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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #60 on: November 21, 2008, 02:20:39 PM »
We all knew this was probably going to happen once NBC bought the station.... I have a feeling that if Landmark still owned the station, there wouldn't be this major of a hit on the staff...

Also, as far as I know, I'm pretty sure Jeff Meilcarz [sic?] still has his job atleast until after the Atlanta half-marathon on Thanksgiving... That's been in the plans for months and I don't think they'd just trash it like *snaps fingers* that...

TWC cited financial problems as the reason for the layoffs, so i fully expect they would have happened, NBC or not. Lest you've forgotten, NBC isn't running TWC. TWC is still its own entity.

As for the half-marathon..well, you never know.

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #61 on: November 21, 2008, 03:14:17 PM »
More late breaking details from my source. the Road Crew is history. He confirmed that the environmental department has in fact been axed, although he couldn't confirm Hedi Cullen's status. He tells me that TWC Radio took a MAJOR hit. He has also informed me that a long-time off camera meteorologist has been relieved of his duties.

This is getting more interesting by the moment!
Do you think these segments will return when the economy improves?

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #62 on: November 21, 2008, 03:19:06 PM »
I'm sure TWC will rebuild once things get better, but I'm sure things will have a different focus by that point.
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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #63 on: November 21, 2008, 03:26:14 PM »
I think what's gone will stay gone. As Steve said, TWC will surely rebuild when times improve, and other things will certainly take the place of everything that was axed.

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #64 on: November 21, 2008, 03:35:11 PM »
And while I agree, global warming isn't going anywhere. Once the economy is stable again, I do see a Forecast Earth-esque show coming back.

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #65 on: November 21, 2008, 03:41:05 PM »
I do agree that something along those lines WILL return. At least if FE was as popular as TWC would lead you to believe it was.

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #66 on: November 21, 2008, 03:53:18 PM »
It's my understanding that Jorma Duran and Tetiana Anderson are also being axed.  :yes:

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #67 on: November 21, 2008, 04:01:40 PM »
I'm going to miss Jorma, he was a good field reporter, I don't really care about Tetiana. She's just not "interesting" or special with her reports plus she only covers NYC.
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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #68 on: November 21, 2008, 04:05:25 PM »
I was never particularly attached to either one, so as always I hate seeing anyone get laid off, but I won't miss them on TV, that;s for sure.

I've been laid off and know the pain of it. It's not a fun time, that's for sure. If anything, its very scary.  :yes:

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #69 on: November 21, 2008, 04:12:19 PM »
Maybe this is why no replacement for Seese has been brought in... because they can't afford to hire someone. :o

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #70 on: November 21, 2008, 04:15:44 PM »
Certainly seems like a reasonable reason to me.  :yes:

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #71 on: November 21, 2008, 04:18:30 PM »
If TWC lays off Cantore, then that would be the biggest mistake TWC wouldve done. Cantore is a legendary OCM for the channel. He's probably the highest paid as well
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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #72 on: November 21, 2008, 04:24:01 PM »
No chance that'll ever happen. Cantore IS TWC. Without Cantore TWC might as well call it a day.  :yes:

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Re: TWC Lays off Staff
« Reply #74 on: November 21, 2008, 06:06:58 PM »
Well, it does confirm that Dave, Cheryl, and Eboni were let go.   :thumbdown:

I wonder if this means an increased role for Mark Mancuso...