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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

Mike Hooker Leaving Denver’s KCNC After 17 Years

Mike Hooker, a reporter for Denver CBS O&O KCNC, is leaving the station for a job at Colorado State University.

Hooker is a 22-year veteran of television, including 17 years at KCNC, according to a statement from Colorado State. He will begin in his new role, as executive director of public affairs and communications, on February 20.

Hooker is the station’s Northern newsroom reporter. He announced the news of his departure on Twitter earlier today.

After 27 Years At KCNC, Paul Day Will Retire in 2012

After 40 years in the news business, KCNC reporter Paul Day will retire early next year.

Day, who focuses mostly on environmental reporting, joined the Denver CBS O&O in 1984. According to the Denver Post, news director Tim Wieland hopes that Day will continue to contribute to part-time special projects for the station.

Day, who got his start in television in the 1970s, told the Post that the industry has changed profoundly in his four decades as a reporter, saying his biggest fear used to be “that a splice would break.”

“Now I can Skype with my granddaughter,” he said. “I’ve had a blast.”

Michael Moore to KCNC’s Evrod Cassimy: ‘You’re Just Punk Media’

KCNC reporter Evrod Cassimy talked  with Michael Moore at Occupy Denver yesterday, and the impromptu interview turned acrimonious when the subject of the filmmaker’s income came up.

Cassimy asked if Moore is part of the one percent, pointing out the filmmaker’s “rumored” net worth of $50 million.

“Is that what you do? Sell rumors?” Moore answered. “You’re just punk media, is all you are. You lie. You lie to people.” Watch the video, after the jump. Read more

KCNC Removes Picture of Anchor Evrod Cassimy with Chris Brown From Station Website

KCNC, the CBS owned-and-operated station in Denver, has removed a picture of brand-new anchor Evrod Cassimy and R&B singer Chris Brown from the station website after viewer complaints.

The Denver Westword reports that Cassimy’s recently-posted online bio included a picture of the anchor and Brown (right), who pleaded guilty in 2009 to assaulting his girlfriend at the time, Rihanna. In an email received by the Westward, one viewer writes: “WTF is Channel 4 thinking? Why would they allow THAT photo to be on their website? What if the dude was an OJ fan? Would they have drawn the line there?”

KCNC news director Tim Wieland told The Westword that the photo was taken during an interview conducted at Cassimy’s former station in Orlando. “We’ve decided to remove it from the bio page,” Wieland wrote. Read more

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.

In Denver’s Post-Oprah Landscape, KMGH Decides to Launch First-Ever 3 p.m. Newscast

Later this month, ABC-affiliate KMGH will do something that no station in the Denver market has done before: broadcast a 3 p.m. newscast.

In an effort to capitalize on Oprah’s exit from rival KCNC, KMGH will move “The Dr. Oz Show,” which currently airs at 3, to 4 p.m., Oprah’s long-held time slot. As a result, KMGH’s 4 p.m. newscast will be bumped up to 3.

“The decision to put local news at 3 and put “Oz” at 4 is not an easy one, but it’s one we have to take advantage of,” said KMGH general manager Byron Grandy told the Denver Post recently. “It’s the natural Oprah replacement.”

The new, half-hour newscast will be anchored by Anne Trujillo and Mike Landess, with meteorologist Mike Nelson. It will make its debut on May 26th.

“We’re excited to open up a new time period to showcase meaningful stories to the news audience,” KMGH news director Jeff Harris said, adding, “News is always breaking.”

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