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Kilgore Isn’t Only Sportscaster Who Can’t Take Criticism

Image by Getty Images via @daylife My recent blog on Ed Kilgore’s angry reaction to my calling him to get his take on why he no longer is the 11 p.m. sports anchor on Channel 2 led to some amusing comments from readers. “Wow!” wrote someone who identified himself as David Shapiro. “Ed sure ...

Ch.2′s Benigni “Excited” About New Challenge

Channel 2’s Adam Benigni sounded like a Buffalo Bill or a Buffalo Sabre trying to make a good impression during training camp when asked Thursday about how he feels about becoming the 11 p.m. sports anchor. “I’m excited about it,” said Benigni, who will replace veteran Ed Kilgore on the Sunday ...
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Benigni Set to Replace Kilgore at 11 p.m. on Ch.2

Channel 2 Sports Director Ed Kilgore, the dean of local sportscasters, is reducing his role at the NBC affiliate as early as Monday and turning over the 11 p.m. weeknight duties to long-time backup Adam Benigni, according to multiple sources. In a move speculated upon by stilltalkintv in a June 3rd ...

Esmonde, Heaney, Herbeck Lead News Buyout List

Image via Wikipedia   It became somewhat of a joke among my close friends at the Buffalo News that any time I took a vacation all hell would break loose in the world and TV would cover a hurricane, a school shooting, a hijacking or some other newsworthy event 24/7 that typically required my critique. So ...
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StillTalkinTV to Stop Talkin TV on Vacation

Image via Wikipedia ABC News did a story Thursday night asking if President Obama should take his scheduled vacation on Martha’s Vineyard despite the Wall Street craziness going on and the sorry state of the economy. The story fairly pointed out other Presidents who played golf or headed to their ...

Ch.7 News Going HD; Yanks Could Be Next on WBBZ

Image via Wikipedia Finally, here’s a reason to watch Channel 7 News again. No, Irv, Tom and Rick aren’t coming back. HD is arriving. My spies tell me that Channel 7 has carried an on-air promo announcing that its newscasts will be in high definition. It is scheduled to start Saturday, which also ...
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Fox Joins On Demand, Prompting “Bad,” “Mad” Search

Image via Wikipedia If you’re like me and turn on the TV at night, you’ll often have trouble finding anything worth watching. This is especially true if you are allergic to NBC’s “America’s Got Talent” and its judges – Howie Mandel, Piers Morgan and Sharon Osbourne. So that’s one reason ...
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Change for Tasker at CBS; Sully to Stay at News

Image by Hawk Eyes via Flickr If anyone is going to miss the histrionics of former CBS play-by-play man Gus Johnson more than the average Buffalo Bills fan, it is analyst Steve Tasker. The life of the former Bill is changing because his TV partner bolted CBS in the offseason to work for Fox. CBS is ...
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TV Critics and Viewers Gain From Access Hollywood

Cover of Teri Hatcher This is what I’m thinking: * On Sunday, one of my favorite cable series, CNN’s “Reliable Sources” with UB graduate Howard Kurtz, briefly dealt with one of my favorite organizations, the Television Critics Association. In Los Angeles, Kurtz had a lengthy interview with ...
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Mr. Smith Has Fun With President’s Age

Image via Wikipedia Harry Smith, a humorist? Who knew? Smith, the former CBS News anchor-reporter (see right), made his debut on NBC Thursday night with an amusing piece on the “Nightly News with Brian Williams” on President Obama turning 50. Williams introduced the four-minute light feature as ...
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