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Doocy's not going, Slater's coming back

Veteran Fox4 sports anchor Mike Doocy will be missing his first Dallas Cowboys training camp in 23 years -- and not by choice. But former CBS11/TXA21 sports anchor-reporter will be there as part of her new job with the NFL Network. All the details, plus the forced resignation of chief meteorologist Bob Goosmann from KRLD radio (1080 AM), are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, CNN dominated the D-FW ratings for the final night of the Democratic National Convention while Donald Trump’s acceptance at the Republican convention closer nipped Hillary Clinton’s in the combined Nielsen numbers for eight networks.
Ed Bark

HBO's revealing, entertaining Meet the Donors is money, money, money

Alexandra Pelosi’s latest documentary film is a must-see and highly entertaining look at the moguls who spend millions of dollars on their favorite high-level political candidates in return for access, frame-able pictures and, in truth, probably much more. HBO’s Meet the Donors premieres on Monday, Aug. 1st after both national political conventions have come and gone. So the timing is perfect, and our review is here.

Plus, Fox News Channel plunges to a distant last in the D-FW ratings for Wednesday’s Night 3 of the Democratic convention.

Also, our final in a series of convention look-backs chronicles comedy’s coming out party at the 1992 Democratic gathering in New York. It’s all on the Back Channels page.
Ed Bark

CNN leads in Tuesday's D-FW convention ratings

CNN was the top voter-getting on Night 2 of the Democratic convention, which easily outdrew Night 2 of the GOP’s in D-FW. The complete ratings picture again is on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Also, the second-to-last article in our series of political convention reprises spotlights Fox News Channel girding for battle at the 2004 Democratic gathering in Boston. See the Back Channels page.
Ed Bark

Viewer polarity kicks in on first night of Democratic convention

The D-FW Nielsen ratings for Night 1 of the Democratic National convention were starkly different in terms of cable news network choices. We have the complete breakdown on the Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, it’s quite a sight to see Stephen Colbert’s “Death. Taxes. Hillary.” video, which kicked off Late Show’s live, post-convention coverage of the Dems. See it all on our Network News & Reviews page.

Also, our series of convention look-backs continues with a 1996 piece on a harried and dog-tired Eleanor Mondale, who was covering the Republican proceedings for cable’s E! network. She died all too soon in 2011 of brain cancer, but I can still her driving to a quick stop for a short interview. It’s on our Back Channels page, as is a 2004 on-site interview with a vexed Tom Brokaw at the outset of his last convention as NBC’s lead anchor before bequeathing the Nightly News to Brian Williams.
Ed Bark

TEGNA8 adds Houston reporter Kevin Reece

Reporter Kevin Reece, who won armloads of Emmys while at Houston’s KHOU-TV, will be joining Dallas-based TEGNA8 this summer. More details are on our Dallas-Fort Worth TV page.

Plus, our latest in a series of on-site reports from previous national political conventions spotlights a vexed Tom Brokaw on the eve of the 2004 Republican gathering in New York. Check it out on the Back Channels page.

Also, the weekend D-FW Nielsen ratings “snapshot” is posted.
Ed Bark