Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
March 20, 2007


According to industry sources, NBC10 has not found a replacement for weekend weather anchor Amy Freeze yet.  Maybe they should consider former Fox29 weekend meteorologist Karen Thomas, who is still living in the area.


While Channel 12 gets a gold star for "Philly's Favorite Kids Show Hosts," we wonder why the "Al Alberts' Showcase" wasn't included? WHYY's Paul Gluck wrote in an email, "While it featured young people, we felt it was a "talent" show aimed at an adult audience."


It’s good to hear radio veteran Marilyn Russell back on the air doing middays and specifically the 80’s lunch on Ben 95.7-FM.  It's also good to hear Frank Cerami playing the classic dance music on the "My 106.1-FM "Friday Night Live" broadcast on Fridays at 8 p.m.


Daytime Emmys

The Daytime Emmy nominations are out.  Here are some of the major categories with my choices in bold.

Outstanding Game Show Host

Cash Cab - DSC
Ben  Bailey, Host

Jeopardy! -  SYN
Alex Trebek, Host

The Price is Right - CBS
Bob Barker, Host

Wheel of Fortune -  SYN
Pat Sajak, Host

Who Wants to be a Millionaire -  SYN
Meredith Vieira, Host

Expect this year’s Emmys to be a going away party for Bob Barker, who is retiring after three decades on “The Price is Right.”

Outstanding Talk Show Host

Dr. Phil - SYN
Dr. Phil McGraw, Host

The Ellen DeGeneres Show -  SYN
Ellen DeGeneres, Host

Rachael Ray - SYN
Rachael Ray, Host

Soap Talk - Soapnet
Lisa Rinna, Host
Ty Treadway, Host

The Tyra Banks Show - SYN
Tyra Banks, Host

The View - ABC
Barbara Walters, Co-host
Rosie O’Donnell, Co-host
Joy Behar, Co-host
Elisabeth Hasselbeck, Co-host

“The View” should finally receive the Emmy because of new co-host Rosie O’Donnell, who has breathed new life into the show.

Outstanding Drama Series

The Bold and the Beautiful - CBS
Guiding Light -  CBS
One Life to Live - ABC
The Young and the Restless -  CBS

None – my choice would be General Hospital on ABC.

Outstanding Game/Audience Participation Show

Jeopardy!  - SYN
The Price is Right -  CBS
Who Wants to be A Millionaire -  SYN
Outstanding Talk Show

Dr. Phil  - SYN
The Ellen DeGeneres Show -  SYN
Rachael Ray  -  SYN
The Tyra Banks Show -  SYN
The View  - ABC

The Pride of Channel 10

Terrence Howard, Bernie Mac, and Tom Arnold discuss their new Philadelphia-based film “Pride” on “10” tomorrow at 10 a.m. on NBC10.  The movie opens Friday.

Field of 64

Here are this week's results of our “Television Field of 64.”

(1) Grey’s Anatomy over (9) House
(2) Heroes over (7) Friday Night Lights
(11) Cold Case over (14) Lost
(3) 24 over (13) Criminal Minds

(1) Grey’s Anatomy vs. (3) 24
(2) Heroes vs. (11) Cold Case

(1) The Office over (8) My Name is Earl
(2) Two and a Half Men over (10) The New Adventures of Old Christine
(3) Desperate Housewives over (6) The Simpsons
(4) 30 Rock over (5) Ugly Betty

(1) The Office vs. (4) 30 Rock
(2) Two and a Half Men vs. (3) Desperate Housewives

(1) American Idol over (8) America’s Next Top Model
(2) Dancing with the Stars over (7) The Apprentice
(6) Extreme Makeover: Home Edition over (3) Deal or No Deal
(5) The Amazing Race over (4) Survivor

(1) American Idol vs. (5) The Amazing Race
(2) Dancing with the Stars vs. (6) Extreme Makeover:  Home Edition

Talk Shows
(9) Ellen over (1) The Tonight Show
(10) The Daily Show over (2) Oprah
(6) Conan O’Brien over (3) David Letterman
(5) Jimmy Kimmel over (4) The View

(9) Ellen vs. (5) Jimmy Kimmel
(10) The Daily Show vs. (6) Conan O’Brien

Please email your winners to

Laura Nachman will be speaking about television at the Delaware County Press Club luncheon tomorrow (Wednesday) at the Towne House restaurant in Media, PA at noon.  Go to for more information.