Web Wednesday: March 26th, 2014

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.

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.

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.

On Sunday, parts of the Wiregrass received some morning rainfall. Places like Troy, Ozark and Dothan got between a tenth of an inch to a quarter of an inch. Thankfully, there were no reports of damage from severe weather in the Wiregrass. On Facebook, we asked what kind of weather those in the area want to see next. Randy Wingate responded, “I love snow more snow.” Vickie Lewis agrees, “More snow never hurts.” Kate Kirkland says, “Snow would be nice but, I think it is too late in the year. It rained at church but, it stopped so the kids went out and played.” And, Natasha Weimar “[w]ould like some rain if it clears this pollen [I’]m suffering badly my first year living in the states and it’s been rough on my sinuses however [I’]m so looking forward to some sun.”

During the most recent installment of TV Tuesday, we discussed what the popular website TVTropes.com calls Network Decay. That’s when a cable or satellite network drifts away or just completely abandons the programming it was founded on. Several viewers commented on what networks they felt had lost their way. Lori Harmon says, “Headline News used to give current news and information in 30 minute segments so one could get the major headlines and get out the door to work or wherever. Now, most of the "news" they present is little teasers about what is coming up later. They also cover month long trials that take up hours of time that I for one am not interested in.” Leigh Davis responds that the “Discovery channel used to be great. Now they are airing mock documentaries about mermaids and megalodon sharks. It’s turned into the National Enquirer Channel.” And, David Jerkins has a list: “History Channel, Discovery Channel, TLC, MTV, VH1, A&E, CMT, TV Land, The Weather Channel, and to a lesser extent, Science Channel, and Military Channel. It seems most every cable network has strayed far from what they were supposed to be.”

In a recent episode of Wheel of Fortune, contestant Emil de Leon managed to solve “New Baby Buggy” with just two letters showing on the board. The solve netted him $40,000 and national recognition. Bonnie Mattison says, “Me and grandmom watch it too, that was just [plain] luck he ask the [right] answer.” And, Judy Peterson adds,
I watched this one as well and couldn't believe it either!”

Music Monday this week crossed over with television as News 4 This Morning asked its viewers what their favorite television theme songs were. We shared many responses then, but have even more to share in this Web Wednesday. You can see some of those picks in the video above!

A 1980s-themed bar called “82” recently opened in Los Angeles, California. This bar has a wide variety of arcade video games and pinball machines from that time, along with beer and cocktails. We asked viewers what their favorite arcade games from that era were. Dan Kothlow responded, “Asteroids was my favorite, my wife was a Galaga master. I've seen emulators that let you play arcade games on a PC, but slapping those buttons just can't be replicated on a computer.” Dustin Benton said his “favorite pinball machine [B]lack [K]night 2000, favorite game [G]alaga.” Sherry Caminas also says Galaga is her favorite 1980s arcade game.

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