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.
Recently, the Paris Game Week took place in France. At this large exposition of video games, fans of games and the press were able to play current games, as well as games for the upcoming video game systems, the X-Box One and Playstation 4. On our Facebook page, we asked viewers and followers if they were going to one of the new systems or sticking with the current ones. Jamie Brand said, “I have a ps2, ps3, gamecube, wii, kindle fire, and laptop. my gamecube is by far my fav gaming system. Old systems all the way!” And, Dustin Benton said he is “sticking with older systems.”
It was recently announced that Bob Barker would be making a one-day guest appearance on The Price is Right in December. This is in honor of Barker's 90th Birthday. Barker hosted the long-running daytime gameshow from 1972 to 2007. Viewers spoke their mind about which host of the show that they prefer. April Tew replied, “Bob Barker of course!! When he retired, they should have canceled the show and started show one on GSN. I don't watch it since Drew took over.” Travis Adams responded said of Drew Carey and Bob Barker: “They both have great qualities. But only Bob could get a hole in one on the golf game. I like how Drew has modernized the game but I also liked how Bob only used American made products.” And, Michael McClean said, “Bob was the best! Dennis James was pretty good on the "Night" version of the show! Only saw Bill Cullen host it once and I'm glad he went back to "To Tell the Truth."
The day before Halloween, October 30th, was unofficially National Candy Corn Day. Candy Corn dates back to the late 19th century, where each piece was originally made by hand. Candy Corn is mostly made of sugar, corn syrup, wax, artificial coloring and various other ingredients. Sandi Newbill shared her opinion of the candy, saying, “NO I HATE THEM They are VERY NASTY! !!!!” Gary Carr said, “my wife Tina would grow it herself if she could.” And, Skip Nelson opined, “Love it! What other candy can you use as fangs?”
On Halloween Day, the News 4 This Morning crew dressed up in Halloween costumes for the end of the show. Demetria was a wicked queen, Paul was a bruised and beaten pro sports fan of Atlanta, Chris was a floating head, and producer Sean was a Brony. Many viewers shared their thoughts on the segment. Grace Slagle responded, “Loved all your costumes guys! Paul you cracked me up with yours. Chris that was awesome ! Demetria you looked beautiful as usual. Missed the one's name with his costume but that was great! Thanks for starting my day right!” Andi Mann replied, “Loved the costumes this morning!! Happy Halloween y'all!!” And, Karla Messenger said, “You guys were really cute yesterday. Interesting choice of costumes, but cute.”
As part of our week-long look at Georgia cities, towns, and communities with the most unique names, one we feature was Santa Claus, Georgia. This small community not only is named after Jolly ol’ Saint Nick, but has roadways named after Christmas staples, with names like Rudolph Way and Dasher Street. On our Webchannel, Santa Claus (!) commented on the story, saying, “It might interest you to know that my legal name is Santa Claus, and I actually reside in North Pole, Alaska, that has streets named the same as the ones you wrote about. Your readers are welcome to visit my Facebook page: TheSantaClaus. Blessings to all, Santa.”
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