Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times

July 4, 2006

Some major changes are coming to CN8 in the fall.  First, the 1 p.m., 7 p.m., and 10 p.m. news shows will discontinue as of August 18.  The news anchors for the three shows – Gwen Owens, Kevin Walsh, and Arthur Fennell will all be reassigned to new shows.  Fennell will get his own nightly 10 p.m. show, “Art Fennell Presents.” 


“Your Morning” with Connie Colla and Greg Coy will add an hour and air from 7 – 10 a.m.  “Backstage with Barry Nolan” will air weeknights from 8 – 9 p.m., and “Money Matters Today” with Mary Cariacioli will move to 6 p.m. “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” will continue at 9 p.m. Beginning in September, Gregg Murphy will host a live one-hour panel-based sports show at 7 p.m.  At 11 p.m., “Out of Bounds” will become a live hour-long show from Boston, Massachusetts with new co-hosts John Carchedi and Phil Burton.  Lou Tilley will no longer be a full-time employee of CN8.


The reason for all the changes is because CN8, which currently is available in seven million homes from Maine to Maryland, will be expanding to the Washington, D.C. market in the fall.


Maybe some of the CN8 news reporters should send their tapes and resumes to Fox29.  According to industry sources, news director Holly Gaunt announced to the staff last week that the station will launch an 11 a.m. show in October. The long-discussed 5 p.m. newscast may begin in January.


Lionel Richie and Fantasia will headline the annual “Sunoco Welcome America” celebration on 6ABC tonight at 7 p.m.  Dave Roberts and Cecily Tynan host.


Former “Good Day Philadelphia” Hollywood correspondent Molly Mayock wrote and produced a couple of episodes of the upcoming series “Fugitive Strike Force” set to air in the fall on the Discovery Channel.


“Big Brother All Stars” and “Rock Star Supernova” debut on CBS tomorrow (Wednesday) night.