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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8370 on: October 29, 2012, 07:34:44 PM »
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8371 on: October 29, 2012, 09:23:12 PM »
MSNBC is using it too, not that it's a surprise or anything, just putting it out there.


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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8372 on: October 29, 2012, 09:33:32 PM »
Does this image look familiar to anyone? It's from my local NBC affiliate's webpage....



Also, LFs are done at this point. They're going to commercial breaks on the 8s and returning two minutes later.
I've also seen on it on the local Telemundo affiliate. The full animation for the graphic is basically the same as the 2010 Hurricane Season one, except for the different font.
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8373 on: October 29, 2012, 10:50:00 PM »
I wasn't sure where to post this, but TWC is using Titan with the old titlebars right now on the live stream.

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8374 on: October 29, 2012, 10:57:39 PM »
I wasn't sure where to post this, but TWC is using Titan with the old titlebars right now on the live stream.
I moved your post here since Martin mentioned the live stream above. ;)

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8375 on: October 29, 2012, 10:58:40 PM »
Youtube has a special bar at the top of each page on their site with a link to TWC's live stream.
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8376 on: October 30, 2012, 12:00:33 PM »
I only watched a little bit of TWC coverage this morning, but Stephanie's "inside jokes" with Mike Bettes were, in my mind, completely uncalled for. :angry:  I understand she's probably running on little to no sleep, but she was acting like a teenager.  Before the top of the hour (9 AM), she was supposed to give more information on the storm and just said something (I don't even remember what) that both Mike and Maria gave stunned reactions to.  Heck, TWC even had to cut her off.

I like Stephanie, but not when she does things like this. :club:

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8377 on: October 30, 2012, 12:07:33 PM »
I only watched a little bit of TWC coverage this morning, but Stephanie's "inside jokes" with Mike Bettes were, in my mind, completely uncalled for. :angry:  I understand she's probably running on little to no sleep, but she was acting like a teenager.  Before the top of the hour (9 AM), she was supposed to give more information on the storm and just said something (I don't even remember what) that both Mike and Maria gave stunned reactions to.  Heck, TWC even had to cut her off.

I like Stephanie, but not when she does things like this. :club:
It's the worst time possible to do "inside jokes" on air as many people who may not understand her personality or how things go on a day-to-day basis on these segments are watching TWC right now.  At least 33 people are dead in the United States due to Sandy as of this moment, so now is not the time to act unprofessional.

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8378 on: October 30, 2012, 12:38:55 PM »
I only watched a little bit of TWC coverage this morning, but Stephanie's "inside jokes" with Mike Bettes were, in my mind, completely uncalled for. :angry:  I understand she's probably running on little to no sleep, but she was acting like a teenager.  Before the top of the hour (9 AM), she was supposed to give more information on the storm and just said something (I don't even remember what) that both Mike and Maria gave stunned reactions to.  Heck, TWC even had to cut her off.

I like Stephanie, but not when she does things like this. :club:


Are you talking about when she said something about Maury and paternity tests? I didn't get it either. :no: Before that Mike and Maria were talking about Jimmy Fallon doing his late night show w/o a studio audience. How the whole Maury and paternity test thing fit into that I don't know. I had the same look on my face as Maria and Mike did when she said that. Even Stephanie realized how awkward she was being. :lol:


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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8379 on: October 30, 2012, 10:32:49 PM »
You clearly don't know how the television industry works, do you?

You clearly don't know how weather information is properly disseminated, do you? In case anyone has forgotten what this means, this is a Weather Channel fansite. TWC has a mission and a purpose. Being just another television channel or a cash cow is not one of them. If it was we wouldn't be here today, and TWC wouldn't have been created in 1982. Your adopting of the mentality of "if you can't beat them, join them", along with a few others here, leaves me disappointed in the people at TWC Today. I choose a different course, of standing up and being counted in favor of the Weather Channel I have known and loved since early childhood. My stubbornness in and of itself will change nothing, but it's not as if your pessimism is helping to improve the Weather Channel - if anything it gives them more license to destroy it. Should they have commercials? Probably. Do they need commercials? Yes (as opposed to, say, Turner Classic Movies). Should commercials take precedence over local forecasts and weather coverage? Absolutely not, and this is where my point lies. There are other schedules they can adopt that have both LF's and commercials, if they need extra coverage time. They've done it many times before, notably during Storm Alert mode. Shaving off a few ads wouldn't hurt them given the extra ratings. Broadcast networks that are totally dependent on commercials manage to air 90 minute events uninterrupted and still come out with a quarterly profit, and TWC doesn't even need to go as far as shunning all commercials. This goes back to my original point about them being desperate, greedy, or both. If they put their mission first, as they did years ago, you would have seen local forecasts during that timeframe, just as you saw local forecasts during past mega-storms.

I only watched a little bit of TWC coverage this morning, but Stephanie's "inside jokes" with Mike Bettes were, in my mind, completely uncalled for. :angry:  I understand she's probably running on little to no sleep, but she was acting like a teenager.  Before the top of the hour (9 AM), she was supposed to give more information on the storm and just said something (I don't even remember what) that both Mike and Maria gave stunned reactions to.  Heck, TWC even had to cut her off.

I like Stephanie, but not when she does things like this. :club:

I didn't see any of that, but from what I hear her conduct was uncalled for. OCM's should have more personality than they do at this time, but that's the wrong kind of personality. They would have been better off to highlight some of the unusual upper-level winds and temperature differential associated with Sandy, or perhaps the cold snaps occurring all over the Northern Hemisphere. Given how entrenched those two jokers are, I can only hope that the executives will have an epiphany, fire Abrams, and send Al Roker back to NBC where he belongs.

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8380 on: October 31, 2012, 12:47:25 AM »
You clearly don't know how the television industry works, do you?

You clearly don't know how weather information is properly disseminated, do you? In case anyone has forgotten what this means, this is a Weather Channel fansite. TWC has a mission and a purpose. Being just another television channel or a cash cow is not one of them. If it was we wouldn't be here today, and TWC wouldn't have been created in 1982. Your adopting of the mentality of "if you can't beat them, join them", along with a few others here, leaves me disappointed in the people at TWC Today. I choose a different course, of standing up and being counted in favor of the Weather Channel I have known and loved since early childhood. My stubbornness in and of itself will change nothing, but it's not as if your pessimism is helping to improve the Weather Channel - if anything it gives them more license to destroy it. Should they have commercials? Probably. Do they need commercials? Yes (as opposed to, say, Turner Classic Movies). Should commercials take precedence over local forecasts and weather coverage? Absolutely not, and this is where my point lies. There are other schedules they can adopt that have both LF's and commercials, if they need extra coverage time. They've done it many times before, notably during Storm Alert mode. Shaving off a few ads wouldn't hurt them given the extra ratings. Broadcast networks that are totally dependent on commercials manage to air 90 minute events uninterrupted and still come out with a quarterly profit, and TWC doesn't even need to go as far as shunning all commercials. This goes back to my original point about them being desperate, greedy, or both. If they put their mission first, as they did years ago, you would have seen local forecasts during that timeframe, just as you saw local forecasts during past mega-storms.

I only watched a little bit of TWC coverage this morning, but Stephanie's "inside jokes" with Mike Bettes were, in my mind, completely uncalled for. :angry:  I understand she's probably running on little to no sleep, but she was acting like a teenager.  Before the top of the hour (9 AM), she was supposed to give more information on the storm and just said something (I don't even remember what) that both Mike and Maria gave stunned reactions to.  Heck, TWC even had to cut her off.

I like Stephanie, but not when she does things like this. :club:

I didn't see any of that, but from what I hear her conduct was uncalled for. OCM's should have more personality than they do at this time, but that's the wrong kind of personality. They would have been better off to highlight some of the unusual upper-level winds and temperature differential associated with Sandy, or perhaps the cold snaps occurring all over the Northern Hemisphere. Given how entrenched those two jokers are, I can only hope that the executives will have an epiphany, fire Abrams, and send Al Roker back to NBC where he belongs.

I agree that NBC needs to get rid of Abrams and Roker. They are both not professionals. There both a joke.

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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8381 on: October 31, 2012, 09:22:04 AM »
You clearly don't know how the television industry works, do you?

You clearly don't know how weather information is properly disseminated, do you? In case anyone has forgotten what this means, this is a Weather Channel fansite. TWC has a mission and a purpose. Being just another television channel or a cash cow is not one of them. If it was we wouldn't be here today, and TWC wouldn't have been created in 1982. Your adopting of the mentality of "if you can't beat them, join them", along with a few others here, leaves me disappointed in the people at TWC Today. I choose a different course, of standing up and being counted in favor of the Weather Channel I have known and loved since early childhood. My stubbornness in and of itself will change nothing, but it's not as if your pessimism is helping to improve the Weather Channel - if anything it gives them more license to destroy it. Should they have commercials? Probably. Do they need commercials? Yes (as opposed to, say, Turner Classic Movies). Should commercials take precedence over local forecasts and weather coverage? Absolutely not, and this is where my point lies. There are other schedules they can adopt that have both LF's and commercials, if they need extra coverage time. They've done it many times before, notably during Storm Alert mode. Shaving off a few ads wouldn't hurt them given the extra ratings. Broadcast networks that are totally dependent on commercials manage to air 90 minute events uninterrupted and still come out with a quarterly profit, and TWC doesn't even need to go as far as shunning all commercials. This goes back to my original point about them being desperate, greedy, or both. If they put their mission first, as they did years ago, you would have seen local forecasts during that timeframe, just as you saw local forecasts during past mega-storms.

I only watched a little bit of TWC coverage this morning, but Stephanie's "inside jokes" with Mike Bettes were, in my mind, completely uncalled for. :angry:  I understand she's probably running on little to no sleep, but she was acting like a teenager.  Before the top of the hour (9 AM), she was supposed to give more information on the storm and just said something (I don't even remember what) that both Mike and Maria gave stunned reactions to.  Heck, TWC even had to cut her off.

I like Stephanie, but not when she does things like this. :club:

I didn't see any of that, but from what I hear her conduct was uncalled for. OCM's should have more personality than they do at this time, but that's the wrong kind of personality. They would have been better off to highlight some of the unusual upper-level winds and temperature differential associated with Sandy, or perhaps the cold snaps occurring all over the Northern Hemisphere. Given how entrenched those two jokers are, I can only hope that the executives will have an epiphany, fire Abrams, and send Al Roker back to NBC where he belongs.

I agree that NBC needs to get rid of Abrams and Roker. They are both not professionals. There both a joke.
There is no way in hell they will get rid Abrams or Roker. Please, can we just accept the fact that they are here to stay? As long as they get the ratings, they will continue to host their shows. I don't how many times this topic has been whined about and discussed, but I'm sure it's far too many. We'll just have to get used to it before we have to call the waaaa-ambulance.

Sorry for the rant, but my point still stands. We just have to get used to how TWC is now. As various people on here have stated, if you don't like it, don't watch it. Simple as that. It's not the end of the world.
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8382 on: October 31, 2012, 10:04:34 AM »
Just curious. How much better ratings are TWC getting now with Roker, Abrams and Bettes than a few years ago when they had Seese, Tesch and Mitchell? 

Also, does the mornings have the highest viewership? 

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Re: General TWC Discussion
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Re: General TWC Discussion
« Reply #8384 on: October 31, 2012, 09:32:36 PM »
Quote from: Jim Cantore on The Weather Channel, October 31, 2012
"Sandy was Jersey's Katrina"
This was a very bold statement for Jim Cantore to make... I'm not sure how I feel about this....