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.
Last week, a story out Minnesota told how a cashier at a Dairy Queen was serving a visually-impaired customer. That customer dropped a $20 bill, which another customer took and claimed as her own. The DQ cashier then gave $20 out of pocket to the customer who had lost it. A witness saw the incident and it spread across the country. On our webchannel a user named Jasper responded to the story, saying, “He did the right thing. People that do the right thing usually have better lives.” Courtenay Nerbonne added, “Can someone please find a way to get him a scholarship?! Moral fiber is as good a reason as I can think of as anything else!”
Recently, the first flight of the Hello Kitty airliner landed at Los Angeles International Airport. Hello Kitty, an enduring animation franchise from Japan, remains popular to this day. The airliner didn't jusat have the characters painted on the side, but also had flight attendants and more all themed around the cat and its friends. Jennifer Lambert commented on Facebook, “Love it! I wonder if they serve hello kitty sushi for the flight meal!” And, Tammy Warren added, “SO cute !! I LOVE Hello Kittty.”
Season 42 of the long-running gameshow, The Price is Right, debuted on CBS networks on Monday, including News 4. Drew Carey is still hosting, but a new pricing game called Do the Math debuted, along with subtle changes to the intro sequence and the set. Some commenters on the story said that they stopped watching when Bob Barker left, while Anthony Taylor said it was the "Worst season premiere yet, aside from season 38."
Tuesday, the fast food franchise Burger King introduced its “satisfries” to the menu. These crinkle-cut fries not only look different, but have fewer calories as well. On Facebook, Victoria Hallford commented, “I work for Burger king and these fries have a great taste. We began saleing [SIC] them today. So stop by your nearest Burger king and give them a try." Deobrah Walker countered with, "Burger king fries are digusting [SIC] always have been." And, Frances Culver-Small added, “I really appreciate the effort!!! But when I pull up to a fast food restaurant, the last thing on my mind is healthy!! If I'm going for healthy fast food wouldn't be a choice!"
Also on Tuesday, video game developer WayForward passed their goal of $400,000 in fundraising for their future project, Shantae: Half-Genie Hero. The game will be released on all major platforms in 2014. In response to our follow-up report on the game, Jonathan Patko left this comment on our Webchannel: “"This is officially my favorite news station. WayForward is getting more and more publicity with each passing day only to further increase the possibilities within the game and throughout their company. Cheers!" And, Matt Bozon, the creative director at Wayforward shared the story with his followers with the message, “Wha -- ? Shantae is on TV again? And we want to make My Little Pony?!” That’s a reference to comments made by the company in a recent online question and answer session, in which they said they’d enjoy developing a game based on the hit animated series, My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic.
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Links to all of the stories mentioned in this segment can be found below.