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    Want to reply or make an editorial suggestion? Email Collin R. Gaston, V.P. & G.M. of FOX6 WBRC.More >>
    Want to reply or make an editorial suggestion? Email Collin R. Gaston, V.P. & G.M. of FOX6 WBRC.More >>
  • Editorial Feedback: Actions speak louder than words

    Editorial Feedback: Actions speak louder than words

    Thursday, April 19 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-04-19 22:26:26 GMT
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    Our editorial earlier this week, commenting on Governor Ivey’s unwillingness to date to participate in debates with her political opponents, prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.

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    Our editorial earlier this week, commenting on Governor Ivey’s unwillingness to date to participate in debates with her political opponents, prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.

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  • Editorial: Actions speak louder than words

    Editorial: Actions speak louder than words

    Monday, April 16 2018 5:48 PM EDT2018-04-16 21:48:43 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Governor Kay Ivey has made it clear that during this gubernatorial campaign, she is just too busy to debate her competitors. 

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    Governor Kay Ivey has made it clear that during this gubernatorial campaign, she is just too busy to debate her competitors. 

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  • Editorial: Nothing fake here

    Editorial: Nothing fake here

    Tuesday, April 10 2018 4:24 PM EDT2018-04-10 20:24:55 GMT
    Source: Raycom imagesSource: Raycom images
    Source: Raycom imagesSource: Raycom images

    Here at WBRC FOX6 News we want our anchors focused on facts. Not opinions. That's how we battle fake news. Because you want news to be reported right down the middle. WBRC FOX6 News and Raycom Media take pride in the work we do for you. On Your Side is more than our slogan, it's our mission and promise to you. Nothing fake about that.

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    Here at WBRC FOX6 News we want our anchors focused on facts. Not opinions. That's how we battle fake news. Because you want news to be reported right down the middle. WBRC FOX6 News and Raycom Media take pride in the work we do for you. On Your Side is more than our slogan, it's our mission and promise to you. Nothing fake about that.

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  • Editorial: Child abuse prevention month

    Editorial: Child abuse prevention month

    Tuesday, April 3 2018 6:00 PM EDT2018-04-03 22:00:51 GMT
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    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.

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    April was first declared Child Abuse Prevention Month in 1983. Since then, April has been a time to acknowledge the importance of families and communities working together to prevent child abuse.

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  • Editorial Feedback: Step by step

    Editorial Feedback: Step by step

    Thursday, March 29 2018 4:51 PM EDT2018-03-29 20:51:29 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the March For Our Lives marches last weekend and the young people leading them prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.

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    Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the March For Our Lives marches last weekend and the young people leading them prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.

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  • Editorial: Step by Step

    Editorial: Step by Step

    Tuesday, March 27 2018 6:26 PM EDT2018-03-27 22:26:07 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Tuesday, March 27, 2018.

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  • Editorial Feedback: Pivot Point

    Editorial Feedback: Pivot Point

    Thursday, March 22 2018 4:55 PM EDT2018-03-22 20:55:23 GMT
    Source: Richard Franklin, AFT PresidentSource: Richard Franklin, AFT President
    Source: Richard Franklin, AFT PresidentSource: Richard Franklin, AFT President

    Our editorial commenting on guns in schools following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and here at home in Birmingham at Huffman High prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.

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    Our editorial commenting on guns in schools following the recent school shooting in Parkland, Florida and here at home in Birmingham at Huffman High prompted the following feedback posted on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page and emails sent directly to me.

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  • Editorial: Pivot point

    Editorial: Pivot point

    Thursday, March 8 2018 7:16 PM EST2018-03-09 00:16:21 GMT
    Source: Richard Franklin, AFT PresidentSource: Richard Franklin, AFT President

    In February, we all watched in horror as the scene unfolded in Parkland, Florida as the tally of those killed rose to 17 on the grounds of Stoneman Douglas High School. Parents and family of those killed have been vocal that their children will not die in vain, and Florida has since passed legislation that would impose new restrictions on firearm sales and allow some teachers and staff to carry guns in school. 

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    In February, we all watched in horror as the scene unfolded in Parkland, Florida as the tally of those killed rose to 17 on the grounds of Stoneman Douglas High School. Parents and family of those killed have been vocal that their children will not die in vain, and Florida has since passed legislation that would impose new restrictions on firearm sales and allow some teachers and staff to carry guns in school. 

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  • Editorial: History is watching

    Editorial: History is watching

    Monday, February 19 2018 5:15 PM EST2018-02-19 22:15:14 GMT

    The headlines last week were horrifying. Again, our country is dealing with another mass school shooting. It’s up to all of us to come up with sensible solutions that will keep us safe without violating our individual rights in a free society. There must be compromise. History is watching and so are our children.

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    The headlines last week were horrifying. Again, our country is dealing with another mass school shooting. It’s up to all of us to come up with sensible solutions that will keep us safe without violating our individual rights in a free society. There must be compromise. History is watching and so are our children.

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  • Editorial: To protect and serve

    Editorial: To protect and serve

    Tuesday, February 13 2018 6:04 PM EST2018-02-13 23:04:26 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    There are times when the words shared by another need not be edited or expounded upon in any way, because the feelings conveyed are heartfelt, pure, and deserve sharing unadulterated. The following is from a Facebook post shared on Sunday at 5:36 a.m. from someone on the Bangor Maine Police Department.

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    There are times when the words shared by another need not be edited or expounded upon in any way, because the feelings conveyed are heartfelt, pure, and deserve sharing unadulterated. The following is from a Facebook post shared on Sunday at 5:36 a.m. from someone on the Bangor Maine Police Department.

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  • Editorial: See something, say something

    Editorial: See something, say something

    Monday, February 5 2018 6:13 PM EST2018-02-05 23:13:28 GMT
    Source: File videoSource: File video

    Kudos to the Alabama State Senate for passing a bill last Tuesday that establishes stronger penalties for anyone found guilty of obstructing an investigation into human trafficking. 

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    Kudos to the Alabama State Senate for passing a bill last Tuesday that establishes stronger penalties for anyone found guilty of obstructing an investigation into human trafficking. 

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  • Editorial: What's next?

    Editorial: What's next?

    Tuesday, January 30 2018 5:49 PM EST2018-01-30 22:49:38 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    For the literally billions of us who are on Facebook, we do tend to wake up to a different world every day, as Facebook endlessly changes what happens on our feeds.

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    For the literally billions of us who are on Facebook, we do tend to wake up to a different world every day, as Facebook endlessly changes what happens on our feeds.

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  • Editorial: Cowards behind keyboards

    Editorial: Cowards behind keyboards

    Monday, January 22 2018 7:10 PM EST2018-01-23 00:10:20 GMT

    To all the “bullies” out there, your words hurt; your words can even kill. This is why I will continue to use this editorial platform at least once a year, every year to bring attention to the devastation wreaked by bullying.

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    To all the “bullies” out there, your words hurt; your words can even kill. This is why I will continue to use this editorial platform at least once a year, every year to bring attention to the devastation wreaked by bullying.

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  • Editorial: Changing the atmosphere

    Editorial: Changing the atmosphere

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 4:43 PM EST2018-01-17 21:43:00 GMT
    Source: Briana Rose DiGiorgio/FacebookSource: Briana Rose DiGiorgio/Facebook

    As you look at your list of 2018 resolutions (if that’s your thing), might I suggest you add one more, and that is make any place where you are, a better place because you’re there.

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    As you look at your list of 2018 resolutions (if that’s your thing), might I suggest you add one more, and that is make any place where you are, a better place because you’re there.

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  • Editorial Feedback: A life well lived

    Editorial Feedback: A life well lived

    Thursday, January 11 2018 3:59 PM EST2018-01-11 20:59:20 GMT
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    Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the passing of legendary FOX6 newsman, Bill Bolen, and the soon-to-be dedication of our WBRC FOX6 Bill Bolen Studio, prompted an enormous amount of feedback on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page.

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    Our editorial earlier this week commenting on the passing of legendary FOX6 newsman, Bill Bolen, and the soon-to-be dedication of our WBRC FOX6 Bill Bolen Studio, prompted an enormous amount of feedback on our WBRC FOX6 News station Facebook page.

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  • Editorial: A life well lived

    Editorial: A life well lived

    Tuesday, January 9 2018 2:57 PM EST2018-01-09 19:57:33 GMT
    WBRC FOX6 News legend Mr. Bill Bolen. (Source: WBRC archives)WBRC FOX6 News legend Mr. Bill Bolen. (Source: WBRC archives)

    “If you didn’t like Bill Bolen, well - you probably couldn’t like anybody.” Those were the heartfelt words spoken by Mr. Bolen’s longtime pastor at Brookwood Baptist on Saturday at his memorial, celebrating a life well lived.

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    “If you didn’t like Bill Bolen, well - you probably couldn’t like anybody.” Those were the heartfelt words spoken by Mr. Bolen’s longtime pastor at Brookwood Baptist on Saturday at his memorial, celebrating a life well lived.

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  • Editorial: What a year it was

    Editorial: What a year it was

    Wednesday, January 3 2018 4:28 PM EST2018-01-03 21:28:46 GMT
    Source: Google/’17 Ranking of U.S. searchesSource: Google/’17 Ranking of U.S. searches

    With 2017 now behind us, I wanted to reflect on the year that was and to remind myself of the “big events” that took place. Here’s a ranking of the top U.S. searches for 2017.

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    With 2017 now behind us, I wanted to reflect on the year that was and to remind myself of the “big events” that took place. Here’s a ranking of the top U.S. searches for 2017.

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  • Editorial: Losing with dignity

    Editorial: Losing with dignity

    Tuesday, December 19 2017 5:59 PM EST2017-12-19 22:59:43 GMT
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    All of us lose sometimes. Even if we don’t respect our opponent, we should show respect for how we as a society do things. There’s no shame in losing, but there is in refusing to publicly accept it.

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    All of us lose sometimes. Even if we don’t respect our opponent, we should show respect for how we as a society do things. There’s no shame in losing, but there is in refusing to publicly accept it.

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  • Editorial: Leading by example

    Editorial: Leading by example

    Monday, December 4 2017 5:25 PM EST2017-12-04 22:25:49 GMT
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    Pro athletes are often criticized in our increasingly polarized society, but many make a huge difference in our world and should be applauded.

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    Pro athletes are often criticized in our increasingly polarized society, but many make a huge difference in our world and should be applauded.

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  • Editorial: Keeping it local

    Editorial: Keeping it local

    Tuesday, November 28 2017 5:22 PM EST2017-11-28 22:22:51 GMT
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    Shopping locally supports our area's workforce and keeps money in our community. But, it's just as important to give locally. If you are able, make this the year that you help others who are less fortunate. 

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    Shopping locally supports our area's workforce and keeps money in our community. But, it's just as important to give locally. If you are able, make this the year that you help others who are less fortunate. 

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  • Editorial: Kryptonite

    Editorial: Kryptonite

    Tuesday, November 14 2017 5:33 PM EST2017-11-14 22:33:34 GMT
    Source: Raycom imagesSource: Raycom images

    I’ve got to be honest with you, while the saga that is our Senate race lends itself to all kinds of commentary, I’ve been hesitant to weigh in. The reason - it’s pure kryptonite.

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    I’ve got to be honest with you, while the saga that is our Senate race lends itself to all kinds of commentary, I’ve been hesitant to weigh in. The reason - it’s pure kryptonite.

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  • Editorial: Why are we still doing this?

    Editorial: Why are we still doing this?

    Thursday, November 9 2017 5:13 PM EST2017-11-09 22:13:26 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Daylight saving time. Moving the clock up in the spring and back in the fall. Making that adjustment in time twice each year is at the least annoying and at the most, costly.

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    Daylight saving time. Moving the clock up in the spring and back in the fall. Making that adjustment in time twice each year is at the least annoying and at the most, costly.

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    Guest editorial: The Empty Chair

    Guest editorial: The Empty Chair

    Tuesday, October 25 2016 8:42 PM EDT2016-10-26 00:42:36 GMT

    My younger brother Chris Johnson's smile lit up every room, and his laughter filled the next room over. He was tall, funny, intelligent and athletic. 

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    My younger brother Chris Johnson's smile lit up every room, and his laughter filled the next room over. He was tall, funny, intelligent and athletic. 

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