September 14, 2010 |
Marciarose back on Channel 3? In honor of Eyewitness News' 45th anniversary, the station - then KYW, now billed as CBS3 - will have its first anchor back in the studio to do live news cut-ins during Wednesday's edition of Talk Philly , the noon show. It was at noon on Monday, Aug. 30, 1965, when Marciarose - properly Marciarose Shestack, as she's been married for 59 years to legal lion Jerry Shestack - launched the nation's first Eyewitness News with coanchor Tom Snyder at her left elbow.
August 3, 2007
Nonprofit's numbers I write to express my concern as well about the usefulness and apparent insider dealing in awarding a huge Department of Human Services contract to the nonprofit Philadelphia Safe and Sound ("Are the children safer," editorial, Monday). Based on my experience of working in the local nonprofit world, this organization is bloated, ineffective and nonresponsive. It pays attention to and provides services only in certain neighborhoods and to select organizations that play ball with its bureaucracy.
August 1, 2007
A story worth telling Franklin Square's remarkable transformation from a desolate homeless encampment into a festive playground with a carousel and mini-golf marked its first year yesterday. The once-forlorn square - one of five great squares set out by William Penn - has been visited by more than 650,000 people since its $6.5 million renovation last summer. What makes the park special is the Historic Philadelphia Inc. storytelling under the Once Upon A Nation program.
July 31, 2007 |
Tom Snyder, 71, the beetle-browed Philadelphia news anchor whose passionate and pointed interviewing style carried him to late-night network fame, died Sunday in San Francisco of complications from leukemia. "He was the greatest interviewer I ever met," said comedian David Brenner, who worked with Mr. Snyder making documentaries at KYW in the 1960s. Guests who sat for interviews with Mr. Snyder ranged from John Lennon, in one of his last television interviews, in 1975, to mass murderer Charles Manson.
April 19, 2005 |
Nothing like freedom to help you achieve your potential. Nowhere does that seem truer than in the fateful, almost world-historical life of Martha Stewart. Six weeks after being sprung from prison, the diva of all things domiciliary has not only landed two TV shows (an Apprentice spin-off and a daily cooking/talk show), she has also signed to develop a channel for Sirius Satellite Radio. Set to debut later this year, Martha Stewart Living Radio will feature cooking, gardening, decorating and entertainment programming, all for women.
March 17, 2002 |
Before there was Barbara Walters, before there was Diane Sawyer, before there was Katie Couric, there was Marciarose. Marciarose - that's the name she's gone by throughout her TV career. But it was hardly a household name in 1958, when the young KYW-TV producer and moderator suggested anchoring a news show. The station manager said there'd be a female anchor: "Over my dead body. " Well, seven years and one station-management group later, Marciarose stepped over that objection - and a giant hurdle - when KYW-TV teamed her with Tom Snyder at noon on the first Eyewitness News.
May 28, 1999 |
Wrestling fans saddened by the death of Owen (The Blue Blazer) Hart last Sunday are very unhappy with CBS late-night yapper Craig Kilborn, who joked on his "Late, Late Show" Monday night about the pro wrestler's fatal fall. Kilborn, who replaced veteran CBS late-nighter Tom Snyder in January, said on the air: "World Wrestling Federation wrestler Owen Hart, known as the Blue Blazer, died Sunday night . . .Blue Blazer's partner, White Turtleneck, was unharmed. " WWF and Hart fans weren't amused, and have fired off dozens of e-mails to CBS complaining about the remark.
May 10, 1999 |
We interrupt this review for a test of the Craig Kilborn warning system. You and I are so cool. We just know so much about television and most everything else. Of course, I'm way cooler than you. I am writing, after all, and you're just reading. Actually, I'm a little surprised you're reading this at all, cool and all-knowing as you are. I mean I have to write this. It's my job, and it also helps me prove to myself that I'm just so much cooler than those TV critics in Detroit and Denver and other smaller places.
April 26, 1999 |
So, Paula Poundstone, let's see if I've got this right. Some guys in Boston draw a cartoon. They show it to some buddies who say whatever comes into their heads, kind of like animated improv. Then they mail you a copy, you listen to their ad libs, and you sit on the phone at your house in California and record whatever you want. Then the whole thing gets pasted together into a TV show. "Don't ask me. I've made several of them, and I probably still don't have an answer.. . . But I don't call from home.
February 24, 1999 |
Six young women, all glowing skin and clear eyes, all butterfly barrettes and anxiety, are visiting The View. Six young women, perching anxiously on the couch, sipping tentatively from their cups, trying to be lively but not intrusive, and funny but not bitchy, wondering all the while: Do they like me, or are they just faking it? It's the concentration of every audition, the distillation of every blind date. It's . . . sorority rush! No, actually, it's the televised search for a new cohost for The View, the Barbara Walters-helmed, all-female gabfest, which airs locally on Channel 6, weekdays at 11 a.m. Same diff, acknowledges executive producer Bill Geddie.