Tuesday, November 07, 2006

Election Day

Can you guess what WBRE, WNEP, and WYOU's lead story will be tonight? That's right, it's Election Day, and tonight, it'll be all over your TVs.

All three stations have their battle plans drawn up. WNEP tends to cover every single race in the entire market, and this year, they'll beam the results to your cell phone. WBRE likes to be first with any returns, and as one blog reader wrote, even "if it was one precinct reporting for dog catcher in Waymart." As for WYOU, it'll be interesting to see if they'll incorporate "Dialing for News" into their election coverage.

Who will have the best coverage tonight? I'm interested to hear what you think, so feel free to post your replies here, or e-mail them to me. Like every other newsie, I'll be somewhere tonight covering election results, so unfortunately, I won't be able to monitor all three stations.

One more thing to watch tonight -- will former WYOU news director Frank Andrews find a new career in state politics? We'll see how his bid for state representative fares...

8 Comments:

Anonymous Anonymous said...

Sick of election day already.
Is it over yet?

11:46 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

"In the spirit of election day..." seems like Talkback 16 has the Most Important Issue of the day:
http://www.wnep.com/Global/link.asp?L=103920&messageID=267036&numReps=18

11:56 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Like it or not, Frank's a slamdunk.

11:56 AM  
Blogger superstar said...

life just good

11:59 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Aside from constantly dissplaying "Bob Jr. Casey" on their crawls, "Channel 50" seemed to be out front with the vote totals: and WBRE was displaying theirs more often than either 16 or 22.

Anyone see MSNBC Tuesday morning? The news ticker talked about Casey and Santorum "stomping" the state for votes. Did they mean "stumping," or were they being literal?

9:46 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Thank God it's over... I've made it through another election night. And with the conditions I was in last night, it's a miracle I didn't get in a fist fight.

Reporters and Photographers, audio guys and AP people all crammed ass-tight onto risers... some had their belongings taped down, others just shot off mean looks if anyone as much as thought about encroaching into their sacred space.

It's over : another election day, HISTORY.

12:38 PM  
Blogger Tom Carten said...

I found The Daily Show a lot more interesting and its graphics more insightful than anything else I ran into. VHS available; you know where I live.

1:05 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

No comments on who did what and how well on election night? No thoughts on how the local stations covered (or failed to cover) the biggest news story of the year?

9:03 AM  

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