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Hairston Leaves Channel 4 Abruptly

Image via Wikipedia WIVB-TV anchor-reporter Mylous Hairston resigned today, six months after celebrating his 20th anniversary at the CBS affiliate. Hairston, who was president of the local chapter of AFTRA (American Federation of Television and Radio Artists) and a negotiator in contract talks with ...
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Ch.2′s Brown Is Honored and Held Accountable

Image by Getty Images via @daylife   It has been quite a few weeks for veteran Channel 2 reporter Scott Brown. He recently received five New York State Emmys nominations as the NBC affiliate broke its own record and earned 16 nominations. And according to sources, Brown was one of three people at ...
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Tweet by Ch.4′s Holmes Has Media Abuzz

Image by pennstatelive via Flickr   If anyone should know about the danger of making  inappropriate statements on a social media site, it should be Channel 4 anchor-reporter Melissa Holmes. After all, she is the online expert for the CBS affiliate. On Tuesday, Holmes even did the story on the reaction ...
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Matson Obituary: Protecting the NFL?

Image via Wikipedia   In one of the semi-annual trips I took to Los Angeles years ago when the Buffalo News covered national television differently, I sat in an airplane seat next to a 6-foot 8-inch man who looked like a professional athlete. We struck up a conversation about sports, which led me ...
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“Jeopardy” a Hit, Eyewitness News Takes a Hit

Image via Wikipedia You don’t have to be as smart as a computer to know that the three “Jeopardy” programs that pitted IBM’s Watson against two of the show’s best all-time contestants would get higher ratings than usual locally on WKBW-TV. The three programs this week averaged a 12.3 rating, ...
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Bills in Jeopardy As Boring as Computer Jeopardy

Image via Wikipedia This is what I’m thinking: *After the Hassan trial, we knew the local TV news departments would need something to fill their 30 minutes of time besides telling us about the weather. So Channel 2 trotted out an old standby Tuesday – whether the area is in jeopardy of losing the ...
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Ch.2′s Levin Wonders If Lee Will Ever Talk

Image by Domain Barnyard via Flickr   Who is going to get the first interview with former Congressman Chris Lee? You might think that Channel 2 anchor Scott Levin would have the inside track since he and Lee were neighbors for seven years. A few days before the Craigslist scandal broke, Lee even stopped ...
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Chris Lee for Chris Lee’s Seat?

Image via Wikipedia Just about everybody remotely connected to politics in Western New York has tossed his or her hat into the ring to replace Congressman Chris Lee. I have one more obvious candidate: Chris Lee. This thought came to mind even before reading today’s very positive Buffalo News story ...
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Sorry, Hassan Trial Coverage Was Overdone

Image via Wikipedia   The local media has congratulated itself so much for its coverage of the Hassan murder trial that several members probably need a visit to the chiropractor to deal with back problems. Even my former colleague Jeff Simon got in the act about 10 days ago, praising “especially” ...
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Lee Story Leads Network Morning Shows

Image via Wikipedia “Good Morning America” co-host Robin Roberts channeled Jay Leno (see right) after ABC’s morning program opened with the Craigslist scandal involving former Congressman Chris Lee. “That story definitely goes in the ‘what were you thinking’ column,” said Roberts. Of ...
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