Monday, May 01, 2006

O’Neill Does The Big Apple for May Sweeps

Arkansas Business.com reports THV Sports Director Craig O'Neill spent some time in New York City recently interviewing Bob Schieffer and David Letterman. AB.com says the reports will air during the 10pm newscasts this month during sweeps.

32 Comments:

At 4:51 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great... O'Neil already made Arkansans look like idiots when he was in Southern California for the Arkansas-USC game (his appearance on the Ellen DeGeneres Show was just embarrassing). I guess we're wanting to show both the West and now the East Coast what wonderful talent (or lack thereof) we have in Arkansas.

 
At 5:01 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

correct me if I am wrong but isnt "Craig O'Neal" non other than Arkansas Business' own Jeff Hankins brother?

They look so very much a like esp when they do those silly promo's together.

 
At 8:20 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

My god, how embarrassing for the state. All we need is more reasons for the rest of the country to believe the stereotypes about Arkansans.
Please Craig, try to show a little class. Then again you do work for THV and we all have seen lately how much class THV has.

 
At 10:00 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please tell us this can't be true. I thought this guy was the Sports Director. He has no interview skills. How embarassing for KTHV.

 
At 10:56 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

why on earth would a sports anchor/director be doing entertainment reports? that makes no sense.

 
At 10:59 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig is a terrific talent and an even better person! He is the perfect person for that assignment! David Letterman and Bob Scheiffer will enjoy their time with Craig.:)

 
At 11:56 PM, May 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Isn't "Craig O'Neal" non other than Arkansas Business' own Jeff Hankins brother?"

First of all, it's "O'Neill", and no, they're not related.

"He has no interview skills."

Gotta disagree on that one...

"Why on earth would a sports anchor/director be doing entertainment reports?"

You forget that he was a radio personality for many years - with extreme success, I might add. I think that if he had it his way, Craig wouldn't be doing sports. He'd much rather do his own schtick - but you gotta start somewhere, ya know...

 
At 2:17 AM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Craig would make
a great entertainment reporter and
station promo guy..I don't think
he would fare very well against
the other guys in the market
in local sports knowledge...
Just a thought.. He is a gifted
and sometimes goofy entertainer
who should be used in that role
on KTHV..

 
At 9:55 AM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Why on earth would a sports anchor/director be doing entertainment reports?"

Why on earth would Craig O'Neill be a sports anchor/director?

No qualifications, unless you count cheesy prank calls. And being obnoxious.

 
At 10:14 AM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like sour grapes from other stations to me.

 
At 11:29 AM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

For those of you who are not aware, "Craig O'Neil" is a media name. His real name is Randy Hankins.

Personally, I love the guy's humor.

 
At 12:53 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In liking his humor, you make the point; why would the station send a clown to interview the main NEWS anchor of their network?

Wouldn't that naturally be a job for BJ, Andy, Anne or Liz?

A strange message for a station that supposedly wants to be a news leader. Then again, maybe actions speak louder than words and they're more interested in BS-ing their viewers than in doing hard news... and they wonder why they can't become dominant.

 
At 12:55 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it be they're priming Craig for Andy's job? Is bald better than blubber?

 
At 12:57 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If so, they'd have to dump Liz, too.

 
At 2:12 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig is an icon in Little Rock. Envy leads to criticism. They don't call it the big green ugly monster for nothing. Craig is very enjoyable to watch, and it's better to have a good personality interview people than some boring hard core news person. Katie Couric isn't boring and "hard core" and it's really held her back in life. Geez.

 
At 2:33 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll always stick up for Craig/Randy. All around good person and a wonderful representative for his various stations throughout the decades. The man has helped raised MILLIONS of dollars for charitable causes.

LR is lucky to have had someone like him for 30+ years.

 
At 2:47 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous PARTY MONSTER said...

HEY WIN, STICK TO TALKING ABOUT GOO YOU ARE.
CUTTING ON CRAIG? YOU SHOULD HAVE SPENT MORE TIME TALKING TO HIM ABOUT THE BIZ, AND LESS TIME WITH YOUR HEAD UP YOUR EGO HOLE.

 
At 3:35 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the one poster who penned the message about "craig" on the Ellen show hit the nail on the head.

Craig no doubt is a good person and his "sticht" is just that. Have you not seen him do his ESPN show? He is professional with a bit of wit.

However, THV is just going to milli vanilli him to death. Just rehash the same stuff day after day....it is down right boring.

I think THV has come up with some great ideas but too much of craig is not one of them. I would stick to fishing with Liz or how about a guessing game for the morning show? Something like, guess when Robyn will actually be at work and not on vacation. Now that would get me to watch more!

He is also Jeff Hankins brother.

 
At 3:36 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well.....it's not really that hard...maybe for some of you...to figure out that these are not intended to be serious interviews. These interviews will be fun will be similar to his old KKYK interviews. Should be fun! I'm sure Bob and Dave will enjoy him!

 
At 3:38 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Someone please tell Craig to buy some dress shoes!

Tennis shoes and tuxs may be ok for some corney toad suck daze event, but on air you really should wear some nice shoes with those dress pants.

 
At 4:59 PM, May 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig enjoys people and people enjoy Craig. It is that simple.

 
At 12:31 AM, May 03, 2006, Blogger AWG said...

I remember when I was a kid in the 80's, having Craig O'Neill drive my school carpool from time-to-time. His daughter Abby went to my school. Glad to hear he's still keepin' busy.

 
At 7:46 AM, May 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig has a face for radio

 
At 6:15 PM, May 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you have a face for commenting

 
At 12:36 AM, May 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey i got an idea lets get rid of Craig O neal Hankins and craigs wife is named hankins and it is no sense in hiding and when they get rid of you you can change your name back and no one will cere anyway so go boy!

 
At 11:36 AM, May 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When is the David Letterman story airing? I want to see it. Letterman doesn't do many interviews that we can see on a national level. I guess he's forced to do them for CBS affiliates.

 
At 2:03 PM, May 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There is no Letterman interview.

 
At 2:29 PM, May 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I did find it hard to believe they'd actually get Letterman. I laughed when I saw the promo for Biff Henderson. Wow, what an exclusive.

 
At 5:07 PM, May 09, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

In the last few years the only interview Letterman has done is on his friend's show...Live w/ "Regis" and Kelly

 
At 4:42 PM, May 18, 2006, Anonymous Jen said...

"Isn't "Craig O'Neal" non other than Arkansas Business' own Jeff Hankins brother?"

No- Jeff Hankins is his son. Craig O'Neil's real name is Randy Hankins (as his driver's license says. I know this b/c I had to use it to validate a check he was writing at a local business I worked at). Also- Jeff Hankins is listed as an authorized user on his account as 'child of account holder'.

Personally- as an on air personality, he annoys me. However, he is increadibly nice in person (outside of a working enviroment).

 
At 8:33 PM, June 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

was that craig on cbs last night hanging onto a cable in an elevator shaft in the 06/26 episode of "the unit." if it wasn't him we have found his long lost brother... and he speaks with a russian accent!

 
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