Monday, December 06, 2010

Coming Soon...HD Newscasts to LR

KTHV, Channel is promoting its conversion to High Definition newscasts beginning December 19th. It's been a race in the Little Rock market to be the first.

68 Comments:

At 9:31 PM, December 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

So sad...a top 60 market just now getting into the HD race...

 
At 10:00 PM, December 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Who cares. Being first doesn't mean squat. I think the best will probably wait until all the bugs are worked out before premiering anything.

Remember the problems the stations(except Fox 16)had with switching back to HD Wide screen after a local station break.

Talent to makeup, Talent to makeup!

 
At 11:20 PM, December 06, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, it is a nice pat on the back to be able to (always) say you were first, but once everyone goes HD it is going to be the same competition they are in now.

And everyone will be there within a few months of each other so THV better have more trick up their sleeve.

 
At 1:49 PM, December 08, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"So sad...a top 60 market just now getting into the HD race..."

Dude... it cost a million dollars to go HD when its all said and done. We are barely out of a recession, and now the corporate monsters are ready to open up the pocket books. Making all that money from political ads no doubt.

And as far as thv having more tricks up their sleeve... they don't. The only thing they will have in HD is the studio cameras. Field cameras will all be standard def.

 
At 8:51 PM, December 08, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

standard def field cameras are the norm even after going hd. 16x9 format in sd, eventually switching once they are past first generation.

 
At 10:27 PM, December 08, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All the stations will have a facelift before they go hd, so now is the time to re-brand yourself and capitalize on this market with good video and good looking talent.

All the anchors will probably go out and get botox and facelifts after they see themselves in high definition.

 
At 11:06 PM, December 08, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It is sad..Shreveport beat the Little Rock market to HD after the recession..what an 85 market to a 54 who neighbor each other? Go Shreveport market!! Oh and by the way..It will many months before KARK/KTAL ever get close to hd!

 
At 6:26 PM, December 09, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And your point is?

 
At 7:38 PM, December 09, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only to makeup, but some of the females need updated do's. Dawn and Liz have the hairdos you have to look twice to see who is who. Meredith and Alyson wear ponytails 3/4 of the time. Tracy Beene and Ashley are ahead of the curve with haircuts for HD .

 
At 7:54 PM, December 09, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dawn and Liz know how to wear makeup.

Tracy Beene needs a new wardrobe.

Alyson looks good over all, but her hair bothers me, it looks like she is trying to hide thining hair. If it's true fine, but if it's not, she needs to do something else.

There are days Ebone doesn't wear makeup and she looks awful on standard.

Ashley doesn't look good on digital, she needs to learn how to wear makeup.

I can't think of how the others look, but it's when they look bad that sticks out.

 
At 8:49 PM, December 09, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Liz does well at fluffing up her hair, but it is too big.

I think Dawn's hair is fine.

I think everyone's hair looks good except for Ashley's, Faith's and Jennifer Duff, everytime I see [Duff] on the air I can't believe she got a job on TV.

 
At 11:23 PM, December 09, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, but what about the big-hair woman on KARK?

 
At 1:57 AM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

clueless here, why change your news set?

 
At 6:52 AM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa simas got her hair bobbed last year and it looked awesome!!!!!!!!! She has since reverted to cheerleader hair. Is she the big hair you were talking about?

 
At 7:10 AM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley needs to go to the Dorothy Hamill "wedge" cut. It needs to be shorter on the sides because it looks like a tipsy person cut it and couldn't get it evened up.

 
At 7:26 AM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The big hair at 4 he is talking about is probably Tracy Douglass . She will never change the hairstyle because a 50 something woman should have high school hair,yeah right(lol)

 
At 10:07 AM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The hair at eleven could be worse, it could have hair like the octopus-shag of Melinda Mayo or the straight as a board with the one perfectly placed curl on her right side. HD will not be kind to them. Go Michelle Rupp, you are $$$$$$$$$$$$

 
At 10:36 AM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does KARK go HD?

 
At 11:04 PM, December 10, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When does KATV go HD?

 
At 5:09 AM, December 11, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What happened to Latrisha Woodruff of Fox 16?

I haven't heard anything about her, how long she's been gone or what she is up to.

 
At 9:02 AM, December 11, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

HD, Kerrie o'HAIRA, and her go go boots outfit. Arkansas. Is in horror.

 
At 12:26 AM, December 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Melissa simas got her hair bobbed last year and it looked awesome!!!!!!!!! She has since reverted to cheerleader hair. Is she the big hair you were talking about?

No, the big hair woman that could also be the poster person for Maybelline, is on KARK and does that show with the doc that molds your eyeballs while you sleep. Gotta be a full tube of mascara on the eyelashes. Wait till HD hits. You are really gonna see some makeup.

 
At 12:28 AM, December 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"The big hair at 4 he is talking about is probably Tracy Douglass . She will never change the hairstyle because a 50 something woman should have high school hair,yeah right(lol)"

You mean to tell me that she is just 50? Hey, it couldn't hurt.

 
At 1:08 AM, December 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

what about when the shows have guest? Sucks to be a guest on HD.

But the talent better start using some serious corrective make up because you can already see some bad skin right now.

Why is Tracy Douglas still employeed on KARK, Eek.

Why is Pamela Smith still on KATV?

I can't think of anyone else who just sticks out like those two.

I know people laugh about Donna Terrell's drama hands on Fox but she holds her own and dresses nice.

O, and people will probably bring up Craig on THV.

 
At 7:29 AM, December 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

If Tracy could just keep all that hair out of her face! To see the whole tube of mascara!

 
At 7:18 PM, December 12, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Could it possibly be a wig? Man, that stuff has got to be H.O.T. in the summertime. Enough makeup to perform in a Broadway play.

But, the high-school look is in at KARK. Go team go! Woooooo!

 
At 5:10 AM, December 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Read the paper!

 
At 6:52 AM, December 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anonymous said...
clueless here, why change your news set?

1:57 AM, December 10, 2010

Shot blocking. The old set was built for 4x3. They have to make considerations for the wider screen shots that 16x9 requires.

 
At 8:19 AM, December 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Times have changed. 4 now has the best looking women by far.

 
At 6:59 PM, December 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree and it seemed to happen over night.

 
At 10:53 PM, December 13, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Not only beautiful but classy and professional.

 
At 12:36 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I can't watch weekend news, Jessica Dean and Ashley Blackstone don't get my attention and Pamela Smith is such a drag.

 
At 1:23 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are you kidding me? Jessica Dean is the only watchable news anchor in weekend news in Little Rock.

 
At 3:51 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I watch Dudzik and Early although Dudzik looked better as a non-blond.

What happened to the dramatic black guy over there?

 
At 6:56 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jessica Dean is overrated, but I agree 4 has the best looking girls. I have been saying this for months!

 
At 8:09 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Where is Brent Solomon? I like Michelle Rupp.

 
At 10:24 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Dudzik is not a looker as a blonde, it makes her look all washed out.

 
At 10:32 AM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'd be willing to bet T. Douglass has never had a short hairstyle in her career! I need to buy some stock in the mascara market.

 
At 12:24 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I swear every weekend Dudzik's hair is a different color blonde, her suits are too tight and her eye make-up can sometimes rival Tracy Douglass.

I agree with an above post, the weekends anchor are not bad, they are just not that attractive.

Asley's hair and voice are awful.

How could Dean just go across the street for a job in the same market?

 
At 5:52 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Are Douglas and Beth Ward the same age? I think I remember seeing them do Dialing For Dollars together back in the mid 70's on KARK.

Yeah, I am pretty sure I did.

 
At 8:27 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ashley is great! She just needs to go to a shorter cut. The inverted look is too bold for Arkansan's. Anne Jansen did ok with a short haircut. A short cut would add to her credibility and make her look more mature.

 
At 8:33 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Anne became an icon and Ashley could do the same! Go to a short cut.

 
At 9:18 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

That is because Anne Jensen had a square-shaped face. That is why the "do" worked for her.

 
At 9:33 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yeah, we used to joke that Anne could have played Robocop. She and that guy had the same jawline.

 
At 11:18 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

There are short hair styles for every type face,including Ashley, Dawn, Liz , and especially Meredith.

 
At 11:29 PM, December 14, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

sorry, hated Anne's hair.

Have you seen her since she left THV? Love her hair now. It is possibly touching her shoulders by now.

 
At 2:29 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What is up with Pamela Smith's hair. That thin feather look, you can see through it when she's on the desk. I know there isn't much options, but maybe get weave, a wig.

Now, trying to get away from people's hair.

KARK posted a web story about going HD. When is that going to happen?

Has KATV started buying what's needed to go HD?

 
At 5:04 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam Smith is a great anchor, but I agree that she needs a complete hair make over.

 
At 7:36 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ok, we've picked on those getting the hair all wrong. So who has the best hair from each station?

 
At 7:40 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Craig O'Neill has teh best hair followed by Mark Edwards!

 
At 7:49 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Mike francis and matt Mosler!

 
At 10:11 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

KATV- Susanin & Rupp
kark-Cummins & Tonsil
kthv- Brannan & Beene.
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hose are the best

 
At 10:27 PM, December 15, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

is the last comment a joke?

You really think
Mini Ken Doll Susanin has good hair? And Michelle Rupp? Wow. I think Rupp would be prettier with another style.

Def know Pamela Smith would look better with a better do. She sort of put herself in a corner with that style though. Where do you go from there?

I like Dawn Scott's hair, but she highlights it and cuts it so much that she looks different in every promo, I kid you not.

 
At 5:07 AM, December 16, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pam Smith with a Joyce Elliot buzz do! That would be interesting! It us almost that short anyway, or Michelle Rupp at the weekend anchor, AWESome.

 
At 5:18 AM, December 16, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

And when dawn looks in the mirror, fluffing her hair.does she see a reflection of Liz in the background,fluffing the same do'

 
At 6:13 PM, December 16, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Pamela, PLEASE get a new hair stylist or buy a wig! You have so much going for you, but you need help with your hair.

 
At 8:28 PM, December 16, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about Beth Hunt? That little curl on the boob that never moves. Probably won't ever get out of the studio again. I've switched to 11. They are on the move all the time.

 
At 9:46 PM, December 17, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

But . . .why on Sunday, December 19th?

 
At 1:31 AM, December 19, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Today is the big day. HD television news comes to LR courtesy of KTHV.

I am so excited . . .

Talent to makeup!, talent to makeup!

 
At 11:34 PM, December 19, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratualtion KTHV on being first to broadcast in HD.

 
At 12:38 PM, December 20, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congratulations!

 
At 12:44 AM, December 21, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Congrats to KTHV! Wonder when are they going to build a decent looking set. The one they have now is w a y on the blue side. That is going to clash with just about every outfit any female anchor wears, except black. Can't wait to see someone wearing yellow or pink. Ewwwwwwwww!

 
At 1:34 AM, December 21, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

opening night Liz and Katherina wore yellow and I think the sports girl wore pink. One of them was in a completely yellow suit.

the next day someone wore yellow

 
At 11:00 PM, December 21, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a treat.

HD in the studio.

SD with Stretch-O-Vision on the street and it looks like amateur work. At least the networks have the sense to put "bars" on each side of on-the-street shots that aren't in HD.

Audio needs some work too. Just too much attention to the looks and not enough to the sound. Typical management and the same at all stations.

Not just KTHV. Tune in to KARK at 5, 6, and 10 and see who gets the tinny mic. Lately it's been the wx person.

Then, see which reporter gets the distorted mic on the street.

If I were a reporter I would be not wanting that/those mics.

 
At 3:22 PM, December 29, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's not a problem with the mics, they just aren't set correctly. Nobody in this market knows how to do anything right, with the exception of a few of us.

 
At 2:10 AM, December 30, 2010, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Apparently nobody at that station knows anything about equalization and whomever is in charge of engineering does not have a clue.

Notice that it is not happening at KATV, KLRT, and KTHV. What's the problem at KARK?

I mean, this has been going on for like months. Hey talent, do an air check on your DVR at home and see.

 
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