Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Why the Matching Wardrobes on Wtae?

Newspaper article Pittsburgh Post-Gazette (Pittsburgh, PA)

Why the Matching Wardrobes on Wtae?

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Post-Gazette TV writer Rob Owen answers reader questions online every Friday in Tuned In Journal blog at post-gazette.com/tv. Here's a selection of recent queries.

Q: Why does Mike Clark match his ties to the ladies' dresses? This isn't a prom where you wear matching outfits. I don't like it.

- MARY, PITTSBURGH

Rob: This is so not a thing I would notice, but clearly Mary did!

"Please tell Mary thanks for her loyalty in watching Pittsburgh's Action News 4," Mr. Clark writes in response. "Janelle [Hall] and I have received lots of positive viewer feedback on our color choices. While we don't really match all the time (for example, we don't match tonight!), we do have conversations and send text messages to each other before work, just to make sure we're on the same page and our colors don't clash. Again, Janelle and I thank you for watching."

Q: Did Channel 4 meteorologist Ashley Dougherty recently get engaged? I notice sparkles on her left hand. Thanks.

- PHYLLIS VIA EMAIL

Rob: She got engaged and announced it on the morning show in early September. Congrats to her!

Q: Why are the exterior shots on "Judge Judy" of New York when her show is taped in California? Also why do the people have to leave the papers on the podiums when their part of the show is over?

- DEAN, FRIENDSHIP

Rob: According to the show's publicist, the exterior New York shots are "a tribute to Judge Sheindlin's roots and when she was a supervising judge of the family court in Manhattan.

And the papers stay on the podium because, "it would be distracting during the post-interviews, and sometimes we need to take pictures of some of the paperwork for evidence."

Q: I am a fan of the "Poldark" BBC productions and the finale for this season was a few weeks ago. Do you know when the new series will begin to be shown?

- RICHARD, SHADYSIDE

Rob: Season four is in production, but it's too early for PBS to announce an airdate. …

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