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WFAA8 anchor John McCaa: he's ready, even if you're not

After a 35-year career at WFAA8, anchor John McCaa’s last newscast will be on Friday, March 1st. Here’s our long, last look at the most self-effacing news star in D-FW history.

Also, the complete local newscast results of the just-concluded February ratings “sweeps” are posted and ready for your perusal.

And Fox4 has hired a co-host to join Mike Doocy on the station’s late night Free 4 All program.
Ed Bark

Reviewing new WFAA8 anchor Chris Lawrence's unexpected post-Oscars performance and tonight's The Enemy Within premiere on NBC

John McCaa’s successor, Chris Lawrence, made an unexpected in-studio debut last night -- but as a Twitter emcee not an anchor. Our review is on the Dallas Fort-Worth TV page.

Plus, NBC launches its latest spy drama, The Enemy Within on Monday, Feb. 25th. We take a closer look on the Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page. Also, the Oscars again had diminishing ratings returns, at least in D-FW.
Ed Bark

Reviewing a long overdue appreciation of Sammy Davis, Jr. nearly 30 years after his death

Sammy Davis, Jr., unfairly caricatured by some as a slap-happy buffoon, gets an overdue appreciation in PBS’ I’ve Gotta Be Me, which premieres on Tuesday, Feb. 19th under the enduring American Masters banner. Although flawed, it’s a solid first step. Our review is on the Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page.
Ed Bark

BET follows the script with American Soul

BET has pledged to get into scripted original programming in a big way this year after programming on the cheap for much of its existence. A notable step forward is the 10-episode American Soul series, which dramatizes the launch of Soul Train by Don Cornelius. Our review is on the Nat’l News/Reviews 2019 page.
Ed Bark