BristolFlyer From United Kingdom, joined May 2004, 2315 posts, RR: 0 Posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 23 hours ago) and read 1261 times:
Have just been watching CBS news here in Phoenix. 3 things that were pretty amateur:
Firstly a report about a bunch of schoolkids on a ship that hit some big waves - a 'nothing' story so they could show the home footage that someone had made. It's a ship that hit some waves - these things happen at sea.
Secondly - a spelling mistake - 'Band Aceh' instead of 'Banda Aceh' on a tsunami report. It's been headline news for a month now, they should be getting it right by now.
Thirdly - a report about a popular new type of hat that a lot of people are buying at the FBR Open - but they didn't even show a picture of the hat. So I'm none the wiser.
Is this typical of this station? Are my initial impressions wrong or is this par for the course from CBS? Coming from the UK I'm used to some pretty decent broadcasting from the BBC. Now resident in Arizona I need to know which stations are good for news.
DC10GUY From United States of America, joined Feb 2000, 2685 posts, RR: 6
Reply 3, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 21 hours ago) and read 1230 times:
Here in PHX if anything happens that is even slightly news worthy and has some sex angle, its the top story. Local news is horrible. I love how the choppers chase the fire department & police departments to try and get a live shot of a kid drowning or someone that's been hit by a car ... But that's what sells .... Shamefull.
Next time try the old "dirty Sanchez" She'll love it !!!
Phxairfan From United States of America, joined Jun 2001, 811 posts, RR: 8
Reply 4, posted (10 years 1 month 3 weeks 5 days 17 hours ago) and read 1200 times:
Channel 3, 5, 10, and 15 are useless. Ch. 12 is the only reasonably reliable newscast, and they are unfortunately affiliated with the Arizona Republic. Which is a rag that I read because its the only game in town. I'd stick to national newscasts (Fox, CNN etc.) as nothing really important happens in Phoenix regardless of the fact that there are millions of people here. Btw where in Phoenix are you staying?