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Top-Line Anchors for Oscar Night?
Posted - 2/24/2013 7:17:18 PM | show profile | flag this post
Oscar Sunday might as well be ABC's Super Bowl, in terms of ratings potential. But in my small market, the ABC affiliate is doing something it's never done before.
The top-line Monday-Friday evening news anchors are at the desk, for the Sunday 6pm ET news! In formals! The male anchor even is wearing a vest and black bow tie!
The top story, of course, was a pkg featuring a live camera on the red carpet. The weather department apparently didn't get the memo, because their weekend met. is wearing a basic business suit - but his "first weather" included a map of L.A. with conditions there.
I've never seen an ABC station do this sort of special Oscar coverage - especially one three times zones away from Hollywood. Are others going that far?
Posted - 2/27/2013 12:40:39 PM | show profile | flag this post
Wow...that's pretty harsh...
I was at a station that insisted the weekday people show up on Super Sunday. By the time we did our 11:00 news I am sure anyone who watched the game was long gone from network coverage...not a really smart idea...