October 04, 2014

SATURDAY MORNING NEWSBREAK

ITEM! THE END OF NETWORK SATURDAY MORNING TV

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The CW has announced the end of their Saturday morning Vortexx block of programs in favor of a block called One Magnificent Morning: a five-hour run of educational programs aimed towards teens and parents. The new block is programmed by Litton Entertainment, who also programmed replacements for CBS and ABC's morning line-ups with CBS Dream Team and ABC Kids.

Saturday morning TV rose to prominence during the 1960s and maintained a strong run through the early 90s. FCC standards demanding higher educational content began to drive production companies into the syndicated market. As cable TV began to rise, channels dedicated solely to cartoons emerged, replacing their scarcity on network TV and rendering Saturday morning programming superfluous within a decade. Steadily, the networks eliminated their Saturday morning line-ups in favor of infomercials, news programs or educational programs.

ITEM! YOUR WEBMASTER ON THE RADIO

On Sunday, 9/28, your Saturday Mornings Forever webmaster was featured on the It Came From The Radio show on Long Island's WGBB 1240AM in regards to my comics work. You can hear the interview here. It Came From The Radio airs every Sunday from 4-5PM Eastern. You can stream it live from the WGBB website.

ITEM! NEW YORK COMIC CON

I'll be with my organization, the Comicbook Artists Guild, at New York Comic Con at table 1255. I'll be at the table on Thursday, Friday and Sunday and around the show the rest of the time from show open to close. Come on by and check us out. I'll also be promoting this site with some new promotional cards.

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