WSFL has pulled the plug on ‘The morning show’. Today was the last episode according to both @EugeneRazmirez and @KristinAndreson who just tweeted the show is done with. I know I’m in the minority but it actually wasn’t a bad show when management left it alone and didn’t fuck with it so much
Do not know what’s to follow but Tribune is launching a newscast on their Houston station that will have no anchors, just “great pictures and great writing” according to the same guy who preached the awesomeness of what was initially known as SouthFlorida.com/Live. He told the WSJ “Now is it going to work? We’re going to find out.”
His idea isn’t anything revolutionary actually, Euronews the most popular news channel in Europe has been anchorless since its start in 1993. All it airs is video narrated by a voice behind the scenes, and often airs video without any commentary.
Updated: Memo from Howard Greenberg, Sun Sentinel publisher, also posted on BrowardBeat /hat tip to the tispters for the link drop/
From: SS Administration
Sent: Wednesday, August 04, 2010 10:01 AM
To: zzSSC.1Exchange.Users; zzWSFL.Group
Subject: The Morning Show
Earlier this morning, WSFL-TV announced the cancellation of The Morning Show, with today being the last broadcast. Launched on April 13, 2009, the program was designed to provide the competitive South Florida market with a fresh take on morning news. We had high hopes for the program, and significant effort from throughout the company went into developing the show. While we’re proud of what we accomplished in a short period of time, the audience didn’t build the way we had anticipated, and we had to make the difficult decision to end production. Every effort is being made to help affected employees with this transition, including assisting them in exploring placement within our organization and at other Tribune properties. We’re also helping facilitate the production of resume tapes and other material for departing staff members.
We are committed to serving the local community. Starting mid-August, we plan to air five local news breaks each weeknight, and in early September, WSFL-TV plans to re-launch its locally-produced weekly program addressing community issues.
To those of you who rallied around the show and helped support it, thank you. We appreciate your patience and understanding.