TV stations have the power to be positive change agents in their communities. Bringing together community leaders to openly discuss issues that divide and unite neighborhoods in a town hall setting can be the first step. Two Hearst affiliates, one in Baltimore and the other in Pittsburgh, are broadcasting town hall meetings that address critical issues facing their communities.
Since its founding in 1977, House of Ruth Maryland has helped more than 100,000 victims through its shelter, 24-hour hotline, counseling, outreach, training and legal services. WMAR partnered with the organization to collect diapers and wipes, new women’s and children’s underwear and twin-size comforters, sheets and pillows.
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.
Back-to-school promos, promos that introduce new talent to the morning newscasts, and a promo where the anchor stands on a kitchen counter talking to a viewer are just a few new local TV news promos shown here. Don’t miss the ‘Elvis is leaving the building’ promo at the bottom.