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Sunday’s Game 5 of the World Series scored a 42.8 household rating on Fox O&O WFLD Chicago, according to the station, with 1,482,000 households watching the hometown Cubs beat the Cleveland Indians.
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NBC and Telemundo-owned stations in Dallas-Fort Worth, Houston and the Rio Grande Valley took home a total of 51 Emmy Awards at the The Lone Star Chapter of the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences annual gala held in Fort Worth.
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WTVJ chief meteorologist John Morales sent out a series of tweets expressing his frustration with what he sees as the lack of reporting about rising sea levels caused by climate change.
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Sky 9 is a quadcopter that provides a bird’s-eye view from a 4K, ultra high-definition camera, enhancing the stories shown on TV and online.
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During a live press conference carried by TV stations in Savanah, Ga., Georgia Governor Nathan Deal surprised viewers by singling out WTOC, Raycom’s CBS affiliate, for its outstanding coverage during Hurricane Matthew.
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WPTV, the NBC affiliate in West Palm owned by Scripps, brought 25 additional staff members from other Scripps stations to assist in its hurricane coverage.
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Read comments from viewers who sent emails to WESH thanking them for their coverage of Hurricane Matthew.
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WGHP, Tribune’s Fox affiliate in Greensboro-High Point, N.C., held an in-studio, 13-hour telethon to raise funds to help recovery efforts from damage done by Hurricane Matthew. “We felt it was our responsibility to do what we could to help. The people of the Piedmont Triad are tremendously charitable, and we wanted to provide a way for our viewers to help,” said Jim Himes, WGHP’s general manager.
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In Jacksonville, Fla., like in many of the markets where Matthew came ashore, the news was filled with stories of damage and recovery, and in some cases, stories of evacuations. Long-time WJXT news anchor Tom Wills addressed the viewers with a heartfelt, emotional plea to evacuate. “Lots and lots and lots of people evacuated because of what he said,” said Bob Ellis, WJXT’s general manager. “It was a moment that this television station will be proud of for years to come.”
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As Hurricane Matthew prepares to hit the United States, stations in Florida are covering the storm in full force, with radar loops and the red hurricane warning flags being a common thread.
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Washington, D.C. Fox-owned station WTTG is breaking the usual boundaries between its viewers and its journalists with its new podcast.
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Orlando is a transient city, and TV news is a transient business. Yet eight reporters — or just about half the daily reporting staff — at NBC affiliate WESH-Channel 2 have defied the trend to forge long careers in Central Florida.
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Capitol Broadcasting's NBC affil in Raleigh, N.C., is offering digital, hyper-local, live-stream coverage every Friday of up to seven area high school football games, plus an overview show that provides live updates from all of them along with commentary and analysis.
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This fall, Fox-owned KTTV Los Angels (DMA 2) will debut two sports programs to commemorate the NFL Rams’ return to Los Angeles.
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WPLG, Miami’s ABC affiliate owned by Berkshire Hathaway aired an hour-long primetime special about gun violence. The live town hall meeting, part of the station’s My Future, My Choice initiative, featured topics relevant to urban youth.
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Telemundo-owned KDEN Denver (DMA 17) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 4 p.m.
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Telemundo-owned WWSI Philadelphia (DMA 4) will introduce a new half-hour weekday newscast on Monday, Sept. 26, at 5 p.m.
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If you could talk with the mayor of your town or city what questions would you ask? What issues are of concern to you—schools, roads, taxes, the homeless, potholes? WNBC, the NBC O&O in New York, Ask the Mayor quarterly public affairs program reaches its viewers on-air and online.
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WSMV, Meredith’s NBC affiliate in Nashville, is banking on the city’s country music popularity to carry its new morning entertainment show, Today in Nashville, which launches Sept 12, 2016 at 11.
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Little Rock, Ark. ABC affiliate KATV says its the first station in Arkansas to use a drone for news coverage.
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