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Anderson Cooper Objects to Dallas TV Host Who Objected to Michael Sam’s Kiss on TV


CNN anchor Anderson Cooper put KTXD host Amy Kushnir on his Ridiculist for storming off the set over ESPN airing the Michael Sam kiss.

Cooper expressed his opinion about Kushnir’s opinion about showing two gay men kissing on TV.

He then rolled a clip casting doubt on Kushnir’s objection she doesn’t want to see anyone kissing on TV. The clip showed Kushnir being held aloft by two shirtless male strippers who she then…wait for it…kissed.

[Huffington Post]

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Talk Show Host Doesn’t Want to Watch Anyone Kiss on TV, Especially A Gay NFL Draftee

The Broadcast on Dallas independent station KTXD is a local version of a four host news and entertainment talk show.

Lisa Pineiro started the show’s second hour by tossing to WFAA sports director Dale Hansen talking about gay NFL draftee Michael Sam.

The women of The Broadcast started talking about ESPN showing Sam kissing his boyfriend on live TV and what that means for America.

The discussion got pretty heated until Amy Kushnir walked off set. When Pineiro observed that the aggravated host was leaving, Kushnir said, “No. I”m going to go to Midland.” Which TVSpy guesses is code for a place where no one ever kisses on TV.

Mark Antonitis Named VP-GM at KTXD in Dallas

Mark Antonitis has been named vice president and general manager of KTXD, London Broadcasting’s Me-TV affiliate in Dallas.

Antontitis joins the station from KRON in San Francisco, where he has been president and general manager since 2004. In a statement, Antontitis called his new position “the kind of challenge I’ve been preparing for my entire career.”

Before joining KRON, Antontitis was vice president and general manager of KELO in Sioux Falls. He has also worked as vice president and news director of WMAQ in Chicago.

“All of us at London Broadcasting feel that Mark is uniquely qualified for the Dallas leadership position and we feel fortunate to employ Mark with his years of experience in large market television,” London Broadcasting EVP and COO Philip Hurley said in a a statement.

Dallas AM News Targeting Baby Boomers Debuts

Where do TV Anchors go when they retire?  If they live in Dallas, they might just end up on KTXD‘s new morning show.

While “The Texas Daily”, hosted by former WFAA news anchor Jeff Brady, may sound like any other news show, the on-air talent will look a bit more seasoned, to put it delicately.   Unlike other TV Stations who are always looking for the next fresh face, KTXD has hired anchors who appeal to its chosen demographic, the aging baby boomer, according to the station’s website,

“All of our commentators are extremely excited about this opportunity,” says Brian Joyce, KTXD-TV station manager. “Each one will give a perspective that is not only credible but also interesting to our viewers. We’re talking about journalists who have played huge roles in the landscape of TV news in the DFW market. Who wouldn’t want to watch a familiar face?”

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