Wednesday, November 01, 2006

Dawn's Debut on THV

Well my first reaction is Dawn Scott has changed since the last time she was on KTHV a number of years ago. Scott opened the newscast featured in a 5 minute lead story about getting ready for holiday shopping. I guess the biggest surprise for me was that the question of the day format has disappeared. I will say it has been awhile since I've actually had an opportunity to watch the five o'clock news period.

So what's your impression of Dawn Scott's debut? Post your comments.

6PM- At six, it looks like it's Dawn and Anne at the anchor desk. Hmmm..one can only wonder who will be on at 10. Andy is now the one that is reporting the news from the newsroom. My opinion is there are too many faces on the screen.

10pm- The anchor desk is full tonight with Dawn, Liz, Andy and Craig. No room at the desk so Ed had to stand up. How long will this last?

59 Comments:

At 5:49 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did you all see her in the newsroom interviewing that reporter about some story coming on at 6?? I've never seen a station do something like that before. Anne didn't seem like she was happy Dawn was there... really ED was the only one who didn't seem uneasy. I am curious to see who will be on at 6.

 
At 5:52 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't really impressed with Dawn or how they used her. They've got some changes to still make it looks like.

And her talking to the reporter about what's at 6:00 was really bad.

 
At 6:07 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wow...no sign of Andy or Liz at 6....

 
At 6:08 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to bet it'll be like this-

5:00 -

Andy, Anne, Dawn

6:00 -

Anne, Dawn

10:00 -

Liz and Andy

 
At 6:10 PM, November 01, 2006, Blogger DCG said...

A station needs the same faces on at least the 6 and 10pm newscasts.

 
At 6:14 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well since they have so much extra money that they can afford to have four main anchors, maybe they can hire a new meteorologist to assist Ed in doing the weather...haha. Seriously though, a station should only have two main anchors. At least 4 and 7 have the same faces at 5, 6, and 10.

 
At 6:16 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why is that dcg?

 
At 6:18 PM, November 01, 2006, Blogger DCG said...

Too many hands in the stew ruins it. CONSISTENCY

 
At 6:25 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just ask WCBS in New York.

 
At 6:26 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

One word summation for the 5pm:
DYAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAN.

Dyawn kept a strange expression on her face most of the time that seemed to read "uhh...whatidonow?" That along with the little head jerk trying to get her bangs out of her eyes was annoying.

I did feel a bit sorry for the rest of the "group" knowing they're all going to have one heckuva crick in their necks in the morning from all the side to side neck movements. Maybe that was why Ed seemed the least uneasy. Being on the end he only had one side to have to look towards.

Overall it looked uncomfortable for them and it was certainly not comfortable to watch. Nor can I say it was catchy. I actually had to rewind the DVR to see Dyawn do the "reporter ending" as I'd fallen asleep minutes before. Obviously didn't leave me on edge for the 6pm beforehand nor did it after the "rewatch."

All that hype for nothing. You should be ashamed Larry. I'm not talking cat either.

 
At 6:32 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What do we ask WCBS? ROZ and Mary anchor @ noon and 5PM, then Jim and Dana anchor at 6 and 11. They have some consistency. Actually, Kate Sullivan anchored at 5 on there, today..

 
At 6:40 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It looks like they just don't know what to do with everybody, bouncing around from anchor to anchor in different places. That can't last for very long.

I think they have a big problem on their hands and really know idea what to do with it.

 
At 6:45 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who knows...tomorrow at 5, we may have Liz, Anne and Dawn...then at 6, we'll have Andy and Dawn... maybe they are going to play a game called "Surprise Anchors" where it's a surprise every night!

 
At 6:58 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dunno about you all, but I'll enjoy watching Dawn...I mean the news...I mean THV...no...I guess I mean Dawn...but not Dawn doing the news...just Dawn...

:P

 
At 7:35 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Dawn is only doing 5pm and 6pm for the big salary they are paying her, it's a shame. If she is not on at 10pm for a 6 figure deal then there are REALLY going to be some upset people at the station. What a slap in the face to other loyal employees who work so hard.

 
At 7:39 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If I were Dawn, I would not the pressure on me to pull ratings to justify my salary. They expect her to save that station's evening news, and are paying her to do so. What if the ratings stay the same or go down? I wouldn't want that on my shoulders.

 
At 8:18 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I wasn't aware the 10:00 needed saving.

 
At 8:26 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

Who knows if the six figure salary is real.................

 
At 8:27 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

8:18 PM is Larry and not the Garden Cat.

 
At 8:28 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's Larry the Sewer Rat, not Larry the Cat.

 
At 9:22 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Larry, the GM, doesn't have the balls to make a major decision. THV is SCREWED.
November ratings tank.
Larry Audus is placed in a news consulting role with Gannett.
The Sales Manager freak is made G.M.
Employees leave because everyone hates her.
THV goes back to being in last place and will stay there for years.
Gannett sells the station.

 
At 10:11 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

They lost me at 10PM with the long boring story that has NO NEWS!!!!!

11 at Eleven was excellent.
This was Todays THZzzzzzzzzz's

Good night and Good-bye THV.

 
At 10:28 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Has anyone of thought if they only had two main anchors then all the behind the camera workers could split that money and we could all stop bitching.

 
At 10:40 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We should reduce anchor size and use the money to raise sales commissions.

 
At 10:43 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous an observer said...

They will have to cut what they charge for commercial ads. Say what you want, without the anchors, there ain't no show.

 
At 10:46 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thanks, Larry!

After that newscast tonite, I don't need to take my sleeping pill.

It's taking all I got to stay awake long enough to type this.

That show tonite made me a THVictim.

 
At 10:52 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:28, if you think money stops people from bitching, you really need a life.

 
At 11:04 PM, November 01, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So if you're Andy - do you:

a. get pissed that your only appearance in the 10pm newscast was to intro an Anne Jansen piece

b. get happy that you're getting paid the same to do a 3 minute segment instead of a half-hour newscast

 
At 9:03 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You can never go home again.. neither can Dawn.

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

For the first poster 5:49 PM Anne and Dawn are VERY good friends so don't try and make it into something else.

 
At 9:18 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous an oBserver said...

Larry and Mark:

Great job last night! We LOVED the new show.

Dale and Randy

 
At 9:40 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know exactly what Jancey Sheats was thinking last night

"Dawn Scott is my competition???? bwahahaha"

 
At 10:07 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

you people are a bunch of LOSERS. who has time to sit around and make this crap up? let the people on THV and KATV and KARK do their jobs. leave them alone. the fact that you have so much time on your hands to analyze the Anne, Liz, Andy, Dawn, and THV newscasts is PATHETIC. by the way, they read this BS and if they don't, people tell them what it says. they are people, too, with families and lives. it's nice that you people get to hide behind this JOKE of a website (who is behind it anyway? hope you don't get sued, whoever you are) instead of putting YOUR face out there.

 
At 11:15 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Andy should be happy... he gets more time to eat !!!

 
At 11:25 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cluster &^* is going to make the sales managers have to actually work a little. No more time for 2 hour lunches and one hour a day in smoke breaks. They may have to start selling. Oh, but I forgot, those who can't sell, try to manage.

 
At 11:55 AM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Didn't like the first day. Recent and current events effecting people and places are the reason for news. News is not documentaries or a monologue or dialogue. Leave that crap for Discovery, CBS, MSNBC, etc. Give us NEWS!

 
At 12:14 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watched the ten. Why would you lead with what looked like a recap of Central crisis? I thought it was going to be something new. Good gosh how long was it?

ZZZZZ.....

 
At 1:42 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Concerning the lead story on Central High School
1. It's not a lead story
2. It was over 5 minutes - too long. It took that long to tell me Central has come a long way but still has a long way to go
3. It's the Little Rock Nine - Not the Little Rock One. She interviewed one person of the Little Rock Nine.
4. We've all seen the LR Central file footage. Plus, there's nothing special about seeing students feet walking in the hall.
5. The tease at the end with Liz and Allison just let me know NOT to watch any more.
6. It was a package that could have been written by a college student/intern.

 
At 1:58 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
Speaking of Beth Hunt, I would love to pour chocolate syrup all over her feet and go from there.

 
At 2:49 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good idea, poorly executed.

 
At 3:27 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Shine box anyone?

 
At 4:34 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I like Dawn, Andy and Anne. They were a good team 4 years ago, before Dawn left for the Great Northwest.

It's ashame somebody at 11 just doesn't make a decision. Offer Liz the noon show and the status 'special assignment' reporter.

Last night's "guess who is going to anchor your newscast" didn't sit well with this loyal THV viewer one bit.

 
At 5:09 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didnt catch the 10 PM news....who anchored it? Andy and Liz?

 
At 7:55 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz and Dawn (talk about bad karma) anchored the 10, with Andy introducing a Prescription for Arkansas Report voiced by Anne Jansen. Why don't they just let Andy and Dawn anchor the 10 as in the days of old?

 
At 7:57 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

`Cause it's Today's THZzzzzzzzzz's.
Guaranteed to put you to sleep.

 
At 8:26 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, I bet it was strange seeing Dawn and Liz together. So, the tally for yesterday was as follows -

Andy - One Newscast (5)
Liz - One Newscast (10)
Dawn - Three Newscasts (5, 6, 10)
Anne - Two Newcasts (5, 6)

Either Andy or Liz is gonna be gone soon, I bet. No one will leave til after Dawn comes back from maturnity leave, though. Until she goes on leave, I won't be surprised if we see this "surprise anchor format" every night. The November book is no going to look pretty for them, Im afraid. Of course, I hope they do well, but if I was gambling, I would place my money on them losing a few share points. One thing about 7 and 4 is at least they have the same anchors on all three newscasts. 7 didn't until Kate Sullivan left....I just don't understand: a station only needs two main anchors. I've never understood the reasoning behind having different anchors on the 5, 6 and 10 newscasts.

 
At 9:56 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

we could all stop bitching.

10:28 PM, November 01, 2006


Why are you bitching anyway? The money? Or rather what you percieve to be LACK of monies paid to you... Surely you had an idea what your salary would be before you chose your career/job.

Here's a thought. Stop bitching and take control of your life. If you don't like your salary, position, etc then change it. This is America. We have the freedom (you included) to do that.

 
At 10:15 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"you people are a bunch of LOSERS." If I am then what are you?

"who has time to sit around and make this crap up? let the people on THV and KATV and KARK do their jobs. leave them alone."
How did you have time to sit and write on here? Who on here is stopping anyone from doing their job?

"the fact that you have so much time on your hands to analyze the Anne, Liz, Andy, Dawn, and THV newscasts is PATHETIC."
What does it say about you that you had time to analyze anything and make a post yourself? Don't judge the intentions of everyone here.

"by the way, they read this BS and if they don't, people tell them what it says."
Does that make them "PATHETIC" as well by reading this? I certainly hope not. Is it required of them to read this? I personally wouldn't if I were them and if I did it would be for jollies and taken with a grain of salt as the media business seems to full of pettiness, ugliness, and backstabbing among other things which no doubt is something they surely must realize. Still take the first option and simply don't read it. Why are you reading anyway?
FYI:No, I'm not in that business nor do I plan to be either.

"they are people, too, with families and lives."
Who said they weren't?

"it's nice that you people get to hide behind this JOKE of a website (who is behind it anyway? hope you don't get sued, whoever you are) instead of putting YOUR face out there."

Who are you referring to as "you people" considering you're not only reading this site but posting anonymously as well. I see your face nowhere.


10:07 AM, November 02, 2006

Don't judge the intentions of all who write on here.

I also have to ask....Why do you begin each sentence with a smallcase letter?

 
At 10:25 PM, November 02, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've never understood the reasoning behind having different anchors on the 5, 6 and 10 newscasts.


MOst stations have a different anchor team for the 5:00 newscast for a number of reasons.

It gives the newscasts a different identity and makes it seem like it's not the same show 3 different times.

Also gives you more options for vacation time, sick days, etc...

Rumor has it that KATV is bringing in another anchor for the 5:00 soon. I don't think it's in response to Dawn, they've always liked having a couple of different anchor teams.

 
At 8:24 AM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee - i actually like Dawn and Liz - this blog is just meanspirited - glad I'm not in TV

 
At 9:30 AM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This cluster &^* is going to make the sales managers have to actually work a little. No more time for 2 hour lunches and one hour a day in smoke breaks. They may have to start selling. Oh, but I forgot, those who can't sell, try to manage.

11:25 AM, November 02, 2006

You are taking a paycheck from this company and writing crap like this? Kind of begs the question of who the real loser is...why don't you do us all a favor and go someplace else? Here's a quote for you. Good Employees are hard to keep, bad ones you can't make go away. You definitely fall into the latter category.

 
At 2:52 PM, November 03, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I dont work in TV. I am a pilot by trade. I watched channel 11's news prior to Dawn returning. I dont care much for it anymore. It's not the same. I dont fault the folks in front of the camera...I watch channel 4 now.

 
At 10:27 AM, November 04, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not Dawn's fault. They should have put Liz out of her misery. She's a nice lady but she doesn't belong on the anchor desk.

 
At 1:26 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

2 females anchoring a nightly newscast has been tried in numerous markets across the U.S. It hasn't worked in any of them. Of all people, Larry Audus, should know this.
Bad decision,
Why in God's name would you do this during the most important rating's period of the year? Especially since your entire product is going downhill.
Dawn is a good hire. Andy is an intelligent guy who has a smooth delivery. Liz just doesn't cut it. Nice enough, but not commanding and can only read. No ad lib skills and horrible at cross talk. All she can do is laugh. Craig has worn his act out. Sports fans are serious about their Hog's this year. It's big time for the program and all Craig can do is put wax lips in his mouth and act stupid.
Ed is just Ed. Vanilla, White Bread and silly.
Not a good mix folks.

 
At 5:09 PM, November 05, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Great post 1:26

 
At 2:11 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Vanilla is the most popular flavor and appeals to the most people.

Hard to hate vanilla.

 
At 2:33 PM, November 06, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed does a good job.Andy does a good job, Anne and liz need to go.Actually all of the stations in L.R. suck as far as the news goes.Acxiom please transfer me back to CA.....

 
At 12:35 PM, November 07, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bring Eric Sullivan back!

Larry the Garden cat

 
At 11:44 AM, November 10, 2006, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Get a life....These post writers act like they must have been bully targets in highschool. The whole atmosphere is as if you never turned 14. I'm glad Dawn's back.

 

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