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Old 04-02-2014, 09:22 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I am always amazed at what people are capable of seeing. Where do you get this stuff? Besides, we want to hear the news from a fatherly figure calmly delivering bad news.
I'm gonna need Ward Cleaver to tell me about the effing Phillies this season ...
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Old 04-02-2014, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I am always amazed at what people are capable of seeing. Where do you get this stuff? Besides, we want to hear the news from a fatherly figure calmly delivering bad news.
Fatherly and paternalistic are two different things. Look it up.
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Old 04-03-2014, 04:49 AM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I am always amazed at what people are capable of seeing. Where do you get this stuff? Besides, we want to hear the news from a fatherly figure calmly delivering bad news.
What's amazing is how some can find something offensive in any situation ... must be hard going through life being so angry.
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Old 04-03-2014, 11:10 AM
 
Location: Philaburbia
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I'm not angry. I just change the channel.
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Old 04-03-2014, 07:07 PM
 
Location: Maryland about 20 miles NW of DC
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wait, he was on channel 6? I just know him from channel 10...then channel 3

Larry Kane was lead anchor on Channel 6 when they went over to the "Action" News format in the late 1960s which focused on crime and those weird, sensational or warm fuzzy stories in an effort to jack up ratings. He was brought in to provide a young face to go with their more shallow fast paced delivery. Unfortunately the Action News format spread across the USA. Crap really is king!! He went to New York because he had ambitions to get into "Network" news (you know like Tom Brokaw) but it didn't work out so it was back to Philly. To get promoted to Network level you need to do well in either the New York, Washington DC or Los Angeles media markets and get noticed by those who run the network news divisions usually based in New York.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:39 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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I'm not angry. I just change the channel.
Admit it, you are just jealous of Cecily.
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Old 04-20-2014, 10:37 PM
 
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The sad thing is watching all the anchors, even Jim Gardner, relegated to having to do stupid reports about "Dancing with the Stars" and other ABC programs to basically advertise for then. Unless I have no memory of this, and I have a great memory, they did not used to do things like this during the news. It cheapens the whole thing...likewise so does this obsession with showing viral videos, etc. on the news, even the stupidly named "World News Tonight" which has almost no world news on it. Another sign of TV news getting desperate: running tweets from the public along the bottom of the screen as pundits argue, etc. It's like something off the Larry Ferrari show. Soon I imagine Channel 6 News will start doing that. Just report the news...who cares what Joe and Jane Nobody think?
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Old 04-23-2014, 10:56 PM
 
Location: SW Florida
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Remember when Jim Gardner used to dye his hair and do the comb-over? And then one time, bad dye job -- the color was actually ORANGE. He looked absolutely mortified. Right after that, he went au naturel and stopped with the comb-over, thank goodness. I've always been glad that he's all-natural with no Botox, facelift, fillers, etc. That said, he looks WAY older than 66. He looks like he's in his 70's for real.

As far as his personality goes, it's not real warm-and-fuzzy, like Marc Howard or Rob Jennings or my personal fave, Rick Williams.
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Old 04-26-2014, 08:35 PM
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Location: Tall Building down by the river
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I hope 10 more years because it won't be anyone to replace him anyway after he leaves
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Old 04-29-2014, 02:15 PM
 
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Remember when Jim Gardner used to dye his hair and do the comb-over? And then one time, bad dye job -- the color was actually ORANGE. He looked absolutely mortified. Right after that, he went au naturel and stopped with the comb-over, thank goodness. I've always been glad that he's all-natural with no Botox, facelift, fillers, etc. That said, he looks WAY older than 66. He looks like he's in his 70's for real.

As far as his personality goes, it's not real warm-and-fuzzy, like Marc Howard or Rob Jennings or my personal fave, Rick Williams.
You should follow him on Twitter. He's pretty hilarious at times, and can even get prickly or sarcastic with people. It's great!
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