Trinidad resident to host new baby boomer ME-TV

Posted by : Monitor Admin | On : February 20, 2013

Courtesy Photo Trinidad resident Phyllis Watson returns to television as a commentator for The Texas Daily program on KTXD ME-TV, aimed at the baby-boomer generation.

Courtesy Photo
Trinidad resident Phyllis Watson returns to television as a commentator for The Texas Daily program on KTXD ME-TV, aimed at the baby-boomer generation.

Special to The Monitor
CEDAR CREEK LAKE-Trinidad resident and Mary Kay Cosmetics representative Phyllis Watson returns to TV on ME-TV, owned by Dallas-based London Broadcasting and partners with the best-selling D Magazine.
ME-TV stands for “Memorable Entertainment Television” and primarily airs sitcoms and drama shows from CBS and 20th Television, whose goal is to appeal to the “baby boomers” generation.
Watson was born in Chicago, graduated from Northwestern University and worked for several stations as a news anchor including WGN and WBBM. She moved to Dallas in 1983, joining WFAA and KDFW, after having worked in Tulsa at KTUL and Milwaukee at WITI.
Watson took a hiatus from television in 1991 to work as a freelance voice-over artist and support her husband’s career.
Watson says her duties as a pundit for the The Texas Daily program is not so much reporting as to comment on current events. Watson’s scheduled appearances include Friday, Feb. 22 and March 1.
KTXD also offers many of the favorite shows once popular in the 50s, 60s and 70s, such as Bonanza, Batman, The Bob Newhart Show, All in the Family, The Three Stooges, Perry Mason, The Twilight Zone and many other “classic” reruns.
“Cedar Creek Lake area residents should be interested in watching ME-TV because many people over 50 are tired of seeing gloom and doom on local news stations,” Watson said. “The Texas Daily offers an alternative to getting basic information from people once trusted to bring them the news,” she added.
“Our format is devoid of murders and car wrecks, and targeted towards information of interest to our age group.
“I am so thrilled to get back to doing what I love,” Watson says of her return to television.
Watson isn’t the only news anchors joining The Texas Daily program. Troy Duncan, Tracy Rowlett, Jeff Brady, John Criswell, Suzie Humphreys and Midge Hill will also return with the day’s hottest news topics.
Southern Living editor-at-large Kimberly Schlegel-Whitman will cohost the Texas Living lifestyle segment with author and Emmy Award winner Hilary Kennedy.
KTXD can be found on channels:
• 47 on Dish Network, DIRECTV and AT&T,
• 24 and 428 for Time Warner,
• 18 on Verizon,
• 249 on Comcast Xfinity, and
• 22 on Charter Communications.
The Texas Daily airs from 6-7 p.m. and rebroadcast from 10-11 p.m. Texas Living airs each day from noon to 1 p.m. and will eventually become D Living.
Eventually, the station will begin a series of shows focusing on D Magazine features such as top 10 lists and a morning entertainment and talk-show program similar to ABC’s The View.
“We expect to cross between magazine and station and looking forward to taking risks and doing some exciting things that no one has done before,” D Magazine publisher and editor-in-chief Wick Allison says.
“Sports and weather segments will be very basic, lasting between 30 to 60 seconds each.”
The Texas Daily is a hour of news and commentary at 8 a.m. every weekday. News anchors will contribute what he or she thinks about the news of the day, how an issue effects the viewer and an opinion on the events of the city, state, nation or world.


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  1. Daily Brief: Friday, Feb. 22 said on 22-02-2013

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