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Battle of the Christmas set displays

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sinklair
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Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by sinklair » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:14 am

I’m no Grinch and love Christmas as much as the next person... but 25-66 goes overboard each year with its set decorations. If a nicely decorated tree, a couple strand of lights and a poinsettias will do, WEYI feels the needs to buy out the entire greenhouse.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:31 am

sinklair wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 11:14 am
I’m no Grinch and love Christmas as much as the next person... but 25-66 goes overboard each year with its set decorations. If a nicely decorated tree, a couple strand of lights and a poinsettias will do, WEYI feels the needs to buy out the entire greenhouse.
It’s trade and/or cash from the business providing the greenery.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by sinklair » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:04 pm

So that makes it OK to go overboard with the Christmas decorations? I didn’t say the station paid out cash for the display. Of course, WEYI is too cheap to do that. My argument was aesthetics. It is waaay too much.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by lovinlife101 » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:13 pm

sinklair wrote:
Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:04 pm
So that makes it OK to go overboard with the Christmas decorations? I didn’t say the station paid out cash for the display. Of course, WEYI is too cheap to do that. My argument was aesthetics. It is waaay too much.
That’s fine. I was just explaining why it is the way it is. When a company pays to have its stuff featured during an entire newscast of coarse they are going to go overboard.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by sinklair » Sat Dec 14, 2019 12:29 pm

The decorator doesn’t have the final say over how to decorate the TV set. WEYI does. I’m not sure why you’re defending a set that looks like it was decorated by Buddy the Freskin’ Elf.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by paul8539 » Sat Jan 04, 2020 4:06 pm

On 12, where they have the individual reports say 'happy holidays' with a background and their name, in some cases, I can not read the name because it is too small. Make it larger.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by Herm » Sat Jan 04, 2020 6:59 pm

One year, we had SO MANY poinsettias around the desk, our morning met commented that it looked like Christmas had thrown up all over the set! We all thought it was hilarious! The company that decorated the studio though... not so much.
Personally, I can’t stand when news studios are decorated for holidays. I think it’s unprofessional and inconsistent. Why decorate for Christmas and not any other holidays? It never made sense to me.



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Re: Battle of the Christmas set displays

Post by Beerbong » Sat Jan 04, 2020 9:28 pm

Been that way for years in mid Michigan market. Nothing wrong with it. Most businesses decorate for Christmas. Why not a news set?



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