Talk:Action News

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Though it covers 2 adjacent small markets, WBNG-TV also uses this format...Ranma9617 20:47, 13 June 2006 (UTC)

The start date for KXAS is wrong. It was in the later part of the decade, around 1977 if my memory serves. Will investigate. -- Gridlock Joe 21:51, 20 July 2006 (UTC)

KODE-TV in Joplin, Mo. is on its second go-round of using "Action News." -- Apeman33 20:15, 16 Aug. 2006 (CDT)


I have doubts on Cox owning the Action News trademark and concept: Not only did it originate at a non-Cox station(present ABC O&O WPVI); but also, several Cox-owned stations use Eyewitness News...Ranma9617 04:47, 17 August 2006 (UTC)

I'm sceptical as well. In fact, I've decided to be bold and removed that section from the article. If Mhs101255 (whose only edit so far was to add that section to the page) can give us some proof, he can go ahead and add it back in. - Hinto 09:38, 18 August 2006 (UTC)


the simpsons parody this in one of the episodes; worth mentioning? (it's what I first thought of when I saw this article title) --User24 02:50, 26 October 2006 (UTC)

I have noticed the term "action news" been used a lot with no relation to what this article talks about. I wanted to know what "action news" meant or was trying to say, but this article just talks about some American tv show. JayKeaton 12:53, 29 January 2007 (UTC)

Quoi? Action News -- the term -- is well-described here. Contrast it with Eyewitness News. I am not seeing how someone's take-away message could possibly be that there is a television show called Action News that is a sitcom or TV drama (an "American TV show"). No -- it is a format for television reporting presentation, and this article explains that. Perhaps you have misunderstood the way in which the term has been used elsewhere. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 18:39, 29 January 2008 (UTC)

The Players[edit]

There are many people surrounding the events of the birth of Action News. Larry Kane, Jim O'brien, Hank Sperka, Mel Kampmann, Mort Crim, Jessica Savitch, Bill White. If you can contribute any information about these people (maybe you ARE one of these people) it would greatly enhance this piece. ParkinThom (talk) 15:00, 3 September 2008 (UTC)

Anchor Man!![edit]

C'mon! —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 06:19, 29 September 2008 (UTC)

As a resident of the Philadelphia area, I can attest that local legend has it that Ron Burgundy is patterned after WPVI anchor Jim Gardner. Bill (talk) 11:14, 27 September 2009 (UTC)

Station listing chart[edit]

The chart of stations that have used the "format or name" needs quite a bit of work. Aside from the fact that it's significantly outdated: 1. There's no distinction given between newscasts called Action News, those using the "format" (and how can that be verified?) and those which simply used "Move Closer to Your World" as a theme, which was not unique to stations using either the name or the format. Anything that wasn't actually called Action News shouldn't be included here. 2. The last column has far too much extraneous detail which is relevant to the individual stations' articles but takes up a lot of room in a chart listing a news format it might have used as long as 40 years ago. 3. Network affiliations don't need to be included because they're not relevant to the branding or format of a station's local newscast. 4. There's a lot of original research and unverifiable, extraneous commentary. I have a major pruning job in mind, if no one objects. JTRH (talk) 15:15, 6 April 2012 (UTC)