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Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:19 AM

I believe all TV personalities and especially newscasters should be wearing masks

when they're on-air. I don't care about all the precautions they've taken against the virus,
SET THE EXAMPLE dammit. A picture is worth a thousand words, show us you're serious
about the benefits of wearing masks. We can hear your voice through a mask.

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Reply I believe all TV personalities and especially newscasters should be wearing masks (Original post)
KS Toronado Nov 2020 OP
MineralMan Nov 2020 #1
Happy Hoosier Nov 2020 #2
PoindexterOglethorpe Nov 2020 #3
Happy Hoosier Nov 2020 #5
Bayard Nov 2020 #4
Tree-Hugger Nov 2020 #6
marybourg Nov 2020 #7
BannonsLiver Nov 2020 #10
Johonny Nov 2020 #8
KS Toronado Nov 2020 #9

Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:20 AM

1. A good idea.

Also, television ads with groups of people in them should depict them masked. I'm frustrated that no ads do that, so far.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:21 AM

2. Please consider....

That some deaf people prefer to read lips rather than captions.

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Response to Happy Hoosier (Reply #2)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:29 AM

3. And a lot of the time the on-the-fly captioning

is just wrong. I'm a hearing person, and I invariably cringe when I see those kinds of captions.

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Response to PoindexterOglethorpe (Reply #3)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:33 AM

5. Yup...

I know a guy that does captioning for a living. Live auto-captioning is routinely and hilariously wrong.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:31 AM

4. We are going to see a lot of TV shows now

With the cast wearing masks. Premier of NCIS New Orleans did last night.

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Response to Bayard (Reply #4)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 11:37 AM

6. Superstore

They began this season with a pandemic episode. They wear masks intermittently through the episodes.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:11 PM

7. Almost all of the people I see on TV, on PBS,

are broadcasting from their own homes, alone in a room with just their computer.

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Response to marybourg (Reply #7)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:31 PM

10. Yea that's true

Also when they are in studio there is almost no one in the studio. In fact the studio where Lester Holt does the nightly news is just him inside a surprisingly small space with robotic cameras. I think you wear masks in situations where it’s warranted and when they are in their own home or in a studio by themselves they’re not necessary.

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Response to KS Toronado (Original post)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 12:17 PM

8. Get masks on people in commercials

I was watching football on Sunday and watching commercials of people working in offices without masks, at stores without masks, even eating indoors at restaurants with no masks on the servers.

The illusion of normalcy is killing us. Stop the illusion.

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Response to Johonny (Reply #8)

Mon Nov 23, 2020, 01:26 PM

9. Thank you for reminding us of commercials, they are guilty as charged

The "illusion of normalcy" is killing us. Is spot on!

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