Tuesday, May 15, 2007

Which THV Anchor/Reporter has Tourettes Syndrome?

Tonight's THV Extra at 10pm will focus on Tourette's Syndrome. In the preview at 5pm it was revealed that one of the anchor/reporters suffers from the disorder. The Extra will air in the first block during THV's 10pm newscast.

Update: 10:07pm THV Met Ed Buckner is the one who suffers from Tourette's syndrome. Buckner has lived with the disorder since his early teens. HERE's the story from KTHV.com AND HERE's Ed's blog about living with Tourette's syndrome.

47 Comments:

At 6:19 PM, May 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is Win coming back?

 
At 6:19 PM, May 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well after leading with a lost dog package at 6pm on Monday 5/14...I would say the News Director..

 
At 9:28 PM, May 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Tasteless.

 
At 10:07 PM, May 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is this any worse than Michelle Rupp doing a story about her surgery?

 
At 11:34 PM, May 15, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, the fat guy that they filmed for six months while he lost weight. They are still suffering from lost households on that one.

 
At 7:41 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whaa, Whaa, Whaa. You know, I feel like throwing my arm out--with my hand in a fist--every time I have to go to work in that place.

I never understood why THV does so many stories on its OWN PEOPLE. All of them do it, but THV is especially addicted to itself either that or they don't have enough people to actually to outside their own studio.

News is supposed to be about the people in the audience, not a vehicle to pat yourself on the back or make sure your whining behind-the-scenes people get their 15 seconds of fame on the teevee.

Note to all stations; no offense, we don't care about you as much as you think we do.

 
At 7:57 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV should do a story about the GM living without a brain.

 
At 8:14 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV should do an expose on their hotties, Beth, Kristin, Christina, Amanda & Heather. That is ratings.

 
At 8:44 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yes, Mike Francis doing weather!

 
At 8:46 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK got no hotties. That has always been their weak spot.

KATV has doves.

 
At 9:43 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THV did a good job on the story. Kudos to Ed for the courage to do the story and to work through his illness.I have always thought Ed handled himself on and off the camera with class.We are all praying for you Ed.Those without Tourettes would never realize what a challenge it is for him to be able to work in the field he does.Great Job THV!

 
At 10:50 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has Melissa Simas and Tracey Douglass ages very nicely if I may say so.

 
At 11:47 AM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are right. Every woman should look like Tracey for her age. She's a winner.

 
At 1:36 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KARK has no hotties??? Jancey Sheats is tops!!!!!

 
At 2:07 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
KATV should do an expose on their hotties, Beth, Kristin, Christina, Amanda & Heather. That is ratings.

8:14 AM, May 16, 2007

Which girl above has the cutest feet? I think Beth Hunt does.

 
At 2:39 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You must be a woman if you think Simas is not hot! Hell if I was a woman I would still think she's hot.

 
At 4:55 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Really? You watch the news because of hotties? You need to stop rubbing them out on your computer on Saturday nights and go out to meet women. Really, tv people? Really?

 
At 6:36 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"You are right. Every woman should look like Tracey for her age. She's a winner."

Yep. Aren't Tracey and Beth Ward about the same age?

 
At 8:49 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh, please. Tracy is MUCH younger than Beth, although Beth still looks pretty good.

 
At 8:55 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

say what you want. there's certainly no shortage of mindless blather here. Buckner is tops in his field. He hides his condition much better than the entries above are able to hide their obvious moronic infantality. You can stack a whole gaggle of babes up against a well produced story and guess which one wins?...look at 11's ten pm numbers and you'll get a clue.

Et uh? You mean that stories revealing something about the ones you invite into your homes every night actually delivers viewers and some marketing value? -oh my...the shame of it all. If I didn't watch them before,after reading this thread, I'd sure start.

 
At 9:36 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey, I am a straight, married woman and I think Melissa Simas is HOT! The poster who always dogs her must be really jealous of her. My advice to that person is get a positive attitude to enhance your personality, maybe someone will then find you hot and attractive...much like Melissa.

 
At 10:58 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

not that I'm bias...another phenominal story from thv tonight...craig oneill with the catholic high student who comes back from a broken neck. yep that's my station for sure or at least going into the primaries...

earlier illbegotten posting stated--..News is supposed to be about the people in the audience, not a vehicle to pat yourself on the back or make sure your whining behind-the-scenes people get their 15 seconds of fame on the teevee.


I ask...
a guy is on the air 10 years and telling his story, exposing his disease is somehow selfish or self motivated?

-listen up 7:41 - while whoever is pumpin' their fists...or voting whether to high-five or not......the viewer sees the market leader, over and over again...you hate me but I'm not taking you out of my circle.

-duh numbers.

 
At 11:27 PM, May 16, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

regardless of why thv decided to do the story, it was extremely well done.

so news is only supposed to be about the people in the audience? why? if ANYONE has a story that can deliver like that, it should never matter who they are.

whoever posted at 7:41 is absolutely close minded and obviously an asshole. NEWSFLASH! nobody cares about you.
Whaa, Whaa, Whaa

 
At 10:42 AM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's all about me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me me for the anchors at KTHV - Fishing, Big Lips, Tourettes, mental health, having babies and taking everyone through their gas pains and that nasty cat.
Get a grip people. It's NOT ABOUT YOU!!!!!!!!!!!

 
At 10:55 AM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You had to bring the cat into it...you're heartless. What did Larry ever do to you? Stop by some day and park in the back so he can have his chance to leave his mark on your tire and windshield. THEN you can make comments like that....until then...shut it.

 
At 11:07 AM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think the poster was saying it wasn't it good story and that Ed didn't have a lot of courage to go public with it or that it wasnt' well done or that it shouldn't have aired. THV just goes over the top on that stuff.

Personally, I think a TV stations should be like Luby's. You're supposed to offer a lot of things to a lot of people. But, if they had an ice sculpture of the cook in the middle of the restaurant, I'd think they were beginning to think a little too much of themselves.

They're in the service business and so is a TV station. The customers are king, not the people on the air.

 
At 12:30 PM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed "I have beautiful eyes" Buckner can do no wrong! Remember when he first started and they had those stupid promos saying the whole world was going "Ed crazy?" LOL!

 
At 2:35 PM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa Simas has the cutest feet I"ve ever seen!

 
At 5:29 PM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Nice feet? From there up not so good.

 
At 9:57 PM, May 17, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Hey, I am a straight, married woman and I think Melissa Simas is HOT!"

I think you are fooling yourself and are probably latent.

 
At 3:53 PM, May 18, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, I think you're just jealous of Melissa.

 
At 3:43 PM, May 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa Simas is hot if you like lazy-eyes and lisps. And no personality.

 
At 6:37 PM, May 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa has plenty of personality and none of the other stuff.

 
At 9:15 PM, May 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV should should have a nightly pool party, and have all of their "pool reporters" reporting from their in their appropriate attire.

 
At 10:46 PM, May 20, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever your opinion on Melissa's physical looks, she is by far the best journalistic talent in the market. Their show has really taken off since Melissa and the others were added to the mix. She runs circles around the other morning anchors in the market and is one of the few talents we have with big potential. Somebody around here needs to get rid of the envy.

 
At 8:24 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That was nice of Melissa's mom to write !

 
At 11:52 AM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see Melissa in a thong!

 
At 2:58 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I want to see Melissa in another market.

 
At 2:59 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You will see Melissa in another market... a much bigger one.. because she does have talent and will move up when the right opportunity presents itself.

 
At 3:01 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Can she Please say something other than..

"Now let's see what Mr. Food has for us today?"

That is so old and predictable. Why even intro it, just let the tease run.

 
At 4:00 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Let's take a look at what news is making headlines today!"

 
At 7:05 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe Melinda Mayo can learn some new words to use in her interviews other than "um-hmm" and "OK."

 
At 8:40 PM, May 21, 2007, Anonymous spa city dirty dirty said...

once i threw a snowball at ed while he was doing a live shot in hot springs about winter weather.

i thought he was going to kill someone.

 
At 9:00 AM, May 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ed has never covered Winter Weather LIVE in Hot Springs.

 
At 12:38 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

when will the katv divas do a mud wrestling night?

 
At 5:54 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't know but my money is on the woman with the deep voice that is on the Saturday show. I'll bet she can take old Dale.

 
At 5:57 PM, May 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

reporting from their in their appropriate attire.

Looky here folks, it's another broadcast journalist attempting to write.

 

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