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News from the Mobile TV Examiner for Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

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  • WKRG-TV was promoted as their audience's "Back to School Headquarters" (the full phrase was "Your Back to School Headquarters) as part of their plan to broadcast special reports about the first day of the new school years for the public school systems in Baldwin County and Escambia County, Alabama and Santa Rosa County, and Escambia County, Florida this past Monday, August 18th (all of these school systems are part of the same TV market as Mobile's school system). The same phrase was also used in promoting their programming about the first day of the new school year for Mobile's school system back on the Thursday of August 8th.
  • Yon Pomrenze of the Cable News Network (CNN) did a live report for WALA-TV's local 9:00 p.m. news program ("FOX 10 News at 9:00 p.m.") this past Monday, August 18th, from Ferguson, Missouri, about the recent protests in Ferguson over an incident involving a police officer shooting a person who had no weapons in his possession there. He also answered "follow-up" questions about his report from the news presenters for the news program (Bob Grip and Lenise Ligon, both of whom he called by their first names) who spoke to him from WALA-TV's broadcast facility from Mobile.
  • According to the Alabama High School Athletic Association, WJTC-TV and five other TV stations (including WAFF-TV in Huntsville, WBRC-TV in Birmingham, WSFA-TV in Montgomery, WDFX-TV in Dothan, Alabama, and WTVM-TV in Columbus, Georgia) were set to broadcast high-school football programming from Raycom Media every Thursday over the course of ten weeks between the Thursday of August 28th and the Thursday of October 30th during the next high-school football season (the World Wide Web site titled "Path to the Playoffs" has more information about the programming they would broadcast such as the football matches they would feature and the dates for the programming).

(note about a correction: the Mobile TV Examiner article titled "Commentary: Consequences of local TV stations having the same owners" was corrected due to the word "not" being left out of its first paragraph by mistake)

(note about an update: the Mobile TV Examiner article titled "News from the Mobile TV Examiner for Monday, August 18th, 2014" was updated with new information)

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