Beto O’Rourke, the youthful Texan who gained a national following with his long-shot election battle against U.S. Senator Ted Cruz last year, told a Texas TV station on Wednesday he will seek the 2020 Democratic presidential nomination. "I'm really proud of what El Paso did and what El Paso represents," O'Rourke said in a text to TV station KTSM. "It's a big part of why I'm running. This city is the best example of this country at its best." A formal announcement will be made on Thursday morning, the television station said. … [Read more...] about Report: Beto O’Rourke Tells Local TV Station He’s Running for President
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IRVING, Texas -- Nexstar offered to buy Chicago's Tribune Media for about $4 billion Monday, four months after the collapse of a similar bid from Sinclair Broadcast Group. The deal would make Nexstar, whose stations reach nearly 39 percent of all U.S. television households, the biggest operator of local TV stations in the U.S. The merger agreement must still be approved by federal regulators, as well as shareholders. The former is no sure bet: The Sinclair-Tribune deal had appeared to be gliding toward approval over the summer until Federal Communications Commission Chairman Ajit Pai said in July that he had "serious concerns" about the deal. Sinclair had agreed to shed almost two dozen of its own stations to score approval by the FCC. But Pai said Sinclair might still be able to operate the stations "in practice, even if not in name." Tribune Media owns or operates 42 local TV stations that reach 50 million households, as well as the national network WGN. It also has a … [Read more...] about Nexstar, Tribune Media in $4 billion deal to be biggest group of local TV stations in U.S.
By Amy Graff, SFGATE Published 9:23 am PDT, Friday, July 27, 2018 Now Playing: KRCR-TV in Redding, California was providing live coverage of the fire that's destroyed dozens of homes when news anchors Allison Woods and Tamara Damante announced on air that they were evacuating late Thursday night. (July 27) Media: Associated Press As the Carr Fire tore into homes near Redding, Calif., Thursday night, KRCR-TV became a primary source of information for residents — until the station suddenly went off air just after 10:30 p.m. In the middle of a live update, news anchors Allison Woods and Tamara Damante announced on air they were evacuating as flames moved in closer to the station. "Right now we are being evacuated. We are going to leave the station because right now it is unsafe to be here...Once again, please evacuate, everyone, and stay safe," they said. A post on the station's Facebook page read: "BREAKING: KRCR News Channel 7 has been … [Read more...] about Redding TV station evacuates live on air as raging Carr Fire moves in
On Thursday, July 19 and Monday, July 23 three local television channels are moving to different frequencies. This includes WLVT-TV, WFMZ-TV, and WTVE. The frequency adjustment is coming from the FCC’s Broadcast Incentive Auction. The goal of this auction was to clear some of the airways to make room for wireless service providers. Those who didn’t participate in the auction – nearly 1,000 TV stations across the country – have been required by the FCC to change frequencies. This change will affect those who watch TV for free with an antenna. It does not affect cable or satellite. However, with so many people cord cutting, this modification will affect 77 million people across the country. Once the change has taken place, you will need to rescan your TV or converter box in order to access these channels. Twenty stations in Philadelphia will be affected between now and 2020, with the last change taking place on May 1, 2020. Below is a comprehensive list of … [Read more...] about Local TV stations are changing channels
BOSTON - Police arrested a man in a deadly hit and run after telling a local television station "people hit and run people all the time." Phocian Fitts, 23, pleaded not guilty Thursday to vehicular homicide and leaving the scene of a fatal accident in connection with the death Wednesday of an 80-year-old man who was walking across a street in the Allston neighborhood. Fitts was questioned by police but released after refusing to cooperate. After his release he spoke candidly about the incident to WFXT news, saying, "Right now I'm not worried about nothing...I'm not a stone cold killer, I didn't do nothing on purpose...Accidents happen." The station reports that Fitts was arrested soon after the interview aired. According to CBS Boston, another driver's dashboard camera showed Fitts hitting and killing Ted Schwalb, who family described as a "compassionate bon vivant," then leaving the scene. Fitts' damaged Jeep Cherokee was found about a mile away with a cracked windshield … [Read more...] about Suspect in fatal crash tells TV station: “People hit and run people all the time”