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Friday, 29 July 2005

In Other News:

Peter_jenningsslide NATPE Birthday to Robert Fuller, Peter Jennings, Ken Burns, Alexandra Paul and Wil Wheaton!

On this date in 1957, Jack Paar began a successful five-year run as host of the "Tonight" show on NBC-TV, changing its name to "The Jack Paar Show". In 1974, Jim Hartz was named to join Barbara Walters as co-host of the "Today" show on NBC. In 1981, Prince Charles and Lady Diana Spencer were married. In 1996, the  child protection portion of the Communications Decency Act (1996) was struck down as too broad by a US federal court.

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Thursday, 28 July 2005

Those Were the Days

Sally_struthers_gloria NATPE Birthday to Darryl Hickman, Linda Kelsey, Georgia Engel, Sally  Struthers and Elizabeth Berkley!

On this date in 1984, the 23rd Summer Olympics opened in Los Angeles.

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Wednesday, 27 July 2005

All in the July Family

Ffnlearlg NATPE Birthday to Norman Lear, Jerry Van Dyke, John Pleshette, Betty Thomas and Maya Rudolph!

On this date in 1974, NBC-TV removed "Dinah’s Place" from its daytime programming roster. The move brought Dinah Shore’s 23-year association with the Peacock Network to a close. In 1981, Ken Barlow married Deirdre Langton.

There is one day until the 2005 TV Producers' Boot Camp, and 181 days until NATPE 2006.

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Tuesday, 26 July 2005

7th Heaven, Cloud 9

Collins' show has been blessed by having one of those whose heart is in it, Brenda Hampton, and she has been with the series since the start. "She really understands this world," Collins said. "It animates her in some way to tell the story of this family. The fact that we've had the voice of the person who created 7th Heaven there all the way has steered us through a lot of rough patches. If you look at the history of long-running shows, The Waltons had Earl Hamner there the whole time. The Charles brothers were there for nine of the 11 years of Cheers."

- notes on a Boot Camp speaker, from one of her cast.

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Sugar, Daddy

When it comes to being a favorite father on the small screen, the paycheck and glamour factor of a character's job has increased over time, according to Salary.com, which released its TV Dad Salary Analysis in honor of Father's Day.

- says Money

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Bigger, Better

TV Guide magazine will be transformed into a vibrant, full-size, full-color magazine delivering what today's TV viewers are demanding in a dramatically changed TV environment, it was announced today by Rich Battista, chief executive officer of Gemstar-TV Guide International, Inc.

-news from a NATPE Board Member

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No Mystery

Helen20mirren_cNATPE Birthday to Helen Mirren and Jeremy Piven!

New on DVD this week: 3rd Rock from the Sun (Season 1); America's Funniest Home Videos (Volume 1); At Last the 1948 Show; Battlestar Galactica (Season 1); The Benny Hill Show (The Naughty Early Years - Set 3); Beulah Land (mini-series); The Blue and the Gray (mini-series); The Brady Bunch (Season 2); Cold Feet (Season 3); Dark Shadows (Collection 19); Do Not Adjust Your Set; Dr. Quinn, Medicine Woman (Season 6); First Person; Gilligan's Island (Season 3); The Mary Tyler Moore Show (Season 2); Mike Hammer, Private Eye (Complete Series); Queer Eye for the Straight Guy (Box Set); Remington Steele (Season 1); Rumpole of the Bailey (Season 5, 6, 7); Silk Stalkings (Season 3); Star Trek: Enterprise (Season 2); The Wind in the Willows (Season 2); and Xena: Warrior Princess (10th Anniversary Collection).

There are 182 days until NATPE 2006.

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Monday, 25 July 2005

Akimbo Again

Akimbo(TM) Systems today announced a new program that lets cable operators tap into the burgeoning stream of profitable specialty video and offer it to subscribers on-demand. Akimbo has developed a Queue-and-View(TM) client-server system for DVR-enabled cable set-top boxes that allows cable subscribers to receive videos via download. Cable operators can leverage their popular DVR platforms to generate more revenue by offering thousands of additional hours of video for specialty markets such as foreign language, home schooling, unique sports, film festivals and TV archives.

- the latest on a Boot Camp Pitch Pit catcher...

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Eric Frankel Quote - BC Distribution Panelist

"Top rated cable networks are using more acquired programming, especially theatricals," says Eric Frankel, president of Warner Brothers Domestic Cable Distribution. "Theatricals are the little engine that always can," he adds. "They are pre-sold by millions in promotional spending for their theater and home video releases. They continue to deliver consistent ratings even after multiple airings."

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How YOU Doin'?

Estelle_getty_m NATPE Birthday to Estelle Getty, Illeana Douglas and Matt LeBlanc!

There are 183 days until NATPE 2006.

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