WEWS will shorten it’s noon newscast to a half-hour…

WEWS-TV 5 / Cleveland (“NewsChannel 5”)

FIRST ON THE BLOG (other than The Cleveland Plain-Dealer’s Cleveland.com): The 2014-2015 TV season will bring lots of new changes, new faces, newscasts additions and expansions and apparently… a newscast cut-down?

Apparently, that’s true in Cleveland. WEWS 5 will shorten it’s noon newscast to 30 minutes again (it was a half-hour newscast until expanding to an hour-long in 2013) on September 8th to make way for Right This Minute at 12:30 p.m. The noon newscast was an hour-long, as this will now make WJW 8, the ONLY station in the market with hour-long news at noon. This comes as the daytime TV schedules for all Cleveland TV stations are being shaken up for new shows or changing channels. In this case for WEWS 5, The Meredith Viera Show is gonna be on at 10:00 a.m., replacing the hour where Right This Minute was. It will also add The NOW Cleveland (I don’t consider it a newscast, I see it as more of like an RTM program, but with more talking instead of more showing.) in the 4:00 p.m. timeslot, which will lead off to WEWS 5’s LIVE on 5 at 5:00 p.m. and then NewsChannel 5 at 6:00. Other than this, that’s all from the Cleveland news landscape, since about 99% of the changes coming September 8th in Cleveland, revolve on Daytime programming and not on news programming.

We are gonna see everything on September 8th. New faces, new changes, new newscasts, more expanded newscasts and apparently… some newscast cut-downs/droppings.


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