to-bottom housecleaning at 35th and Farnam, and as long as their idea of diversity is hiring a guy named Mario, this station is going nowhere.

2 comments:

Husker Porn Star said...

Does Gray TV corporate have something against WOWT?

At least corporate sibling Channel 10-11 in Lincoln got a nice picture of the Lincoln skyline behind its anchor desk. All WOWT got was blue wallpaper.

I agree, the new WOWT set doesn't look much different than the old one.

I disagree with Ted on one thing though-- I think KETV can put plans to overhaul or replace the Newsplex can be put on hold. Replace the older 4:3 TVs in the background with 16:9 models and add a few more HUGE flatscreen HD monitors for the anchors to stand next to, and the Newsplex will be good to go for several more years.

Damon Scott Hynes said...

http://tinyurl.com/6c9pgp

Speaking of Gray, lookit this chart!

I will say this for the new Six set, better camera angles for Catilin!

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