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Can we please have a moratorium on the number of times that the local news stations replay the collision that resulted in Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett's life-threatening injuries? During its lengthy late news coverage of the press conference Monday held by doctors who are treating Everett, WIVB-TV reran the play several times. Once would have been enough to show …

Channel 2's delayed local 11 a.m show has a new title. It will be called "Your Today in WNY." The word "your" was added to the previous title. You'll have to wait until Sept. 24, when the program hosted by Janet Snyder, Chesley McNeil and Kevin O'Neill premieres, before deciding if it really is "yours." WGRZ-TV is billing the program as the f…

Hour No. 4 was added to the "Today" show this morning, which leads us to ask: How much "Today" is too much? With Ann Curry, Natalie Morales and Hoda Kotb anchoring the fourth hour, it's depressing to wonder how the show can get any fluffier. You have to get up at the crack of dawn to get any substantive news on the "Today" show, unless your…

In light of the cervical spine injury suffered by Buffalo Bills tight end Kevin Everett Sunday, you might have thought that WGR-AM would have been compassionate and smart enough to drop its hit-of-the game feature Sunday afternoon. But on the post-game show after the Bills 15-14 loss to the Denver Broncos, co-host Chris Parker said the play on which Ever…

   The recent announcement that "Lost" is adding five new actors for the upcoming season wasn't exactly what fans were hoping to hear. One of the main reasons that viewership dropped last season was because fans were unhappy with a revolving door of new characters introduced at the expense of the original cast, many of whom we didn't see for episodes on…

The “Dateline” program Wednesday night on the Bike Path Killer case didn’t tell Western New Yorkers anything that hadn’t been covered extensively here before. Since we knew all about killer Altemio Sanchez and his double life as a good neighbor, the over-dramatic narration by NBC’s Keith Morrison probably didn’t have as much impact here as it did n…

It may be an unpopular opinion, but Whoopi Goldberg is getting a bad rap for her Tuesday debut on ABC's "The View." Goldberg, who replaced Rosie O'Donnell this season, made news for comments she made about the Michael Vick dogfighting case. A wire report said that Goldberg defended the suspended Atlanta Falcons quarterback. Not exactly. She didn't condone what …

Radio personality Janet Snyder's debut with a new daily Channel 2 program, "Today in Western New York," has been delayed two weeks. The 11 a.m. program will now premiere  Sept. 24, Channel 2 General Manager Jim Toellner said.He said  the station also plans to expand its morning "Daybreak" to Sundays, starting in October.-- Alan Pergament

7 News reporter Aaron Baskerville has left the station to return to his native Chicago. He is joining CLTV, the 24-hour cable news operation in Chicago. Besides the lure of home and a much bigger market, Baskerville has other family reasons for heading to the Windy City. His father, Steve, is a popular weatherman with the CBS affiliate there. Baskerville's departure leav…

  The unauthorized biography, "Katie: The Real Story" comes out today and it's a brutal, one-sided look at the woman who now sits in Walter Cronkite's chair on the "CBS Evening News." Author Edward Klein takes Couric to task for everything from the length of her skirts to the men she dates.  Much of the book reads like the gossip that spreads…

Fox gave the reality show "Anchorwoman" the quick hook Thursday, only hours after the premiere of the series ended. Lauren Jones, the former swimsuit model and WWE diva trying out as an anchor at a Texas station even though she doesn't have any journalistic credentials, was the immediate victim of poor ratings. Despite getting a good deal of publicity, the premi…

The NFL Network is coming to Western New York --for an hour a week anyway. MyNetwork TV, which is carried by WNYO-TV in Buffalo, announced today that it will be carrying the hour-long program, "NFL Network: Total Access" at 9 p.m. Saturdays beginning Sept.8. The program, which previews upcoming games and airs segments from other shows on the Network, features hos…

Channel 7 anchor Joanna Pasceri and the station's other anchors have done something extremely rare on newscasts lately. They have apologized for all the technical glitches that the ABC affiliate has been dealing with lately. Things have gotten increasingly confusing during newscasts.. In the station's first on-air apology over the weekend, Pasceri blamed new equipment the…

Channel 2 anchor Scott Levin says in a station promo that he is one of the avid readers of the station's Web site forum.But it is safe to say that not everyone at the station is amused by some of the salacious unfiltered posts. After all, they include rumors about Channel 2's own staffers. Amazingly, some of them have stayed on the station's Web site for more than a week.J…

     America's new favorite dancer on Fox's "So You Think You Can Dance," Sabra Johnson, may owe her title to judge Nigel Lythgoe.At the end of Wednesday's taped final competition show, Lythgoe made a brief pitch for a female winner because there hadn't been one in two earlier seasons. "From the show's point of view, it would be good to see a …