Monday, October 06, 2008


SuxNews anchor Tracy Madden confirmed during Sunday's evening newscast that the station is revamping its set.

Anchors had been appearing all weekend in front of a green-screen "virtual" set, standing behind a small round table that one might see in the bar of a TGIFridays. 

The makeover is the first at the station in nearly 20 years. 

According to Madden's brief announcement, the new set won't be ready until the end of the month. In the meantime, she added, there will be occasional progress reports posted on the station's "web-channel" (insert eye-roll here).

While the new set is long overdue, it won't do much good if the current regime populates it with dead wood like J-Pa, Thiedlecki, Maladroit, the Mastre-bator, Swollen Smollen, EjacucastAuthority Jumpy Jim Flowers, and the tools that help run the "Sports Machine" while Webbs naps in a Barcalounger. 

Mixing a few raisins in with mouse turds won't make that dish any more appetizing.


Anonymous said...

I enjoy making a snarky comment now and then. I also enjoy reading them. But a steady stream of snark can leave other issues unexamined. Here is one of them: what would we *like* to see on Omaha TV News?

Anonymous said...

I'd like to see a revised "dream team" of newscasters. Who'd do the shows during the day, weekday and weekend shows? I suppose that's the all star team fan in me.

Brandy said...

I'd like your take on Channel 7 interrupting programming to show Palin last night at the Civic. What the hell??

judge smails said...

Off topic here, anyone notice carlo's divorce, in the record in today's owh? Wonder if that had anything to do with him leaving channel 3rd.

Anonymous said...

All right! This was long overdue, and I'm anxious to see what the studio looks like! They needed this, and I believe that they can get things turned around if they can start on the right foot! I was very disgusted that KETV HAD to break into EM:Home Edition just to show us that she was speaking. Balogney! What a waste of time! Not to disrespect Palin, but Extreme Makeover was a lot more interesting!

Dumb Anguish said...

A new set for WOWT, huh?

You can put lipstick on a pig...

Speaking of which...Did KETV really interrupt regular programming for that Sarah Palin speech? Good God...What for??

Anonymous said...

Well, if the anchors mention their new set construction one more time I'm going postal. I love their promo for the morning show that tell us they're presenting news that happened while we slept, yet they run the same 10 minutes 12 times in the AM, and it's all yesterday's news, if not the day BEFORE yesterday's news.

Now I don't have a problem with Seidlecki..if he does lisp it's pretty minor. And I have no problem with Mallorie's hands - that's just a stupid comment - but I do have a problem with the lack of AM show content. Talk about phoning it in. There's GOT to be something more interesting to report than the new set construction that was reported 2 days before.

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