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POLL: Smart or Not? KTVU Has Video of Fake Asiana Pilot Names Pulled from YouTube

KTVU is exerting its copyright claim on YouTube videos showing anchor Tori Campbell reading fake names identifying the pilots of Asiana flight 214.

>UPDATE: KTVU vice president and general manager Tom Raponi responded to TVSpy’s question about pulling the videos saying, “The accidental mistake we made was insensitive and offensive.  By now, most people have seen it.  At this point, continuing to show the video is also insensitive and offensive, especially to the many in our Asian community who were offended.  Consistent with our apology, we are carrying through on our responsibility to minimize the thoughtless repetition of the video by others.”

The YouTube videos embedded on media websites, including TVSpy, showing Campbell reading the names ”Captain Sum Ting Wong,” Wi Tu Lo,” “Ho Lee Fuk,” and “Bang Ding Ow,” have been replaced with the notice, “This video is no longer available due to a copyright claim by KTVU.”

While some media bloggers think removing the videos may be the wrong move for the Cox owned San Francisco Bay Area FOX affiliate, we want to know what you think:

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KSWB Mistakes Singer Meatloaf for Actual Meatloaf

As the KSWB morning team teased an interview with the singer Meatloaf on Thursday, a graphic appeared with a photo of actual meatloaf.

“Hello, YouTube!” anchor Raoul Martinez said, laughing, “Nice to see you again.”

KSWB has become a reliable producer of YouTube-ready gaffes. Who could forget the time anchor Shally Zomorodi licked an iPad or the classic jet pack fail?

Reporter Wipes Out in KTXL ‘Viral Video’

In a moment made for YouTube, KTXL reporter Sean Bennett attempted to snowboard (or, as he called it, “surf skating”) on live TV while covering a snow storm that hit the Sacramento area this week. It didn’t go well.

KTXL quickly posted raw video of Bennett’s fall on its website and now fellow Tribune station WXIN has uploaded it to YouTube, proclaiming it to be a “viral video.” So far, it’s received 54 views.

KUSA News Director Does Her Best to Block Video of Kyle Dyer Dog Bite

Calling it “traumatic to people at KUSA,” news director Patti Dennis has done her best to ensure that viewers don’t see the video of KUSA anchor Kyle Dyer being bitten by a dog during the station’s morning show Wednesday.

Dennis told TVSpy this week that, following the on-air incident, she contacted the news directors of every station in Denver, imploring them not to air footage of the bite.

While it appears most stations respected Dennis’s request, at least one, Fox-affiliate KDVR, aired footage of the bite.

In addition to trying to keep the video off the air, Dennis attempted to keep the video off the internet this week. Read more

5 Tips on How Local News Stations Can Optimize the New YouTube

This week YouTube unveiled a brand-new interface that makes the site more TV-like.  While the “You” in YouTube originally emphasized the amateur aspects of the platform, it now hints at the new site’s personalized viewing experience.  With the new interface, users can essentially create their own custom cable box on YouTube with channels of their choice.

So what does this all mean for TV stations?  We’ve compiled five tips for how local news stations can optimize the new YouTube interface… Read more

Marking Sobriety on YouTube, Former WGGB Anchor Says Stress of TV News Often Led Him to Drink

Former WGGB anchor Paul Mueller is back in front of the camera.  The news he’s delivering now, though, is very personal.

In April, Mueller abruptly resigned from WGGB after someone posted a video on YouTube of him acting erratically while MC-ing a fund-raising gala. Mueller later admitted to having a “few drinks” before the event–which was held in honor of an 11-year-old boy who hanged himself after being bullied at school–and eventually went public about his battle with alcoholism.

Mueller celebrated seven months of sobriety over the Thanksgiving weekend and he is keeping people updated about his ongoing struggle with regular posts on YouTube. Read more

‘Smokin’ Hot Wife’ Pastor Tells WTVF That His Infamous NASCAR Speech Was Off-the-Cuff

The Tennessee pastor who became a YouTube celebrity after thanking God for his “smokin’ hot wife” at a NASCAR race sat down with WTVF recently and said that he came up with his notorious prayer on the fly (video above).

“I didn’t know what I was going to say really until I got there,” Pastor Joe Nelms told WTVF reporter Adam Ghassemi.  “I had in my mind ‘okay, I want to thank God for some of the innovations in racing,’ but the smoking hot wife part and the boogity, boogity, boogity I didn’t know it was coming until it came out of my mouth.” Read more

Former WGGB Anchor Paul Mueller Says Humiliating YouTube Video Saved His Life

“I’m no longer a functioning alcoholic,” former WGGB anchor Paul Mueller announced in a recent phone conversation, talking about his struggle with addiction that came to a head in April when a YouTube video of him slurring his speech while MC-ing a charity event bounced around the internet and eventually caused him to resign.

“At the beginning, I was so unhappy with the person that posted the video but now I’m grateful to them,” Mueller told TVSpy. “They saved my life.”

Mueller has since sought help for his alcoholism and, as of today, he has been sober for 43 days. He has travelled a great distance during those 43 days (as evidenced by the Day 1 photo at right), moving beyond the initial humiliation caused by the YouTube video and focussing his energy on becoming a better, healthier person.

The early wake-up time and long hours required for his job anchoring WGGB’s morning newscast left Mueller, a recent transplant to Springfield, feeling isolated. “The shift was enabling me,” Mueller says. On a typical day, he would wake up at 2:00 a.m. and return home from work around 3:00 p.m., at which point he would spend the rest of the day drinking. Read more

Orlando Stations Compete for Viewers Online with Live Streaming Video of Casey Anthony Trial

Orlando’s ABC, CBS, NBC, and Fox stations are all providing live streaming video of the Casey Anthony trial on their websites along with running commentary from courtroom reporters as well as viewers. Instead of flipping on Court TV as people would have in the 90s to watch live coverage of the O. J. Simpson trial, viewers can now keep tabs on the Anthony trial with a tab on their web browser.

Here’s a rundown of how each Orlando station is covering the trial live online… Read more

Former WPMI Anchor Explains the ‘Crichton Leprechaun’ YouTube Sensation

For most people, St. Patrick’s Day means corned beef, green clothing, and plenty of Guinness. For former WPMI anchor Scott Walker, it means that a wildly popular YouTube video featuring him is passed around.

In 2006, Walker anchored a newscast that featured a story about a leprechaun sighting in the Crichton area of Mobile, AL. Video of the broadcast was uploaded to YouTube and it became a proto-”Bed Intruder” sensation, racking up tens of millions of views (video above).

Currently with New Orleans’ WDSU, Walker is now opening up about the experience and explaining the story behind the video that has inspired novelty t-shirts, various YouTube remixes, a Wikipedia entry, and even a “South Park” sketch. Read more