World class parks, fishing, river gorges, thousands of miles of trails — all in Pittsburgh. Who knew? An hour-long special explores outdoor life in Western Pennsylvania. “This special just might introduce you to places and experiences you didn’t even know existed,” says Charles W. Wolfertz III, WTAE’s general manager.
In Florida, the unofficial state bird is jokingly referred to as the construction crane. So WSFL in Miami used that icon as the basis of a series of promos to highlight programming changes.
Here are some new promos from TV stations across the country promoting a morning newscast, a high school football highlights show, Judge Judy and winning an Edward R. Murrow award.
“No person should go a day without a coat to keep them warm for the cold winter ahead,” said Joe Abouzeid, WDTN’s general manager. And to that end, the station in Dayton begins its 35th year of collecting coats to distribute to those less fortunate.
To celebrate the station’s 60th anniversary, WTAE chose to draw attention to Pittsburgh’s hungry with an all-day telethon to collect food for the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. “In our minds the only way to truly honor our 60-year relationship with the Pittsburgh community was to give back,” said Charles W. Wolfertz, WTAE’s general manager.
It’s a common complaint from local TV news viewers. Why does the news always have to be so bad? Aren’t there some good news stories you can report? Stories about kindness, compassion and generosity? In San Francisco, KNTV has introduced viewers to remarkable people each week since 2012.
Devlin Design Group created a new set for Baltimore’s WBFF that used elements of the city’s architecture and history. The Maryland State and Baltimore City flags are represented in the design. “The historic touches throughout the set honor the heritage of Baltimore and our founder,” said Mark Nadeau, Sinclair’s production director.
All this week, a team of WHO sports and weather anchors are traveling in a plush RV through Iowa to tailgate with college football fans ahead of the Iowa-Iowa State football rivalry. “We never know quite what to expect, which is part of the fun,” says Keith Murphy, WHO’s sports director.
The bots are coming. Are we prepared? WRAL’s new documentary examines how local businesses are using robots, reducing the need for human labor.