Archive for October, 2018

The Hazards of Live TV: #25,150

Posted in Hazards of Live TV on October 20, 2018 by icn2

It’s been a long time since I’ve done one of these and if I hadn’t have stumbled upon it by accident yesterday, I never would have posted it. Contessa Brewer’s reaction is priceless…

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HLN Blows Up Format…AGAIN! Wash. Rinse. Repeat.

Posted in HLN on October 16, 2018 by icn2

HLN blew up it’s dayside lineup and format yet again and that got me off my ass and on to the keyboard.

I’ve lost count how many times HLN has blown up its format since it stopped using CNN Headline News’ half hour wheel format in the mid 2000s. It’s surely blown it up at least four times in the last 10 years. News…then opinion mixed with news…then more tape than news…then a horrid social media tie in attempt…then back to live news which was supposed to cover more flyover territory stories. And during it all a revolving door of shows and talent paraded on and off HLN’s airwaves.

The most recent news revamp just launched barely 2 years ago when CNN started sending talent over in the forms of Ashleigh Banfield, Michaela Pereira, and (last year) Carol Costello.

When Costello’s move was announced I said it was a risk.
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