Mary PooleDec 16, 2021 12:56 GMT
I am worried about Wake Up America. Rob Finnerty does not look well today. Not there yesterday--- hopefully not sick!
Rachel Rollar is gone, and, in my opinion, much UNDERUSED. Alex Kramer and Sarah Williamson do not fill the void left by Rachel.
The show is bad. Allison Maloni could do well, but she is on weekend Wakeup. What will Newsmax do?
This loyal viewer has gone back to Fox&Friends for now. Hopefully, Newsmax will "wake up"!! And fix their important morning show. Rob Finnerty deserves better.
NKnightDec 16, 2021 13:41 GMT
Rob Allison and Alex were great together. Sorry but this new blonde makes my ears hurt. Newsmax always shoots themselves in the foot.
Mary PooleDec 8, 2021 12:09 GMT
I am reading this morning that Rachel Rollar is leaving newsmax. If that is true, I, for one viewer, shall miss her positive, sunny personality!
I posted yesterday about the often absences/fill-ins on Wake Up America. Hopefully,soon, a permanent crew will find comfort on the couch.
Newsmax very much needs a strong morning show.
Terrible about Fox's beautiful Christmas tree burning! What is wrong with our society!
NKnightDec 9, 2021 00:49 GMT
I always prefer Rob, Allison and Alex but they seemed to have moved Allison to the weekends. Maybe they’ll bring her back now.
Robert R. BarrettJan 6, 2022 16:18 GMT
I started tuning in to Newsmax in mid-2021, but continued watching Fox news. However I haven't been happy with Fox as they seemed to be trying to tone down their conservative comments. I've like Ron Finnerty but I had barely gotten used to Rachel Rollar and she was leaving. However I've gotten used to Sarah Williamson and like her quite a bit -- especially her Australian accent but I'm sure that a lot of American women will hate her because she is so beautiful and because of the accent. I hope the Newsmax viewers will give her a chance to prove herself.
NKnightJan 8, 2022 01:36 GMT
I’ve always enjoyed Rob but never was a Rachel fan. I’m certainly not a Sara fan either at least not for this show. She’d be better as a field correspondent. I’ll stick with Rob, Allison and Alex. They have the best balance and chemistry. I never understood the musical chairs routine for WUA.
Mary PooleNov 13, 2021 15:49 GMT
Wake Up America is good to me because it is "real". Not as slick and shiny as Fox and Friends, but Doocey and Kilmeade have been there since Day One of F&F. And Fox pours $$$ into sets and production.
Wake Up is just easy to watch and I love Rob Finnerty and Rachel Rollar. The have genuine fun, not fake at all. And their guests and panels are great and seem to enjoy being there.
Both Wake Up and Rob Schmitt deserve a look. It would be nice for Rob's show to be on at 8 or 9 pm however.
Mary PooleJun 26, 2021 21:58 GMT
Well, I like the couch! Wake Up America has added a white couch with blue pillows....hmmm where else does one see that? Hint...it's another morning show that used to be more popular, but not so much now. I wish you had a blue couch with deep red pillows maybe??? The set looks much better but it's all jammed into a corner next to the desk for National Report. Is Newsmax's studio THAT small?
I can see things getting a lot better week by week. Rob Schmitt was hilarious last night with his "shot glass" each time VP Harris said "root causes"...I laughed out loud!
I like what I see. Keep growing and improving. Ratings will follow but they are NOT the BE ALL, END ALL for good programming. Be true to your values and always be honest with reporting and opinion-giving.
GailSep 25, 2021 23:34 GMT
I love your post Mary, 100% on target!
Mary PooleDec 6, 2021 12:53 GMT
Wake Up America has the potential to be a great morning alternative to Fox & Friends. Yet it seems like most days I tune in, someone new is there or fill-ins are there.
Now is not the time to take vacations or time off. You are trying to build a morning show with highest quality hosts and guests. Neither is happening in my opinion.
I have been a viewer of Newsmax for many months now. I have been praising Finnerty and Rollar because I think they can succeed. They are not there consistently.
Alex Kramer and Sarah Williamson just don't have what it takes -- in my opinion, sorry! Carl Higbie tries hard, it doesn't work though.
I don't know the answer. Watching Fox today...it is on the cutting edge of current events and so patriotic. Plus, they have a poinsettia or two and a Christmas tree and that makes this Christian American feel good.
Edwin MoralesAug 16, 2021 14:43 GMT
What happened to Wake Up America today (8/16/21)? I too love this show and it was disappointing to not see them on today. Especially after the Friday morning start at 6:30am. The panel was hilarious, as well as brilliant.
DavidAug 20, 2021 13:05 GMT
Yeah, it was weird that it wasn't on.
Mary PooleDec 17, 2021 13:24 GMT
Erin Elmore might be a great choice for co-host for Wake Up America. She is smart, articulate, smiles a lot, and looks at home on that couch! Think about it.
Audrey GossFeb 2, 2021 12:45 GMT
I noticed, starting 2/8/21, Wake Up America is no longer on. Why??? You will be forcing me to watch fake morning news again!!! Not a good move!!!
NKnightOct 5, 2021 00:11 GMT
What happened to Wake up? I started watching this summer but now my favorite hosts aren’t there? Rob is good but it’s not the same and not worth tuning in. Btw, Carl would be a better sub. Nobody wants to wake up just to be put back to sleep.