I don't watch much if any commercial-laden network programming.
If you have a life at all- there is FAR more to do with your life than sit in front of the television.
Local news in trying to be everything to everybody but becoming nothing to no one needs to shitcan senseless celebrity news UNLESS THAT (notable) CELEBRITY HAS DIED.
Many- MANY of the 308-million Americans have computers on which to access such brain-dead- get-a-life information.
SOME of us want to actually SEE local news and issues presented- NOT what some overpaid consultants tell you we want to see.