January 9, 2013 |
Even in its glory days, Monday Night Football on ABC climbed only to fourth in prime-time ratings in the 1998-99 TV season. Some years in the 1970s, Monday Night Football did not even crack the top 20. This year, NBC's lushly produced Sunday Night Football , which opens with country star Faith Hill belting out "I've been waiting all day for Sunday night," is expected to lead broadcast TV with the highest average viewership and...
July 1, 2005 |
He was hailed as an icon of Philadelphia's black community, a groundbreaking radio personality, and an impresario who brought the nation's best rhythm-and-blues artists to the landmark Uptown Theater, and a champion of racial equality and social justice. At a church on a street named for Cecil B. Moore, a civil-rights leader with whom he often collaborated, Georgie Woods was remembered yesterday by about 2,500 people who attended his funeral as, above all else, his radio handle: "The Guy with the Goods.
September 30, 1997 |
She's young. She's smart. She's outtahere. Yesterday was Channel 6 reporter Kristen Sze's last day on the air for WPVI. She's departing for New York City, and a spot as the sole East Coast correspondent for the syndicated show Extra, which airs locally on the competition, WCAU (Channel 10), at 7 p.m. Sze describes the show as "a People magazine on TV," covering feature stories, interesting people, medical developments and, of course, celebrities and their woes (the show was big on Diana's funeral, Versace's murder, and recent fave, the Marv Albert trial-cum-guilty plea)
July 1, 2015 |
New management at CBS3 has axed three of the station's biggest on-air names - Beasley Reece, Kathy Orr and Chris May. Just before 2 p.m. Tuesday, "Eyewitness News" anchor May tweeted: "I've anchored my last broadcast at CBS3. Hope to see you all again. " A source close to the station informed me Tuesday that the station's new general manager has been on a mission to "turn things around" because of unsatisfactory ratings, and that people are being let go left and right. A spokeswoman at Channel 3 confirmed for me that May, weatherwoman Kathy Orr and lead sports anchor Beasley Reese are no longer with the station.
July 3, 2015 |
CBS3 will rotate morning news anchor Ukee Washington into its nighttime newscasts in a sweeping reorganization of on-air talent, the ratings-challenged TV station confirmed Wednesday. Washington, who will start in the new role July 13, will be joined by Jessica Dean, who is currently a co-anchor. Kate Bilo will do the weather. CBS3 disclosed the new team a day after the station's general manager, Brien Kennedy, fired three of his top TV news personalities: nighttime anchor Chris May, meteorologist Kathy Orr, and sports anchor Beasley Reece.
March 20, 1986 |
The Rev. Jesse Jackson, founder and director of People United to Save Humanity (PUSH), and a number of CBS executives including Van Gordon Sauter, president of CBS News, and Neal Pilson, executive vice president of the CBS Broadcast Group, met at CBS headquarters in New York on Tuesday to discuss the PUSH boycott of CBS affiliate WBBM-TV in Chicago; the hiring of more minority applicants; and the possible boycott of the other three CBS affiliates, including...
December 18, 2007 |
Anchorwoman Alycia Lane's future with KYW (CBS3) is uncertain after her arrest early Sunday on charges of slugging a plainclothes New York City police officer. The station announced that Lane, 35, would begin a planned two-week, end-of-year vacation a week early, effective yesterday. Her name and image were stripped from station promos, and her work on the station's holiday special, airing tonight, was edited out. Observers say her return to her $700,000-a-year anchor job hinges not only on her legal case - a felony charge of second-degree assault that could take months to resolve - but the court of public opinion.
August 10, 2015
SHE'S A RISING star at CBS3 - filling Kathy Orr's (tasteful) shoes as chief meteorologist after the station's seismic shakeup in on-air talent early this month. You can catch her delivering the 5 p.m., 6 p.m. and 11 p.m. forecasts on CBS3 Eyewitness News, the 10 p.m. on CW Philly, and on KYW Newsradio. So who is Kate Bilo? The 34-year-old mother of two young boys hails from Phoenixville and now lives on the Main Line with her husband and sons. She has mad skills in Spanish. (She studied the language during high school in Phoenixville and at Penn State.)
August 28, 2015 |
The last week or so has been tough on CBS3's Katie Fehlinger. With all the online furor she's sparked lately , you'd think the TV meteorologist had been found guilty of some heinous crime or decided to run for president of the United States. The blonde bombshell did neither. Fehlinger got viewers and social media all worked up because she dared to appear on air doing her job while eight months pregnant with twins. Well, the TV viewers who are revolted and outraged by the sight of Fehlinger's enormous baby bump can relax.
November 28, 1997 |
The relentless sun seemed to melt the tarmac at Santa Monica Airport. Inside a massive old hangar, the air was chilled and the scene resembled a picture postcard of an alpine scene. The crew was filming Snowden on Ice, an hour-long special that will appear at 8 tonight on CBS (Channel 3). The winter fantasy includes skating stars Ekaterina Gordeeva of Russia, Scott Hamilton of the United States, and Canadians Kurt Browning and Josee Chouinard. Original songs for the special are performed by Kenny Rogers, Lou Rawls, Amy Grant, Anne Murray and Olivia Newton-John.