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Old 01-29-2013, 05:54 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Minor niggle but... when I lived in the Eastern time zone one thing I found a bit weird and disorienting is that the evening news didn't start until 11pm. But its not like work hours started an hour later the next day. You were unlikely to watch the evening news and get a full night's sleep; you had to choose one or the other.
Where I grew up in the EST they had local news at 5 and 6 PM, national news at 6:30 and local news again at 11.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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Where I grew up in the EST they had local news at 5 and 6 PM, national news at 6:30 and local news again at 11.
At 5pm I was still at work, at 6pm I was just arriving home and wasn't going to rush straight to my TV to catch the news.
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Old 01-29-2013, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Where the heart is...
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Hey everyone. This one's just for fun and curiosity. Besides Chicago, what's your favorite city (we'll say population >200,000) in the Midwest? It can be your favorite to visit, it can have some other emotional connection, etc.

If I had to pick just one, I'd go with St. Louis. It has some terrific, unique neighborhoods (Soulard, Lafayette Square, Central West End, The Hill), with great architecture. I feel a very different vibe from Chicago. It's almost more residential with a neighborhood tavern at every corner than thriving business districts. It's just an interesting, modest contrast to Chicago.

I also highly value Milwaukee and Detroit. I'm sure most of you have visited Milwaukee, but I would highly suggest checking out Detroit. It's definitely a struggling city in a lot of areas, but it has a ton of energy, and some great places to eat, drink. Also, incredible architecture downtown.

All right, pick your city and tell us why!

besides Chicago, Detroit & Milwaukee!

Best regards, sincerely

HomeIswhere...
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:00 PM
 
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Minor niggle but... when I lived in the Eastern time zone one thing I found a bit weird and disorienting is that the evening news didn't start until 11pm. But its not like work hours started an hour later the next day. You were unlikely to watch the evening news and get a full night's sleep; you had to choose one or the other.
Understandable, but I also found from my Midwestern time that it was easy to forget when a favorite evening show started, and just forget about the time difference from the East. I'd turn on the TV at 8:00 PM, and realize that the show I wanted to watch was already over...

I also wasn't used to an NFL schedule with games starting at 12 noon. ( I'd check in at 1:00 PM, and " Oh, the game's already been on for an hour ", etc)...
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Old 01-29-2013, 08:59 PM
 
Location: Cleveland, OH USA / formerly Chicago for 20 years
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Do you really have a specific dislike for a particular time zone? Just out of curiosity, how and why? I don't believe I've heard of that before. But I suppose it really shouldn't be surprising. One of the universal truths about the human race is its seemingly limitless capacity for irrational ill-will towards arbitrary targets.
One quibble I have about living in the Central time zone is that it makes the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve so anticlimax for me as it's already happened in NYC (and my native Cleveland) an hour earlier. I'm not synchronized with Times Square anymore.

I had the reverse of Drover's problem adjusting to the air time of the newscasts here. In particular, the national newscasts coming on as early as 5:30 pm. That really threw me.
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Old 01-29-2013, 11:37 PM
 
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Lake Arlington Heights, IL
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Minor niggle but... when I lived in the Eastern time zone one thing I found a bit weird and disorienting is that the evening news didn't start until 11pm. But its not like work hours started an hour later the next day. You were unlikely to watch the evening news and get a full night's sleep; you had to choose one or the other.
Exactly!!
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:28 AM
 
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One quibble I have about living in the Central time zone is that it makes the stroke of midnight on New Year's Eve so anticlimax for me as it's already happened in NYC (and my native Cleveland) an hour earlier. I'm not synchronized with Times Square anymore.

I had the reverse of Drover's problem adjusting to the air time of the newscasts here. In particular, the national newscasts coming on as early as 5:30 pm. That really threw me.
I had the same problem ( see above post). I just wasn't thinking on Central Standard Time for a while after moving; imagine adjusting to Denver...or LA ( although some West Coast "times" wind up being the same as the East)...
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:46 AM
 
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Midwestern cities I like: Madison, Milwaukee, Twin Cities, Des Moines, Omaha. St. Louis is OK. I don't like Eastern time zone so I have a bias towards towns east
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Minor niggle but... when I lived in the Eastern time zone one thing I found a bit weird and disorienting is that the evening news didn't start until 11pm. But its not like work hours started an hour later the next day. You were unlikely to watch the evening news and get a full night's sleep; you had to choose one or the other.
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Exactly!!
Okay, so, it's not exactly the Eastern Time Zone itself that you dislike, but the custom of orienting the television programming schedules an hour later there. That at least makes more sense. Of course, they do the same thing in the Pacific Time Zone also, but I suppose there aren't any cities there eligible for "Favorite Cities in the Midwest" (It would be awesome if we could somehow claim San Francisco, L.A., or Seattle, though). Personally, I mostly agree with you, and I, too, prefer the alignment used in the Central, Mountain, and Hawaiian Time Zones, where the local news on the ABC, NBC, and CBS affiliates comes on at 10 rather than 11. But to me it's a very, very minor issue, and certainly doesn't make me dislike time zones that do it differently, and wouldn't cause me to exclude Detroit, Indianapolis, Cleveland, etc. from my list of my favorite cities in the Midwest other than Chicago. But to each their own.
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Old 01-30-2013, 08:54 AM
 
Location: Living on the Coast in Oxnard CA
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Minor niggle but... when I lived in the Eastern time zone one thing I found a bit weird and disorienting is that the evening news didn't start until 11pm. But its not like work hours started an hour later the next day. You were unlikely to watch the evening news and get a full night's sleep; you had to choose one or the other.
I always thought it was funny that Shows start everywhere at 8 lets say accept Central time where they start at 7. Why is that anyway? Around here in the Pacific time zone Leno and Letterman start at 11:35PM. I watch them and many people do, at least one or the other. Most of the nation has no problem getting to work though and we still watch shows later than in the Central time zone.
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