This was posted Thursday, February 8, 2017 by Rodney Ho on his AJC Radio & TV Talk blog
Donald Trump Thursday at a press conference went after Atlanta-based CNN at least five times.
TVNewser recounted each instance, with an extensive critique of former Atlantan Don Lemon’s show at 10 p.m., without referencing his name.
Look at your show that goes on at 10 p.m. You just take a look at that show. That is a constant hit on me. The panel is almost always exclusive anti-Trump. The good news is he doesn’t have good ratings, but the panel is almost exclusive anti-Trump. The hatred and venom coming from his mouth. The hatred coming from other people on your network. Now I will say this, I watch it. I see it. I am amazed by it. I just think you’d be a lot better off, I honestly do. The public gets it. When I go to rallies they turn around and start screaming at CNN. They want to throw their placards at CNN. I think you’d do much better by being different. Just take a look, take a look at some of your shows in the morning and the evening. If a guest comes out and says something positive about me, it’s brutal.
In a follow up to their recent “20/20” special on Justin Ross Harris, ABC News has landed an interview with his ex wife Leanna Taylor that will air Friday evening. The AJC also secured an interview with her. You can read that here on myajc.com.
Taylor was doubly victimized. She not only lost her toddler son Cooper when Harris left him in a hot car but also endured testimony about his double life cheating on her in the press and in court. The revelations were a factor leading to their divorce.
Until now, she has remained largely silent outside her courtroom testimony. She will defend herself regarding charges by some observers that she might have colluded with Harris. She was never charged by prosecutors. She’ll also talk about her son Cooper.
On the stand last fall, Taylor told the jury although she was “humiliated” and “may never trust anyone again,” she didn’t think Harris killed his son on purpose. But that didn’t stop the jury from sentencing him to life in prison without possibility of parole.
“His is anybody’s story who’s been betrayed by their spouse, who has been betrayed by the justice system,” she told ABC News’ Amy Robach. “The only thing that I can do right now is to offer hope in a world that doesn’t have much right now.”
The report also includes home videos of Cooper and interviews with prosecutor Chuck Borin and Taylor’s attorney Lawrence Zimmerman. “20/20” airs Friday, February 17 at 10 p.m. on ABC.
Our own AJC reporter Christian Boone also talked with “20/20” about the case.
“Good Day Atlanta” has named a new weekend meteorologist Ryan Beesley, replacing Adam Klotz, who recently left for Fox News.
He will join Kaitlyn Pratt on weekend mornings for Fox 5 and will also make appearances on the noon Fox 5 newscast on weekdays. He is part of a team led by David Chandley, Joanne Feldman and Jeff Hill.
Most recently, Beesley was a weekend meteorologist for WATE in Knoxville, TN. Before that, he was weekend meteorologist for WALB in Albany and WLOX in Biloxi, MS.
Born in New Hampshire, Beesley spent his childhood in Minnesota and Atlanta. He graduated the University of South Alabama with a B.S. in broadcast meteorology.
“It’s always been my dream to return home and work in Atlanta,” he said in the press release. “I knew I wanted to be a meteorologist at a young age, and I remember being glued to my TV watching former chief meteorologist Ken Cook on Fox 5 and meteorologist David Chandley hoping to be like them one day.