Tuesday, October 13, 2009

CBS-3 Cancels Eyewitness News at Noon

CBS-3 is cancelling their noon newscast to make room for a new "daily, lifestyle program" -- Talk Philly, set to debut Monday October 18th.

The new thirty minute show will be hosted by Pat Ciarrochi and Ukee Washington who have co-anchored Eyewitness News at Noon since 1996. According to Jon Hitchcock, President and General Manager, “Talk Philly is our chance to offer viewers more health, consumer and lifestyle solutions with the advantage of in-studio guests, longer interviews and demonstrations.” The program gives CBS-3 the opportunity to showcase the arts and entertainment goings-on in the city.

Talk Philly will broadcast from a newly-constructed set that was created to resemble a cozy Philadelphia loft, allowing for casual interactive conversation between hosts, guests and the home audience. Liz Keptner will provide news updates within the program with Maria LaRosa providing weather.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

This sounds like a psuedo ALL THAT & MORE, or one of those kinds of fluff shows. Lets hope that what they present is significant, relevant and of interest to the typical viewer.

Jefferson said...

I think a "straight to the point" style local news program in the midday slot has gone the way of the dinosaur here in Philly.

Now, granted, something in vein of a news magazine format may work here. Although, to be honest, with WHYY changing their reporting for Delaware coverage (and effectively putting into question their own FCC status re: CoL), I wonder who else will follow suit.

Then again, I did like Evening Magazine back in 80s with Nancy Glass...

Anonymous said...

well, i watched the first show and was not impressed. it's all fluff and 3.5 minutes of news and weather. they can keep this show, it ain't worth wasting your time on.

GetClucked said...

I haven't seen "talkPhilly", but I think it kinda reminds me of "Evening Magazine" which KYW-3 did air from 1976-90.