Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
May 29, 2007

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CBS3 gave the red carpet treatment to visiting CBS news anchor Katie Couric last week, as she helped the station dedicate their new high definition facilities in Center City.


Couric praised the new studio, comparing it to a “Four Seasons,” and joked that “If my current gig doesn’t work out, maybe I could be the associate producer of the noon news here.”


“The CBS Evening News with Katie Couric” averages around 7 million viewers a night.  “The World News Tonight” with Charles Gibson on ABC averages around 9-million viewers and the “NBC Nightly News” with Brian Williams averages around 8-million.


Industry sources say Elita Loresca of the Fox affiliate in Miami, Florida was spotted in the NBC10 newsroom to interview for the weekend evening weather anchor position, vacated by Amy Freeze a few months ago.  Loresca also worked in Fresno, California and Bakersfield, California.


Check out high school graduation and prom pictures from some of the CBS3 personalities at .

Writer and comedian, Andrew Goldstein, a graduate of William Tennant High School and Temple University will be one of the talking heads on “VH1’s 40 Most Sensational Soft Rock Songs” debuting in June. 


Here are some final May sweeps thoughts.


Favorite Merediths – Meredith (Kate Flannery) from “The Office,” Meredith Grey – Grey’s Anatomy, Meredith Baxter (guest starring as Lily’s mother on “Cold Case.”)


NB-See Ya – “Studio 60 on the Sunset Strip’s” final episodes will be burned off on Thursday night.


Television Stars Who Will Probably Have Summer Movie Hits – Steve Carell (“The Office”) in “Evan Almighty” and Katherine Heigl (Grey’s Anatomy) in “Knocked Up.”


Lincoln Log Sandwiches for Everybody! – The final episodes of “The Sopranos” have been nothing short of amazing.


Pleasant Surprise Renewals – “Til Death” on Fox and “Friday Night Lights” on NBC.


Disappointing Cancellation – “Veronica Mars” on CW.


“Dancing with the Stars” Finale Better Than “American Idol” – “Idol” could learn from “Dancing” and keep the finale about the people the viewers were invested in the entire season instead of interlopers.


Remember "The Ropers" -  “Private Practice,”  The “Grey’s Anatomy” spinoff makes the ABC schedule despite starring series jinxes Taye Diggs and Tim Daly.  


Cross Your Heart – “Desperate Housewives” got a nice boost from the return of Marcia Cross in the finale.


Shows to Look Forward To This Summer – “America’s Got Talent,” “Big Love,” “Hell’s Kitchen,” “My Life on the D List with Kathy Griffin,” “Hey Paula,” “Rescue Me.”