For those watching KAIT on TV or on the station’s Facebook page Saturday, the coverage no doubt saved lives. It’s about as riveting live weather coverage as you’ll see.
“I can think of no greater use or public service of a station’s promotion inventory than bringing helpful content to our community during this critical time,” said Scott Brady, WDRB’s VP of creative services.
While initially it was big news—how could news people do the news from home?–the idea has become old hat, second nature, as staff have gotten used to having pets climb on their keyboards or kids eating crackers interrupt their reports. I want to share your story about how you and your station are covering the news from home remotely. Send me your examples, your stories, your thoughts. Contact me, phone and email at the top of the column.
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The Governor’s Statewide Town Hall airs on WSB (ABC), WGCL (CBS), Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB), WXIA (NBC), WAGA (Fox) and WUGV (Univision).
A Milwaukee woman got a latenight idea, started a Facebook group, and a plan was hatched. “This is the ability for us to do something just to lift spirits,” said Julia Westphal.
The Coronavirus Crisis: A Fox 5 Live Special with Governor Larry Hogan airs tonight at 7, with a rebroadcast at 10:30.
CBS 46 Cares, The World of Weather, conducted weekdays at 1:15 p.m. by WGCL’s Chief Meteorologist Jennifer Valdez, is designed to help parents keep their children entertained while learning about the weather in a fun and innovative way.
We’re Open, a multiplatform campaign, is running in Scripps 42 local markets across their broadcast, over-the-top, digital and social media channels encouraging viewers to help local small businesses stay afloat through this challenging period.
Through on-air broadcasts, Facebook updates, and website stories, local TV news operations are providing a reliable source about all the constant changes that seem to happen every minute. Let me know what your station is doing during this crisis. I’ll post updates as I get them.