Monday, October 07, 2013

Little Rock Station to Remember Former Anchor

KTHV/Channel 11/Little Rock will be remembering the Matt Turner family today.  Former KTHV anchor Matt Turner was killed in an automobile accident a year ago.  Channel 11's Dawn Scott will sit down with Matt's wife, Julee and mother, Lisa on what has kept them going over the past year.  

27 Comments:

At 8:51 PM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Capitalizing on a tragic death to fill three minutes. Stay classy, KTHV.

 
At 10:21 PM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Classy and THV should never be mentioned in the same sentence.

 
At 10:32 PM, October 07, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Matt was nothing but class. He has been missed.
Shane Deitert

 
At 8:09 AM, October 08, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

THv is only doing this after seeing KNWA do a special on Matt Turner on Sunday on his real one year memorial of his death.
Stay classy THv!
I guess your diaper drive is done and y'all needed time to fill by pretending that you guys care about their situation .

 
At 6:21 PM, October 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Does their classlessness know no bounds?

 
At 7:36 PM, October 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...THIS is home

 
At 10:39 PM, October 09, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

He was just an anchor. Sheesh it's not as if someone really important died.

 
At 3:55 PM, October 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

10:39PM....YOU have NO class! I assure you he was someone very important to many people.

 
At 6:42 PM, October 10, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...this IS home

 
At 12:13 AM, October 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 3:55P:

Who and why? Just a person on TV and I agree with 8:51P

 
At 1:10 AM, October 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

this is sad by them he was only there 6 weeks

 
At 3:41 PM, October 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ask yourself if you would have done the same for any producer who has just as many real loved ones and you'll have your answer.

 
At 5:17 PM, October 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Amen. Most people in little rock had no idea who he even was. Actually most people at thv didn't either.

 
At 8:27 PM, October 11, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...where we can grow and love

 
At 9:07 PM, October 12, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Some of you people don't even need internet access!! He was a part of a family MY family. Let's all look back a minute remember Anne Pressly, so what he was only there six weeks... For those that knew him, he was great man. Not comparing the two but unexpected tragic death with anyone is upsetting. Most companies or jobs would just brush it under the rug. TWO BIG thumbs up to THV11

 
At 7:06 AM, October 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

9:07, Many of us are so very sorry for your loss. Many of those who comment on here hide behind the fact that they can be anonymous where they often say cruel things. These are folks who sadly probably don't feel good about themselves so they want to hurt others and make other people feel as badly as they do about themselves. Honestly, if you profile the comments, you can probably figure out that it is a very small segment who are making these comments. Look at their sentence structure, use of particular adjectives, spelling errors, and the use of of seemingly innocuous questions or statements with the goal of invokoking negative replies and feedback. Two or three years ago it was mostly poorly paid THV reporters, who have since moved on, and their off air talent. Then there were those who were cheering tragedies in their co-workers lives. On an encouraging note, most of those folks aren't commenting with the same vitriol anymore.
Bless you for defending your loved one. He was indeed a good man who deserved to be remembered and celebrated by his station.

 
At 11:14 AM, October 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

...this is HOME

 
At 4:34 PM, October 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

To 7:06: First, sorry for your loss. Secondly, however, most companies aren't media companies that thrive on and make a living on attention. If KTHV wanted out of general goodness or passion for its work to pay tribute to your deceased relative that's great. But to promote it to draw viewers is rather questionable. Don't think the self-promotion of it all was for your benefit or your family's benefit or to be a good steward of the community. KTHV capitalized on a death to draw viewers, in the pursuit of ad dollars. If they had aired the piece without promoting it that would be one thing, but they couldn't resist promoting it and blurring their intent. I would hesitate to give them thumbs up and instead wonder why they promoted it the way they did and then wonder if that is really the right thing to do.

 
At 4:35 PM, October 13, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Excuse me. That last post was really to 9:07 above. Sorry

 
At 12:35 AM, October 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I agree with the poster at 4:34P

 
At 4:07 AM, October 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

All companies are companies who thrive on attention since attention of the customer is what is necessary to sell a product. One company might trying to attract a particular demographic's attention to sell shoes or perhaps cereal; TV is trying to capture attention so it can sell air time so business can advertise and sell their products on that partcular station's shows. It is called capitalism. Many of you can' imagine that a TV station might actually be humane and simply care about a family who suffered a terrible tragedy . You are questioning motive, and for some it is impossible to believe any business could have a pure motive. If the family is happy , leave it alone. They have suffered enough. It is not ethical to use this opportunity to criticize the motives behind the story, if the family is pleased, so you can vent your frustrations at a particular station.

 
At 7:19 AM, October 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

The man died in a car wreck because he was sick. It was the kind of accident that happens all the time and we barely mention. To say his death is more tragic than anyone else's is very egotistical of us and what we do.

 
At 7:48 AM, October 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Comparing Anne Pressly's death to Matt's is absolutely uncalled for and inappropriate. One person was the victim of a brutal home invasion, interracial hate rape, and murder. The other died in a car wreck because he had medical problems. Enough siad.

 
At 12:53 PM, October 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I didn't like the fact that a year later they were talking to his wife trying to to pretend that that they care . When after month of his death they all but forgotten his family and did nothing for Matt Turner's family during thanksgiving or not including his wife to the THV family Christmas party which I heard from her friends really upset her.

 
At 6:33 PM, October 14, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good grief, some of you people are pathetic!

 
At 5:17 PM, October 24, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

What a bunch of mean people...really sick, mean people on here...I hope people think the worst of you too...you folks are pretty good at it...you deserve what comes to you in life for saying such awful, cowardly things.

 
At 7:38 AM, October 28, 2013, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Just what was so sick and mean?

 

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