Monday, July 11, 2005

Dancin' on Daybreak

What can I say? Didn't get up early enough to see the dancin' this morning BUT the voting page is up at KATV.com. I was surprised to see former KATV'er Gina Martin on the dancin' list. Anyway the others are: Dr. David A. Lipschitz, Little Rock Police Officer Cassandra Davis, Mrs Arkansas Jill Cady and Pat Bradley.

Too bad there's not online video of their dancin BUT I guess the idea is to get folks to watch. The voting page is simple with just the dancer's mugshot on it and a very brief bio. AND you have to register with KATV.com to vote!

74 Comments:

At 6:18 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

WOW! What a joke that thing is! Who are those people anyways? Who cares??

 
At 7:41 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't watch. I refuse to watch local KATV programming. So I can not properly respond to how bad this probably was. Because if I did watch I'm sure the mensa-squad behind these changes would comeback with something snappy like. "It got you to watch, so we must be doing somethign right." Guess what...I didn't watch and I really don't think I missed out on much.

 
At 8:13 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the KATV dance show this morning. It was fun!

And to the above poster who refuses to watch... how closed is your mind? Pretty sad.

 
At 8:26 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How is that closed minded? I don't care for fish, so guess what I don't eat fish. I guess that makes me closed minded in your book, too. Please....I used to watch KATV every day pretty much all day for news. But I can't stand the revolving anchors and reporters. So I changed the channel and I don't think I've missed much. If I want local news I do what KATV, KTHV and KARK do. I read the paper.

 
At 8:43 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bottom line.... if you don't watch, you have no right to comment.

 
At 9:12 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think it is pretty sad that that daybreak defender feels he/she has to respond every time someone posts their opinion. Does your boss know you are blogging on company time? Or is that your job?

 
At 11:00 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It sucked... Not just today but everyday!

 
At 11:08 AM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree that if you don't watch, it is hard to appreciate how completely embarrassing this was for everyone involved.
With all the REAL news going on, there are better things KATV could do besides dressing in tuxedos and formals at 5am.
I will watch, but I won't vote because I can't vote off Nicole Capri and Jason Harper!

 
At 12:13 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So the above poster wants a mornng show to be 100% hard news? Why don't you talk about what you want the show to be, instead of, complaining about what it should not be. And do realize this... whatever you want the show to be, others will disagree. No show can please everyone.

 
At 12:45 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is not worth getting up watching these jokers dance and i knew that they were just all was not worth watching like i predicted.

 
At 12:47 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some people love it... others don't. Nothing wrong with that.

 
At 1:09 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This space is for opinion so you may love, hate or anything in between.
In answer to the poster who asked if I wanted to see HARD news. That's not it. I want to see "newsworthy." So a good human interest piece is nice when it is not a game show or arts'n'crafts. I DO like that the dance contest benefits charities. But, they shouldn't have a contestant whose charity is TBA. That really discredits KATV and this whole wannabe show.

 
At 1:15 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Stay tuned...next week on Daybreak...the 'gals' are re-inacting scenes from your favorite sitcoms of old!

 
At 1:54 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Daybreak the musical? They could sing all the days news and weather.

 
At 2:07 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to admit... it has taken a lot of effort to put the dancing segments together. KATV is not lazy.

 
At 2:32 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Everyone would agree that putting on a live show is not easy. It is HARD work, so I don't understand what is meant by "KATV is not that lazy" as if to imply that they are usually somewhat lazy? Huh?
The dancing is the hard part on the segment, not the TV part. How hard is it to clear the furniture at the RiverMarket studio?

 
At 3:15 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm pleased to know that ya'll at the circle 7 ranch are spending your time teaching Arkansas celebrities how to dance while the other guys are covering news.

 
At 3:26 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They also do news on KATV every morning. Does the above poster want 100% news ?

 
At 4:25 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No, I don't expect a 100% news. Your advertising promotes 'Dancin on Daybreak'. Nothing was said about news, weather and traffic, too. The emphasis was placed on Dancin'. And, you know us Baptists we don't like dancin'.

 
At 4:35 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Those ads are designed to promote the dancing portion of the show... other ads have been run to promote news, weather, sports, etc.

 
At 7:34 PM, July 11, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why don't they do a contest for the HOSTS of the show. Then let us, the viewers, vote. I would surely watch that.

 
At 6:05 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Am changing the channel so I can't complain about this ridiculous dance contest anymore. What a waste of air time!

 
At 6:45 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've finally figured it out. It took me a while, but I'm on to KATV.

They don't give sH!t about the viewer. They don't care what the viewers think, want, or need. They put on a show just to fill time between the commercials and if you don't like what they're doing then you're stupid. They act just like the Rebuplican party. If you speak out against us then your "closed minded" "opinionated" and "un-American". Congrats KGOP you've been assimulated into the Bush Borg.

BTW I'm pretty sure they have more commercials then anybody else. Whoever does a story count should also time the commercial breaks. Who does more news and who does more sales.

 
At 8:39 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If KATV has lots of commercials... it's because they sell lots of ads... which is because they have lots of viewers !

 
At 8:50 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To you KATV employees, no need to defend every comment.

 
At 8:57 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were a KATV higher up, I would be upset at the way it appears some staffers are responding to innocent blogs. It would suit KATV staffers well to simply read the blog and make note of comments and to not take them personally. Their responses are adding fuel to the fire and appearing very unprofessional.

 
At 8:59 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Your assumptions are just that... and in no way fact.

 
At 9:03 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They only had the dog and the dancing on the show today. Sounds like Dirty Dog Dancin' to me.
How pathetic.
And, that dog isn't even cute--kinda like those gals.

 
At 9:15 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You don't add commercials becuase you sell more time. If you just raise the rates. KATV has more commercials because they can't fill all thier time. They do less news so they need more filler. Just watch all the time is not sold, it's full of Oprah, Raymond and other free spots.

 
At 9:25 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So instead of more promos... would doing more news be better? And, are local affiliated required to run ads for the national shows? I have no idea.

 
At 10:03 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ever notice you'll see 3 or even 4 promos back to back? YES that means they are trying to fill the time. NO advertisers, just plain ol self promotion. And during the 'news' ever notice how they read it very slow. No NEWS, NO ADS so they have to go at a funeral possession pace to fill the time.

 
At 10:24 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How many, if any, of those national show promos does ABC require the affiliates to run? Does anyone know ?

 
At 10:39 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not talking about NETWORK promos, I am talking about those SEVEN IS NEWS promos. Viewers get LOTS of those back to back. And kinda strange LOTS of them play in the NEWS. No wonder KATV can't afford a good slate of reporters.

 
At 10:45 AM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You know how news stories are crammed into, like 90 seconds? How about expanding those a little and doing "News Updates" instead of promos. Would that work ?

 
At 12:48 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV is the perfect Tabloid TV Station!

 
At 12:49 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV has variety... news, weather, sports, local, national, international... and some entertainment, too. If they JUST did news... people would slam them for being boring and uninventive.

 
At 12:55 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Too many reporters just want a paycheck and reporting on all of the wrong thing's people want to see an it is just TABLOID TV in my book and "Dancing on Daybreak is a joke like i predicted.

 
At 1:20 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV if you need help their is one powerful man living their in Little Rock,Arkansas that can help you and he has connections all over the world and he is watching you also and he is a bad man and he can turn head's and be on the look out for him and here is a hint he will preform a dangerous but all to real feat that will make you think about this and talk about this for days and he is one powerful bad man so keep watching.

 
At 1:22 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This poster above always makes me laugh... great entertainment !

 
At 1:24 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The poster two spots up... let's name him ROSS. As in Run-On Sentence Superhero

 
At 1:34 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know that KATV is reading and responding to these post and i have just a gut feeling that they are!

 
At 1:34 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just my gut feeling every one trust me.

 
At 1:40 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GOOD! Maybe this will make them shape up! They need to know how their VIEWERS feel, before they lose them.

 
At 2:35 PM, July 12, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the poster above... more VIEWERS watch KATV than any other station... and they keep on watching!

 
At 6:30 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But fewer and fewer are watching every book. Audience erosion is not a good trend to have.

 
At 8:19 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That just not true... KATV won back all the evening timeslots... get your facts straight.

 
At 8:35 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Half-way into it, you must admit, people are watching the dancing segments. It's been a hit... just like the national show.

 
At 9:59 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Watch online or on TV either way (since you admittedly don't watch, why comment?)
Some people are so unhappy with their own boring miserable lives they can't do anything but spew negative, venemous comments to get their own 15 seconds...
don't like it? get off your rear and change the channel. Or get a job maybe.

 
At 10:12 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the show this morning.
It was really gracious of Nicole to thank the woman who made her look so classy. What a nice way to use morning TV for personal endorsements of friends, family and colleagues. It would also be nice to mention the charities that are being represented. I like that this show is so nice and feel good.

 
At 10:26 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

They do mention the charities... and since when is thanking people a BAD thing. The above poster is just warped.

 
At 10:33 AM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No I am just a good Christian trying to give positive comments. I must have missed when they talked about the charities.....

 
At 12:27 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My apologies.... I took your comment as sarcasm. Sometimes it gets so negative in here, that, it's hard to see the positives.

 
At 12:33 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You people are hilarious! I do not even work in the TV field, and you morons have me rolling on the floor. Some of you sounds like disgruntled ex-employees who probably got fired for something, I'm sure, you did. Some sound like current employees defending what you do, to rambling idiots on this board. Here is a question I am posing.....WHY DO YOU PEOPLE EVEN CARE!? If all you have to do is sit around a post blogs an a message board, then you really need to get a hobby or a life. Do you really think that what you have to say is going to influence the decision makers at any of these TV stations? Change the channel morons....I'm sure there is a re-run of Star Trek on somewhere!!!! Dorks!

 
At 12:58 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The above poster gets it.

 
At 1:35 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The poster above... gets it !

 
At 1:57 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The show HAS been fun

 
At 2:21 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

ONE POWERFUL MAN LIVING IN ARKANSAS IS WATCHING ALL OF US.

 
At 2:23 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You mean God? Well, God is certainly from Arkansas.

 
At 3:07 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Reading these comments is SOOOOO better than that morning train wreck show with the dancin' caboose!
Keep it comin'.

 
At 4:47 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This makes 60 comments on KATV's morning show... and there have been NONE about that trainwreck show at KARK.

Mike just doesn't get it. He seems more the type to do magic shows for children's birthday parties.

 
At 4:49 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why change the subject? Daybreak is the focus of this thread. AND WHY? Because it used to be a GOOD PROGRAM and over the years the nuts at KATV killed it. Why did the "fix" something that wasn't broken?

 
At 5:30 PM, July 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Star Trek RULES!!!! Live Long and Prosper GEEKS!!!

 
At 6:09 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just watched Brat Camp last night. Will Daybreak try and do a local rip-off of this, too. I suggest they send everyone involved in changing Daybreak.

 
At 8:16 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a doctor, Jim, not a morning show host !

 
At 9:07 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today was such an exciting show--with the cliff hanger ending. And Jason looked very handsome. Nicole was a knock-out in red.
True, there isn't much news. Maybe they should turn Daybreak into a variety show?

 
At 9:24 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above poster: why don't you make this a regular thing. You know, "You watch Daybreak, so we don't have to". Would save everyone else from getting their day kicked off on the wrong foot.

 
At 9:55 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To the above poster... we'll watch Daybreak and you watch C-Span.

 
At 10:41 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All I can say is that Leland Vittert is a hottie.

 
At 11:08 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I do think Leland will do a good job here. And to the above poster, you're in the business, right?

 
At 11:50 AM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

70 comments about Daybreak? Lots of interest, you must admit. The only deadly sin in television is being BORING.

 
At 1:54 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't have any confidence in Leland ither it is the upper mgt of KATV that is the problem like Dale Nickerson get rid of his ass.

 
At 2:13 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

These comments are from KATV'ers who tell their friends to post.
Thank you Mama for the nice words..!

 
At 2:27 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike did not say that and that is not his style and Roberts with mike and tracey is better than Daybreak.

 
At 4:49 PM, July 14, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does anyone know if 70-something posts is a record for one subject in here?

 

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