New England One reports WCVB is launching an hourlong newscast at 10 p.m. on its MeTV subchannel, anchored by Maria Stephanos, who used to do the 10 o'clock news at Channel 25, and Ed Harding, who apparently just lives at the Channel 5 studios.
Yes, it's bad out there - Ed Harding at Channel 5 just put his glasses on.
Maybe Leominster will still be with us in the morning. You know it's serious because Ed Harding on Channel 5 has his glasses down near the end of his nose.
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The Channel 5 anchor finally went too far tonight with his dedication to his job (which in the past has included working both morning and evening shifts and coming in on weekends): He gamely tried doing the news with a bad sore throat (which made him sound like he'd been huffing helium), but around 5:40, Heather Unruh stuck a mug and a bottle of honey in front of him and announced he had to go home immediately - and that they'd brought in Liz Bruner to fill in.
Because you do. Well, some of you, at any rate.
Over at Channel 4, David Wade reports on a "news tip" Channel 4 got from a regular viewer this morning:
... FYI to David W. Don't mean to be mean, but your hair needs a little help this AM. It's not very flattering when you look straight on at the camera :( ...
Oh, as long as we're on the vanity issue, mad props to Ed Harding for being cool enough to let Chronicle last night show the box he uses to stand on for those standing shots in front of the anchordesk.
Brian reports that instead of seeing the ending of "Eli Stone" last night, Channel 5 viewers got to listen to pre-newscast banter:
We caught Ed Harding and the weatherman making jokes, smalltalk and discussing a baseball game. The latter practiced his weather tease three times.
LUCKILY, and I do mean luckily, Harding and the rest of the news team seemingly kept the language clean, didn't criticize anybody or say anything incriminating. ...
On Channel 5, Ed Harding just promised that Harvey Leonard would explain "that clump of shmutz coming our way."
Harv started his weather forecast and, when some giant blob of clouds came on the screen behind him, said: "And that SHMUTZ that Ed referred to earlier, well, here it is."
Don't ask the Boston Gal to pick up any of the new $5 Sox scratch tickets for you:
... [M]y beloved Boston Red Sox have sold their soul to the Massachusetts State Lottery by teaming up with them with this scratch ticket which will "offer a mix of killer ticket deals, cash prizes and Sox paraphernalia."
Why do I get the feeling this move will be as bad for Red Sox Nation as the Musical No,No, Nanette?Why do I get the feeling this move will be as bad for Red Sox Nation as the Musical No, No, Nanette? ...
Things that Suck decrees that one thing that sucks is local newscasts pimping for shows on their networks: