Wednesday, February 11, 2009

TV news items, a digital tornado

There's a lot happening these days. The February sweeps were pushed to March because of the February transition to digital, and then the whole thing got postponed to June.

WTNH and WCTX in New Haven were going to be exceptions to the June delay, but at the last minute its officials decided to go ahead with the delay anyway.

From NBC: CAROL BURNETT TO GUEST STAR ON NBC'S "LAW & ORDER: SPECIAL VICTIMS UNIT" TUESDAY, MARCH 17 ... as a former dancer caught up in the murder of a young couple, in the episode titled "Ballerina."

From TWC: Storm Stories Returns to The Weather Channel with an Outbreak of New Episodes Beginning Feb. 22
New Season Kicks Off Tornado Week; TWC Asks Viewers to Submit Stories to be Featured in a Upcoming Storm Stories Episode
The Feb. 22 premiere episode features the May 2008 “Windsor Tornado” that touched down in northern Colorado, destroying much in its path, threatening a campground and a news crew, and ultimately hitting a daycare center. The Weather Channel will premiere four additional new Storm Stories episodes each night during Tornado Week at 8 p.m. ET from Feb. 22-26, including:
Monday – the “Parkersburg, IA, Tornado” on May 25, 2008, killed seven people and demolished the southern half of the town; first-hand accounts are given by residents.
Tuesday – the “Greensburg, KS, Tornado” on May 4, 2007, wiped out the entire town. The story is told through the experiences of next-door neighbors who saved a mother and her baby from the rubble.
Wednesday – “Super Tuesday” tornadoes cut a swath over a wide area Feb. 5, 2008; touching stories come from people that were affected in Arkansas, Kentucky and Tennessee.
Thursday – the “Boy Scouts Tornado” hit the Little Sioux Scout Ranch in western Iowa last June, catching everyone off guard. The surviving scouts are forced to put their training to use in the midst of a terrifying situation to help keep injured scouts alive in the aftermath.

From NGC:
Starting Monday, February 23, 2009, at 9 PM ET/PT, National Geographic Channel’s new series HARD TIME takes viewers inside the battleground of Georgia’s paramilitary correctional system. Throughout the course of a year, cameras follow both those who work and those who serve time — from nonviolent first-time offenders in a military-style boot camp to repeat criminals in “Hi-Max,” the most extreme disciplinary environment allowed — tracking the hazy line between control and chaos.

Each episode of this six-part series examines Georgia’s paramilitary approach to discipline and control. The idea: treat prisoners like well-disciplined soldiers and they will stop acting like criminals.

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