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#501 PeopleAreStrange

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Posted 22 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

Something refreshing. 

 

MSNBC on air interview with Congressman Veasey takes place with the Downtown Skyline in the background as viewed from the West Fork Trinity River @ Northside Drive.

 

Like I said, refreshing.

 

Was the Fort Worth skyline identified as Fort Worth on air?


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Posted 22 October 2017 - 08:08 PM

I was late to the interview and did not hear the interviewer indentify the interviewee.  It was Congressman Veasey, 33rd District, Fort Worth, Texas.  I instantly recognized the skyline.  Also, during the broadcast of the TCU-Kansas Football Game last night, FOX show a shot toward Downtown along W 7th Street that included a purple bathe bridge and Burnett Tower brilliantly outlined in white lights.  FOX remarked upon how beautiful the city looked at the time.

 

MSNBC and FOX in one day.



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Posted 22 October 2017 - 10:40 PM

ESPN briefly showed the Fort Worth skyline during a race at TMS several years ago.

 

Well that's a shock. ESPN is notorious for showing and saying "Dallas" when they're really here. 


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Posted 23 October 2017 - 07:57 AM

ESPN briefly showed the Fort Worth skyline during a race at TMS several years ago.

 
Well that's a shock. ESPN is notorious for showing and saying "Dallas" when they're really here.

I think TCU’s success over the past decade as well as ESPN’s continual decision to broadcast from Sundance Square during major sporting events has done a lot for helping FW become more recognizable nationwide.

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Posted 23 October 2017 - 02:55 PM

Lets see what ESPN does with a primetime game between TCU and texas in a few weeks on its channel.



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Posted 23 October 2017 - 06:29 PM

Lets see what ESPN does with a primetime game between TCU and texas in a few weeks on its channel.

 

ESPN has led all national networks in coverage of Fort Worth.  First, anchoring its Superbowl coverage from Sundance Square and making repeated appearance from there.



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Posted 27 October 2017 - 01:28 PM

Somebody like us. 

https://twitter.com/...985874580312065



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Posted 28 October 2017 - 11:02 AM

Somebody like us. 
https://twitter.com/...985874580312065


And for all those who think that Fort Worth doesn’t get any recognition hopefully this will change your minds about that notion. Also, can anyone guess what city is not on any of those list, but it is on the “Unfriendliest Cities” list? I will give you one guess.

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Posted 28 October 2017 - 07:05 PM

It's nice that Travel and Leisure included us on a few positive lists. However, that doesn't mean we no longer have an image a problem.

 

Too many other national media outlets treat Fort Worth as an extension of Dallas. As a result, many Americans don't recognize Fort Worth as a metro anchor.


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Posted 29 October 2017 - 09:02 AM

There is a good Bud Kennedy article in this morning's Star-Telegram about how Fort Worth has lost so many of it's large businesses that have in the past supported the arts, charities, schools. etc.  We are a growing city but most of the large businesses are controlled outside the city, and they have no real desire to help out.  That may be the reason that the Colonial Golf tournament is on shaky ground.  

 

As many of you have stated in this forum, our city must do everything it can to attract corporate headquarters to this city.  Otherwise expect more of the same.



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 11:37 AM

There is a good Bud Kennedy article in this morning's Star-Telegram about how Fort Worth has lost so many of it's large businesses that have in the past supported the arts, charities, schools. etc.  We are a growing city but most of the large businesses are controlled outside the city, and they have no real desire to help out.....

 

 I would suggest that large businesses only support the arts, charities, schools, etc not because of an overriding desire to be a community supporter; but because of the tax benefits accruing from charitable deductions.   These national and global companies will contribute to many communities to maximize deductions.

 

I am not saying that corporate contributions are not critical; I am saying that Mr. Kennedy may be over simplifying the issue.  Corporations will locate in Fort Worth for the tax benefits for it being a low taxing jurisdiction and for it being a jurisdiction that has been shown to offer lucrative and attractive incentives.

 

The public must be the leading supporter of arts, schools, etc;  The public is quicker to support professional sports purchasing billions of dollars of sports related items.  The arts should have more "open house and free" events to promote how important they are to the City which may garner more public financing.
 



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Posted 29 October 2017 - 12:13 PM

There is a good Bud Kennedy article in this morning's Star-Telegram about how Fort Worth has lost so many of it's large businesses that have in the past supported the arts, charities, schools. etc.  ... That may be the reason that the Colonial Golf tournament is on shaky ground.  
 


None of the tournament title sponsors have been based in Fort Worth.




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