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Spoofing the art of local news promos (starring D-FW anchors Doug Dunbar & Clarice Tinsley)

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The 13th annual Lone Star Emmy Awards, held Nov. 7th in Austin, bestowed hundreds of trophies on dozens of local TV news operations.

But an attendant highlight of the night came when attendees were treated to a very funny short film about the “premier academy for fake broadcasting,” namely Back to U.

Veteran D-FW anchors Doug Dunbar of CBS11 and Clarice Tinsley of Fox4 were the stars of this spoof, with Dunbar deftly executing the “Spin and Grin” move among others while Tinsley basked in the presence of her “multiple awards.” The three-and-a-half-minute video had a brief life on youtube before being pulled, reports the website FTVLive. But it’s still making the rounds and appears below in the interests of thwarting any humorless powers-that-be who may have deemed it an “inappropriate” reflection on the serious business of TV news. Which is amusing in itself.

So enjoy this while you can. And kudos to Dunbar and Tinsley for stepping out of the box and rolling with it.

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