Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at the lighter stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
Last week, News 4 This Morning shared video captured from a beach in Russia. A massive military ship crashed into that crowded beach. The military claimed it was a training exercise. Despite that, no one was injured. Many viewers commented on the story on Facebook. Julie Cook comments, “I guess this kind of thing happens often there since it doesn't seem to bother anyone.” Meanwhile, Lisa Lord ponders, “I didn't know they had beaches in Russia, I thought it was all frozen wasteland....”
August 26th was an unofficial holiday—National Dog Day. Many viewers shared pictures of their dogs, which News 4 This Morning shared on that day. However, since the morning show wasn’t able to share them all, you can see more pictures of dogs above.
Friday, News 4 reported on a man in Tokyo, Japan who is dressed up like a character from Super Sentai (which is adapted in the US into Power Rangers). He helps subway passengers carry luggage and prams up escalators anonymously. Ashley Howell-Daughtry commented on the story saying, “I knew the power ranger's were real!” Jennifer Price agreed, adding, “Wow they told me super Heros weren't real,Ive been lied to!!!!” And, Renee Green simply says that it is an “Amazing story of a wonderful young man!”
Ripples were sent across the world of movies and comic books when it was announced that Ben Affleck would be playing Bruce Wayne and Batman in the upcoming 2015 feature, “Batman vs. Superman.” There were a wide variety of reactions on Facebook from News 4 viewers. Alexandria O’Shields responded, “He doesn't even have the right voice for Batman! There are so many actors that would fit this role, why Ben Affleck??” Tony Reeder responds, “Maybe it will be the death of the series. The last one was BORING!!” Meanwhile, Nita Eskridge says, “great...can;t wait” and Jamie Brand adds, “Im going to at least give him a chance.”
In August 1987, the original Legend of Zelda video game from Nintendo was released in the United States. The game spawned a series that endures to this day, with a new game in the franchise released for every major Nintendo platform since. On Facebook, several gamers remembered their experiences playing as Link in the kingdom of Hyrule. Angela Beasley says, “Me and my dad loved this game. It was actually second to Mario Bros:)” Michele Scott responded, “I remember my aunt Roseann playing...before there were cheat codes and books she actually mapped the whole game...in color..” And, Sharon Weeks, “We still have the machine and the games our oldest Grandson plays it now.”
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