Every Wednesday, News 4 This Morning takes a look at an assortment of the stories from our show that viewers and readers are talking about on our webchannel and related social media.
Thursday the 10th began our month-long Halloween segment, “Terrifying Thursdays.” On the first Terrifying Thursday of 2013, we discussed favorite candies, but also the most unusual treats that trick-or-treaters throughout the years have received. Some more viewers shared their experiences as well. Miranda Beagles said she got erasers! Shayne and Lisa Arnett said that one of them got “a single pickle in one of those bags with juice in it.” Skip Nelson got a rock! Kati Price said, “There was a guy in my town growing up who used to give out onions tomatoes and potatoes every year!” And, finally, Julian McGriff said, “When I was young there was a sweet lady in our neighborhood that gave out cupcakes. Oh, wait that was my mom.”
Recently, a Chilean-based telescope at the European Southern Observatory, took a picture of the Toby Jug nebula, which is over 1200 light years from Earth. Mark Williams commented that the nebula is “a star nursery were stars are born” and adds that it's “amazing how the death of one star makes hundreds of new stars.” And, Kasey Rainwater had a one-word reaction to the photograph, saying, “Beautiful.”
The most popular story of the past week was our story featuring art from Bronies, the passionate teenage and adult fans of the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. The series premiered on October 10th, 2010 on the Hub Network. Several Bronies responded to the story, including Aanchir, who says, “Great little art compilation! It's been a great three years! Thanks for WTVY for being a friend to the community for so much of that time! Every now and then I do a Google News search for bronies, and always know to expect enjoyable and even-handed (hoofed?) coverage when I see those call letters.” Sharpieboss responded to Paul Stockman's on-air comments that he wasn't sure what being a unicorn would entail with, “But Paul, as a unicorn you get all sorts of magic powers!” Sharpieboss then added, “This has to be the first time a news agency has really motivated me to review their other reports and work. It is nice to see something positive done for the sake of just being positive for once.” Other viewers enjoyed the fan art depicting Demetria, Paul, and Chris as ponies, such as Iris Pherrman, who commented, “You guys look great as Bronies news team.” And, Voncile Jones gave props to the art from James Fennerman, saying, “I loved this one....you guys are soooooo cute!”
Tuesday marked the anniversary of the first episode of the classic TV comedy series, I Love Lucy, which debuted on October 15th, 1951 on CBS. The show is beloved by many fans across the world to this day. And, on Facebook, some of our viewers explained why they enjoy the show. Sarah long says that she and her family “still love watching her. Sarah adds “It is good to be able to sit down with family or friends and watch something funny, without being dirty and vulgar.” Travis Adams says he owns all nine seasons on DVD. He enjoys the episodes set in California and Tennessee as well as one where Lucy and Ricky’s toddler son hides baby chicks all over the house because he doesn't want them to be sold.
Recently, a Chilean-based telescope at the European southern observatory took a picture of the Toby Jug nebula, which is over 1200 light years from earth. On Facebook, Mark Williams commented that the nebula is "a star nursery were stars are born" and adds that it's "amazing how the death of one star makes hundreds of new stars." And, Kasey Rainwater had a one-word reaction to the photograph, saying, "Beautiful."
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