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cat2,577 posts since 4 Jan 2003
The Early Rundown is completely indistinguishable from any other hour of Sky News, apart from Niall (excellent) and the background (less excellent)

I was expecting something a bit like the early morning local US news shows... supercharged run through of stories, bit of detail, regular weather slots, key events to watch during the day. (WCVB Boston do something called EyeOpener)

A sort of Politico Playbook on screen

It was really not that. Just a decent but bland hour.

Sky seem to make a virtue of not having anything visual going on in their bulletins these days. It’s awful.
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the eye3,592 posts since 19 Jan 2005
BBC World News
There is a live stream of ABC7’s morning news show on YouTube, watched that a few times and I kind of like that format. As you say it’s what this news hour should be I agree, makes the programme name a bit redundant
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Mouseboy332,723 posts since 10 Feb 2014
Which ABC7? NY, LA, SF or Chicago.
Any road....its seems odd to give the show a "fancy" new name such as The Rundown, when its just a different face with the same format. Outside Source on BBC at least has a point of difference. The Rundown seems like its should have a been a quick fast paced blast for someone getting ready to run out the door in the morning. Id imagine like a compact short 15 min wheel. Weather,Top Stories, Weather, Topical, Weather. The stories should be lots of bullet points and quick graphics. (Similar to AXIOS. They have very short stories that amazingly give you an accurate portrait of even complex stories) (Studies have shown people love their weather in the morning) Frankly it just seems like SkyNews gave up innovating their on screen product. Its seems like the only new thing they create these is a programme title cards. Even the bulk of the opening is the same. Its all yawnsville creatively.
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London Lite10,795 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
As much as I enjoy watching local US early morning newscasts, to compare Sky News to a format where you get such a tight structure of news, traffic and weather at the same time as part of a programme designed to help workers get a news digest isn't what The Early Rundown is designed to be.

It's another one of those cases where what may work in the US and Canada doesn't exactly work in the UK.
HarryB2,122 posts since 1 Nov 2013
Kay will be back on the green tomorrow, but SJM will be in the glass box.


Will we ever bloody see her in Millbank??

Pretty poor to launch the new shows this way imo.

True. Don't really understand the amount of money spent on the glass box and instead then shove Kay into the shoe box at Millbank
London Lite10,795 posts since 4 Jan 2003
London London
Kay will be back on the green tomorrow, but SJM will be in the glass box.


Will we ever bloody see her in Millbank??

Pretty poor to launch the new shows this way imo.

True. Don't really understand the amount of money spent on the glass box and instead then shove Kay into the shoe box at Millbank


IMHO, the Glass Box is a vanity project by Sky's previous owner to show off the output to visitors to the complex.
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Switched On37 posts since 8 Sep 2019 Recently warned
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Will we ever bloody see her in Millbank??

Pretty poor to launch the new shows this way imo.

True. Don't really understand the amount of money spent on the glass box and instead then shove Kay into the shoe box at Millbank


IMHO, the Glass Box is a vanity project by Sky's previous owner to show off the output to visitors to the complex.


I was just thinking the same. It's a shame they didn't just build a 'proper' 3 wall studio on the ground floor with a glass window for the 4th wall for visitors to look into. The glass box, no matter what angle, always feels more suited to That's TV local news.