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Revisiting the site and sounds of Perry Como's last ABC Christmas special

They didn’t come any nicer than Perry Como, whose last Christmas special for ABC (in 1986) originated from San Antonio.

Your friendly content provider was there for a full day of taping, plus an interview with Como. It’s always been one of my favorite stories and experiences -- and you can revisit it if you’d like on our Back Channels page.

Plus, NBC5 hires a new reporter, Jack Highberger, from Minneapolis’ Fox-owned station.

A pair of Uncle Barky’s Countdown to Christmas videos are also in our mix. You can find them here and here.

Also, another edition of the D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” shows that even a big lemon served up by Thursday Night Football can draw a big enough crowd to outpoint the night’s competing programs.
Ed Bark

Uncle Barky's Countdown to Christmas returns for another go-around of merriment, nostalgia

Back by popular demand (in my own mind at least), we present Episode One of Uncle Barky’s Countdown to Christmas. Look for it down the stretch run to Christmas Day on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, as previously posted, Dallas-based TEGNA8 has hired a new sports reporter and fill-in anchor. Details are right here.
Ed Bark

Netflix's The Crown again treats viewers like royalty, too

Netflix’s 10-episode Season Two of The Crown begins streaming on Friday, Dec. 8th, and it’s again exemplary. Our review is here.

Also, veteran reporter Joel Thomas leaves D-FW’s CBS11 for family considerations and the latest local Nielsen ratings “snapshot” also is posted.
Ed Bark

Shipp shape? The veteran TEGNA8 gumshoe will now try to stick it to Republican congressman Pete Sessions by running against him

Award-laden TEGNA8 investigative reporter Brett Shipp pulled a shocker Wednesday by announcing he’s left the Dallas-based station to run for the 32nd District congressional seat that has housed Republican Pete Sessions since 2003. Details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark

NBC5 acts fast, hires Vinita Nair as "special assignments" reporter after TEGNA8 bypasses her for Daybreak co-anchor slot

NBC5 appears to have made a solid choice in hiring seasoned former network anchor/reporter Vinita Nair after TEGNA8 didn’t. She’ll start on Jan. 29th, unclebarky.com confirms. More details on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark