Sunday, April 02, 2006

KATV's Powell Travels Arkansas Again

KATV Good Morning Arkansas host Steve Powell is once again traveling Arkansas as he narrates All About Arkansas. Was Sunday, April 2's edition the first or has it been airing for some time? On tonight's edition Powell wasn't physically seen in any of the video,
just narrating the piece. I guess it's safe
to say a camera crew was sent out to do the interviews?

31 Comments:

At 11:13 PM, April 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

he was in quite a few of the shots in the piece. you need to look closer next time.

 
At 8:23 AM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I enjoyed the story. Saw it twice -- last night on the news and this morning on Daybreak. I'm looking forward to more stories like it.

 
At 8:46 AM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve Powell is one of the BEST reporter's in the business!!!

 
At 9:34 AM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He is by far the best and really only reporter at KATV.

 
At 9:58 AM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If he's that great, then why is he still in Little Rock and not a higher market? And why can't he pull in the viewers for his morning gig?

 
At 12:20 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm willing to bet that Steve is still here because he wants to be here.... If that makes him happy, more power to him!

If he wanted out, I don't think he would have any problems given how some of the low talent hacks in this market have been able to move on to larger markets.....

 
At 2:48 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve is by far one of the best in the business. If he wanted out, I agree, he wouldn't have a problem landing in a larger market. He's also one of the nicest people you'll ever meet. I wish he still had Daybreak...

 
At 3:23 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Steve is by far one of the best in the business...."

Wrong-o cola lover, Beth Hunt is the best in the business and should take over Kate Sullivan's spot.

 
At 3:36 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I must say that I don't understand why Jason Harper gets more air time than Steve Powell does. For example, when Beth Hunt is absent on "MidDay Arkansas", someone else always comes in to do the news. However, Powell has had his share of reporting throughout his 10 years at KATV. They are taking talent like Jason Pederson and Steve Powell for granted.

 
At 4:00 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok all of you Steve lovers - here's a reality check! He's an arrogant jerk who is openly condescending to the guests! He should be glad anyone still watches him. He is a good travel reporter - I will give him that. But he is a terrible show host and if they put him back on DB I would stop watching. Jason Harper is by far a better host, nicer person and not mention easier on the eyes!!!

 
At 4:25 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great! - Another Chuck Dovish. Maybe Steve Powell and Melinda(Loretta Lynn) Mayo can take an RV on the road.

 
At 6:49 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Leave Loretta out of this!

 
At 7:34 PM, April 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am glad to see Steve Powell doing the type of reporting in which he excels. Kudos to his editor(s). Good to see KATV putting his talent back to good use - reporting, not on the anchor desk.

 
At 7:03 AM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

(If he's that great, then why is he still in Little Rock and not a higher market? And why can't he pull in the viewers for his morning gig?)

By your obviously well-thought-out reasoning, Steve chooses to live and work in Arkansas, therefore he cannot be a good reporter/co-host. So does that mean all of us here in Arkansas, including YOU, are just stupid losers because we live and work here? I wouldn't agree with that. As for Steve pulling in viewers, Ch. 7 Daybreak certainly had a lot more viewers when Steve hosted than it has now! Just because more people watch a particular program does not mean it's good! How about the past year's 24/7 coverage of the missing Natalee Hollaway on all the news channels? Stories like this get huge numbers of viewers. Does that make it good programming? Nope.

 
At 8:08 AM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Kudos to his editor(s)"

That editor is none other than "Chopper Scott."

Put that in your pipe and smoke it.

 
At 8:40 AM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Steve won't leave Ark. because he's too lazy to get out and work it. He's happy with his few hours and fat pay check. Besides who would want him - he's a terrible show host.

Daybreak sucked with him on it. Melinda is what makes Daybreak and GMA work at all - he needs to be greatful she is willing to stay and work with him. So leave her out of it - she would be better off with another host anyway.

I'm just glad to see that KATV is finally making him get out and do some actuall work.

 
At 9:20 AM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Just because more people watch a particular program doesn't mean it's good"

You are obviously talking about the fact that KTHV has a higher rated morning show than Daybreak. The morning show on KTHV IS good, and that is why people watch it more than any other morning show in this market. THV is not a big hitter in any other newscast, which speaks volumes for how good that show really is. People will watch only in the morning and then turn the channel later.

 
At 11:30 AM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

As for why Jason Harper gets more air time than Steve - Who would you rather watch?

Jason is much better looking - more entertaining and actually has a personality.

Steve is all about Steve and I can't figure why - maybe it's because people like you who watch actually like to see no talent has beens with nothing to look at.

 
At 11:43 AM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why can't you people see that Melinda (Loretta Lynn) Mayo is country as cornbread, butterbeans and fried salt pork? So is Robyn Richardson. But look at the people who watch these shows. It's embarassing to know that your viewer on average has an 8th grade education. What's even more sickening, is that Melinda,Steve,Tom,Robyn and the rest of the morning anchors in the market think it's great to be noticed at the grocery store by these viewers. Let's see: Low wages, Big Ego's and your fan base is some country hick from Bald Knob. Wake up!

 
At 2:11 PM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are obviously watching - so you fit your own "country hick" description.

I can't speak for all of the anchors, but I do know that they do not necessarily want to be recognized nor do they have big egos. They are for the most part regular people and they are polite and nice to the viewers who do recognize them and speak to them.

How would you like to be recognized everywhere you go and constantly get private time with friends and family interrupted by people you don't know? They do however understand that it comes with the job and for the most part are kind and considerate.

I guess you would rather they be rude to you though - right?

I would also like to see you get in front of the camera - look that good and be able to carry a show day after day - and let people take shots at you like you are doing them - since it's so easy, any hick could do it!

You are the country hick that needs to wake up - oh but I'm sorry you'd rather post on here about something you know nothing about and show just how ignorant you are – how sad.

 
At 3:32 PM, April 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Do you even know what a journalist is? Ever heard of Poynter? Stop being a cry baby and go back to selling your double stacks.

 
At 1:54 AM, April 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Melinda is what makes Daybreak and GMA work at all - he needs to be greatful she is willing to stay and work with him. So leave her out of it - she would be better off with another host anyway.

I'm just glad to see that KATV is finally making him get out and do some actuall work."

To this poster: You need to learn how to spell grateful and actual.

"It's embarassing to know that your viewer on average has an 8th grade education. What's even more sickening, is that Melinda,Steve,Tom,Robyn and the rest of the morning anchors in the market think it's great to be noticed at the grocery store by these viewers. Let's see: Low wages, Big Ego's and your fan base is some country hick from Bald Knob. Wake up!"

To this poster: The viewers are not all hicks, and most of them have a great deal more sense than you. You could learn a lot from them. But since you are so quick to judge them, here's how I judge you: Nobody recognizes you, nor should they because you have accomplished nothing truly worthy of recognition. You might be well educated, but ultimately you know nothing about this state or its people. Quit talking about the "Big Ego's" of others and get over your own.

 
At 4:43 PM, April 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If a Lexus, an Escalade, and a Cadillac equal low wages then sign me up.

 
At 4:45 PM, April 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Low wages? I don't know any anchors hurting for money.

 
At 9:02 AM, April 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Do you even know what a journalist is? Ever heard of Poynter? Stop being a cry baby and go back to selling your double stacks."

Wow - what a condescending snob - no wonder you love Steve Powell so much.

Do you fell important now that you have let everyone know that you are TV business snob? I would guess that most people visiting and posting on this blog have heard of Poynter - so don't feel so special.

 
At 10:25 AM, April 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

jeez, you people are way too sensitive

 
At 10:38 AM, April 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That editor is none other than "Chopper Scott."


Guess he has to earn a paycheck, too. Since they never flay the Chopper except during sweeps.

 
At 5:55 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe he should do a story on the Original Travelin' Arknansas Reporter - Chuck Dovish. What's ol' Chuck up to these days???? And what happened to him at channel 11? Anyone know?

 
At 5:57 AM, April 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sorry, that would be ARKANSAS Reporter.

 
At 12:21 AM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get rid of Beth Hunt,Jason Pedeederson,melenda male and steve powell, they act like they are old and washed up to me.

 
At 12:25 AM, April 11, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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