Remember the days when The CW, after wrapping up its splashy Upfront Week event and giving advertisers time to exit, invited the journalists in attendance to sit in the front rows of City Center for a question-and-answer debrief with its top brass? That era came back to life in expanded fashion May 18 when The CW, now majority owned by top station owner Nexstar, held a combo press breakfast and news conference to detail its programming strategy for the 2023-24 season and beyond. The gathering spot: The Park Room at the Park Lane Hotel, home to all those all-day cable finance and programming seminars overseen by legendary cable analyst Paul Kagan in the 1980s and 1990s. Journalists outside New York City were able to participate through a livestream hookup.
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