In the ultimate sign that the tides have turned and professionals aren't afraid to call out Grade A Weenies anymore for fear of harassment, The Weather Channel talked some sense into the Great Hurricane Hype of 2014, and it's downright refreshing.
The Weather Channel premiered a new show this afternoon called WXGeeks, which has all the potential to bring the network back to its weathery roots. Did it hit the mark? It's hard to tell — the show was over before it began.
Have you ever been so desperate for ratings that you almost got swept away by a hurricane's storm surge, then a couple of hours later chased down a woman in labor and tried to climb into the National Guard truck in which she was giving birth? If not, then you're not a reporter for The Weather Channel.
The Weather Channel took 20 seconds out of every other commercial break yesterday to brag that they'd preempted programming to talk about the weather, because we live in a world where The Weather Channel has to use advertising time to tell its viewers that it's going to talk about the weather.
This may win the award for the strangest news banter of the year. She's confused, he's confused, there's an anchor doing court-ordered community service. It's a mess.
I knew the tornado outbreak across the south on Monday was bad, but damn.
Long before The Weather Channel started its downward spiral towards infotainment and cheap reality shows, the network and its meteorologists held a fair amount of stature in the public eye. Aside from Jim Cantore, one of the most popular 1990s-era TWC personalities was Dave Schwartz. TWC fired Dave in 2008, and after more than five years, he made his television re-debut on the network yesterday afternoon.
I am not a fan of what became of The Weather Channel after NBC bought it. The station quickly started a downward spiral of suck that was a slap in the face to both viewers and science. But I have to give them credit when it's due: when they stick to the weather, The Weather Channel is surprisingly good.