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Obama Talks Energy in Latest Round of Local Press

President Obama did another round of local interviews yesterday, sitting down with eight stations from the Orlando, Cincinnati, Denver, Los Angeles, Austin, Des Moines, Las Vegas and Pittsburgh markets.

The interviews lasted about five minutes each and focused mostly on gas prices and energy policy. “As long as gas prices are going up, people are going to feel like I’m not doing enough and I understand that,” Obama told WFTV’s Greg Warmoth. “Ultimately, though, there’s no silver bullet here.”

The interviews were granted to three ABC affiliates, two CBS affiliates and two NBC affiliates. Adriana Arevalo‘s interview was broadcast on 18 Univision affiliates. Video inside…. Read more

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Denver’s KCNC Pulls the Plug on 4 p.m. Newscast

Just months after launching a 4 p.m. newscast in place of “The Oprah Winfrey Show,” Denver’s KCNC has announced that the station will return to syndicated programming in that timeslot due to disappointingly low ratings.

“If we’d had any traction we would have stuck with it,” Walt DeHaven, general manager at the CBS O&O, told The Denver Post.

KCNC will replace the newscast with “Dr. Phil,” which the station has a contract to carry through the next four years. The Post reports that no staff will be cut as a result of the decision — producers will be reassigned to the 5 p.m. and 6 p.m. broadcasts. The short-lived show was anchored by Karen Leigh and Michelle Griego.

The station was one of many nationwide to test out expanded news in the wake of Oprah’s departure. “We wish there was more of an appetite for that type of news at that hour,” DeHaven said.