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June 28, 1987 | By Michael Matza, Inquirer Staff Writer
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.
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December 2, 1987 | By John Corr, Inquirer Staff Writer
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?
NEWS
March 8, 1988 | By TOM SHALES, Special to the Daily News
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.
NEWS
April 4, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1989 | USA Today, the New York Daily News and Associated Press contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
November 4, 1997 | by Richard Huff, New York Daily News
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.
NEWS
March 24, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 26, 1987 | By JOSEPH P. BLAKE, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
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April 4, 2014 | By Tirdad Derakhshani, Inquirer Staff Writer
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)
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November 4, 1997 | by Richard Huff, New York Daily News
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.
NEWS
December 20, 1995 | BY FRANCESCA CHAPMAN Daily News wire sevices, the New York Daily News and Washington Post contributed to this report
We had declared a Tattle moratorium on Courtney Love items. Seemed the Hole singer was getting kind of repetitive, just picking the same old catfights and dropping her dead husband's name around. But now - with a new beau and a new hairdo! - she's welcome back. Courtney and Gavin Rossdale, lead singer of Bush, were spotted having all kinds of fun in New York last weekend. She was in the city working on her first big movie role, in which she'll play the wife of porn publisher Larry Flynt.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 12, 1990 | By Francesca Chapman, Daily News Staff Writer
The new crew of NBC's "Today" show debuted Monday morning, and there was no horrific gaffe, no on-air sniping amongst the co-hosts, no maudlin hugs or tears. You could almost say it was business as usual. Except in recent months, the usual has been anything but businesslike at "Today. " Veteran sportscaster and 1969-73 "Today" host Joe Garagiola, national reporter Katie Couric and CBS defector Faith Daniels joined hosts Bryant Gumbel and Deborah Norville yesterday. With this team, NBC hopes to regain first place in the morning ratings battle.
NEWS
November 10, 1989 | By Gail Shister, Inquirer Staff Writer
Had NBC been as brusque with Willard Scott as it was with Jane Pauley on the Today show, Scott says, "I would have left the next day. I want to do it to me before somebody else does it to me. " After speaking to a convention group here, the unpredictable, speed-talking Today weatherman yesterday broke his public silence about the much-chronicled l'affaire Pauley. "I'm not the dumbest guy that ever lived," said Scott, 55. "You don't have to wave a flag in front of me to tell me something.
NEWS
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 10, 1989 | By Barbara Beck, Daily News Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 3, 1989 | USA Today, the New York Daily News and Associated Press contributed to this report
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.
NEWS
March 24, 1989 | Daily News Wire Services
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.
NEWS
March 8, 1989 | By Karen Heller, Inquirer Staff Writer Contributing to this report were the Associated Press, the Washington Post, New York magazine, People magazine and Inquirer staff writer Gail Shister
If we're lucky, this will be the last we'll ever hear of the "Gumbel Grumble. " The Today show's Bryant Gumbel and Willard Scott phoned and made up yesterday after a failed hookup Monday. Gumbel was calling to apologize for nasty remarks he made about the NBC weatherman in a leaked confidential memo that was splattered across the country's newspapers. "I hung up on you," Scott joked about the previous day's phone problems. Scott told Gumbel to raise his right hand and repeat after him: "I, Bryant Gumbel, will promise to never write another memo and leave it in the computer again.
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