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Monday, March 20, 2006

10:00 p.m. news

Live blogging Springfield's ten o'clock TV news.

First ten minutes: Weather and related matters.


Report on a big murder trial a few counties away from here.

A story about the University of Illinois at Springfield.

A weather tease.


Weather report at 10:16 p.m. Doppler. Difficult morning commute. Weather guy is predicting no school tomorrow. After thought: First day of spring. Current temp is 36. The record high is 81 on this date. Discussing potential possible power outages. Blizzard warning. Rain. Snow. Sleet. Wind gusts up to 40 mph.

Jovial banter between the anchors and the weather guy about grim weather matters. This is supposed to be comforting. It's just lame.


Health report at 10:23 p.m. Smoking is bad for you.


Sports at 10:27 p.m. Report on the banquet for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes.


Switching channels.

Posted by Marie at March 20, 2006 10:30 PM


This is why I tuned tv 20 out a long time ago.

Posted by: shoo at March 20, 2006 10:54 PM

Me too. I only tuned in tonight to get the weather update.

Posted by: Marie at March 20, 2006 11:07 PM

Sure you did... I bet it was for Pet of the Week.

This is actually where their info for the weather here

Posted by: shoo at March 20, 2006 11:15 PM

I need to go to bed. That last post made no sense...sorry

Posted by: shoo at March 20, 2006 11:16 PM

Hehe. I actually started watching the Champaign news about a year ago. True.

Posted by: Marie at March 20, 2006 11:19 PM

TV 20 is a joke. Decaturs 17 still does better Springfield coverage, and now WCFN at 9pm is even a better alternative. They need to report many of their broadcasts as in-kind donations to the Sangmaon County Republican Party.

Posted by: Joe Bloe at March 21, 2006 10:47 AM

Poor channel 20. That place has only gone down hill since I left there. :P

At least that's why I'm claiming.

Posted by: ewink at March 22, 2006 11:33 AM

What I'm claiming. Why do I only make typos when I don't preread and on sites that I cannot edit? :)

Posted by: ewink at March 22, 2006 11:34 AM

Heh. It's the camerman's curse. I don't know. I just made that up.

Posted by: Marie at March 22, 2006 12:33 PM