Thursday, October 30, 2008

NBC 10 M.I.A.

As the Phillies wrapped things up last night during the World Series -- beating the Tampa Bay Rays, local stations went on-air with "Breaking News" of the coverage of local reaction. Channels 3 and 6 went LIVE with reporters out-and-about as well as their choppers hovering over the city. Once FOX Sports were completing their coverage -- FOX29 joined 3 and 6 in covering the hoopla.
Where was channel 10? They were MISSING IN ACTION...and opted to continue business-as-usual with NBC's "Lipstick Jungle". This was a HUGE story and "NBC 10 News" dropped the ball! Yes, Channel 10 did get on-air with the usual broadcast of "My PHL-17 News at Ten" with about ten minutes of coverage.
While the city was bursting at the seams with excitement, revelry and celebration of its "everlovin' Phils", creating crowds along Broad Street not seen except for Mummers parades, Channel 10 was nowhere to be seen with LIVE coverage.
I have to wonder about the logic of the powers-that-be running that news division. This station has taken a landslide in the last several years and placed themselves in the backseat to Channel 3.
Whatever happened to the days under the Doerr regime? Those days are definately gone under Chris Blackman's lame regime, that's for sure! The station has lost its edge...its aggressiveness...and has become unwatchable.

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

Channel 10 is god awful and just plain boring. What a disappointment they've become! Schwartz is terrible, Lake is awful...10, give it up already!

Mikey said...

Agreed, Channel 10 really is lame these days. Lake SUCKS...hurricane SUCKS...the station SUCKS

Anonymous said...

I THOUGHT THE SAME THING WHEN I FLILPPED AROUND. WHAT'S UP WITH CHANNEL 10 ANYWAY? NEVER COULD STAND TIM LAKE & RENEE CHENAULT ISN'T MUCH BETTER. THEY NEED TO GET RID OF SCHWARTZ TOO. ACTUALLY,, GET RID OF EVERYONE AND START OVER.

Anonymous said...

I used to watch channel 10 back when Larry Mente was there and even after he left. I liked their coverage. But now it just isn't the same station. As another poster said, they are lame. Period. I don't even bother watching them anymore and with their lack of even covering the phillies win the other night just proves my point--LAME-LAME-LAME

Anonymous said...

agreed with the Schwartz comment. He is a nerd who doesn't belong in his position. And, he's not a nice person. I've had interaction with him and he's flat out rude and thinks his *h*t doesn't stink. How he's lasted this long is beyond me. I say ship 'em out with DeMentri.

Anonymous said...

You hit the nail on the head about the logic of those in power at channel 10. Makes no sense. The station is a sinking ship that's already sunk.

Anonymous said...

Channel 10 flat out sucks! Plain and simple.

Anonymous said...

eyou're right they've lost their edge and more. i never watch them anymore. Tim Lake is terrible. put him in des moines or somewhere and schwartz is just boring and a nerd