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    Want to reply or make an editorial suggestion? Email Collin R. Gaston, V.P. & G.M. of FOX6 WBRC.More >>
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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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  • Editorial: Fostering a bright future

    Editorial: Fostering a bright future

    Wednesday, October 25 2017 4:18 PM EDT2017-10-25 20:18:31 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S. In 2015 alone, there were 670,000. 

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    On any given day, there are nearly 428,000 children in foster care in the U.S. In 2015 alone, there were 670,000. 

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  • Editorial: Maybe this time

    Editorial: Maybe this time

    Wednesday, October 11 2017 4:57 PM EDT2017-10-11 20:57:48 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Maybe down the road, the loved ones of those who died needlessly in Las Vegas will be able to say that the night their loved ones died was the beginning of the solution to this problem.

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    Maybe down the road, the loved ones of those who died needlessly in Las Vegas will be able to say that the night their loved ones died was the beginning of the solution to this problem.

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  • Editorial: Dying art of disagreement

    Editorial: Dying art of disagreement

    Tuesday, October 3 2017 5:38 PM EDT2017-10-03 21:38:38 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    This is a nation founded on disagreement. But we need to be able to talk about things rationally.

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    This is a nation founded on disagreement. But we need to be able to talk about things rationally.

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  • Editorial: Common good

    Editorial: Common good

    Tuesday, September 26 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-09-26 22:20:08 GMT

    Americans, in times of crisis, do what we do best and put aside differences to work together for the common good.

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    Americans, in times of crisis, do what we do best and put aside differences to work together for the common good.

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  • Editorial: Thoughts and prayers

    Editorial: Thoughts and prayers

    Thursday, September 21 2017 11:44 PM EDT2017-09-22 03:44:53 GMT
    Source: FamilySource: Family

    Ben Abercrombie and his family need our thoughts and prayers right now.

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    Ben Abercrombie and his family need our thoughts and prayers right now.

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  • Editorial: We need to hear from you

    Editorial: We need to hear from you

    Thursday, September 7 2017 5:03 PM EDT2017-09-07 21:03:12 GMT
    Source: WBRCSource: WBRC

    Two GOP candidates are facing off for Alabama’s Senate seat - Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

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    Two GOP candidates are facing off for Alabama’s Senate seat - Luther Strange and Roy Moore.

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  • Editorial: DirecTV

    Editorial: DirecTV

    Tuesday, September 5 2017 6:22 PM EDT2017-09-05 22:22:36 GMT

    Tuesday night at 10:59 p.m., WBRC FOX6 News’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup. 

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    Tuesday night at 10:59 p.m., WBRC FOX6 News’s extended agreement with DIRECTV will expire and they may drop this station from their lineup. 

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  • Editorial: DIRECTV

    Editorial: DIRECTV

    Thursday, August 31 2017 6:26 PM EDT2017-08-31 22:26:27 GMT
    Source: NASASource: NASA

    I am pleased to let you know WBRC FOX6 News’ carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring you will continue to receive this channel through Tuesday, September 5th.

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    I am pleased to let you know WBRC FOX6 News’ carriage agreement with DIRECTV has been temporarily extended, ensuring you will continue to receive this channel through Tuesday, September 5th.

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  • Editorial: DirecTV

    Editorial: DirecTV

    Monday, August 28 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-08-28 22:29:41 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    In my last message to the community, I made a commitment to keep DirecTV viewers informed about ongoing negotiations to keep WBRC FOX6 News on their system. 

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    In my last message to the community, I made a commitment to keep DirecTV viewers informed about ongoing negotiations to keep WBRC FOX6 News on their system. 

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  • Guest Editorial: Honoring the 42nd Rainbow Division

    Guest Editorial: Honoring the 42nd Rainbow Division

    Thursday, August 24 2017 6:42 PM EDT2017-08-24 22:42:50 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    At 5 p.m. on Monday, August 28, a historic event will occur at Montgomery’s Union Station.

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    At 5 p.m. on Monday, August 28, a historic event will occur at Montgomery’s Union Station.

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  • Editorial: Hating hate

    Editorial: Hating hate

    Tuesday, August 15 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-08-15 22:28:36 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    I hate - hate. Hate is not a word or feeling that I regularly use or experience, but simply stated, it’s what was represented boldly in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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    I hate - hate. Hate is not a word or feeling that I regularly use or experience, but simply stated, it’s what was represented boldly in Charlottesville, Virginia over the weekend.

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  • Editorial: Back to School

    Editorial: Back to School

    Wednesday, August 9 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-08-09 21:31:25 GMT
    Source: Raycom imagesSource: Raycom images

    Summer is winding down and for many, school starts back up this week and next. Over the summer, I am sure you noticed traffic has been less hectic and stressful.

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    Summer is winding down and for many, school starts back up this week and next. Over the summer, I am sure you noticed traffic has been less hectic and stressful.

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  • Editorial: Cellphone danger

    Editorial: Cellphone danger

    Wednesday, August 2 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-08-02 21:31:23 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    The story about 14-year-old Madison Coe, reported by our sister station KCBD in Lubbock, Texas, who was killed when electrocuted while using her cellphone in the bathtub, hit close to home with me.

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    The story about 14-year-old Madison Coe, reported by our sister station KCBD in Lubbock, Texas, who was killed when electrocuted while using her cellphone in the bathtub, hit close to home with me.

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  • Editorial: Lend a hand

    Editorial: Lend a hand

    Thursday, July 27 2017 5:24 PM EDT2017-07-27 21:24:35 GMT
    (Source: Leona Garrett)(Source: Leona Garrett)

    This month, two life threatening situations were reported on extensively by numerous media outlets detailing similar situations. 

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    This month, two life threatening situations were reported on extensively by numerous media outlets detailing similar situations. 

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  • Editorial: Double tax

    Editorial: Double tax

    Monday, July 10 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-07-10 22:23:39 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Is it fair to make elderly Americans list Social Security as a taxable income benefit when Social Security is financed by tax dollars?

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    Is it fair to make elderly Americans list Social Security as a taxable income benefit when Social Security is financed by tax dollars?

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  • Editorial: Pay attention

    Editorial: Pay attention

    Wednesday, July 5 2017 5:31 PM EDT2017-07-05 21:31:05 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    No message received or sent on your wireless device is worth putting your or others' lives at risk.  

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    No message received or sent on your wireless device is worth putting your or others' lives at risk.  

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  • Editorial: Buckle up

    Editorial: Buckle up

    Tuesday, June 27 2017 6:15 PM EDT2017-06-27 22:15:04 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    As we move into the heart of summer and into prime vacation season, lots of people will be on the road. 

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    As we move into the heart of summer and into prime vacation season, lots of people will be on the road. 

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  • Editorial: I'll have another

    Editorial: I'll have another

    Tuesday, June 20 2017 6:32 PM EDT2017-06-20 22:32:56 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    It looks like Alabama has figured out a way to raise much needed money for Alabama’s District Attorney’s and our state court system: boosting the price of booze.

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    It looks like Alabama has figured out a way to raise much needed money for Alabama’s District Attorney’s and our state court system: boosting the price of booze.

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  • Editorial: Viewer Feedback: Respect

    Editorial: Viewer Feedback: Respect

    Wednesday, June 14 2017 6:13 PM EDT2017-06-14 22:13:57 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Our editorial last week, commenting on the recent assault on a journalist by a congressional candidate and a call for more decorum when dealing with the press, prompted many comments on our station Facebook page, as well as emails directed to me. 

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    Our editorial last week, commenting on the recent assault on a journalist by a congressional candidate and a call for more decorum when dealing with the press, prompted many comments on our station Facebook page, as well as emails directed to me. 

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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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