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Fall promo palooza fires up with look at 1996 NBC "Must See" spot

Hello again, and I hope everyone had a fine, fun Labor Day weekend.

Unclebarky.com now gets back at it with the first in our “Fall Promo Series” tied to network TV’s impending re-start later this month. You can find the opening vintage video right here.

Plus, here’s another video of Fox4 anchor Clarice Tinsley touting fun-loving sports anchor Dale Hansen when they were teammates back in 1882. Make that 1982.

Also, the Labor Day weekend Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is in.
Ed Bark

Cowboys remain deficient on field, dominant in D-FW ratings

Another Dallas Cowboys pre-season is in the books, with the team’s first 0-4 pretend game record since 2000.

The D-FW ratings remained solid, though. Everyone likes to rubber-neck, it seems, even when the Cowboys lose 27-3 at home to Denver in a game in which the Broncos’ spare part players pounded and sacked Dallas into submission. Our complete ratings report is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

Gannett's graphics settle in at WFAA8

Dallas-based WFAA8 premiered its new newscast graphics Wednesday. Not that it had a choice. Virtually all of Gannett’s TV properties are undergoing these makeovers. Which prompts unclebarky.com to re-christen WFAA8 as Gannett8 from here on out in these spaces Our story, with pictures and video, is on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

History Channel's Houdini can't escape its shortcomings

Adrien Brody at least got into great shape to star in History Channel’s Houdini. But while his physique is rock solid, the material crumbles around him. Our review is here.
Ed Bark

Fox4's double grand slam a very rare ratings high point in D-FW news

Fox4 finally climbed the highest mountain in D-FW’s newscast ratings wars, sweeping the 6 a.m. and 5, 6 and 10 p.m. competitions in both major Nielsen measurements. That hasn’t happened in quite a long while. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark