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Going Viral

WNEP’s ‘Apparently’ Kid Rocks the Internet

He’s gone viral. A five-year-old named Noah Ritter, discovered by a WNEP news crew at the Wayne County Fair in Pennsylvania, grabbed the mic and began riffing on camera about the fair, his family, and life. Apparently:

Utilising the word ‘apparently’ like only a child who just discovered how to use a word can, Noah gave an account of the scariness of the rides along with an insight into how hard it is being a kid and apparently having to watch your dad’s stupid shows all the time.

Apparently this was Noah’s first time on live TV, as he kept reiterating, but he could have fooled us, the kid is a natural.

Christopher Hooton, writing in the UK’s Independent, imagined the start of the day for WNEP reporter Sofia Ojeda and a photographer he calls “Jim”: Read more

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The Story Viewers Loved–But Your Station Would Almost Certainly Ignore

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Imagine being the station in your market that finds that gem of a story that nobody else has. You know, the kind of story that gets viewers talking–and perhaps more importantly, sharing the story on Facebook by the thousands. The kind of story that quickly gets national attention, and lands on your network’s evening news. Not as a VO, but your reporter’s package aired nationally because it’s just that good. Imagine.

KARE reporter Boyd Huppert‘s story was just that–a phenomenon. It first aired on the NBC affiliate on Sunday, and re-aired on the NBC Nightly News Monday night. Home run, right? But here’s the thing. Huppert’s story would almost certainly never make the cut in many–if not most–newsrooms across the country. Why? Because it’s simple. It’s nice. It’s heartwarming. Read more

WCSC Interviews Student Who Was Kneed in the Groin by Jim Cantore: ‘He Got Me Good’

jim cantore charleston incidentWhat’s it like to get kneed in the groin by Jim Cantore on live television? Charleston CBS affiliate WCSC talks to Colin Marcelli, the college student who knows the answer to that question after he charged Cantore during a live shot this week.

“He probably thought I was trying to tackle him or something, but really I was just trying to run into the frame,” Marcelli said. “He just put up a swift knee to try and defend himself. He got me good.”

Marcelli called the incident his “15 minutes of fame” and said he would “100 percent do it again.” Watch Marcelli’s interview here.

Little Girl Caught Dancing on WMAQ: ‘I Wanted to Be on TV Because I’ve Never Been on TV’

The little girl who danced into the background of Mary Ann Ahern‘s WMAQ live shot says she just wanted to be on television.

“I wanted to be on TV ’cause I’ve never been on TV,” Janiyah Rush told DNA Info this week. The viral video star said she hopes to be a singer, dancer and doctor when she grows up, noting her dancing is inspired by her family and the song “Single Ladies.”

“Diana Ross had the Supremes, Gladys Knight had the Pips, I’ve got my own backup dancer!” Ahern tweeted after video of the June report (watch above) went viral.

VIDEO: KMPH’s Jessob Reisbeck Interviews Homeless Hatchet-Wielding Hitchhiker Hero

A bizarre story out of Fresno, Calif., is putting KMPH reporter Jessob Reisbeck — and a homeless hitchhiker who travels with a hatchet named Kai — in the spotlight.

Kai was hitching a ride with Jett Simmons McBride when McBride intentionally ran his car into a black PG&E worker. He got out of the car and grabbed another woman, reportedly claiming he was Jesus Christ and shouting racist epithets. Kai got out of the passenger seat and hit McBride in the head with the blunt end of his hatchet, saving the woman’s life.

“I f—ing ran up behind him with a hatchet — smash, smash, smash!” Kai told Reisbeck (video above).

Reisbeck’s interview with Kai has gone viral, with the unedited version (which is more than five minutes long and features some very creative NSFW language) notching more than 360,000 YouTube views since it was posted yesterday. Watch it after the jump. Read more

Host of KDOC’s Chaotic New Year’s Special: ‘It was totally supposed to be like that’

We’re now hearing from the host of that chaotic New Year’s Eve special last week on an independent TV station in LA. Actor/comedian Jamie Kennedy talks with the New York Times about the special on KDOC, which was once part-owned by Pat Boone and once included shows hosted by televangelists.

Last Monday, KDOC viewers were treated to poorly produced TV at its best, including profanities, innuendos and a fight. By nearly all accounts, the special went horribly awry. But Kennedy says it was supposed to be that way. (Watch the highlights above, if YouTube hasn’t already yanked this version too).

Kennedy tells the New York TimesDave Itzkoff the special “was totally supposed to be like that.”

Q: So, did the special turn out the way you wanted?

A: We wanted to make almost an anti-New Year’s Eve show, and the recipe calls for unexpected. We had an open bar for our guests, we were unrehearsed. It was not glamorous. We shot at the apex of craziness on Hollywood Boulevard on New Year’s Eve, in front of one of the most highly visible places, the Chinese Theater, and it was more like a block party type of feel.

Q: The online reaction to the special has been very polarized and in many cases extremely negative. Does that bother you?

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KFOR’s Melting Street Lamp Photo Goes Viral, Turns Out Summer Heat Wasn’t the Culprit

This week, Oklahoma City NBC-affiliate KFOR posted a photo sent in by a viewer on its Facebook page that showed a collection of street lamps that had been melted by extreme heat.  The image quickly went viral and the consensus was that record high temperatures in the area had melted the lamps.

It turns out, though, that the melting was actually caused by a recent dumpster fire that occurred underneath the lamps. Read more

Weathercaster’s Apocalyptic Forecast Goes Viral After He Leaves Station

A strange video from WTVR popped up online recently in which weathercaster Aaron Justus delivers an apocalyptic forecast for the Richmond CBS-affiliate. In addition to a volcanic eruption and a super hurricane, Justus’s forecast includes Godzilla (video above).

So where’d the video come from? Read more

KPRC Posts Screenshot of Guy Who Appears to Be Peeing in Background of Weather Update

Sensing that the image would inevitably go viral, Houston NBC-affiliate KPRC recently posted a screenshot on its Facebook page of a man who appears to be taking a leak in the station’s weather garden, feet behind chief meteorologist Frank Billingsley.

“Since this will go viral any way, we might as well let you know it’s not what you think,” KPRC wrote on its Facebook page, posting the above photo. “That guy is an electrical contractor stringing wires in our weather garden. In case you’re wondering, yep, we’re mortified and laughing at the same time and we picked this frame specifically because Frank’s pose is just the cherry on top of it all.” Read more

Jason Biggs Has Naked Meltdown at WGN

In an apparent parody of “Kony 2012″ director Jason Russell‘s naked meltdown in San Diego last week, actor Jason Biggs stripped down in the hallways of WGN after doing an interview with entertainment reporter Dean Richards.

According to Richards, Biggs got naked while his entourage filmed the scene for a web video. WGN security cameras captured it all on tape and the station posted it online, in addition to playing the footage during its newscasts. Read more

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