Good Night Cindy .. Good Night Tony .. WVII-TV Anchors’ Unexpected Sign-Off

Dust off your resumes and audition tapes as there are two job openings at Bangor, Maine ABC-TV affiliate WVII-TV after its two evening news anchors said adios at the end of the 6 PM newscast Tuesday night and surprised staff, management and viewers alike.

Anchor and station news director Cindy Michaels and former station sports reporter, now anchor, Tony Consiglio told media they were fed up with management and the way news operations were being run and interference from upper management.

Management told local media they were on their way out the door anyway and have already received applications to fill the new openings.

In 2006 The New York Times reported the station manager of WVII-TV and also the FOX-TV affliliate WFVX-TV, Mike Palmer prohibited staff from reporting on global warming. Sounds like he still isn’t warming up to station staff.

Read the full story and see a video of their “take this job and shove it” sign-off at CBS News.

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The Political Election Process Is Broke And Needs To Be Fixed Now

Here we are again on another Election Day this time with a flashback to the 2000 election when at the end of the day we did not know who would be elected President.

Prior to that election of Bush v Gore not many folks knew of the Electoral College much less understood it.

To call that election a debacle no matter who you voted for is an understatement.

And here we are again with some polls showing a virtual tie between President Barack Obama and Mitt Romney, we could very well be looking at a long night if not days on end of not knowing who won the election.

Things have to change. This election process of ours has become not only a disservice to the candidates but more importantly to the voters.

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