"Local Performer Hoping The American Music Awards Thinks Pink"
by Laura Nachman
Bucks County Courier Times

     Doylestown’s Pink, a.k.a. Alecia Moore, nominated for favorite new artist (Soul/Rhythm & Blues), will be performing at the 27th annual “American Music Awards” on ABC, Monday, January 8th at 8 PM.  Pink’s latest single “Most Girls” is currently one of the top Billboard Hot 100 Singles, and the 21-year-old’s debut CD, “Can’t Take Me Home,” produced by L.A. Reid and Babyface, has sold over two million copies.  Britney Spears and LL Cool J host the show live from the Shrine Auditorium in Los Angeles.   

Fox-Philadelphia will provide expanded coverage for the Eagles/Giants playoff game Sunday.  Besides the usual “Game Day Live” with Don Tollefson, Bill Vargus, Sarah Caldwell, Dave Spadaro, and “player reporter” Hugh Douglas at 2:30 PM, Fox will air a post-game report from 7:30 – 8 PM with Tollefson at the Meadowlands and Vargus in the studio.  

When the Eagles played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the freezing conditions at Veterans Stadium, Fox-Philadelphia photographer Elaine Fisher did everything she could to fight the elements.  Fisher, in her sixth season as a photographer for Fox’s coverage of the Eagles, was armed with two pairs of long underwear, arctic exploration pants, a turtleneck shirt, a sweatshirt, a Fox-Sports jacket, glove liners, wind-block fleece gloves, a hat with only the eyes and mouth cut out, and electric socks powered by a D-size battery.  Fisher, who suffered frostbite while shooting an Eagles/Dallas game at the Vet in December of 1995, said the key to fighting the cold was the “toe warmers.”  She’ll wear the same “uniform” for the Eagles/Giants game at the Meadowlands Sunday

Beginning with “Action News” coverage of the winter storm, WPVI-TV/6ABC “snowed” the competition Saturday and Sunday.  For most of the day on Saturday,  "Action News” had more viewers than NBC-10 and KYW-3 combined. And when the clock struck twelve on New Year’s Eve, more than 2.3 million viewers tuned in to the live cutaway of fireworks from Penns Landing during “Dick Clark’s New Year’s Rockin’ Eve.” WPVI-TV/6 ABC had a monster 33 rating/58 share, almost ten times as many viewers as second place NBC-10 which had a 4 rating/7 share.

         Three WHYY-TV national presentations, “Hometime,” “Lidia’s Italian Table,” and “WHYY’s Flavors of America” begin their new seasons in January.  “Flavors of America,” hosted by Jim Coleman, executive chef of Treetops restaurant at the Rittenhouse Hotel in Philadelphia, explores Philadelphia’s Chinatown in the season premiere January 6th at 3:30 PM. The following week, the show spotlights the Italian Market in South Philadelphia.  “Lidia’s Italian Kitchen” debuts January 13th at 5 PM and “Hometime,” begins January 13th at 6:30. 

             And Philly’s Molly Mayock is turning Hollywood into “Mollywood,” as entertainment reporter for Fox-Philadelphia’s“Good Day Philadelphia.”  The Temple graduate and Sarah Ferguson look-alike was a television writer and producer in Los Angeles before she got her on-air break with the Fox-Philadelphia morning show.  Mayock’s brother, Mike, was recently a college football analyst for CBS. 



Laura Nachman can be reached at her web site “Brady Residence,” at www.geocities.com/bradylady

 Sunday, January 7, 2001