CNN caused quite a stir late Tuesday by breaking the news that Ferguson police chief Tom Jackson will step down soon as part of a multifaceted plan to overhaul the department. But so far, there's no sign that CNN's big scoop is true. Jackson, St. Louis County's police chief Jon Belmar, Ferguson ma ... More >>
North Korea loves to hate on the U.S. The armistice that stopped the Korean War in 1953 never really ended it, and Kim Jong Un's propaganda machine churns out anti-American rhetoric like we're still knee-deep in bloody conflict. So it's not surprising that the isolationist regime released its own s ... More >>
Local classic-rock indebted quartet Tilts stopped by Fox News' studios to be interviewed on the channel's late night talk show Red Eye during the band's east coast tour. It turns out Red Eye host Greg Gutfeld is a big fan; he reached out to Tilts to appear on his show and promote its new album, Cuat ... More >>
Nobody -- not a judge, not TV news, nobody -- is going to keep Larry Conners off TV. The former KMOV anchor is contractually barred from working in TV news for six more months, so Conners is jumping into a new role: spokesman for John Beal Roofing.
After a decisive Game 5 victory over the Pirates, Cardinals fans were feeling jubilant and rowdy last night outside Busch Stadium. WTAE-TV Pittsburgh news anchor Guy Junker was doing an admirable job ignoring the St. Louis fans' best efforts to derail his report, until one red-haired lady managed ... More >>
In honor of the Facebook meltdown of FOX 2 Meteorologist Chris Higgins this week -- part of an angry response to his haters -- here at Daily RFT, we decided to compile some of the best recent weather broadcast debacles in the midwest for your viewing pleasure this Friday morning. From angry weath ... More >>
One thing is clear. St. Louis television viewers love Mike Bush's mop. The KSDK (Channel 5) anchor is nearly always the winner of our Reader's Choice award for Best Hair on Local Television Personality. Such was the case again last week when we unveiled our annual Best of St. Louis issue. See also ... More >>
We admit it. We regular St. Louisans are often guilty of being a year (or three) behind on the latest hair-style trends. Not so our television personalities -- especially our female stars. Just turn on the local newscast and you're likely to see some of the most fetching coiffures this side of India ... More >>
All the TV news channels are abuzz this morning with a police chase that concluded in a fatal crash that killed three young people in the wee morning hours. It all ended at Grand Boulevard and Chouteau Avenue, and may snarl traffic a bit during the morning rush. According to KMOV Channel 4 (who had ... More >>
Some utterly insane footage from inside an out-of-control motor boat is going about as viral as it gets. Brett Tintera, the cameraman, spoke to us from home where he is laid up with a broken leg and wrist, about the typhoon of attention he's received since the footage went online. "It's pretty bi ... More >>
Image viaThis is how the suspect's Chevy Avalanche looked before getting completely smashed up in a police chase. All three TV news channels (KTVI, KMOV and KSDK) and the Post-Dispatch have covered the mess that whipped through the city yesterday afternoon: Two unmarked police vehicles pulled ove ... More >>
Photo by Jennifer SilverbergBob Cassilly at Cementland in 2000.UPDATE 2:45 p.m. A source close to the family tells Daily RFT that Cassilly died from a "bulldozer accident" at Cementland in which the vehicle apparently overturned. One of Cassilly's employees found him around 8 a.m. after Cassilly ... More >>
"I can't explain why, I just love to get high." When Jay-Z rapped those words on the song "Allure," he probably wasn't talking about knocking back a frothy mug of reindeer piss, subjecting himself to multiple bee stings or huffing spray paint out of a paper bag.The vast majority of drug use ... More >>
This just in: For the first time in almost a decade, you'll be able to get local news from your ABC affiliate in St. Louis, KDNL.Come January, there will be more local news on your telly.But this doesn't mean KDNL (owned by Sinclair and operating on Channel 30) is going to hire hundreds of report ... More >>
MSNBC's Keith Olbermann returned to the airwaves last night after a temporary suspension (he wasn't allowed on the air Friday or Monday, which the rest of us call a long weekend). In case you've been living under a rock for the past weekish, Politico reported Friday that Olbermann had made three ... More >>
Kinder: Tweets gone wild.As you may be aware, the NAACP came out this week with a report connecting the Tea Party to fringe racist movements. As you can imagine, the Tea Party rejects the racist allegations. Now, one of Missouri's biggest Tea Party cheerleaders, Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, is turning ... More >>
This just in...the comedic, tag-team duo Randy and Jason Sklar are coming to St. Louis next month to highlight the Jewish Federation's Young Professionals. The Sklars grew up in St. Louis before moving out to New York in the mid-90s where they gained fame for their stand-up act. Their performance at ... More >>
As reported yesterday, several giant egg farms are testifying before Congress after last month's massive salmonella recall. Also testifying - several people sickened in the outbreak, including a 77-year-old Colorado grandmother who nearly died from salmonella-related septic shock. Despite not being ... More >>
Jim Hoft: "Are you serious?"That's the question being asked after St. Louis blogger Jim Hoft of Gateway Pundit posted a video on his blog yesterday taken from the website DiversityIsCrap.com. Here are a few of the recent headlines at DiversityIsCrap: Niglet smokes potSo glad to be born whiteMuh ... More >>
image viaArt Holliday, TV news anchor and director of an in-production film, Johnnie Be GoodArt Holliday is known for his work as a news anchor on KSDK, but he's also a independent filmmaker in his free time. In his latest project, Johnnie Be Good, he documents the life and career of Johnnie ... More >>
Shamed and prosecuted former uber-lobbyist Jack Abramoff is working with a new kind of dough these days. That's right, instead of rolling out questionable gifts and incentives to lawmakers, Abramoff is now involved in business scheme even more yeasty than his congressional dealings: a kosher pizz ... More >>
American country hams are making a comeback. (New York Times)Speaking of ham: A giant feral pig, the stuff of Internet legend, turns out to be...true. (Fox News)Yet another Starbucks reinvention: This time, its food is getting a makeover. (Reuters)
The FDA isn't keeping up with its audit of state-level food-safety inspections. (USA Today)KFC wasn't prepared for the onslaught of customers with coupons from Oprah for free grilled chicken -- but there were no "riots." (AP)ABC News claims to have identified our favorite "recession foods."
The USDA's new Country of Origin Labeling (pr COOL) law goes into effect today. (MSNBC)Apparently, it's food-allergy-news week: A new study finds that black male children have the highest risk of food allergies. (U.S. News & World Report)Research suggests that eating mushrooms could reduce a wom ... More >>
Salmonella cases continue occur, mostly from peanut-butter crackers. (MSNBC)(Note to fellow RFT employees reading this: That includes the crackers in our vending machine!)A new Chinese food scandal? Questions about injecting meat with water. (Wall Street Journal)Sting is releasing his own wine. Is t ... More >>
This morning I was again reminded why I choose to toil in the lowly field of print media and not broadcast journalism. Sure, television reporters earn much more money than we lowly newspaper scribes. And, yes, I certainly have the chiseled good looks to be a TV anchor man, or even a Hollywood star l ... More >>
Turns out MSNBC's Rachel Maddow knows a thing or two about classic cocktails. Here's an extended clip, via Gawker, from her radio show in which she offers recipes for some of the all-time greats. And, yes, she's right: Bacardi white rum is foul.
By now you've probably heard that "up to 50" students at Normandy Senior High may have been exposed to HIV. (Press release here.)
How New York City restaurants are weathering the financial crisis. (MSNBC) David Lett, the "father" of Oregon pinot noir, has died. (San Jose Mercury-News) A very cool story about a Palestinian microbrewer. (AFP) - Ian Froeb
Mr. Hunter, on the record
A web ad for John McCain's campaign that claims "hot chicks dig Obama," among other assertions, includes two St. Louis TV newscasters.
Sunday, December 31. Lemp Neighborhood Arts Center (3301 Lemp Avenue).
Will Ferrell's new film rides the line between on-screen storytelling and outtake antics.
This concert will be great!
Bill Callahan discovers new sounds and voices -- and cleans up with Chloe Sevigny -- on Smog's latest album
Based on Spartan, it would seem the master of macho dialogue has lost his touch
Joe Petrovich, Ph.D.
KMOV-TV (Channel 4)
KSDK-TV (Channel 5)
Some folks deserve our congratulations (kisses, Wash. U.!), some our patronage (we love Don Bellon's beautiful, found-object-filled deli) and still others our furrowed brow (hijinx on Bill O'Reilly's Web site: wha'?)
Crazy Bowls & Wraps
For sweeps week, WB11 goes looking for gay men in all the wrong places
George Carlin on KMOX
The Post leans on TV for election coverage and flubs the Big Story
School spirit goes haywire at the University of Missouri
Directed by Tim Hill