Monday, June 06, 2011

KARK Blooper...

This from the tip box:
KARK, Channel 4, news really blew it the other night (Friday, I think) when doing a story about a couple of guys that were robbed in their Conway neighborhood while following a suspicious looking individual. The two, while observing the individual, were then robbed by another party. One of the boys that was robbed agreed to speak to the KARk reporter ONLY if his face and identity was electronically altered, fearing reprisals. KARK then covered his face through the first part of his on-camera comments but then, for some unknown reason, aired a wide shot clearly showing his face for about 4 seconds. The next edit showed the boy's face once again covered while he spoke. Amazing! My wife and I couldn't believe it. It aired during the 10 p.m. news. I'd be interested to see what their explanation is for the mistake.

12 Comments:

At 11:52 PM, June 06, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What about the news reader a.k.a. anchor reading about authorities finding a dead body they had been looking for and showing about five seconds of footage of a bunch of baseball players jumping up and down and applauding.

Looks like the stories were not properly sequenced and of course that lead to the next story being wrong too. No apology to the family or anything. Pitiful and amateurish.

 
At 7:23 AM, June 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I don't think an explanation or apology is going to happen in either case. Because they don't have to.

You can't tell me that no one in management at that station doesn't know that it happened.

 
At 11:57 AM, June 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

How could this happen! The audacity! It's pitiful and amateurish...

Yeah, it should not happen. It's embarrassing. It lowers standards and should be addressed.

Each Little Rock TV station does several hours of live television news each week and I can guarantee each one has subtle and glaring mistakes.

Even the great FOX news has had some doozies lately.

Check this out from today's TV WEEK'S TVBizWire:
Tina Fey, the comedian who drew raves for her impersonation of former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin on “Saturday Night Live,” was mistakenly shown as Palin during a Fox News segment, reports Mediaite.com.

The mistake is especially notable given that Palin works for Fox News, and in light of a widely publicized “zero-tolerance policy” toward on-air mistakes by the news channel that surfaced in part in response to Palin-related gaffes, the story points out.

 
At 12:24 PM, June 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

We're all humans. Try putting on 6 plus hours of news content on air and see if you can be flawless and perfect.

 
At 12:33 PM, June 07, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The kids should not have been on TV, period. You saw the street they lived on, the general look of the neighborhood, and other information.
Bad judgement.

 
At 12:38 AM, June 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

"We're all humans. Try putting on 6 plus hours of news content on air and see if you can be flawless and perfect."

Waa, waa, waa
If news is all your station does except sell time, your station should be without fail, exact and proper in every respect. No excuses if that's all you do. No production, no live shows, just news. No excuse for not being better. You people would not last one program on network, any of them.

 
At 5:53 AM, June 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Plain and simple you messed up.

 
At 11:05 AM, June 08, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I know some college journalism classes that are laughing at the broadcasts of some of the LR TV stations news shows.

Saw the switcher eat some director's lunch on the 6p last night.

Some can't even cover a multiple-car pileup on the Interstate and get it right.

 
At 6:00 PM, June 10, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

You saw that too? That was so embarrassing. We really messed that up.

 
At 9:34 PM, June 11, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

When all else fails, pre-record it. That way you will get it right.

Who says the news shows have to be live anyway?

 
At 8:10 AM, June 14, 2011, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Happened again last night. Would someone show that poor guy/gal about downstream and how it works without getting yourself caught in a bear trap?

 
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