BY EVAN WEINER
A recent story in the New York Post claimed the both WNBC TV and WPIX TV were talking with the New York Mets-Comcast-Time Warner owned Sports Net New York or SNY about having the two stations' sportscasts done by the New York regional sports cable TV network. The story is probably accurate even if it was printed in the New York Post for the following reasons.
Local TV news operations are being slashed throughout the country and New York is no exception. Sports is almost an afterthought on the various newscasts. The entire nature of the newscast should be closely examined. Just what is a local newscast? It can be boiled down to five words.
Murder, Mayhem, Sports, Entertainment and Weather.