by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
June 5, 2007
Since we are approaching the end of another school year, here is a report card for our local stations.
Outstanding – More appearances of beloved Lisa Thomas Laury, the “Action News” theme, Gardner and Roberts, The Pennsylvania Lottery drawing, The Thanksgiving Day Parade
Satisfactory – Adam Joseph, the morning team of Tamala Edwards, Matt O’Donnell, Karen Rogers, and David Murphy
Unsatisfactory – Keith Russell, Jessica Borg, Monica Malpass’ ring finger,
Outstanding – Tim and Renee, Doug Kammerer, Luann Cahn
Satisfactory – The sports department, Sports Final, Dawn Timmeney back on the anchor desk
Unsatisfactory – The “10” Show, “All That and More,” the fight between Vince DeMentri and Hurricane Schwartz, Renee Chenault Fattah’s husband, Chaka Fattah losing the Democratic mayoral primary, downsizing anchors to one per show at 4, 5, and 6, Lori Wilson
Outstanding – Kathy Orr, Carol Erickson, the new studio, www.cbs3.com, Race for the Cure
Satisfactory – The noon news with Pat Ciarrocchi and Ukee Washington, Angela Russell, Larry Mendte
Unsatisfactory – The morning news, receiving vacation photos in emails from Alycia Lane
Outstanding – The “American Idol” lead-in, Dorothy and Sue, Joyce Evans, Bruce Gordon
Satisfactory – The new 5 p.m. news, Seinfeld reruns
Unsatisfactory – The 11 a.m. news, the rest of “Good Day Philadelphia,” The Michele McCormack "will she/won't she" drama.
Outstanding – “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle,” “Money Matters Today with Mary Caraccioli,” Kevin Walsh
Satisfactory – “Your Morning”
Unsatisfactory – “Art Fennell Reports,” “Out of Bounds” at 11 p.m.
Outstanding – The “So
Philly So You” theme, marathons for shows such as “The Brady Bunch” and
Satisfactory – The CW “Wake Up” News
Unsatisfactory – When Robyn Stevens subs on the “Wake Up” news.
Outstanding – The Tube digital music channel
Satisfactory – Maury and Jerry, “American Idol Rewind,” The Mummers Parade
Unsatisfactory – myNetworkTV, taking “Sex and the City” off weeknights at 11 p.m.
Outstanding – The music specials with Pierre Robert and the nerdy guys, “Philly’s Favorite Kids Show Hosts”
Satisfactory – The childrens’ lineup
Unsatisfactory – The rest of the boring PBS shows.
If Donald Trump has as much money as he says, maybe he should start his own Trump Television Network, so he can be on television whenever he wants. I think he’s found his calling analyzing celebrities.
“Kathy Griffin: Everybody Can Suck It” and the season premiere of “Kathy Griffin: Life on the D List” airs tonight (Tuesday) on Bravo beginning at 9 p.m.