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I Miss the News Mix Channel


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#26 OFFLINE   SomeRandomIdiot

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Posted 01 June 2013 - 08:39 PM

I take it you didn't turn on The Weather Channel who was dipping into live coverage from local stations in OKC and St Louis? Or even CNN who, instead of showing their usual overnight encores, is having continuing live coverage with CNN International's anchors?

 

I saw plenty of it. TWC only went to local stations sporadically. CNN had essentially one video from a storm chaser getting hit by a tumbleweed and then his windshield breaking which they looped and looped and looped. Who cares about the overnight CNN info? They knew and reported nothing at 5am they did not know at 12 Midnight. In fact they did not have any new video overnight.

 

Again, this is where NewsMix shined.



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#27 OFFLINE   tonyd79

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Posted 02 June 2013 - 08:20 AM

I saw plenty of it. TWC only went to local stations sporadically. CNN had essentially one video from a storm chaser getting hit by a tumbleweed and then his windshield breaking which they looped and looped and looped. Who cares about the overnight CNN info? They knew and reported nothing at 5am they did not know at 12 Midnight. In fact they did not have any new video overnight.
 
Again, this is where NewsMix shined.


How? It showed the same channels you are complaining about.
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#28 OFFLINE   fleckrj

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Posted 03 June 2013 - 08:54 AM

I do not understand what the news mix channel would have added.  If you live in an area that is having the storms, then your local channels are the best source for up-to-the minute coverage of the situation.  If you are not in the path of the storm, then I do not understand your facination with needing to have good quality pictures on Friday night.  Unless you wre in the path of the storm, in which case you should have been taking cover, what were you looking for on the news that could not switch from channel to channel or wait until morning?

 

I understand the facination with sports mixes, where each channel is covering a different live event, but I do not understand the need to see which news outlet has the best coverage of the same tragic event.  The local channels provide the best information for those who are in the path of the storm and must take action.  Everything else just seems like voyeurism to me.






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