New England Cable News

Kevin Vahey
Sat Dec 20 13:54:30 EST 2003

Has Hearst pulled out as you don't see their name trumpted like 

Comcast right now is setting up their midwest and they just blew Fox 
Sports Chicago out of the water by signing the Cubs, White Sox, Bulls 
and Blackhawks for a Comcast Sports Net starting next October. Fox 
Sports is left with nada except some college games.

On Sat, 20 Dec 2003 1:23pm, Donna Halper wrote:
> At 11:03 AM 12/20/2003 -0500, you wrote:
>> I'm getting my first extended exposure to New England Cable News in a
>> long time, and the first since CN8 came to the area last year.
>> The programming is looking more and more magazine-like, like what CN8
>> would put on its Mid-Atlantic channel. At this point I see no true
>> purpose for NECN, especially since Comcast owns half of it.
> Well, maybe you and I are watching different NECNs.  The one I watch 
> has some very credible news anchors like R.D. Sahl and former channel 5 
> (WCVB) anchor Chet Curtis, as well as political commentary from both 
> the left and the right, excellent sports reporters, and solid coverage 
> of New England issues.  On the weekends and later in the evening, yes 
> it becomes rather magazine-like, but in prime time, I have found it 
> often offers more thorough coverage and longer pieces than the other 
> local channels.  And during the Red Sox' abortive run for the pennant, 
> their two main sports anchors were every bit as good as those on the 
> better known stations.  I'd be sorry if Comcast pulled the plug on them.

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