June 28, 1987 |
It's Thursday morning on the third floor of Delaware County Memorial Hospital, where an NBC television camera crew is busily checking sound levels and adjusting shimmering spotlights. Off camera, 2-day-old Brittany Rose Altieri, the hospital's newest arrival; her mother, Cheryl; and Emma Grover and Cecilia Miller, who were among the first babies born at the hospital when it opened in 1927, are being prepared for their broadcast debut with Willard Scott, the wacky weatherman of Today, the runaway leader in the network ratings war for morning news.
December 2, 1987 |
Honestly folks, it's just a real thrill and kind of a warm thing, you know, having a good old down-home chat with Willard Scott. As Willard says a few times in his new book: "It makes you feel good all over. " Yep. Better believe it. Willard Scott, Today show weatherman, retired Bozo the Clown, unofficial preacher and all-around wholesome American guy has gone and wrote himself a whole book, America Is My Neighborhood. Naturally, he's real humble about it. "Just a bunch of little old stories about some of the people I've bumped into along the way," he says on Page 22. "Plain folk like you and me. " Now, isn't that something?
March 8, 1988 |
Since you can't be elected president unless you do well on television, why don't political leaders shop for candidates among people who already have proven they're good on TV? Here is a list of ideal candidates: Willard Scott. The "Today Show" weatherman and tireless commercial pitchmaster is a big, fat, friendly goof whom everybody - except a few snobby New Yorkers - loves. He could wake us up each morning with the weather and a pep talk and continue saying happy birthday to all those 100-year-olds.
April 4, 2014 |
Made in America 2014? When will we hear about this summer's Made in America festival, Jay Z 's megafest held for the last two years in Philadelphia? Assumptions are there'll be one this year, too. Meantime, in L.A., reports say there's going to be a western version in L.A.'s Grand Park same weekend as the one here. No word of confirmation or denial from Live Nation, who do the Made in America fest. Cough up, guys! McCurdy's selfie disaster Here's a tip for celebs too young (or stupid)
May 3, 1989 |
HOWARD HUGHES STILL AN INFLUENCE IN HOLLYWOOD Poor Warren Beatty. He wants to make the Howard Hughes story - he has a deal for it with Warner Bros. and a script by Bo Goldman ("One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest") - but the studio is growing cold on the idea and is now more interested in the fact that Steven Spielberg has indicated a willingness to direct, with Sydney Pollock producing. That would be all very well and good, except everybody now seems to be seeing Jack Nicholson, rather than Warren, in the role of the aviator- billionaire-recluse.
November 4, 1997 |
Look out Katie Couric, Al Roker and Willard Scott - Beavis and Butt-head may be moving in on your turf. That's right - while NBC airs its official coverage of the 71st Macy's Thanksgiving Day Parade, MTV is considering its own coverage, hosted by MTV newsman Kurt Loder and the moronic animated duo. "It's going to be them talking, and Kurt throwing back to them," "Beavis & Butt-head" creator Mike Judge said. MTV hasn't given the concept final approval, although Judge and company have been toiling on the show for some time.
March 24, 1989 |
An off-the-cuff remark by "Today Show" weatherman Willard Scott has led the NBC affiliate in Fairbanks to cancel the morning news program, the New York Times reported today. Station manager Henry Hove of Fairbanks station KTVF told the show's viewers yesterday morning that Scott had made a "thoughtless remark that undermined our efforts in drug education. " The Times said Hove complained in an interview about a March 16 segment in which Scott joked about an upcoming dinner of broadcast correspondents.
May 10, 1989 |
Willard Scott is bringing his act to Franklin Mills. The most popular weatherman in the universe is coming to Philadelphia tomorrow to open what is surely the largest mall in the Milky Way. Beginning at 9:15 a.m., the inimitable Scott, dressed as Ben Franklin, will serve as grand marshal of a one-mile parade celebrating the opening of the 1.8 million- square-foot shopping center near Knights and Woodhaven roads in the Northeast. (He's flying to Franklin Mills by helicopter from New York following his 8:30 a.m. weathercast.
October 14, 1989
It's bad enough so many college kids seem ignorant of what has made Western civilization what it is, they even seem ignorant of how serious their ignorance is. Asked about the Gallup Poll that exposed awesome gaps in American collegians' general knowledge, some University of Pennsylvania students responded "So what. " "I'm going to get out of here and start at $50,000 anyway," a Wharton School senior told Daily News reporter Kathy Brennan. We're not talking esoterica here, we're talking about stuff like when Columbus discovered America and who founded the USSR.
May 26, 1987 |
Broadcasting the news accurately and fairly has always been the biggest source of pride for news division of CBS. But lately, the network has been criticized by some of its own staffers, and queried by Congress, on whether it can still provide quality coverage despite cutbacks in staff and money. In response to such criticism, Dan Rather, anchor of the "CBS Evening News," told network affiliates recently at their annual gathering in Los Angeles that the news staff is still committed to producing a quality product despite its budget problems.