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Taking a long-planned break

Unclebarky.com is taking some time off while its proprietor goes on a big adventure. Thanks to all readers for your continued patronage, and be assured we’ll be back up after the Thanksgiving weekend with the November “sweeps” local newscast ratings results for starters.
Ed Bark

Texas-made The Long Road Home gives National Geographic channel a major player

It will have been hard to miss a promotion or two or 20 for the National Geographic channel’s most ambitious scripted production to date.

The Long Road Home finally hits home screens on Tuesday, Nov. 7th with a two-hour start to be followed by six one-hour chapters on Tuesdays through Dec. 19th. Filmed entirely in Texas, the true story of one searing day in the Iraq war is adapted from the 2007 book by veteran ABC News correspondent Martha Raddatz. And our review is here.
Ed Bark

Reviewing CBS' S.W.A.T. reboot and Netflix's Alias Grace adaptation

CBS has its third re-do coming on Thursday, Nov. 2nd, when S.W.A.T. joins the network’s existing successful makeovers of Hawaii Five-0 and Macgyver. Our review is here.

Also, Netflix weighs in with Alias Grace, a six-part adaptation of the Margaret Atwood novel, on Friday, Nov. 3rd. Here is the review on that.

Plus, TEGNA8 adds two to its on-camera news team. And we have the D-FW ratings for Game 7 of the World Series.
Ed Bark

Off the deep end? The new "social" swim at TEGNA8's Daybreak

TEGNA8’s Daybreak is determined to differentiate itself from its early morning rivals. But will viewers tune in or be turned off by the station’s deep plunge into “social” media additives? We look at Wednesday’s program on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, dean of D-FW sports anchors Dale Hansen talks to unclebarky.com about his new deal and shortened work week. And Game 1 of the World Series fends off three strong competitors to win Tuesday night’s D-FW ratings race.

Plus, we review Frontline’s two-part Putin’s Revenge, which premieres Wednesday, Oct. 25th on PBS.
Ed Bark

A lane change at TEGNA8, with Demetria Obilor named as new Daybreak traffic anchor

A lengthy search for Sgt. Nick Bristow’s successor has stopped with Demetria Obilor hired by Dallas-based TEGNA8 as the early morning Daybreak’s traffic anchor. All the details and ripple effects are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.
Ed Bark