Update – February 10, 2017

Requests I’ve received so far:

Brooke Baldwin
January 3, 2011
February 1, 2013
February 4, 2014

Erica Hill & Dylan Dreyer
July 6, 2014
August (?), 2014

Erin Burnett
May 16, 2014
May 29, 2014
June 11, 2014
June 18, 2014
August 19, 2014
November 21, 2014

Erin Burnett clips for March 27, June 26-27 and July 20, 2014 were also requested but I do not have those days.

In other news, my capture device has finally shipped! Soon I will be able to post current shows again! 😁

CNN Tweaks Morning Lineup

The three most notable items from this press release:

  • 9-11AM: Poppy Harlow and John Berman now co-anchor Newsroom. Carol Costello moves to Los Angeles along with a switch to HLN.
  • 11AM: Kate Bolduan now anchors At This Hour solo.
  • 12PM: John King’s weekday edition of Inside Politics becomes permanent. Apparently Brianna Keilar anchoring Newsroom at that timeslot was just temporary.

The new lineup goes into effect on February 6th. Not mentioned is who will take Poppy’s weekend slot.

Still Waiting

I’m still waiting for my capture device to ship and, as of now, that could mean another 1 to 3 months. Damn. This thing is a unicorn—it’s still out of stock everywhere.

It’s only been two weeks and my DVR is already down to 70% of its storage capacity. Let’s hope it doesn’t reach 0% before my capture device arrives.

In the meantime, I guess I’ll continue to take requests. Read my post in the comments for more info.

Requests #003

Erin Burnett

February 25

This is one of if not the first broadcast of OutFront from Studio 71—the “New Day” set.

Note: This clip is from the overnight replay, which doesn’t have the ticker and graphic at the bottom of the screen. However some segments were edited/shortened for the replay (there are cuts that I didn’t make in this clip) and the outro to the show is different from the live airing as well (Erin tosses to Piers Morgan instead of Anderson Cooper).

May 13

August 13

August 14

August 20

Extending My Break

As a result of Comcast’s compression and down-conversion scheme, I have now become a DirecTV subscriber! Actually, this is a return as I was a DirecTV subscriber 15 years ago. Glad to have them back.

However, the capture device I’ve ordered is out of stock everywhere. I’m currently waiting for the device to be shipped, which might not be until the end of the month. That means I’m forced to extend my “break” by another month. Sorry, everyone. Until then, I’ll continue posting year-old Brianna Keilar clips as promised.

Best wishes to Brianna. And happy new year to you all.

Comcast Did Some Stupid Shit Again

Bad news.

First of all, I’m a Comcast customer, and recently my TV service was transitioned to H.264—a compression format—in my area. While the compression is bad enough, Comcast have taken it a step further—nearly all of their native 1080i channels have been down-converted to 720p! I’ve already noticed quite a substantial loss of picture quality.

This obviously means that all of my video clips on Hi-Def News Caps from now on will be of much lower quality.

Although I’ve been aware of their transition to H.264, nowhere have I seen beforehand any official statement regarding a drop in resolution to 720p for their HD channels. In fact the only mention I’ve seen about this from Comcast is this random post by a supposed employee on their support forum. The picture quality has dropped to such an extent that it looks no better than a live web stream, and that appears to be exactly the point—Comcast is prioritizing online content delivery, and TV is taking the biggest hit to make that happen.

I am not at all happy about this. So now what? Well, I have two options:

1. Deal with it!


2. Drop Comcast and switch to DIRECTV.

We’ll see…

Update, January 4, 2017: I chose option #2! 😈