FIRST ON THE BLOG: WTVJ 6 has recently cut the 9:00 a.m. hour of it’s Sunday morning newscast to 30 minutes to make way for a brand new public affairs show on Sunday mornings called NBC 6 Impact with Jackie Nespral.
The show has now joined in the Sunday morning public affairs competition that WTVJ 6 has not been a part of for years. The program is hosted by Jackie Nespral, sans the title and is one of WTVJ 6’s long-time veterans and reporters. The program airs at 9:30 a.m., before Meet the Press with Chuck Todd at 10:00 a.m. and apparently, this is rare because most NBC stations air their Sunday morning public affairs programs, AFTER and not before Meet the Press. This now joins WPLG 10’s This Week in South Florida with Michael Putney and Glenna Milberg (Sundays from 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m.) and WFOR 4’s Facing South Florida with Jim DeFede (11:30 a.m.-12:00 p.m. during non-NFL season, 8:30-9:00 a.m. during NFL season) for Sunday morning public affairs programming.
But now, this means that the Sunday morning editions of NBC 6 South Florida Today now run from 7:00-8:00 and 9:00-9:30 a.m. Until then, it was from 9:00-10:00 a.m. but not anymore. This is more likely due in part to Comcast’s 2011 requirements to continue to add more local news and public affairs programming to it’s O&O stations. NBC 6 Impact with Jackie Nespral made it’s debut last Sunday, but will not be on this Sunday, due to NBC Sports’ coverage of the 2014 Ryder Cup, but will return next Sunday.
We’ll see how this show does against the rest. Btw, this is news from my hometown area of South Florida. Just thought you should know that. 🙂