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What does this page refer to? (Fox News)

Fox News (1987-)

What does this page refer to? Fox News is a cable news network, not a TV series.

The plot outline says, "Local newscasts on the Fox Broadcasting Company." Does IMDb want a single page for various local newscasts? And do they want the page to be called "Fox News"? If the episodes really refer to various local newscasts on the Fox network, calling the page "Fox News" is misleading. Local newscasts on the Fox network have nothing to do with the cable news network called Fox News.

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‎What does this page refer to? (NewsNation)

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Monday, May 13th, 2024

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What does this page refer to? 

NewsNation

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4 days ago

Hi @jay_spirit -

Are there individual pages for the various local newscasts you mention?

Thanks!

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I'm afraid I don't know, because none of the episode pages indicate what show they really come from.

Another odd thing is that the episodes have episode numbers. That should be a sign that this parent page refers to a single show, but it's possible the numbers are wholly invented.

The numbers are not in sequence, but that's usually an indication of incomplete data, not deception.

I have no idea what the page is for.

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@jay_spirit​ Thanks! Ticket V1387275131 was created to investigate.

Cheers!

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3 days ago

Bethanny: I think it would probably be best just to delete the "Fox News" (1987) page altogether. There is no indication here that the contributors of this page were referring to the same thing.

The Fox News Channel, one of the national cable news networks in the U.S., did not begin until 1996. Many local affiliates of the Fox broadcast network (which began operation in 1986) have their own news broadcasts, but they don't call their broadcasts "Fox News" as far as I know. Meanwhile, all of the user reviews of "Fox News" (1987) appear to be reviewing the Fox News Channel.

So, basically, this page is for many different programs on local broadcast channels, probably none of which are actually called "Fox News" and all of which should have separate IMDb pages rather than being combined into one page.