Report: Weather Channel returning

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  1. James Long

    James Long Ready for Uplink! Staff Member Super Moderator DBSTalk Gold Club DBSTalk Club

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    Yep ... no date was given for when TWC would improve.

    The "no anchor" thing is a bit annoying. What would TWC have done if there were a major Tornado outbreak on Friday night? There should be someone available who could be on air. TWC claims to be ready for any event and critical to the survival of their subscribers.

    Changing their schedule will take some promotion ... seeing the rerun 8pm hour go to weather will be a start. But it seems the 9pm hour Monday is a new show.
     
  2. camo

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    People who left over this have to be real douches. I'm a weather enthusiast, have been for years with multiple weather stations and the weather channel is something I never have or will every watch. Too much good information without watching TWC amateurs calling themselves meteorologist and giving silly names to winter storms.
     
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  3. Laxguy

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    I surmise from reading a whole bunch of comments—back when the topic was white hot— that a number of people had become fond of the presenters, and another group liked the reality garb uh, shows.

    In other words, many of the defectors had but passing interest in actual weather information. Not d-b's, but differently amused.
     
  4. Barcthespark

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    Name calling isn't exactly the best way to counter those who view things differently than yourself.
     
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  5. PCampbell

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    On the lighter side, The Weather Channels back but not the Weather. :grin:
    For those that like TWC its nice that its back.
     
  6. PhilS

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    [SIZE=medium]The Weather Channel is still pushing the Global Warming agenda. They need to explain the 17 year pause in rising global temperature. [/SIZE]
     
  7. Laxguy

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    Of course. Where do you stand in all of this?
     
  8. Barcthespark

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    I personally think Weather Channel sucks. I removed it from my Favorites long before they left D*. I prefer Weather Nation to Weather Channel, but I don't watch either unless there is an international weather event because I get my local weather online. :)
     
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  9. Rich

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    Truth!

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    Thanx for the chuckle!

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    True, but he did it in a manner that was funny, I thought. More humor and less bickering can't be a bad thing.

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    Another chuckle! Didn't expect that. Thanx.

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  13. Tom Servo

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    I have my opinions on the two weather networks like everyone else, but I'm rather surprised at the passion both the lovers and the haters of each channel have for one another. We ought to be happy that most of us now have two choices, one all weather all the time, and have TWC and their reality shows back as well. Choice! Everyone should be happy, but instead everyone's mad at everything.

    It's just TV. For the majority of us who now get our local weather online, it really shouldn't matter much at all who is being carried at all.

    Guess I'll never understand human nature.
     
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  14. mrro82

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    Climate change and it's not really an agenda if it's a fact. No one is disproving that the earth goes through warming and cooling cycles. Human activities are accelerating it is the point. Surface temps may not be rising as fast but the ocean temps sure are.

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  15. James Long

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    Fact or not, it becomes an agenda if the topic is covered too often. Is it The Weather Channel or The Climate Channel?

    It would be fair to say that most people are looking for a more short term forecast ... the weather today, this week, perhaps for the months ahead. Forcasting years into the future would make a good special program, similar to their weather history programs (not reality shows focused on interpersonal relationships but documentaries focused on past weather).

    Having any topic as a constant underlying subject ready to burst through to the surface is an agenda.
     
  16. Devo1237

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    Well, considering the definition of climate is "the weather conditions prevailing in an area in general or over a long period," I would have to think this is the most appropriate channel to cover the subject.


    And while your statement that they cover the subject "too often" is completely subjective, climate change itself is not. Even those who consider its coverage to be some sort of political choice admit the Earth has natural warming and cooling trends. So why shouldn't a channel devoted to weather look into the possibility of outside influences?



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  17. James Long

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    "The temperatures next week will be in the mid to high eighties, and that is the fault of the former or current president (depending on your politics)." And after a few cold spells the verbage changes from "global warming" to "climate change" because people laugh at "global warming" when they are freezing their tails off.

    As I said in my last post, a special on the topic isn't out of line and is more "weather" than a lot of the stuff "The Weather Channel" chooses to air. But there is a line where reporting becomes activism - and The Weather Channel has crossed that line. It is one of the common complaints against the channel.

    A weather forecast and what you can do about it has its limits. It is going to be hot, wear light colored loose clothing, stay hydrated and keep out of the sun. Good advice. A hurricane is coming, evacuate. Good advice. Advice to march on Washington is activism.
     
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  18. mrro82

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    On the subject of climate change it should be activism. It involves the planet we live on. There isn't another one we can pack up and move to. Talking about it is the only way people learn about it. It's a serious threat that isn't discussed enough. After Miami is under a few feet of water isn't the time to figure it out.

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  19. Devo1237

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    Sounds like you're bringing the politics to it. Scientific facts do not need to be political discussions. They are studied to bring potential global and societal issues to light, which are then put up to the policy makers to address. I have never seen TWC blame a president, but I certainly would encourage them to look at all angles in regards to climate change. Cause, effects, prevention, etc.

    I don't care who you want to blame or defend politically for this or any other issue, but don't attack the science because you don't like the results.


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  20. acostapimps

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    Just look at the reality shows, As if that's not proof enough, I understand that climate change needs to addressed to the uninformed, But their going too far with it, Enough to scare their viewers.
     
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