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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #30 on: May 02, 2009, 02:21:08 PM »
Im looking forward to this :).

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #31 on: May 02, 2009, 05:32:08 PM »
I really hope this new program turns out as a pleasant surprise.

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #32 on: May 03, 2009, 01:57:00 PM »
I really hope this new program turns out as a pleasant surprise.
Hope for the best but prepare/assume the worst....it IS NBC  <_<
I'm skeptical of anything that disrupts the well formatted morning shows...especially my First Outlook  :thumbdown:
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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #33 on: May 03, 2009, 02:06:55 PM »
I really hope this new program turns out as a pleasant surprise.
Hope for the best but prepare/assume the worst....it IS NBC  <_<
I'm skeptical of anything that disrupts the well formatted morning shows...especially my First Outlook  :thumbdown:

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #34 on: May 03, 2009, 04:23:48 PM »
Would be great if every show got pushed forward an hour and we had one less hour of non-weather programming

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #35 on: May 08, 2009, 04:32:26 PM »
Would be great if every show got pushed forward an hour and we had one less hour of non-weather programming
Yeah, I can see YWT being aired from 8-11AM. The Today Show airs until 11AM anyway.

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #36 on: May 08, 2009, 07:02:49 PM »
I think that would be a good idea. If YWT gets pushed back one hour, could Day Planner be shortened? I think four hours is too much.

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #37 on: May 08, 2009, 09:18:41 PM »
I think that would be a good idea. If YWT gets pushed back one hour, could Day Planner be shortened? I think four hours is too much.
I dont think any live TWC programming needs to be shortened.  :no:

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #38 on: May 09, 2009, 12:16:19 PM »
Yeah, Day Planner can just air from 11-3. Or better yet, have DP air 11-2, long-form 2-3, then bring back either daytime Weather Center or Afternoon Outlook to air from 3-5. The first choice is more reasonable, though.

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #39 on: May 09, 2009, 10:25:22 PM »
I dont know if this was posted before but here's the promo for it I Guess:

http://www.twcmediakit.com/cable/video/index.html?video=AlRoker.flv&title=Wake%20Up%20With%20Al
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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #40 on: May 09, 2009, 10:43:43 PM »
I dont know if this was posted before but here's the promo for it I Guess:

http://www.twcmediakit.com/cable/video/index.html?video=AlRoker.flv&title=Wake%20Up%20With%20Al


Yeah, Max posted that but for a different reason. I'm still not gonna watch it for any reason whatsoever. :thumbdown:
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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #41 on: May 24, 2009, 12:20:51 AM »
Ok, I know it's easy to get upset over a programming change such as this, especially considering A&B is up in the air.

But look at it, this way.

At least they picked Al Roker to co-host, and not Kathie Lee Gifford.

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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #42 on: May 24, 2009, 11:28:34 AM »
Ok, I know it's easy to get upset over a programming change such as this, especially considering A&B is up in the air.

But look at it, this way.

At least they picked Al Roker to co-host, and not Kathie Lee Gifford.
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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #43 on: May 24, 2009, 12:58:04 PM »
If you read Frank Batton's book, you might recall that NBC was interested in purchasing TWC in the mid 80s. TWC, however, wisely turned them down b/c they didn't agree with NBC's ideas for the channel. Now here we are with NBC having complete control over TWC. I don't have any proof, but I really believe that changes like this will continue. NBC "laid off" a bunch of people, so they could hire their own. And as for future programming changes, watch MSNBC to get an idea. I imagine that's where TWC is headed. "Personality" driven shows and long-form programming that has nothing to do with weather.
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Re: Wake Up With Al
« Reply #44 on: May 24, 2009, 03:06:49 PM »
If you read Frank Batton's book, you might recall that NBC was interested in purchasing TWC in the mid 80s. TWC, however, wisely turned them down b/c they didn't agree with NBC's ideas for the channel. Now here we are with NBC having complete control over TWC. I don't have any proof, but I really believe that changes like this will continue. NBC "laid off" a bunch of people, so they could hire their own. And as for future programming changes, watch MSNBC to get an idea. I imagine that's where TWC is headed. "Personality" driven shows and long-form programming that has nothing to do with weather.
I read that book, and he was right  :yes:
MSNBC is such an abject failure...you know that when you hear people who helped jumpstart it say "If I knew what I know now I never would've jumped onto the movement." TWC is heading down the same road I believe, driven by NBC it can only lead into nothingness...and as for A&B, someone talking about it being up in the air, I found an image, which is shown in another thread, or Steph and Mike in front of a YWT graphic background. So I'm led to assume that they will take over the morning YWT shift...in that case, I can now call YWT dead, as its style has changed completely  :cry3:
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