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MacFarlane Gives Oscars Something to Talk About

  Well, at least “Oscar” host Seth MacFarlane gave us something to write and talk about Sunday night. The rest of the evening was as dull and boring as a bad Bills game in the 2012 season. If you read my Sunday blog, you saw that MacFarlane’s knew he would be under “a ruthless bit [...]
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MacFarlane at Center of Unpredictable Oscars

  With the Oscars on ABC tonight, it is all about expectations. The host — “Family Guy” writer-producer-performer  Seth MacFarlane – tried to lower them last month in a press conference during the Television Critics Association press tour in California after the nominations were announced. I was at the tour but didn’t make the press [...]
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Murphy Back on Ch. 7 Reporting on Team That Pays Him

  After the end of the 6 p.m. sports report Thursday featuring a story on the Buffalo Bills participation in the NFL Scouting Combine, Channel 7’s Keith Radford turned to co-anchor Joanna Pasceri and said: “It’s good to see Johnny again.” “Glad he’s covering that for us,” responded Pasceri. “Johnny” is John Murphy, a former [...]
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Twitter, The News, Ch. 2 Winners on Ruff Story; Ch.4 Biggest Loser

  On the morning after the firing of Buffalo Sabres Coach Lindy Ruff, it is time to declare the winners and losers among the media covering the big sports news story. Big Winner: Twitter. The Sabres announced Ruff was fired in his 16th season as coach on the social media site about two hours before [...]
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Measuring TV Popularity of “Downton,” “Wife” and Sabres

This morning, we’re going to answer some questions about the viewing habits of WNY. How popular is PBS’ “Downton Abbey” in Western New York?” Its season finale Sunday was more popular here  than ABC’s “Revenge” and almost as popular as CBS’ “The Good Wife,” which played opposite it. It also was in the neighborhood of [...]
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In Defense of Amelia Segal; Mayock on Ryan Nassib

Some of my blog readers have been less than kind to Channel 4 meteorologist Amelia Segal because she plans to end her three-year run at the CBS affiliate after the end of the February sweeps next week. Her critics essentially have written that she is being ungrateful after the station invested so much time and effort [...]
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Ch.2 Tries New, Late-Night Sketch Comedy

  One has to admire Channel 2 for taking some chances with original local programming. This is not a joke. I’m serious. More than a year ago, Bill O’Loughlin got a shot with a late-night talk show dealing with politics and the economy that morphed into the daytime program “2 Sides,” first with O’Loughlin and [...]
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Segal Leaving Ch.4 at End of Sweeps

Amelia Segal’s last day at Channel 4 is Feb. 28, the day after the February sweeps end. That’s the word from sources inside the CBS affiliate. The same sources report that the meteorologist gave her notice Thursday. The morning weather anchor for “Wake Up!” has told colleagues that she has a job lined up but [...]
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Segal Leaving Ch.4 at End of Sweeps

Amelia Segal’s last day at Channel 4 is Feb. 28, the day after the February sweeps end. That’s the word from sources inside the CBS affiliate. The same sources report that the meteorologist gave her notice Thursday. The morning weather anchor for “Wake Up!” has told colleagues that she has a job lined up but [...]
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Segal Leaving Ch.4 at End of Sweeps

Amelia Segal’s last day at Channel 4 is Feb. 28, the day after the February sweeps end. That’s the word from sources inside the CBS affiliate. The same sources report that the meteorologist gave her notice Thursday. The morning weather anchor for “Wake Up!” has told colleagues that she has a job lined up but [...]