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Old 07-09-2010, 11:16 PM
 
Location: NC
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What a sad story.

According to wikipedia, Cheryl Lemke is on WXIA-TV in Atlanta, but I can't confirm the accuracy of that. Dave Schwartz was probably my favorite meterologist.

To think all these professionals were fired while they decided to keep that air head Stephanie Abrhams on the air. And Al Roker? What a joke.

I miss the low key presentation of TWC.
Hey, ilovemycomputer, I think you are right about Cheryl! I just noticed her name is among the list of the station's meteorologists. Here is the link:

11Alive.com | Atlanta, GA | Bio Page

The catch is that when you click on her name, nothing pops up. Maybe she was very recently hired? In any case, I am glad someone gave her a chance!
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Old 07-09-2010, 11:56 PM
 
Location: Northeast Tennessee
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I had no idea about Jeanettas accident... how sad. I know I miss her on TWC.

Yeah, Dave Schwartz was so funny... he and Lisa Mozer would crack me up at night!

TWC will never be the same...

Kristina Abernathy gone, Dave gone, Kristen Dodd gone, etc... the list is endless.


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Jeanetta Jones is a former meteorologist who went through a tragic car accident. I've read reports where she wasn't laid off--her injuries prevented her from returning to work. The article is below:

The day the weather changed - Ed Grisamore - Macon.com
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Old 07-10-2010, 02:11 AM
 
Location: Long Island/NYC
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Wow I semi-forgot about the people who left but now that I'm seeing names I'm noticinbg that they aren't there anymore. TWC is going downhill fast, it fell off cliff when Al Roker joined.

I actually like Stephanie Abrams, I loved the show Abrams & Bettes. I don't like waking up with Al, I only watched it once.

I feel really bad for Jeanetta Jones, I didn't really notice she (and many others) was gone.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:19 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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Hey, ilovemycomputer, I think you are right about Cheryl! I just noticed her name is among the list of the station's meteorologists. Here is the link:

11Alive.com | Atlanta, GA | Bio Page

The catch is that when you click on her name, nothing pops up. Maybe she was very recently hired? In any case, I am glad someone gave her a chance!
Interesting! I wonder if anyone who posts on this board live in the Atlanta area.
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:20 AM
 
Location: New Jersey
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There's quite a few meterologists that I forgot about. Paul Kocin for example.

The name Marnie Stanier sounds familar but I can't picture her face. Anyone remember her?
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Old 07-10-2010, 08:31 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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The Weather channel needs more Weather and less FLUFF.
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Old 07-10-2010, 11:25 AM
 
Location: The canyon (with my pistols and knife)
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The Weather Channel jumped the shark the moment they fired Dave Schwartz.
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Old 07-11-2010, 06:49 AM
 
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.....I don't like waking up with Al.....
Don't blame you a bit. That's a visual that would give anyone hives.

When TWC hired Al Roker they made a commitment to join the "dark" side of news broadcasting. The trend these days is to consider news as entertainment first and secondarily (if at all) consider it as informative. Al is the consumate entertainer and while some of that is O.K, his presence on The Weather Channel is indicative of how far the organisation is willing to go in continuing this trend.

It's unfortunate and I believe the quality of product TWC generates suffers some as a consequence.
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Old 07-11-2010, 07:55 AM
 
Location: Out in the Badlands
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Better yet just go here: Welcome to Weather Underground : Weather Underground
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Old 07-11-2010, 08:12 AM
 
Location: Silver Spring, MD/Washington DC
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If I'm not mistaken, TWC is owned by Comcast and now that Comcast has a stake in NBC, they are trying to play up that angle.

I miss the pre-"Wake Up with Al" Weather Channel that I watched in the morning. I'm watching the Weather Channel for the weather, not for entertainment or non-weather information! I also don't like the fact the Weather Channel sometimes shows programs that preempt their regular 10 minute cycle programming.

Some of the people TWC had, like the aforementioned Cheryl Lemke and Dave Schwartz, should have never been let go.

I didn't realize Jeanetta Jones was in a serious car accident. I'm glad to hear she's still alive and is gradually recovering.
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