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George R.R. Martin Gives The Winds of Winter Progress Update
Game of Thrones author George R.R. Martin has given another update on his highly anticipated A Song of Ice and Fire Book, The Winds of Winter, an update that fans might be happy to hear.

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During a recent appearance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert, Martin was asked about his progress on the planned sixth novel in the A Song of Ice and Fire series.
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Outside the courthouse in Oshawa now where Justice Joseph Di Luca will be delivering his judgement in the Adam Strong murder trial at 9:30 am. It’s also being live streamed on YouTube. Will be live tweeting the verdict
As well as being shown on zoom, There are 10 people allowed inside the courtroom where the judgement will be delivered. Adam Strong is in the prisoner’s box. And there is an overflow room that accommodates 60 people I’m told. I’m watching from the verdict from our live truck.
Still waiting to get into the Zoom webinar. looks like we are starting a bit late
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I have a (half-baked) theory as to why #TVnews turns sweet-natured people into chest-thumping anchors. If this sounds batshit crazy, let me know!

I speak as a former TV reporter, anchor, producer, 'deskie' and editor. This might have been my lot if I'd stayed in TV.
1. People need jobs, and if you've already put in 10-12 years or more, you're very likely in a pretty 'senior' role. This is because TV news in India (for the most part) is pretty young and you won't be blocked by those in their and 60s, and so you can advance pretty quickly.
What this means is that after so many years, you have a lot to lose. You've probably got multiple financial commitments, and the salary (while pitiful compared to other professions) is still significant.
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Heartbreaking to think families might’ve seen how this cross-county chase & #shootout ended on live #tvnews
The carjacked @UPS driver & a driver in a car caught in the middle, both killed...chance victims of 2 armed robbers, also killed
@WPLGLocal10 #SouthFlorida #Florida
2/ Hundreds of bullets fired - unraveling the crimes, actions, reactions just beginning .. My team @WPLGLocal10 is on it - tune in now for what we know ...
3/ This is Frank Ordonez, father, son, & #UPS driver car-jacked, terrorized in the chase, then killed in the shootout gunfire ...
All he did was go to work today...
Hug the people you love. Every day. ImageImageImage
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Let’s dive into this data from the local #broadcast news perspective. Here's a thread.
The research says: "71 percent of those surveyed believe that 'their local news outlets are doing very or somewhat well financially.' Only 14 percent have paid for or given money to local news … in the past year."
It fairly notes that local #TVnews is "often" a source more than any other, and 86% of people watch local TV news at least sometimes, along with 79% for radio news.
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