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Ch.2 Sticking with Silly Backwards News

This is what I’m thinking: Len Goodman It is kind of surprising that Channel 2 is continuing its absurd ”10 at 10” feature in which it counts down backwards to the top story of the night. The silliness of waiting so long for anchor Melissa Holmes to deliver the top story voted on by viewers via ...
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“Katie’s” Arrival Leads to Local Daytime Changes

  Katie Couric Katie Couric’s move into the syndicated talk show world next fall has set in motion a series of changes that may find it briefly difficult for local viewers to initially find their favorite daytime shows. Channel 7 has grabbed the rights to the new show, “Katie,” that Couric ...
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Ch. 4′s Raguse Is Weekend Upgrade

  Jessica Pare with "Mad Men" creator Matthew Weiner This is what I’m thinking: Channel 4’s new weekend anchor Lou Raguse had a low-key introduction because of disruptions to the news schedule caused by CBS’ coverage of the NCAA men’s basketball tournament Saturday and Sunday. His ...
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A Case of Nerves Watching Alma Mater Save Me Money

Jim Boeheim   I still get nervous watching my alma mater, Syracuse University, play a game that could send the basketball team to the Final Four in New Orleans. Even at my age. I’m not going to tell you how old I am, but I will say that Jim Boeheim was an assistant to Coach Roy Danforth when I ...
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“Mad Men” Return As Good As Advertised

  Finally, it’s time for a different kind of March Madness. Jon Hamm After a 17-month wait, AMC’s four-time Emmy-winning “Mad Men” is back at 9 p.m. Sunday and as good as ever. And funnier and sexier than ever. The excellently cast series set in the Madison Avenue advertising world in the ...
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Ch. 4′s Murphy Also May Explore Options

John Murphy: Will He Leave, Too? Ever since stilltalkintv announced that Channel 4 sportscaster Paul Peck was leaving the station after 24 years, insiders at the station have been whispering in my ear that “John Murphy may be next.” So I called Murphy at home Monday and didn’t hear back from him. ...
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Ratings, Coverage Deservedly Rise for Bona Women

Amanda Peet The St. Bonaventure women’s basketball team’s drive to the Sweet 16 of the NCAA tournament has given the local media a bit of a problem. They have to be asking how much coverage does it deserve? I’ve always said that Title IX requires colleges and universities to fund all non-football ...
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Ch. 4′s Peck Heads to Job Where Expertise is Valued

Peck: Joins Ch.4 Exodus   I see the Buffalo News is getting much faster confirming media stories that are first broken in stilltalkintv. In the past, it took days, weeks or months to report on stories broken here like Marissa Bailey leaving Channel 2, Melissa Holmes leaving Channel 4 for Channel ...
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Peck Leaving Ch. 4 Sports After 24 Years

Paul Peck: Leaving Ch.4 Veteran Channel 4 sports anchor and reporter Paul Peck is planning to leave the station to go into the financial services industry, sources have told stilltalkintv. Peck, who has been with the CBS affiliate for 24 years and has become increasingly valuable, couldn’t be reached ...
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Irv and The Gang Reuniting for Telethon

Debra Messing A musical intro please… dahm dahm dahm da da dahm, da dahm dahm… The Eyewitness News team of Irv Weinstein, Rick Azar and Tom Jolls is reuniting this week along with former General Manager Phil Beuth and former Troubleshooter John Pauly for festivities related to the 50th anniversary ...
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