Former WLKY Reporter Starts New Job in Florida, Says Political Coverage Is “Hard Sell” on TV News

Andy Alcock, formerly of WLKY in Louisville, will begin work at WCTV in Tallahassee, Florida this week. Alcock worked at WLKY for 14 years. In the last few years, he became one of the most frequently-seen TV reporters around City Hall, and, despite occasional stints anchoring or covering other topics, was described as the station’s… Continue reading Former WLKY Reporter Starts New Job in Florida, Says Political Coverage Is “Hard Sell” on TV News

New Morning Show Debuts With Portions of Paid Content

A new morning television show will launch in Louisville today. “Great Day Live” will air for one hour every weekday morning on WHAS11. The show is focused on lifestyle stories and entertainment features akin to Good Morning America or Regis and Kelly, which it replaces in the lineup. But airtime on the program can be… Continue reading New Morning Show Debuts With Portions of Paid Content

Study Finds Increases TV News Profits, Content and Employment

The profits, jobs and amount of local television news are all up according to a new study (part one, part two) from Hofstra University. The report concludes that 2010 was a turnaround year for TV news, with the number of employees at affiliates increasing nearly three percent to 26,500. That’s still about a thousand below… Continue reading Study Finds Increases TV News Profits, Content and Employment

The Tea Party Goes to Late Night: Rand Paul Meets Letterman

Paul was promoting his new book “The Tea Party Goes to Washington.” Letterman asked the Senator about the Tea Party platform, and the conversation centered largely around tax cuts for wealthy Americans. It started with Letterman making a joke about Paul’s decision to wear jeans with a tie and blazer and ended with a brief discussion of education funding and the protests in Wisconsin. You can watch the whole clip online.

Local Station Airs Play by U of L Professor

A new play about soldiers that debuted at The University of Louisville will air tomorrow morning on the CW-Louisville television station. WFPL’s Elizabeth Kramer has more. “Soldiers Circle” was staged in March. During the run, management at the CW-Louisville television station decided to film it for a Memorial Day airing. The play tells the stories… Continue reading Local Station Airs Play by U of L Professor