In a recent “Tuned In Journal”, Rob Owen said he likes the new WTAE-TV news set. We do too, but we’re wondering why he’s seeing “black rings” under the anchor’s eyes – particularly the one who sits on the right side of the screen. Owen suspects that it’s due to the lighting, given that when Michelle Wright sits on the left side of the screen, her eyes don’t appear to be “black”. Then he goes on to admit, “Oddly, the effect seems more pronounced on my analog TV than on my digital TV.” Meanwhile, Eric O’Brien’s 20-year-old Panasonic Television shows the anchors looking like themselves…but then again, maybe he’s not as keen on picking up on the “black eyes.” There might be something wrong with Rob’s contrast setting…

In the 9/11 TIJ, Rob talks about the new season of “jennifer” hosted by Jennifer Antkowiak. Apparently, the program, only airing since June, has come back with a new set after viewers complained that the original set looked cave-like. Meanwhile, the ratings are inconsistent premiering with a 3.0 and averaging a 2.0 throughout July. The program airs Sunday mornings at 11:00 on WTAE following ABC’s This Week.

Lastly, today’s edition of TIJ suggests that if you are planning on taking a sick day from work, you might want to rent some DVDs on your way home. Daytime TV is looking more pathetic than ever with a fourth hour of NBC’s Today Show among a new supply of tabloid talkers. Gee, when I was young I remember being so excited to stay home and watch all of the game shows – “Sale of the Century,” “Scrabble,” “Wheel of Fortune”, “Bumper Stumpers,” “Blockbusters,” “Body Language”…I could go on and on…