Ed Bark

  • News

    November 10, 2011

    Big Hair. Big Boots. Big D. This is Reality?

    Dallas is hot, hot, hot on reality television. Or at least someplace sort of like Dallas.

  • Blogs

    July 13, 2011

    CNN Pits Dallas Versus Dallas

    ​Julia Barton, with an assist from Schutze, covered much the same territory earlier this year in her American Icons piece about Dallas for Studio 360. But now that TNT's given the green light to that next-gen Dallas, CNN, as part of its Defining America series, takes a look at how the city stacks ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 25, 2011

    Ron Corning Will Save WFAA's Morning Show?

    ​A few weeks ago, Ed Bark noted that WFAA-Channel 8 was moving Chris Flanagan, co-host of its morning-news show Daybreak, to Good Morning Texas, whatever that is. His replacement: Ron Corning, who's leaving Kabletown's Long Island affiliate to pair up with Cynthia Izaguirre, the sixth-most famous ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 25, 2011

    Once More, Scott Sams Shown the Door

    ​Seems like only yesterdayfour years ago that ex-WFAA-er Scott Sams was rescued from exile in Sherman (following this incident) and returned to the comforting embrace of Dallas, courtesy KTVT-Channel 11. Ed Bark told D at the time that despite Sam's bad rep when he left town, it was a smart move f ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 21, 2009

    Since Going All-Digital, KTVT-Channel 11 Has Lost "Large Numbers of Over-the-Air Viewers"

    www.mcsittel.comSo reports the great Ed Bark, who's peeked at a copy of the CBS affiliate's petition to the Federal Communications Commission in which KTVT's asking for a new frequency pronto. Uncle Barky's got the details, but the short version is: Channel 11 says the digital transition on June 12 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 11, 2009

    As WFAA-Channel 8 Adds Third Morning Anchor, Belo Announces 150 Layoffs

    On Monday, Ed Bark noted that WFAA-Channel 8 has hired Kristin Mitchell as a co-host on Good Morning Texas -- making that show a threesome now, as the former St. Louis anchor joins a set already populated by Gary Cogill and Amy Vanderoef. A Friend of Unfair Park is not impressed with B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2009

    Rebecca Aguilar Sues KDFW-Channel 4

    It was bound to happen eventually: Rebecca Aguilar, suspended (and eventually fired) by KDFW-Channel 4 in October 2007 following her parking-lot interview with James Walton, has finally sued the station on the ground that the Fox station terminated "her employment based upon her race." Her attorney, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 26, 2008

    "Turkeys Vote."

    As I mentioned earlier, Ed Bark has retreived from the Wayback Machine this Thanksgiving must-see, which comes courtesy some YouTuber named "turkeybowler," who rolled this strike back in June. As we're trying to hustle out most of next week's issue in advance of some holiday tomorrow, seems only fit ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    Knee-Jerk Gun Buying, Pig Organs and a Bogus Gold Glove

    The first sip: After all the media hype surrounding the increased turnout in this year’s election, national numbers show it wasn’t really much different from 2004. The second sip: “So less than 48 hours after Democrat Barack Obama was elected president, Craig went out to buy an M-4 rifle.” ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 25, 2008

    Good Thoughts For Uncle Barky

    Yesterday, Ed Bark had big news for those who continue to wonder what in the hell KXAS-Channel 5 was thinking when the NBC affiliate opted not to renew meteorologist Rebecca Miller's contract back in March: She's going to sub on KDAF-Channel 33's 9 p.m. newscasts Thursdays and Fridays, beginning ton ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 28, 2008

    Radio Daze Craze

    Obviously you guys get turned on by tuning in. I repeat, I’m not an Ed Bark starter kit attempting to become Dallas’ radio beat reporter. But, then again – in the essence of “the customer is always right” – here’s the latest news that filled my email and voice mail while I was ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 14, 2008

    The Greg Williams Aftermath: Live Radio Discussion

    It's official, I'm out of Greg Williams photos. Tune in tomorrow and rip me when I talk to the guy second from the right. We knew The Ticket wouldn’t invite me on, but seems my Greg Williams story is compelling enough for a competing station to discuss it. To that end, I’ll be on Big Dic ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2008

    Uncle Barky's Golden Ticket

    There's Greggo. Jeez, Richie, seems Ed Bark really dug your story on Greg Williams: "It may well be the best media piece ever written in this market." Wow. Guess I should read it. Greg Williams did. But, first, who's Greg Williams? --Robert Wilonsky

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    July 10, 2008
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    April 2, 2008

    And the Hits Just Keep on Coming at KTVT-Channel 11

    Robert Riggs, among those laid off at KTVT-Channel 11 In recent days Ed Bark has brought plenty of news concerning layoffs and cutbacks at KTVT-Channel 11 -- including Robert Riggs, the ace investigator; anchor and reporter Maria Arita; sports reporter Chuck Fisher; producer John Sparks and reporter ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2008

    If Your Name is Rebecca and You Work in Local TV, Look Out

    Rebecca Aguilar, no longer part of the Fox4 team For those wondering whatever became of reporter Rebecca Aguilar, suspended in October over her interview with James Walton, Uncle Barky brings the news: KDFW-Channel 4 has fired her, via the U.S. Mail. She tells Ed Bark: "I just think it's really sad ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 19, 2007

    Ed Bark, Liver Than You'll Ever Be

    Ed Bark -- Uncle Barky, to you -- sends word that beginning December 1, he'll be hosting a "monthly live interview show where his readers can talk about the media and meet local radio and television personalities." It'll kick off at 2 p.m. at Stratos Global Greek Taverna on Northwest Highway, near B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 26, 2007
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    April 6, 2007

    Lucky 13 for 11?

    It's a good Friday, all right, when we have a reason to post a pic of Gina Miller. Look, that's just how we roll. Ed Bark, as always, does the math so you don't have to: He counts it up, and with the announcement this week that Scott "I Never Said That" Sams would be returning to DFW TV on April 23 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2007

    Eight Runs, Reruns -- All the Same to the Rangers

    I still can't believe this is how Ed Bark spends his time: watching local TV ratings so, thank God, the rest of us don't have to. And I do love this tidbit from this morning's ratings recap: The Mavs' hardfought, Dirk-less road win over the Sacramento Kings averaged 171,360 homes and easily was th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2007

    Now, This is a Channel 11 Exclusive We Can Get Behind

    John Sparks, KTVT-Channel 11's exec producer in charge of investigations and political coverage, alerts us to a Robert Riggs report getting national play via the CBS News mothership. It involves "the theft of the century," or close to it: the pilfering of millions of dollars' worth of oil in Iraq, d ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 5, 2007

    Ed Bark Suffers Sweeps So You Don't Have To

    Ed Bark asks the same thing we're all wondering: How does any newscast anchored by this woman stay on top? God bless Ed Bark. I dunno how much Uncle Barky's making over at his Web site -- gonna guess probably less than he did whilst toiling for Dallas' Only Daily since there were three networks broa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 30, 2007

    Uncle Barky Punches Daybreak Belo the Belt

    Ed Bark thinks Justin Farmer's a real mimbo. Gee, what gave it away? File this under Things The Great Ed Bark Never Coulda Said About WFAA When He Worked At The Dallas Morning News: "Justin Farmer and Jackie Hyland seemed happily under glass, bantering with almost shocking ineptitude on a remixed Da ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 6, 2006

    Your Cowboys are Giants

    It is official: Your Dallas Cowboys are once more America's Team. And Jerry Jones has the TV ratings to prove it. If the Cowboys are on TV, millions are watching. No one else even comes close. And they haven't in a decade. Seriously, when you consider the fact there are about 200 more channels avail ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 1, 2006

    Hey, Before We Forget...

    You know who Ed Bark has a news-crush on? Shelly Slater of WFAA-Channel 8. Not that there's anything wrong with that... Before the week gets away from us, a couple things: Do not forget tomorrow night's Reunion Tower Review at the Sons of Hermann Hall. No need to go into the details -- we've provide ... More >>

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    October 3, 2006
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    September 28, 2006

    Owens' Country Sausage

    Guess whose fault yesterday's T.O. extravaganza was. Wait for it, wait for it... No fair. You peeked. Yup, it was all because of the media. Says who? The media, duh. Or at least Jay Hart in The Morning Call, a Pennsylvania paper. He writes about "the suicide attempt that wasn't" and how T.O. got tur ... More >>

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    September 18, 2006
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    September 18, 2006


    Former GuideLive editor Rick Holter has begun a blog. I still don't understand why journalists do that when they don't have bosses forcing them to. Anyone starting to notice the irony yet? Smells a little like...uh...bacon. By which I mean, for months Belo management has been insisting its buyouts a ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 17, 2006

    Man Bites Dog

    Ed Bark says of Belo bossman Robert Decherd: "Many veteran employees at the newspaper have never even seen him. He's not known as much of a 'people person.'" Uh, Ed, we're still not sure he's a real person. Turns out, his bite is worse than his Bark. That's Ed Bark, by the way, officially the former ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2006

    Been Good to Know You

    I guess I normally read the paper with two hats on. One is the sort of media critic hat, because I'm in the business, and I'm here at the Dallas Observer where we beat up on the mainstream media a lot. And they deserve it. But the other one is my just-a-reader hat. I just read the paper. I'm of a ce ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 11, 2006

    Mourning News

    We are not the only ones who get a little sick at the thought of a Dallas Morning News without Ed Bark in it. On Friday, all those who have taken The Dallas Morning News' buyout offer will be ushered out the door. I have no doubt it'll be the subject of much discussion here over the coming week. It' ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 24, 2006


    This afternoon, DallasBlog and FrontBurner began publishing the names of those staffers who have accepted the buyouts being offered by Dallas Morning News management. They sound about right from what we've been told over the course of the last two weeks; we have even more high-profile names to add, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 13, 2006

    It's All About Perspective

    So maybe you will see some John Travolta around Dallas after all. This morning's Dallas Morning News boasts a front page "exclusive": Dallas, the movie version of the prime-time soap, will be shot in Dallas after all. OK, not all of it--just four weeks' worth out of the three months it's expected to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 15, 2006

    Prison Breaking in Dallas

    On Thursday, we teased that the Dallas Film Commission was preparing to make a big announcement about a TV show set to shoot in here. Turns out it was Fox's Prison Break, which is set to begin filming its second season in and around town beginning June 15, writes Ed Bark in The Dallas Morning News t ... More >>

  • News

    November 18, 2004

    Bark's Bite

    The DMN should lose the muzzle it has on TV critic Ed Bark

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2003

    Sacred Art

    Rosenthal makes the functional also beautiful

  • News

    February 13, 2003

    Snooze Alarm

    What will The Dallas Morning News look like when you wake up in 2010? If Editor Bob Mong has his way, it'll be the best damn paper the 'burbs will buy.

  • News

    February 6, 2003


    Bark gets a bite--but just this once

  • News

    November 22, 2001

    Middle of the Pack

    A new survey confirms Channel 8 is slipping in the standings that count

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local TV News Show

    CBS 11 (KTVT-TV Channel 11)

  • News

    June 7, 2001

    The Green Ones

    The News' M&M boys, Moroney and Mong, take over. Maybe.

  • News

    December 28, 2000

    Media Bias

    All year, we tell you who's been naughty. Now, a list of those whose work is nice.

  • News

    June 22, 2000

    Sleeping with the enemy

    Channel 11 and the Star-Telegram join forces against Channel 8 and the Morning News

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    March 23, 2000


    Bark, don't bite

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