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2014-02-10 12:12:18 PM  
HLN will have to ADD news content to keep up with Twitter.
 
2014-02-10 12:22:16 PM  
Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.
 
2014-02-10 12:53:26 PM  
You think these on-air personalities ever question what happened to their journalistic ambitions when they find themselves reading Tweets on-air?
 
2014-02-10 01:10:05 PM  
I would watch HLN...

... if they broadcast Nancy Grace being lit on fire then eaten by hyenas.
 
2014-02-10 01:10:11 PM  

naughtyrev: You think these on-air personalities ever question what happened to their journalistic ambitions when they find themselves reading Tweets on-air?


You think those ambitions went any further than "I want to be on the teevee for money?"
 
2014-02-10 01:10:40 PM  

naughtyrev: You think these on-air personalities ever question what happened to their journalistic ambitions when they find themselves reading Tweets on-air?


I think it's stupid to assume they had any journalistic integrity.

Does anyone, now? It's all just a jump shot to be famous.
 
2014-02-10 01:12:38 PM  
Man, I miss the old days of Headline News. :00/:30 News, :15/:45 was Business, :20/:50 Sports, and :25/:55 Entertainment and Odd Ball stories.

It was pretty much my "default" cable station when I wanted some news.
 
2014-02-10 01:14:19 PM  
We can haz Robin Meade pic thread?
 
2014-02-10 01:16:55 PM  

PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.


www.jimscelebs.com
 
2014-02-10 01:19:15 PM  

Epic Fap Session: I would watch HLN...

... if they broadcast Nancy Grace being lit on fire then eaten by hyenas.


Damn, you're mean, what the hell did hyenas ever do to you?
 
2014-02-10 01:19:19 PM  
Essentially, they are going to show YouTube videos while reading tweets. What's their slogan? "We Got Cat Videos. Save Your Home Bandwidth for Porn."?
 
2014-02-10 01:20:59 PM  
Airport News Loop.
 
2014-02-10 01:21:43 PM  
The reformatting starts with the syndicated "RightThisMinute," a daily hour that spotlights emerging Web videos.

So, an hour of internet cat videos?
 
2014-02-10 01:21:54 PM  
The Missing White Girl Network
 
2014-02-10 01:22:59 PM  

TheMatt: Man, I miss the old days of Headline News. :00/:30 News, :15/:45 was Business, :20/:50 Sports, and :25/:55 Entertainment and Odd Ball stories.

It was pretty much my "default" cable station when I wanted some news.


THIS. Between pre-"TOT MOM" HLN and pre-"Storm Stories" Weather Channel, I could get all the news I needed in 30 minutes back in the day.
 
2014-02-10 01:31:01 PM  

TheMatt: Man, I miss the old days of Headline News. :00/:30 News, :15/:45 was Business, :20/:50 Sports, and :25/:55 Entertainment and Odd Ball stories.

It was pretty much my "default" cable station when I wanted some news.


And Rudi Bakhtiar all evening.
 
2014-02-10 01:37:07 PM  
Bring back Kiran Chetry and I'll give it a shot.
 
2014-02-10 01:43:11 PM  

PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.


When I was in university one of my classmates had a major crush on

www.mediabistro.com

Lynne Russell.
 
2014-02-10 01:43:27 PM  

ChrisDe: And Rudi Bakhtiar all evening.


clintster: THIS. Between pre-"TOT MOM" HLN and pre-"Storm Stories" Weather Channel, I could get all the news I needed in 30 minutes back in the day.


And it was always good when you got the Jeanne Moos story in the :25/:55 block. It was always some weird, nutty story that was fine to watch once every few hours or so. Now it's like HLN is just a collection of Jeanne Moos stories.
 
2014-02-10 01:47:14 PM  

Epic Fap Session: I would watch HLN...

... if they broadcast Nancy Grace being lit on fire then eaten by hyenas.


Why bring the cast of The View into this?
 
2014-02-10 01:48:43 PM  

AgentKGB: PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.

When I was in university one of my classmates had a major crush on

Lynne Russell.


That's a man, man.
 
2014-02-10 01:48:46 PM  
"HLN executive vice president Albie Hecht says other networks may report on the conversation, but "HLN will be part of it."
The reformatting starts with the syndicated "RightThisMinute," a daily hour that spotlights emerging Web videos."


"Spotlight" = "report"  Two statements in direct conflict with each other.

I think Tosh.0 is already doing what they're planning.
 
2014-02-10 01:55:26 PM  

TheMatt: ChrisDe: And Rudi Bakhtiar all evening.

clintster: THIS. Between pre-"TOT MOM" HLN and pre-"Storm Stories" Weather Channel, I could get all the news I needed in 30 minutes back in the day.

And it was always good when you got the Jeanne Moos story in the :25/:55 block. It was always some weird, nutty story that was fine to watch once every few hours or so. Now it's like HLN is just a collection of Jeanne Moos stories.


God, that woman's voice...
 
2014-02-10 01:57:44 PM  

mr_a: ADD news


Is that what it will be called?

I used to rotate HLN, Weather Channel and Sports Center at work. Since they no longer exist, Local Government Access it is!
 
2014-02-10 01:58:55 PM  
I blame ron burgandy.
 
2014-02-10 01:59:14 PM  

TheMatt: Man, I miss the old days of Headline News. :00/:30 News, :15/:45 was Business, :20/:50 Sports, and :25/:55 Entertainment and Odd Ball stories.

It was pretty much my "default" cable station when I wanted some news.


THIS

Now it is reduced to Nancy Grace. Very few people I wish ill things on, but she is one of them.
 
2014-02-10 02:06:25 PM  
TaterTot mom. Hashtag# Hashbrowns

www.quickmeme.com
 
2014-02-10 02:15:56 PM  

AgentKGB: PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.

When I was in university one of my classmates had a major crush on

[www.mediabistro.com image 167x200]

Lynne Russell.


Back in the day, I was rather partial to a red headed woman doing the weather... what was her name...
 
2014-02-10 02:32:55 PM  

TheMatt: Man, I miss the old days of Headline News. :00/:30 News, :15/:45 was Business, :20/:50 Sports, and :25/:55 Entertainment and Odd Ball stories.

It was pretty much my "default" cable station when I wanted some news.


I guess CNN felt like Headline News' original broadcast model was repetitive -- and it was -- but it served a purpose, very well: viewers could get the latest news, at any time of day.  30 minutes, and done.

It didn't matter that the next half-hour (and the half-hour after that) was more of the same ... because that was the point.  When one viewer moved-on to another channel, another viewer could be just tuning-in ... and would get  a 30-minute bite of news at his/her convenience.

It boggles the mind how many radio stations there are which have the exact same programming, day-in & day-out, for decades ... and yet, they seem to have no problems getting ad revenue.

But cable TV stations just can't seem to stop making changes in their quest for ever-increasing ratings (and the ad dollars those come with) ... with the sad result of formerly "niche-interest" channels becoming more alike, over time.  -_-
 
2014-02-10 02:44:37 PM  

noazark: It boggles the mind how many radio stations there are which have the exact same programming, day-in & day-out, for decades ... and yet, they seem to have no problems getting ad revenue.


Yep. Here in DC, WTOP has done this for ages and is near the top as the most popular radio station in DC all the time. Now, true, much of that is for the traffic reports ("Traffic and weather together on the 8s!"), but I'd still listen to it all the time without that. Plus, they still change up the stories every hour anyway.
 
2014-02-10 03:01:27 PM  

cygnusx13: AgentKGB: PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.

When I was in university one of my classmates had a major crush on

Lynne Russell.

That's a man, man.


Hardly....

www.contactmusic.com
 
2014-02-10 03:02:59 PM  
I'm just going to watch Al Jazeera because I love when everything's turquoise and discussions are bland and the format doesn't even fit on my TV, no matter how hard I try.

It's either that or watch a smiling Robin tell me "Morning, Sunshine!"
I'm afraid to ask her out.  I think she's friendzoned me, but if we don't talk about it I'm not officially there.
 
2014-02-10 03:05:47 PM  

clintster: TheMatt: Man, I miss the old days of Headline News. :00/:30 News, :15/:45 was Business, :20/:50 Sports, and :25/:55 Entertainment and Odd Ball stories.

It was pretty much my "default" cable station when I wanted some news.

THIS. Between pre-"TOT MOM" HLN and pre-"Storm Stories" Weather Channel, I could get all the news I needed in 30 minutes back in the day.


I really have to ask, who the hell actually watches "Storm Stories", or any of the other non-weather forecast shows on The Weather Channel? Is there some demographic of extreme weather addicts who need to watch hours of "that thar ternader done wreaked mah trailer" type shows? Some untapped market of weather fetishists? I don't want to watch "X-tream Weather!", I just want to know if it's going to rain tomorrow. Why the hell do these shows exist? Who's watching!
 
2014-02-10 03:06:40 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: It's either that or watch a smiling Robin tell me "Morning, Sunshine!"


It's not even "Morning."  It's "Mornin', Sunshine!"  Makes me want to stick a hot poker through both my eardrums.
 
2014-02-10 03:06:55 PM  
If they would do live online comments and chats, it could be a truly epic network. Nobody would have the balls to do that though.
 
2014-02-10 03:14:27 PM  

ColSanders: Nana's Vibrator: It's either that or watch a smiling Robin tell me "Morning, Sunshine!"

It's not even "Morning."  It's "Mornin', Sunshine!"  Makes me want to stick a hot poker through both my eardrums.


Wow.  It gives me the opposite effect.  Well, that would mean taking a hot poker out of my eardrums, so maybe not quite that.
 
2014-02-10 03:16:27 PM  

LessO2: The reformatting starts with the syndicated "RightThisMinute," a daily hour that spotlights emerging Web videos.

So, an hour of internet cat videos?


This show is produced in Phoenix and has aired here for a few years now. Basically, it's two middle-aged women and two thirtysomething guys gaffawing about the latest "flash mob" and "cute wedding" videos. In fact, they have a working relationship with eBaum's World.
 
2014-02-10 03:40:43 PM  

Abe Vigoda's Ghost: PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.


img.fark.net

Truth.  Good morning sunshine!
 
2014-02-10 03:42:01 PM  

bulok: If they would do live online comments and chats, it could be a truly epic network. Nobody would have the balls to do that though.


CNN used to. It was called TalkBack Live, iirc. Had an IRC room where people would comment on the topic at hand, then they'd show selected comments coming/going from breaks. Was kinda cool for a 10yr old just discovering the internet to be conversing with adults and then see his comments posted on national TV.

It was a little like CNN reading twitter today, except with some holdover dignity they held onto during the 90's.
 
2014-02-10 03:56:30 PM  

AgentKGB: PainInTheASP: Meh, as long as they keep Robin Meade I'm really fine withe whatever they want to do.  I only ever watch it from 6-7 am anyway and she's easy on my sensibilities at that time of the morning.

/Plus she's crazy hot.

When I was in university one of my classmates had a major crush on

[www.mediabistro.com image 167x200]

Lynne Russell.


m7.i.pbase.com
 
2014-02-10 04:43:15 PM  
Finally an easy-to-use version of the internet for grandma.
 
2014-02-10 05:09:11 PM  
Didn't they do that when they changed their name from "CNN Headline News" to "HLN"?
 
2014-02-10 05:15:10 PM  

Nana's Vibrator: I'm just going to watch Al Jazeera because I love when everything's turquoise and discussions are bland and the format doesn't even fit on my TV, no matter how hard I try.

It's either that or watch a smiling Robin tell me "Morning, Sunshine!"
I'm afraid to ask her out.  I think she's friendzoned me, but if we don't talk about it I'm not officially there.


Mornin' Miami!
http://www.hulu.com/watch/542158
 
2014-02-10 05:40:09 PM  
ADD news
 
2014-02-10 05:48:12 PM  

TheMatt: noazark: It boggles the mind how many radio stations there are which have the exact same programming, day-in & day-out, for decades ... and yet, they seem to have no problems getting ad revenue.

Yep. Here in DC, WTOP has done this for ages and is near the top as the most popular radio station in DC all the time. Now, true, much of that is for the traffic reports ("Traffic and weather together on the 8s!"), but I'd still listen to it all the time without that. Plus, they still change up the stories every hour anyway.


I remember the first time I heard "FROM THE GLASS-ENCLOSED NERVE CENTER..." and I thought, they're putting me on.
 
2014-02-10 06:14:45 PM  
Epic Fap Session * * Smartest * Funniest 2014-02-10 01:10:05 PM I would watch HLN... ... if they broadcast Nancy Grace being lit on fire then eaten by hyenas.
===================================

This.
 
2014-02-10 06:19:34 PM  
FOX News does the work of the devil, but that's just because she's busy with her own show on HLN.
 
2014-02-10 06:21:29 PM  

Epic Fap Session: I would watch HLN...

... if they broadcast Nancy Grace being lit on fire then eaten by hyenas.


Would :"flaming hyenas" eat one of their own?
 
2014-02-10 06:32:54 PM  

MBrady: Epic Fap Session: I would watch HLN...

... if they broadcast Nancy Grace being lit on fire then eaten by hyenas.

can't they just cut her up and feed her to the lions?

/and use inbreeding as the reason


img.pandawhale.com

s2.quickmeme.com

That's just cruelty to lions.
 
2014-02-10 06:40:06 PM  
I remember when it was good at news. It was so much better than waiting for the nightly network spoon fed version.
 
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