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The Daily Connection Comes to WTVJ. Just Testing?

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We are hearing that an NBC re-purposed local news show is coming to WTVJ. NBC calls it ‘The Daily Connection’ and already airs it at other network-owned affiliates.

The program will be airing on WTVJ at 4pm on weekdays, will be either 30 minutes or an hour long and hosted by Jackie Nespral and Kevin Corke. NBC started testing the concept in September of 2009 at WRC, the NBC affiliate in Washington D.C. and WNBC in New York City just started airing it last month.

Interestingly perhaps a NY Daily News article from August 2010 quotes WNBC VP of News Susan Sullivan as saying that management is “… calling it a limited run” so there’s a question mark on whether this goes on and for how long.

The show itself will arrive at WTVJ about 80% ready to use. A team of producers at NBC headquarters in New York City is tasked with sifting trough stories that have aired or will be airing on any one of NBC Universal channels be that NBC, MSNBC, CNBC and whatever else the network owns. These producers will edit and package the stories they think people want to see and pipe them to every NBC-owned affiliate airing ‘The Daily Connection’ complete with sample anchor scripts. Then, producers at the local station mash it all up with local news stories, weather and whatever else they can grab and voilà more glue for local TV ads.

Locally, at 4pm ‘The Daily Connection’ will be up against ‘Oprah’ on WFOR, ‘7News at 4’ on WSVN and ‘Judge Judy’ on WPLG. Other NBC affiliates have slotted the show at around noon.

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  1. NBCMIAMI IS BORING! I SAW THE SHOW YESTERDAY AND IT WAS BORING. I SAW THE FIRST 5 MINS AND TURNED TO WATCH OPRAH. WTVJ IS SINKING! I’M A LOCAL 10 FAN NOW. CH.6 HAS LOST ANOTHER VIEWER. SOMEONE ANSWER THIS: WHY IS JACKIE NESPRAL ANCHORING EVERYTHING? NBC MANAGEMENT TOOK THE GOOD TALANTED PEOPLE LIKE: BOB MAYER, KELLY CRAIG, TONY SEGRETO, NICK BOGERT, JUILA YARBOUGH AND JENNIFER VALOPPI WITH YOUNG INEXPERIENCE PEOPLE. THEY NEED A 4PM NEWSCAST WITHOUT JACKIE NESPRAL. KEVIN CORKE IS TALENTED BUT WATCHING THE SAME PEOPLE FOR 4,6,7,11 COME ON!

  2. WTVJ is the minority station, look who they are hiring. Very few whites are on the air as anchors. Come to think out it, Pam is the only white anchor and she is employed as a part time employee with no or little benefits.

  3. I saw this on Monday and I love it! It’s not all dramatic boring local news, if I wanted serious news I would wait till the 6pm or 11pm. I hope this 4pm shows stays and succeeds.

  4. Any truth to the rumor that WTVJ is starting a Jackie Nespral 24 hour network? Just think, Jackie Nespral 24 hours a day……time for my meds.

  5. Was forced to watch the 11am show a week or so back in support of a friend that was a guest on the show. BTW every guest during that one-hour sorry show was “pushing” a product. No real issues or news or entertainment value in any of the segments. Very poorly produced and even more poorly anchored! Sadly even my friends segment was too long, boring and never had a clear direction. Roxanne did the interview and it quickly turned from an interview about a thriving wine company to how Roxanne loves red wine and white wine…and all wine for that matter! Lots of gum flapping from Roxanne about herself very little to no questions or inquiries from a man who has been working his entire career to make great wine! I don’t support channel six but I’m not a hater either. But how upper management at NBC 6 doesn’t see how terribly immature and unprofessional Roxanne is baffles me! It only took the first 5 minutes for me to clearly see that this woman is 100% FAKE, if she really acts like that off camera she needs to be drugged! I like my anchors to be real…I understand when youre “on cam” it takes away from total reality but come on! That woman is sooooooo playing it up for the camera it makes me throw up in my mouth! Of all the talented people in this world that would kill to be the host of a
    1-hour show in Miami…NBC 6 picked that girl to be the host! What a JOKE!

  6. Bring back Bob,Kelly,Juila and Tony! Then I will watch Channel 6 again! I can’t believe they are using this new weather girl more than Trina. What happened to the men? Is this an all female news channel? WTVJ use to be my favorite station. NBC 6 management does not know how much Trina Robinson is gifted. I’m tired of watching Jackie Nespral. Mitch, what does NBC see in Jackie? Today’s bank robbery, WTVJ was the only station that had no coverage they just quoted “msnbc said” this is your community why was there not a live reporter there when the other station had theirs around 9-12pm? Everyone else broke their programming but no Today was showing. We had to wait at 6pm for the live reporter on the scene. CBS4 was smart enough to partner with WPLG to share helicopter feeds. Ch.6 was dumb to share video with metrotraffic. I think WTVJ had an opportunity for there ratings to increase when Joel Connable was there and anchoring with Julia Yarbough. Just plain sorry and they need to revamp that show at 11am it is boring. Come on, you have a new logo why not get new mic flags? Replace the 11am show with Access Hollywood Live. It’s like every year this station gets sorrier and sorrier. This station has alot of history and legacy. Look at WPLG they are keeping up their legacy from the great Ann Bishop and Dwight Lauderdale. THIS NBCMIAMI BRAND SUCKS NBC 6 IS BETTER OR NBCSOUTHFLORIDA.

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