Thursday, April 26, 2007
Even before the camera lens dropped to start the broadcast, tension was building.
At 10:50, KDKA gives us a teaser about the Time 100 and something about dog food.
The deathly tone of the announcer guarantees that you'll watch the broadcast for tips on how not to die.
At 10:58, Ken Rice pulls into the KDKA parking lot.
If you've seen this car at the Giant Eagle in Homestead, you were looking at Ken Rice's vehicle.
You have no idea what's going on, but you know Gary Sinise means business.
We get another teaser at 10:57 about George W. Bush dancing on the White House Lawn.
Only KDKA can jam-pack 2 hours of hard-nosed news into 30 minutes.
Powerball at 11:00
the numbers 3-3-3-3-3 Powerball: Gary Roberts.
Its go time
Ken Rice dominating the early seconds with the teaser of Pittsburgh being catapulted to the top of the United States' cities.
America's Most Livable City.
In the one-spot tonight:
Even my grandma doesn't care about this story.
We then see some bitch take a dump on Pittsburgh.
And some dude says Pittsburgh should've been abandoned in the 1940's.
The next topic looks familiar. Sid on the Time 100.
But folks, when you talk steady, you talk Patrice King Brown.
She reads the story. The teleprompter catches on fire.
Rice with a little stutter when determining if the man used a wheelchair or walker.
Obviously, someone messed with the teleprompter.
In the two hole:
First huge mistake of the newscast.
Iannotti appears to be in the same place David Highfield did his story.
This can't happen. This isn't amateur hour.
Sad story about Mr. Jimmy getting murdered.
Iannotti is solid.
But he has been doing this for a while.
Iannotti's first story:
Bethlehem -- The year 0.
Ken Rice takes his turn with the death coverage.
Rice moves from murder and carnage to sex offenders. What a move.
Big news that couldn't wait till the sports segment: Chartiers Valley keeps their basketball coach. Ken Rice bites his tongue.
KDKA licks the Steelers balls. Ken Rice's hands were tied.
If it was up to him, we would be watching a piece on Ponderosa Steak & Seahouse and how great it is.
And while PKB and Rice are locked in.
Their biggest threat appears...............
He holds our testicles in our hand as he personally dictates what the rest of our week will be like.
But what is he doing? He comes out without the jacket on?
Are you kidding? This isn't the 10:00 news on PCNC.
PKB carried the broadcast for Ken Rice in that first segment.
KDKA comes out flying in the second period.
We go straight to red-hot Stephanie Watson.
Watson interviews some jobber at the autoshow.
She tells us a magican will appear at the show:
Watson wraps it up nicely, wow.
Back to Ken Rice..
Jimmy Chang visits Mt. Washington. What a popular place.
Ken Rice pulls in a reference from the top of the broadcast saying that Chang was enjoying how livable Pittsburgh is.
If your pet eats again, it is going to die, says Ken Rice.
Jeff Verszyla puts the coat on.
And says something that isn't funny, but PKB does the cordial laugh.
Verszyla nearly derails everything.
Ken Rice just shakes his head.
Verszyla predicts some sunshine and shower.
Verzsyla tells you if you want to know what tomorrow night's weather is going to be, you should watch Bill Paxton's thriller "Twister."
Ken Rice bites his tongue again as the teleprompter brings across more Steelers stuff.
They were getting in the groove.
Art Rooney XXII talks about nothing.
No one will even remember that.
Brady Quinn is awful.
We get 30 minutes of Darrelle Revis' highlights. You can tell how awful quarterbacks are.
Why can't anyone else see this?
The broadcast is slipping away.
Bob Pompeani makes the first and seemingly only mistake of the broadcast...
He uses the Pirates as a hanger to keep people tuned in during the commercial.
Unless Johnny Depp is involved, people turn their televisions off.
The Volkswagen commercial where the guy is doing a spoken-word poem song thing.
In the former commercials, you couldn't understand what the person driving by said.
Volkswagen advertising finally realized why they weren't selling cars.
They obviously re-shot the segment, and the driver's sentence is now discernible.
- Rice: 3 assists, 4 incredible segues
- PKB: 2 saves
- 14 stories about death
- 11 stories about the Steelers
- 1 awkward hand-off.
- Get PKB some Tylenol. Her shoulders are aching.
- Good effort but sweeps are coming up.
- The weather man is mud.
- Rice = money in the bank.
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