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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: 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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  • Editorial: Respect

    Editorial: Respect

    Tuesday, June 6 2017 11:34 PM EDT2017-06-07 03:34:04 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    An assault on a journalist by a congressional candidate (now, elected) is the most recent example of disrespect for journalism, and more importantly disrespect for the constitutional recognition of a free press. 

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    An assault on a journalist by a congressional candidate (now, elected) is the most recent example of disrespect for journalism, and more importantly disrespect for the constitutional recognition of a free press. 

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  • Editorial: Karma

    Editorial: Karma

    Thursday, June 1 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-06-01 22:28:24 GMT
    Source: TwitterSource: Twitter

    How far is too far when it comes to comedy? How far can one push the envelope before stepping over the line? Kathy Griffin’s “comedic” bit showcasing the decapitated head of President Trump went too far. 

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    How far is too far when it comes to comedy? How far can one push the envelope before stepping over the line? Kathy Griffin’s “comedic” bit showcasing the decapitated head of President Trump went too far. 

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  • Editorial: Grace Under Pressure

    Editorial: Grace Under Pressure

    Wednesday, May 24 2017 6:20 PM EDT2017-05-24 22:20:09 GMT
    Mike and Heather Gilotti (Source: Family photo)Mike and Heather Gilotti (Source: Family photo)

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, May 24, 2017:

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  • Editorial: It's go time

    Editorial: It's go time

    Wednesday, May 17 2017 6:29 PM EDT2017-05-17 22:29:34 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    A month ago, Governor Kay Ivey, in one of her first decisions as Alabama Governor, authorized a special election allowing Alabama voters to decide who would fill Jeff Sessions' vacated U.S. Senate seat.

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    A month ago, Governor Kay Ivey, in one of her first decisions as Alabama Governor, authorized a special election allowing Alabama voters to decide who would fill Jeff Sessions' vacated U.S. Senate seat.

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  • Editorial: "If only I had done more?"

    Editorial: "If only I had done more?"

    Thursday, May 11 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-05-11 22:25:29 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    According to a recent carinsurance.com study, Alabama has risen to the fifth most dangerous state for teenage drivers. 

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    According to a recent carinsurance.com study, Alabama has risen to the fifth most dangerous state for teenage drivers. 

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  • Editorial: Get the boot

    Editorial: Get the boot

    Friday, May 5 2017 5:54 PM EDT2017-05-05 21:54:22 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    I was blown away after our WBRC FOX6 Investigator report that highlighted the more than $2.34 million in unpaid parking tickets owed to the City of Birmingham.

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    I was blown away after our WBRC FOX6 Investigator report that highlighted the more than $2.34 million in unpaid parking tickets owed to the City of Birmingham.

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  • Editorial Feedback: Shocking revelation

    Editorial Feedback: Shocking revelation

    Tuesday, May 2 2017 6:28 PM EDT2017-05-02 22:28:49 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Our editorial last week commenting on the recent electric shock drownings of two Alabama women at Lake Tuscaloosa prompted many comments and shares on our station Facebook page. Most of the comments surrounded the fact that people had never heard of such a danger. 

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    Our editorial last week commenting on the recent electric shock drownings of two Alabama women at Lake Tuscaloosa prompted many comments and shares on our station Facebook page. Most of the comments surrounded the fact that people had never heard of such a danger. 

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  • Editorial: Shocking revelation

    Editorial: Shocking revelation

    Thursday, April 27 2017 6:23 PM EDT2017-04-27 22:23:06 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, April 27, 2017: A year ago, 15-year-old Carmen Johnson lost her life due to electric shock drowning at her family’s home on Smith Lake. Earlier this month, Shelly Darling and Elizabeth Whipple died of suspected electric shock drowning at Lake Tuscaloosa. I’ve got to be honest, before hearing about these most recent tragedies I had no idea what electric shock dro...

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Thursday, April 27, 2017: 

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  • Editorial: Respecting places of rest

    Editorial: Respecting places of rest

    Tuesday, April 25 2017 6:38 PM EDT2017-04-25 22:38:01 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    Laying friends and family that have died to rest is an unfortunate, but inevitable event that comes with life.

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    Laying friends and family that have died to rest is an unfortunate, but inevitable event that comes with life.

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  • Editorial: Stop this practice!

    Editorial: Stop this practice!

    Tuesday, April 18 2017 6:57 PM EDT2017-04-18 22:57:00 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    This system of overbooking flights and then paying people not to take that flight needs to be stopped.

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    This system of overbooking flights and then paying people not to take that flight needs to be stopped.

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  • Editorial: You have my support

    Editorial: You have my support

    Wednesday, April 12 2017 6:25 PM EDT2017-04-12 22:25:14 GMT

    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

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    The following is an editorial from WBRC FOX6 News General Manager Collin Gaston, which first aired on Wednesday, April 12, 2017:

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  • Editorial: Tax time scams

    Editorial: Tax time scams

    Thursday, April 6 2017 6:00 PM EDT2017-04-06 22:00:52 GMT
    Source: WBRC videoSource: WBRC video

    As we near the tax deadline, it's important for all of us to be on the lookout for scams.

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    As we near the tax deadline, it's important for all of us to be on the lookout for scams.

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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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