Friday, May 05, 2000
Cable access salutes best work
Tristate cable TV public access producers gather today at the Museum Center at Union Terminal to celebrate their finest work.
TV veteran Bill Myers will host the Blue Chip Cable Access Awards 2000 at 7 p.m. It will be telecast live on Time Warner Cable's Channel 24 (Metro Access) and Northern Kentucky's Insight Communication's Channel 1.
Awards will be presented to professional and non-professional cable producers in 29 categories. They include best documentary, entertainment, sports, live, inspirational, instructional and innovative programming.
Pam McDonald of Time Warner Cable, the Blue Chip awards' major sponsor, will present the special achievement awards.
The Blue Chip awards is a cooperative venture by nine area cable access centers: Media Bridges Cincinnati (formerly Cincinnati Community Video), Cincinnati CitiCable, the Intercommunity Cable Regulatory Commission, Norwood Community Television, All Volunteer Cable One of Florence, Anderson/Union Community TV, Campbell County Community Media, Waycross Community Media and the Telecommunications Board of Northern Kentucky.
Friends deadline: Just 10 more days until NBC decides to keep or cancel Friends, TV's most popular sitcom. The six stars are demanding $1 million per episode eight times their current salary for a seventh season, according to USA Today.
D-Day is May 15, when NBC announces its fall schedule. The paper says NBC's deal with Warner Bros. prohibits the studio from offering Friends to a rival network. The show will be shut down if NBC and the cast can't reach a new deal, USA Today says.
Walters report: USA Today also says Barbara Walters may leave the Friday 20/20 this fall. According to the report, she wants to devote more time to The View and other shows or she's miffed that rival Diane Sawyer might host the Thursday 20/20 this fall that could get bigger ratings than her Friday show.
No "Talk:' ABC has pulled the plug on Kyra Sedgwick's Talk to Me after three weeks. Sports Night will return Tuesday (9:30 p.m., Channels 9, 2) for a two-week season finale. ABC had planned to air Talk to Me through May 16.
Wonderland, ABC's midseason drama, was yanked in two weeks.
Beaten: The Beat, UPN's new police drama by Barry Levinson and Tom Fontana, has been dropped for May sweeps. I Dare You will air through May 23 (9 p.m. Tuesday, Channel 25).
Kentucky home: Bob Vila's Restore America, his state-by-state tour of renovations, visits Covington Avenue row houses in Covington and its Latonia area as part of his Kentucky program (10 p.m. Sunday, HGTV). The show also features homes in Paducah, Lexington and Bowling Green.
"SNL' update: John Goodman hosts Saturday Night Live (11:30 p.m. Saturday, Channels 5, 22) for the 11th time. Only Steve Martin (13 times) has hosted more times. Neil Young will be the musical guest.
More action: Fox's FX cable channel has acquired rights to Jay Mohr's adult Action sitcom which bombed on Fox Broadcasting last fall. The pilot was one of the funniest crude but hilarious episodes on the air this season. The rest were filled with too many inside Hollywood references, and too few jokes. Reruns begin in June. Of course.
Price is right: CBS has extended Bob Barker's contract as host and executive producer of The Price is Right for a 29th year.
Big events could crowd city streets
What's happening this weekend
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Elephants' world opens wide
'Love bug' disrupts Tristate computers
A monument to steamboats
Doctor group cuts offices and jobs
'Son of Beast' likely to reopen Saturday
Stadium manager bidding approved
Clinton pushes school proposals
Flynts break ground on Mornoe store
Inquiry widening in Butler Co. probe
Luxury suites at unbuilt Reds park set sales record
Maifest plan aims to curb rowdy crowds
MRDD member could be ousted
Teachers fight back at layoffs
CSO gives Mahler radiant moments
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