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    November 7, 2013
  • Blogs

    February 19, 2013

    Keystone XL Pipeline Opposition Gets an Unlikely Ally: Rupert Freakin' Murdoch

    Is Keystone Pipeline really good idea?Bringing lots of heavy, dirty oil across country, when fracked ,cheaper, cleaner energy available— Rupert Murdoch(@rupertmurdoch) February 15, 2013 Yeah, you read that right. Media magnate Rupert Murdoch, owner of Fox News and The Wall Street Journal, wh ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    Mark Cuban Loves Watching Fox News, But Thinks It Could Learn a Thing or Two From Dancing With the Stars

    Yesterday, Mark Cuban joined the rest of the universe in parsing the presidential election, putting on his media-critic hat and taking to his blog to assess the state of political coverage on cable. Turns out, Cuban loves Fox News. He watched it all the time during the election cycle, though not as ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 9, 2012

    European Election Monitors Find U.S. Elections Are Expensive, "Unduly Politicized," Other Shockingly Obvious Conclusions

    At the end of October, highly watchable Texas Attorney General Greg Abbott threatened to press charges against any "U.N. poll watchers" who might "interfere with Texas elections." Not to be outdone, state officials in Pennsylvania and Iowa also started threatening to arrest people. Those "poll wa ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 13, 2012

    Beef Products, Inc. Sues ABC News Over Pink Slime Coverage

    ABC News was slapped with a $1.2 billion defamation lawsuit this morning from Beef Products Inc. as a result of the networks' coverage of the great 2012 Pink Slime Shitstorm earlier this year. Oops, I'm sorry, it was the 2012 Lean Finely Textured Beef Shitstorm. The coverage, a result of a massive ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 20, 2012

    A Very Serious Gchat About Montell Jordan's Latest Career Choice

    With the recent discovery that R&B singer Montell Jordan is now just singing headlines from MSNBC to people via text, The Overserved columnist Deb Doing Dallas and I had a very serious conversation about what this all means, and I have a moment of panic that my phone had been hacked by MSNBC.

  • Blogs

    October 18, 2011

    So Why Didn't WFAA Air Colbert's Super PAC Spot? "Old-Fashioned Human Error."

    Mark Cuban in the Stephen Colbert Super PAC ad that WFAA did not, in fact, reject.​Here's the boring truth behind Stephen Colbert's WFAA rant last night: The reason our ABC affiliate didn't air Colbert's Super PAC spot about the NBA lockout was "garden-variety human error," according to the statio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 7, 2009

    Methinks Somone At ABC News Loves Forever The Sickest Kids...

    Jonathan Cook, as seen on ABC News/Twitter.​I admit, this is about as tangential as local music coverage can get, but it's still kinda funny: Last night, in an ABC News story about the issues Twitter and Facebook faced yesterday as a result of cyber attacks that may or may not be related to the on ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2009

    Wanna Produce Channel 5's Newscast?

    ​Because, like, you so totally could. Says so in this just-posted job listing on the KXAS-Channel 5 Web site:NBC Universal's Owned and Operated Television station in the Dallas/Fort Worth area, KXAS TV, is looking for a Newscast Producer. As a Newscast Producer, you will produce a live newscast wi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 9, 2009

    As Jeff Brady Departs Local TV, Tracy Rowlett Weighs In On the "Sad and Bad Place"

    Those interested in the state of local TV news may want to peek at Uncle Barky's item from late last week concerning the March departure of WFAA-Channel 8 anchor Jeff Brady. He's exiting the ABC affiliate to enter the world of ... PR! And news of his resignation (says 'FAA brass, it was an "an amica ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 26, 2009

    Food For Thought...

    "Wine bulletin boards are the equivalent of Fox News and MSNBC, each preaching to their own committed choir and trashing the other." (Eric Asimov in the New York Times)

  • Calendar

    November 20, 2008

    We'd Rather

    The reporting legend discusses JFK's final day

  • Blogs

    November 4, 2008

    T.D. Jakes Bumped off MSNBC for Big Blue News: Ohio for Obama

    T.D. Jakes of The Potter's House in Dallas was, moments ago, in the middle of telling David Gregory on MSNBC that "it's anybody's game" and that "in many cases, we've underestimated Sen. McCain," when Gregory broke in with the news: NBC News has called Ohio for Obama. Dallas County now has 34 of 7 ... More >>

  • Calendar

    June 12, 2008

    Fear Factor

    Stupidity reigns at Nokia

  • Music

    May 22, 2008

    Fox News Akin To Southern Rap

    Anti-intellectual appeal and red-state focus are just the tip of what these two have in common.

  • Blogs

    March 27, 2008

    Former Dallas Police Detective Says Good Morning America

    ABC News Former DPD detective David Rodriguez's Monday-afternoon heroics were featured on Good Morning America today. The story of David Rodriguez, the former Dallas Police detective who thwarted a robbery at a Jack in the Box on South Hampton Road on Monday, got national attention this morning: AB ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 27, 2007

    Doug Dunbar Is Now Channel 11's Hardest-Working Anchorman

    Channel 11's new weatherman, Larry Mowry, likes turkey sandwiches, Poison, Oprah Winfrey and working out. KTVT-Channel 11 just shipped out a mediawide missive in which it announces a few changes to its nightly-news line-up. Chief among the alterations: Doug Dunbar, already anchoring the station's 4 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 1, 2007

    Belo Corp. Now a Split Personality

    Well, you can't say you didn't see it coming. Exactly four months after Citigroup analyst Eileen Furukawa upgraded Belo Corp.'s stock from "hold" to "buy" based on the value of company's TV properties alone, The Dallas Morning News and WFAA-TV's parent company announced, yup, it's separating its new ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 27, 2007

    Ginger Allen Has a New Gig

    More news this morning from KTVT-Channel 11. A day after the newsroom there learned that ace reporter-anchor Sarah Dodd had departed 12 days earlier comes word that Ginger Allen has been named the full-time co-anchor of CBS 11 News This Morning -- alongside Scott Sams, lucky girl. Allen, of course, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2007


    Only a few weeks into her Anchorwoman gig in Tyler, and already everyone's giving Lauren Jones a hard time. A few media tid-bytes this a.m.: ESPN is launching ESPN Deportes Radio, an all-Spanish-language radio network making its bow in three hot spots: Dallas, Knoxville and New Jersey. Says here th ... More >>

  • Calendar

    May 10, 2007

    Talking Head

    Bob Woodruff gets personal at Borders

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2007
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    April 2, 2007

    Out of Exile, Scott Sams is Back

    C'mon, admit it -- you missed Scott Sams just a little. No? Sorry, m'bad. In January, Scott Sams got WFAA-Channel 8 to pay him $660,000 in back pay, damages and attorneys' fees after he sued the station for getting canned in 2004. Now, the Sherman-stuck anchor found a way to get KTVT-Channel 11 to p ... More >>

  • Calendar

    March 1, 2007
  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007

    Tracy Rowlett Talks About Leaving Channel 11, The Good Ol' Days and and Stations Obsessed With "Car Wrecks and Fires"

    This morning, we mentioned that KTVT-Channel 11 anchor Tracy Rowlett would be retiring in July 2008. We weren't necessarily shocked by the news; rumors of Rowlett's leaving have been circulating for months, if not years. (He's been through two contracts since moving to Channel 11 from WFAA-Channel 8 ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 16, 2007
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    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

    December 8, 2006

    Instant Nostalgia (Or: How Old is John McCaa, Anyway?)

    This morning, we stumbled across some vintage video recently posted to YouTube featuring Dallas newscasts from the early and mid-1980s. So, yeah, there's Iola Johnson, John Criswell, a boyishly rugged Dale Hansen and John "Dorian Gray" McCaa (seriously, wow) on WFAA-Channel 8...

  • Blogs

    October 9, 2006

    And Now, The Fake News

    In May, our former colleague Rick Kennedy wrote about the Center for Media and Democracy's report Fake TV News, in which the group blasted television networks and their affiliates for passing off paid-for news as The Real Thing--including, in one instance in February, our very own WFAA-Channel 8. Wr ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 3, 2006
  • Blogs

    September 25, 2006
  • News

    May 4, 2006

    Canned News

    PR becomes "reporting" at WFAA

  • Blogs

    May 1, 2006

    Losing Mucho Dinero in Dallas?

    If you want to keep track of the impact today's Day of Action (or Day Without an Immigrant) is having not only in Dallas, but in such cities as Miami Los Angeles, Chicago and Denver, NBC News has its peeps on the ground writing about what they're seeing...and not seeing. So far that mainly includes ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 4, 2006

    So Nice They Aired it Twice

    Last night, I was watching my fave late-night newscast, MSNBC's Countdown with Keith Olbermann, during which the former ESPN'er twice aired the clip of WFAA-Channel 8 reporter Bert Lozano's close encounter with a streaker on Sunday night. The first time Olbermann aired the clip--unedited, yech and h ... More >>

  • News

    December 23, 2004

    The Newy Factor

    How does someone who calls himself "Newdawg" compete with Dale Hansen? By not being Dale Hansen.

  • Best of Dallas

    October 14, 2004
  • Film

    July 8, 2004

    Good News

    Will Ferrell's Anchorman is dumb, and funny, as hell

  • Best of Dallas

    September 25, 2003

    Best Early-Morning Comedy Routine

    Daybreak with Scott Sams, WFAA-TV Channel 8

  • Music

    February 27, 2003

    Gossip Folks

    Thanks to The O'Reilly Factor and Pepsi, Ludacris got a bad rap

  • Best of Dallas

    September 20, 2001

    Best Local TV News Anchor

    Jane McGarry, NBC 5 (KXAS-TV Channel 5)

  • News

    February 8, 2001

    The Cable Gal

    Meet the new face of journalism, Ashleigh Banfield

  • News

    November 30, 2000

    We're No. 3!

    Tracy Rowlett and a lot of cash are making Channel 11 better--not that you're watching

  • Best of Dallas

    September 21, 2000

    Best TV News Anchor

    Gloria Campos, WFAA Channel 8

  • News

    March 23, 2000


    Bark, don't bite

  • News

    December 24, 1998
  • News

    October 29, 1998

    Caught in the crossfire

    Denied his day in court, a former Waco TV reporter, falsely accused of setting up federal agents, becomes the last casualty of the Branch Davidian siege

  • News

    December 5, 1996

    The Hare, The Tortoise

    Channel 5's Marty Griggin and Channel 8's Robert Riggs race for ratings as their stations struggle for dominance of local television news

  • News

    October 26, 1995
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    August 31, 1995
  • Film

    August 10, 1995
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