While KTLA with my friend Miss Vera Jimenez is flying quite high these days, KTTV on a number of fronts is struggling to keep up.
It’s a tit-for-tat (no disrespect to anyone personally regarding body parts) back-and-forth go, one here, one there. Time to make KTTV not a copy cat of KTLA but it’s own agenda and schedule. Let KTTV be the one to copy.
Where KTTV screwed up in a number of ways and has paid a serious price are the following.
Mark Thompson – Dancing Weatherman was a hoot!!!
He gained national and in some respects international followings dancing while doing the weather reports. Even his cast mates such as veteran News Anchor Miss Christine Devine were laughing enjoying the moment. So why after almost a quarter century they let him part remains beyond me. Yes I like Pablo, actually met his wife and kids way out in the boonies when on a survey of property with a business owner a while back, all sweet people and Pablo seems the nice family guy as well. But Mark Thompson should be brought back to KTTV and perhaps both he and Pablo can split the schedule.
REAL GHOSTS that haunt FOX KTTV remains Miss Heid S. Cuda.
I actually got to meet with her and the family on several occasions and these are very very sweet people. While politically at this heated time in history I may not agreed with Heidi on an issue or two, I will seriously discount this and move on from there as I like Heidi a lot. Very pretty lady in public or person, very talented, a super bubbly, polished, professional and smooth personality, very very hard working, her current gent is also a very sweet guy and quite talented at set building for productions (something to note).
Where this major ghost still haunts KTTV is the issues with very weak and poor management, a vegetable brain leading the outfit of other vegetable brain management who just was better off????? playing a geeetar somewhere instead of managing a studio like this. Luckily on that point, the vegetable went back to the garden to grow into something else, but then again geeetars do produce lovely tunes and I am told they are quite good at strumming so keep on strumming bud. Maybe they’ll download your tunes on youtube for free if they are good enough!
Now back to Heidi. Multi-talented woman News Producer, Writer, Camera New Celebrity (she has done before the camera work – qualifies), has done many news stints for KTTV and FOX in the past. Time for KTTV management to snap her up, return her as the tremendous resource such as Mark Thompson and my next one following Heidi. Heidi is a ghost that still haunts KTTV and like Mark Thompson and my next people, should be returned to make KTTV much better than where it’s struggles are going right now.
Legal Anaylist Miss Robin Sax should never, ever, ever have been let go from KTTV.
WOW a very rare talented and pretty resource with a great mind was for many years associated with KTTV until the bad bad bad, very bad management at KTTV let her go too, after all if you are chucking all of your top resources as fast as you can to show Rupert how you save a few bucks, at the EXPENSE of his network affiliate and especially his CUSTOMERS THE VIEWERS, then get rid of this person. Maybe we can replace her with an erhmmm, politically correct version during the Obama times. (Yeah that statement will piss some people off, the hell with em!) I call it as it is and no I am not politically correct, never have been never will be. Hillary Clinton’s brainwashing doesn’t work here.
First off the lovely Miss Sax is a former prosecutor who served the public’s well being. Where does the KTTV management squander a resource this talented, from bad management and viewers don’t like whose there now. Time to bring back this resource and bring them back to rebuild KTTV and I am not done yet.
Kingsley Smith, a high-powered executive who KTTV parted with should have done everything they could to hang on to him, but did not.
Again it comes down to Broccolihead management types or vegetables for brains, who couldn’t care a crap less, are you reading this Mr. Murdoch??? Couldn’t care a less about your CUSTOMERS aka. TV VIEWERS and KTTV needs to get this production decision making talent back and they need him back with the others mentioned here right now.
My other KTTV start of the 2017 season critic.
Shows that seriously need to be rebuilt and I am not blaming the production talents nor the before the screen talents, I am blaming executive decisions at the higher levels which I have done for years, because until you fix that area, the crap will continue to roll down hill to your are you reading this Mr. Murdoch, your CUSTOMERS aka. TV VIEWERS!
Morning show, search my archives in the GDLA Bash I have well documented how to make this a block buster. Show format times remains totally broken nonsense.
AGAIN I AM NOT CRITICIZING THE TALENTS IN THE ABOVE PIC, JUST THE SHOW’S BROKEN FORMAT as a viewer!
Morning news cast broken, needs to realign viewing times in conjunction with morning show.
I love Wendy Williams show excellent (very very sweet lady and she is very with it too – always great to see).
I like the midday News With Lisa Breckenridge though I still argue she was a natural for the official entertainment reporter instead of Miss Julie Chang.
What FOX should do is purchase from ABC the old serials “All My Children” and “One Life To Live” place them as half hour soaps right after the midday news and lock up the early afternoon slot.
Between revamped versions of these old soaps, FOX would gain about 20 to 35 million viewers and they can build on this. The killing of the shows by former ABC Exec schmuck Brian Frons was about the biggest asinign move a TV exec drunk on their own power binge could act out as a serial soap opera killer aka what Brian became a “Serial Killer” hey Brian, FU from a former AMC viewer 1970 to 2011, you did a great job killing off millions of ABC viewers for the network. I guess your fat food show on losing weight actually helped ABC lose the midday slot for good, great job!!!
If Mr. Rupert Murdoch were smart, see if you can nab the ownership of both soaps, shoot the production either NYC or LA and bring them back to tens of millions of viewers as half hour shows perhaps several times a week or better yet, daily. Get what worked! Contact Agnes Nixon the original founder of these former production people, since Misses Nixon passed away in 2016, another lovely talented lady. Perhaps get actress Susan Lucci in talks, but people would love to record and view these again, huge followings.
Ween away from all the devil and satanic themed series, the American public mostly still religious are turned off by all this BS! They aren’t interested in the Devil, Satan, Lucifer, and in fact you are propagating a lot of evil onto society in the USA, people are fed up with it.
Make FOX Fair and Balanced for real, no fake news reporting, FOX has nationally done a great job so far. Offer and pull in the following conservative people and far below a few libs as well lets hear it all baby.
Mr. Murdoch, make peace with Dr. Michael Savage and between him and O’Reilly. Your customers want to see peace and a working out of the differences for the good of our country. Savage, Levine, O’Reilly, Hannity are but the top.
How about a Rush Limbaugh show on FOX? I have someone for you. Mr. Rusty Humphries and Larry Elder the Sage from South Central, but very outspoken knowledgeable like the rest they are available for some great shows even if a half hour but start going for them.
Then there is Alex Jones and Infowars, maybe a FOX tie in for viewers would be just the trick. In essence bring on more shows besides the current batch such as political anchors Hanity and O’reilly. Viewers want to see these other personalities live, hear more issues, learn more, give them more. Savage would be great, Elder, Humpries, Jones, Laura Ingram another one, lets get the shows going, bring these people to us your CUSTOMERS aka. VIEWERS and from the left pair a few shows up, like perhaps a rountable show like the late McLaughin Group. Imagine a rountable with seated altogether, Al Gore, David Axelrod, Michael Savage, Mark Levin with Rush as the moderator or like the head guy, what political sparks would fly for the hour and rotate in guests on this rountable like Alex Jones, or Mulholland from California, a mix of libs and commies against conservatives, let the ideas and opinions fly. I think on a Friday night this would be a major coast-to-coast hit bring in Pat Buchanan.
Mr. Murdoch as you read this, you can fix all of these things, bring in bigger advertising revenues while offering your CUSTOMERS aka. VIEWERS what they would really enjoy. Isn’t it time to add this new vision, fix what is broken and give your VIEWERS what they really deserve. MAKE KTTV AND FOX GREAT AGAIN…Happy NEW YEAR 2017???