Channel Surfing
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times
September 20, 2005

CBS3 and Comcast were the big winners at Saturday night’s Mid-Atlantic Emmy Awards, which honor Pennsylvania, New Jersey, and Delaware television stations Saturday night.  CBS3 won 11 Emmys, including the big award of the night – “Single News Broadcast – Market 38 and Over” for “Eyewitness News at 11 p.m.” 

Comcast won a total of 15-awards, eight for Comcast SportsNet and seven for CN8.  Philadelphia newsman Larry Kane was given the Lifetime Achievement award.  Kane is the only person to anchor at Channels 3, 6, and 10.

Individual winners were Larry Mendte, Alycia Lane, Steve Bucci, and former reporters Tom Negovan and Tamsen Fadal from CBS3; Lynn Doyle, Paul Dillon, Connie Colla, and Nicole Fox from CN8; Tim Lake, Amy Freeze and Linda Swain from NBC10, Gerald Kolpan from Fox29, Matt Yallof and Marc Zumoff from Comcast SportsNet, and ABC's Cokie Roberts who narrated a special for WHYY12.

Radio industry sources say that WHAT 1340-AM will drop “Air America” from its lineup. “Air America,” led by former “Saturday Night Live” comedian Al Franken has struggled since its debut last year.

Tonight is the season finale of “Rock Star: INXS” on CBS.  My prediction is that Marty Casey will win, the group will release his single “Trees,” they’ll go on tour to promote the show, then Marty will leave the group to go solo.

Stephenie “With an E” LaGrossa from Temple and Monmouth Universities was lucky enough to be asked back to the latest edition of “Survivor” on CBS which debuted last week.  Stephenie was the first cast member in the history of the show to be stranded for a night alone when the rest of her team-members were voted off last season.

For those who enjoy “The Daily Show’s” take on the news, the new show “The Show Business Show” with David Spade does the same thing to entertainment shows.  It airs at 10:30 p.m. on Thursday night on Comedy Central.

Local broadcasters Larry Mendte, Dawn Stensland, Vaughn Hebron, Al Morganti, and Michael Barkann will join representatives from the four major sports teamr to raise money for the victims of Hurricane Katrina at Chickie’s and Pete’s in South Philadelphia tonight from 6-9 p.m.

Viewers have until midnight to vote for a local couple to win a wedding from “It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle” on CN8.  Go to to vote.