Air Waves
by Laura Nachman
Philadelphia Metro 
July 28, 2005
According to a viewer who wrote the television industry web site,, CBS3 allegedly misled viewers about the terrorist attacks in Egypt last week.  Here's the letter:  "KYW-3, Philly's CBS O & O (owned and operated station), did what I consider an ultimate "no-no" on their 9:25 p.m. (EDT) news tease, Friday, 7/23/05 during "NCIS." 
In a market where "the shore" means only one thing, the New Jersey shore, here's what the anchor said:  "Terrorist attack at a shore town.  Details at 11."  Of course, he was referring to the attack in Egypt. Of course, he wasn't referring to the New Jersey Shore.  I know that.  You may know that.  Somebody tell me the casual viewer (note, I didn't say the typical viewer) knew that.  Somebody stop this."

At press time, a CBS3 spokesperson could not confirm if this tease was read on the air. 

Sources say CN8 meteorologist Ginger Jeffries, who only began at the station a few months ago, is returning to Palm Springs, California, where she last worked.  Don't be surprised if Karen Thomas, who didn't return to FOX-29 after her maternity leave, ends up on the air there.  Jeffries replaced Robyn Stevens, who now does part-time work for WB17.
Former Philadelphia news anchor Larry Kane will be honored with the career achievement award at this year's Mid-Atlantic Emmy awards in September.  Nominations will be announced August 10.
CBS3 news anchors Larry Mendte and Alycia Lane co-host the "Best of Philly" special tonight at 7:30 p.m.  Comcast SportsNet's "Eagles Post Game Live" was named best local television show.  That's pretty good, considering it only airs 16 times a year (not counting playoffs), beating daily shows such as "10" on NBC10 and "Good Day Philadelphia" on Fox-29.  
Deservedly, 6ABC news anchor Rick Williams was named "anchor on the rise."  It's great to have former morning anchors Williams, Monica Malpass, and Cecily Tynan back together in the evenings again. 

The program will take a look at some of the winners of "Philadelphia" magazine's annual "Best of Philly" issue.  Kathy Orr and Bob Kelly of CBS3, and "Philadelphia" magazine writer Richard Rys also contribute to the show. 
Former Fox-29 "Good Day Philadelphia" co-host Mike Jerrick was spotted visiting the station recently.  Jerrick is a host for the weekend edition of "Fox and Friends" on Fox News Channel