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NBC FLAGSHIP STATION DROPS ANCHOR

March 8, 2012 by · 1 Comment 

Sue Simmons, a popular news anchor at WNBC, NBC’s flagship TV station in New York since 1980, has been fired. The New York Times reported the ouster on its front page, commenting, “It was as if someone you had grown fond of, someone who had become as much a part of the cityscape as the […]

DID TV OVERHYPE IRENE?

August 29, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

Notwithstanding the destruction and death wrought by Hurricane — now Tropical Storm — Irene over the weekend, the damage actually fell far short of TV doomsayers’ forecasts. (Britain’s Guardian newspaper described it as “the storm that wasn’t.) But preliminary figures suggest that it likely produced record ratings for The Weather Channel, a unit of Comcast-controlled […]