Saturday, July 21, 2007

More Changes at THV

This from a tipster: "Now that Raines is on his way out, KTHV has gotten rid of RobertBell--- executive producer. He has now been moved to work on the Web. The assignment editor and current 10 pm producer will now be sharing the responsibilities of Exec. Producer."

72 Comments:

At 8:41 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

and someone doubted it when I said that more changes were coming to area TV stations. Keep your eyes open for more to come!

 
At 9:00 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

truth be told, Robert Bell needed to move down! He's worthless

 
At 9:04 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He's a nice guy. I feel sorry for him.

 
At 9:18 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Is that the same Robert Bell that worked in Shreveport at KTAL? If so, both posters are correct. He's nice and a bit worthless.

 
At 9:40 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sounds like there is a fight for news director on the horizon. Bet Audas wants to find someone in house to take the ND chain that way he can keep his puppet strings tighter then ever. Get the lip gloss, but kissing in progress!

 
At 10:14 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are things falling apart at thv?

 
At 10:25 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Robert Bell was worthless, he wouldn't have been there as long as he has been!!!

 
At 10:35 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

things aren't falling apart but not sure if they are getting better. more work.. not enough staff.

 
At 10:51 PM, July 21, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

for sure many have lost respect for Larry as he has tried to denegrate Mark in the last few days. A bad choice. Not everyone loved Mark but they all had respect...you gotta earn that.

Bell will be just fine... uh...'re-defined.

 
At 7:20 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert was not the best EP. The 10pm producer is POWER hungry. She'll run off a lot of people.

 
At 8:18 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So now its not a good time to get a job at THV?

 
At 8:34 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Larry is really bashing Mark, that is very unprofessional. Regardless of what you think of Mark, anyone with any business skills knows that you just don't do that. Let him make a graceful exit and move on. Take the high road for a change and show some class.

 
At 9:04 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Saying Mark is respected inside or outside the newsroom is a bit of a stretch. These changes in the THV newsroom ND and EP were needed. The product was becoming as stale as KATV's product.

The THV of 10, even 5 years ago was a lot more innovative in their reporting and newscasts. Hopefully, that innovation will re-emerge.

 
At 9:54 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"If Robert Bell was worthless, he wouldn't have been there as long as he has been!!!"

Are you new to TV or just not very smart? In most newsrooms the people that have been there the longest are the most worthless. Nothing against Robert Bell but worth has nothing to do with tenure.

 
At 10:59 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You have to commit murder to get fired from KTHV. Well, at least they would think about letting you go.

 
At 11:53 AM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

or you have to be a crazy alcoholic (win noble)

 
At 3:38 PM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Question will be who does the staff turn to? Larry?

 
At 5:56 PM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Innovation = Lane Michaelson. He got the ball rolling, now the current GM will smash the rest of it all to pieces. Please come back Lane.

 
At 7:32 PM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

who is the assignment editor sharing in this?

 
At 7:55 PM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Carol Phillips is THE most worthless person at thv. Newsroom gossip/2 faced!
Maybe she can be the ND!

 
At 8:08 PM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good Lord, is there anybody at THV thats NOT worthless?!?!?!?!?!?!?

 
At 9:29 PM, July 22, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'M NOT WORTHLESS, BUT MICHELLE WILL MAKE ANYONE FEEL THAT WAY. THAT'S WHAT SHE'S BEST AT... PRODUCING SECOND.

 
At 12:25 AM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The solution to THV's problems:
FIRE HOUSTON NUTT!!!

 
At 1:06 AM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

fa sho!!! fa sho!!!

 
At 1:05 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

i think michelle will make a great ep, but gotta brush up on those people skills! she runs her show like a maniac out for blood!

 
At 1:29 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wos, that's a glowing endorsement.

 
At 1:31 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robert Bell + Carol Phillips+ Chuck Weaver= 1 real worker. Nobody cares what you did, but what have you done lately? (besides take money from real working people)

 
At 5:00 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing on THV morning show. Poor Robin doing her makeup and the camera came on. Man she looked PO'd for the rest of the show.

 
At 6:36 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

1:31...

AMEN!!!

All three... worthless!!!

 
At 9:44 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey 1:31. Do your math right. It's simple Algebra. Phillips + Bell cancels each other out leaving +1 a.k.a Weaver. Just because you are inside all day adding crap to this blog doesn't mean you know what's going on behind the scenes. There are a lot of things we are thankful to have that we wouldn't have if it wasn't for the "positive 1". I'm sure you take your fair of smoke breaks too. You're the one that probably bums one daily.

 
At 10:57 PM, July 23, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

are some of those changes touting exclusive stories when they are not?

Check out THV's website. Monday night it said this: "Exclusive Interview with Wal-Mart Parking Lot Theft Victim."

I know there is no need to get caught up in the details, but 4 and 16 talked to her too...exclusively...i guess if you're THV.

 
At 8:46 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Whatever...Ashley Blackstone is still hot. I wish I could date her instead of the retarded red-head.

 
At 9:39 AM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So what Chuck built a set 4 years ago. Thanks Chuck for doing your job that you got paid for. All that dude did is save Gannett some money.
Oh, and he lives on a smoke break. Someone tell him to brush his teeth and stop pretending to work for a living.

 
At 3:57 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Redheads are hot!!! You know what the say?

 
At 5:03 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Please just get someone in the technical dept at Todays HIV that knows what is going on.

 
At 5:34 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...and get one that isn't an A-hole

 
At 6:35 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's no wonder that the sound quality is terrible and PQ sucks.

 
At 7:05 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Chuck Weaverr is a modern day retarded John Wayne. The idea that you can just get pissed and hope it will fix itself has gotten old. I also love Chuckers way of passing the blame. Time to take a smoke break!

 
At 7:19 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could the weekend weather girl have gotten bigger fake teeth?

 
At 8:25 PM, July 24, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

she's proud of them too, at least that's the way it looks when she talks. all teeth!

 
At 9:07 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Funny thing on THV morning show. Poor Robin doing her makeup and the camera came on. Man she looked PO'd for the rest of the show.

5:00 PM, July 23, 2007


I saw that as well and she was pissed. lol It was funny to me though. I willing to bet she chewed someone a new one.

 
At 10:14 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm not retarded, just special...thanks though. And yes red-heads are hot...that's why my girlfriend is SMOKIN! Thanks for making me a part of the group bloggers...but I have to go work.

 
At 11:15 AM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Oh Chuck, I'll bet you've already had 25 cigs.

 
At 5:08 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Robin wears makeup? With that lighting she is forced to. Pull the scoops down boys and flood it!

 
At 9:17 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

get rid of orkin hardcase, he looks like the bride of frankenstein.

 
At 9:25 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is there anyone there that is worth anything? sounds like there are a bunch of creeps there.

 
At 10:46 PM, July 25, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

^^^^^I asked that earlier. Nobody doesn't want to answer the question.......

 
At 7:21 AM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are some good hard working people at THV. Tom, Craig, Allison C., Charles Crowson, Liz, the weekend crew, most of the reporters, they are fine. Everyone else thinks they can do as little as possible b/c they deserve it? they are above others? they are lazy? a new ND probably will not let them get away with it. Esp. if they are still #3 at 5 and 6 pm.

 
At 7:35 AM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

A good shake up is needed and fire everyone from the top down and that will do it.

 
At 9:16 AM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

7:21, is that everyone everyone, or just on-air everyone? And if you're not in the shop, how would you know about everyone everyone?

 
At 3:31 PM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is just amazing.

Two female anchors stint has been tried in so many markets and has never worked.

"Keeping your family/kids Safe" franchise is also about 5-7 years old and gets stale quickly.

Chances are Gannett wants the hell out.

 
At 6:05 PM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Well, they got out before when they sold KARK. They will probably do it again.

 
At 10:50 PM, July 26, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what's amazing. Just tune in every Thursday on Today's THV and be amazed by Arkansas all over again....that's what's amazing folks.

 
At 12:36 AM, July 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm amazed we still have news in the newscasts with the lack-o-staff we have and all these extras the reporters and photogs have to suffer through. too bad the bpj's are protected with their one pkg a day.

 
At 7:07 PM, July 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"Keeping your family/kids Safe" franchise is also about 5-7 years old and gets stale quickly."

Yeah, they have about beat that mule into the ground. Oh well, they run Friday night stories on the morning show. Gotta fill with something besides promos.

 
At 10:04 PM, July 27, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think Tony can do a better job and with his camera setup he can cover more ground all alone with out supervision.

 
At 6:41 AM, July 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

More proof that 11 is full of a load of back-stabbing weasels who have nothing better to do than keep an eye on what someone else is doing.

Lane Michaelson innovative?! You mean like when he thought it was better to lead the newscast with the death of a dog instead of a state trooper?

The only thing Lane does well is be friendly and kiss management butt. If you need some proof, look at the ratings of the stations he advises. Every one of them are ratings losers. BTW, it was Lane who is pushing the all-female format at THV. That's working for them in the ratings, eh?

When in the history of anything has a co-manager, co-leader format worked?

Another hair-brainined idea from the Wizard on Izard.

 
At 8:09 AM, July 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'll tell you what's amazing. Just tune in every Thursday on Today's THV and be amazed by Arkansas all over again....that's what's amazing folks.

It's not quite "awesome", just "amazing."
I will be amazed if "Amazing" lasts much longer.

 
At 10:11 AM, July 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Wess Moore is a HOTTY!

 
At 10:45 PM, July 29, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's apart of the Amazing PKG.

 
At 2:44 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The amazed by arkansas PKG is bringing big bucks to THV. It is being considered for renewal for next year also.

Didn't know there were so many places to be "bought", err, I mean "Amazed" by in the state?

Boy, resources and moral are going to go down the drain if that goes another year.

 
At 7:52 PM, July 30, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

kthv may be very much short staffed...but the station is moving to higher levels!

 
At 9:31 AM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The morning show rocks, but the director needs to slow down on the alcohol!

 
At 1:22 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

With a Rebel Yell they cried "Moore, Moore, Moore"

 
At 2:09 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Why are you bashing Wess??? What the hell did he do?

 
At 2:35 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET A FREAKIN' LIFE!!!

 
At 6:34 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If ThV sucks so bad why are they beating the other stations at any time slot at all. Maybe because you suck worse and your product is mediocre at best.

 
At 6:39 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

This blog is full of pathetic high school mentality dorks who likely never left arkansas and think this is soooo important. In bigger markets, no one brags and hates. You prove your myopic small town mentality by the words you type. All three stations in this market suck. All you do is quibble over a rising or falling market share which changes every book. Maybe if you worked at innovation as much as you blog and gossip you wouldn't be so crappy at your jobs. Get over yourselves and get a life.

 
At 9:32 PM, July 31, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

wow, this thread is getting nasty

 
At 3:04 PM, August 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

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At 8:42 PM, August 01, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

GET A LIFE!!!! this blog is serious business...stay focused about Robet Bell and his move....HAHA

What loser keeps posting? OMG!!!!?" stop trying to mother the arkansas blog loser.

 
At 3:27 AM, September 13, 2007, Anonymous Anonymous said...

No wonder Becky Ditchfield got the hell out of town. As much as I love the state of Arkansas, I can't blame her for wanting to get the hell out of dodge after seeing this BS. I just hope that its not this way in Denver. By the way, this is probably the reason that Stacey Dickerson left as well.

 

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