TV Geekery: New Graphics Package on the Way at THV 11

A sample of the new graphics package coming to THV 11 News, where I appear as part of Arkansas Business' news partnership with the CBS affiliate.A sample of the new graphics package coming to THV 11 News, where I appear as part of Arkansas Business' news partnership with the CBS affiliate.

A sample of the new graphics package coming to THV 11 News, where I appear as part of Arkansas Business’ news partnership with the CBS affiliate. (That is not me.)

For what it’s worth, a THV 11 News employee notes on Facebook that this is the new graphics package the Gannett Co.-owned CBS affiliate will be switching to soon.

As a nerdy kid growing up, I used to love it when the local TV folks debuted new sets, logos and graphics. This package definitely seems simpler and cleaner than what Gannett stations are currently running. I can’t wait to see our new Arkansas Business logo within that palate.

Talking with John Boozman, Mark Pryor on Health Care Reform, the Economy & More

Arkansas Business with John Boozman

Me, sitting down with U.S. Sen. John Boozman, R-Ark.

Over at the day job, we’re rolling out a series of interviews with Arkansas’ U.S. Senators, John Boozman and Mark Pryor, on issues ranging including health care reform, the economy and pure politics.

The latest clips in the series — ones dealing with health care — rolled out today, in conjunction with Arkansas Business’ Health Care Reform Symposium. You can watch them here, here and here.

We’re continuing to roll out the rest of the interviews in the coming days.

Here’s Me, Guest-Hosting ‘Arkansas Week’

On Arkansas Week

Ok. So this is weird.

I can’t thank Steve Barnes and the “Arkansas Week” crew enough for asking me to guest-host this week’s show, which you can catch at 8 p.m. tonight on your local AETN station. (If you just can’t wait, you can watch it now right here.)

On this week’s episode, we talk about the remaining ballot proposals Arkansans could face in November, the all-important Farm Bill working its way through Congress, Mike Ross’ health care repeal vote, and the latest developments in our 1st and 4th district congressional races. Rick Fahr, Ernie Dumas and Hoyt Purvis weigh in.

That half-hour really flies by! And don’t worry; Steve’s back next week.

Shot With iPhone 4S

Flowers

Flowers, shot with the iPhone 4S

“Shot with an iPhone.” That’s a meme that’s been going around, but given some new life given the stunning capabilities of the new iPhone 4S camera. Above, something I shot today around the office. It easily bests my Sony Cyber-shot 7.2 mp point-and-shoot.

Also: A sample of its video capabilities (which I didn’t shoot).