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Is CBS-2 News Producing Commercials for VH-1?

Is CBS-2 News Producing Commercials for VH-1?
About a month ago I was watching the CBS-2 news and Walter Jacobson was giving his “perspective” on the new Vh-1 show being shot in Chicago called Mob-Wives.  Jacobson got all hot under the collar about how the show was going to depict Italians in a bad light. The funny thing is, as he ranted... Read more »

WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa Checks Into Re-Hab- Not Completely Unexpected.

WGN Anchor Mark Suppelsa Checks Into Re-Hab- Not Completely Unexpected.
If you tune into the WGN news for the next month, you might notice that anchor Mark Suppelsa is missing from the show. Friday (May 4, 2012) Suppelsa announced that he is entering rehab for a month at the Hazelden alcohol addiction treatment center in Minnesota. In a letter to WGN staffers and posted on... Read more »

The Bachelor Lawsuit Needs To Go Away

The Bachelor Lawsuit Needs To Go Away
I never thought I would be defending the show The Bachelor, but something needs to be said about the lawsuit that is being filed by two wanna be contestants who were turned away at a casting session. Nashville natives Nathaniel Claybrooks and Christopher Johnson filed a class action lawsuit against ABC and the producers of... Read more »
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My Brief Encounter With Mike Wallace

My Brief Encounter With Mike Wallace
About 13 years ago, I was producing an episode of the A&E series, City Confidential on the infamous brothel the Mustang Ranch and its owner Joe Conforte. Joe was the man responsible for making prostitution legal in Nevada and was never subtle about his exploits.  At the end of the day, Joe ended up owing... Read more »

Bair Takes Top Spot In March Media Madness

Bair Takes Top Spot In March Media Madness
NCAA March Madness is over for another year, to all you Kentucky fans, congratulations. For those of you who have been following the AM 560 WIND March Media Madness, the results are in and the #1 media person in Chicago is WGN’s own Dina Bair. Journalist, mother, athlete, cancer survivor, Bair is more than a... Read more »

March Media Madness- Pick Your Favorite Local Media Personality

March Media Madness- Pick Your Favorite Local Media Personality
March March Madness is here, an the NCAA Tournament is in full swing!  Despite my amazing powers of predicting the outcome of reality shows, after one day of tournament action, I am officially out of every pool I entered.  I picked UConn to win it all. Suddenly having a lot of free time on my... Read more »
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Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars.

Vegas Odds For Dancing With The Stars.
The Bachelor is over and can anyone really say that they are surprised. I don’t want to say “I told you so,” so I’ll just say click here to read where I told you so! If you were timing it at home, it took all of 5 minutes between the time the happy couple claimed... Read more »

Courtney Will Win The Bachelor- Here's Why.

Courtney Will Win The Bachelor- Here's Why.
It’s a little like predicting who is going to win the Super Bowl, but here’s what we think. If you missed Monday nights The Bachelor The Women Tell All, then you missed a Bachelor first as finalist Courtney Robertson took to the stage to face host Chris Harrison and a panel of angry housemates. Much... Read more »

Put Your Life At Risk For The Ratings?

Put Your Life At Risk For The Ratings?
Recently in Washington DC, veteran reporter Andrea McCarren, of station WUSA, began to air her special reports on teen drinking in the area. On February. 1 her initial report about Town Square Market, a liquor store in Northwest Washington that allegedly sold alcohol to teens as young as 14. She and her team shot and aired... Read more »
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She's Baaack- Get Ready for More Ricki Lake!

She's Baaack- Get Ready for More Ricki Lake!
I was reading over an industry newsletter and at the very bottom there was this notice. Twentieth Television, Inc. named Lisa Kridos as Executive Producer of The Ricki Lake Show, the new syndicated talk show hosted and executive produced by Ricki Lake.  Currently, the show is sold in 93% of the US and will premiere... Read more »