Monthly Archives: September 2011

Hurray For Dan Baker

Speaking of the Phil-lays, public address announcer Dan Baker is celebrating his 40th year with the team!


CSN Phil-lays Playoff Coverage

From Comcast SportsNet:

PHILADELPHIA – (September 29, 2011) – Comcast SportsNet, the region’s leading source for local sports coverage, is the home of the most comprehensive Phillies post season coverage with in-depth coverage on-air and online. Throughout the Phillies 2011 postseason run, Comcast SportsNet will provide extended Phillies coverage, including “Phillies Pregame Live” and “Phillies Postgame Live” for every postseason game. Both programs will feature highlights, exclusive interviews with players and managers, plus expert analysis from former Phillies Ricky Bottalico and Chris Coste and former MLBer Ben Davis.


“Leslie Gudel , Marshall Harris,’s Jim Salisbury and John Gonzalez will cover every Phillies game and e a part of playoff editions of “Daily News Live” , “SportsNite” and “Road to A Ring” playoff specials.


Comcast SportsNet’s game-day coverage of the Phillies-Cardinals series begins on Saturday at 4:30 p.m. with “Phillies Pregame Live” from Citizens Bank Park. Michael Barkann will host with Ricky Bottalico and Chris Coste providing analysis. Ben Davis will host a live online chat at during both Phillies games this weekend. The schedule for the first two games of the Phillies-Cardinals series is below.


Saturday, October 1

4:30 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live from Citizen Bank Park

5 p.m. Ben Davis live chat on

6 p.m. SportsNite

8:15 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live

10 p.m. SportsNite

1 a.m. SportsRise


Sunday, October 2

6 p.m. SportsNite

6:30 p.m. Full Contact

7 p.m. Phillies Pregame Live from Citizens Bank Park

8 p.m. Ben Davis live chat on

10 p.m. SportsNite

11:15 p.m. Phillies Postgame Live

1 a.m. SportsRise


Road To A Ring

The half-hour show will air on Friday, September 30 at 6:30 p.m. and is hosted by Marshall Harris. He’ll be joined by Chris Coste and John Gonzalez. “Road To A Ring” will preview the Phillies vaunted pitching staff going head-to-head with baseball’s most feared hitter, Albert Pujols. Leslie Gudel will also sit down with 2008 World Series MVP Cole Hamels as he tries to help the Phillies to their 2nd title in 4 years. We’ll have video breakdowns of the Phils’ advantages and disadvantages in this series and predictions for the series. “Road To A Ring” will replay on Friday, September 30 at 10:30 p.m.

Throughout the Phillies postseason, will cover the team both at home and on the road with exclusive reports from Phillies Insider Jim Salisbury and columnist John Gonzalez, plus live game chats and live in-game features. Each game, Salisbury will have game previews, post-game recaps and exclusive interviews with players, managers and front office personnel. In addition, will have “In-Game Live” where viewers can track each Phillies postseason game through box scores, play-by-plays and stats. Throughout the postseason, fans can chat online during every Phillies postseason game.


Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, part of the NBC Sports Group, is the leading regional sports network reaching over three million viewers in and around Philadelphia, Southern New Jersey and Delaware. Together with The Comcast Network, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia provides local sports fans with the most sports coverage including more than 250 live game broadcasts of the NHL’s Philadelphia Flyers, NBA’s Philadelphia 76ers, MLB’s Philadelphia Phillies, MLS’s Philadelphia Union, plus NCAA coverage, as well as Emmy Award-winning sports news and analysis. Visit for more information.


Comcast Sports Group, part of the NBC Sports Group, consists of 14 local networks that deliver 2,400 sporting events annually and breaking news and analysis to more than 50 million cable and satellite homes. Comcast Sports Group’s sports networks are: Comcast SportsNet Bay Area, Comcast SportsNet California, Comcast SportsNet Chicago, Comcast SportsNet Mid-Atlantic, Comcast SportsNet New England, Comcast SportsNet Northwest, Comcast SportsNet Philadelphia, SNY, The Mtn. – Mountain West Sports Network, CSS and Comcast Sports Southwest. Comcast Sports Group also manages NECN (New England Cable News), the nation’s largest regional news network, and The Comcast Network, based in Philadelphia and Washington, which delivers community-oriented programming. For more information, see

Reggie White & Jerome Brown Special

Reggie White & Jerome Brown: A Football Life airs Thursday at 10 p.m. on The NFL Network.


Eagles Announcers

Jim Mora and Ron Pitts will handle the 49ers-Eagles game for Fox on Sunday.

New Season So Far

Here’s what I’ve been watching so far:

Dancing With The Stars (love Tom Bergeron)
Revenge with Emily Van Camp from Brothers and Sisters
Desperate Housewives
The Good Wife
Family Guy
2 Broke Girls

Two and a Half Men
The X Factor
The Office

The Twitter Bunch

Here’s a cute post about how The Brady Bunch would’ve handled Twitter.

Sunday Night!

Totally psyched for season premieres of Family Guy, Desperate Housewives, and The Good Wife tonight.

I will miss Brothers and Sisters, but was glad to learn that reruns will air on SoapNet.

Lamenting The Loss of Local TV

Here’s a nice article by Philadelphia magazine’s Michael Callahan about the difference between local television of the old days and today.

NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy Winners

Here is a complete list of the winners from the NATAS Mid-Atlantic Emmy award ceremonies, which took place Saturday night in Philadelphia.

2011 Mid-Atlantic Emmy® Award Recipients- September 24, 2011

Newscast – Evening- Larger Markets (markets #1-38)

“CBS3 Eyewitness News at 11PM – 7.7.2010 – Duck Boat Crash”- CBS3

Jonelle Fabian, Producer
Steve Lindsay, Executive Producer
Chris May, Anchor
Susan Barnett, Anchor

Newscast – Evening- Medium Markets (markets 39 & smaller)

“News 8 at 6:00”- WGAL-TV

Daniel O’Donnell, News Director
John Mason, Executive Producer
Kim Lemon, Anchor
Ron Martin, Anchor
Rhonda Keiser, Producer

Newscast- Morning

“Eyewitness News on the CW – Duck Boat Crash”- CW Philly 57

Lisa Santoro, Producer
Jenn Connor, Producer
Lisa Shiner, Director
Karen Rariden, Executive Producer
Dray Clark, Reporter
Ukee Washington, Anchor
Anne-Marie Green, Anchor

General Assignment Report Within 24 Hours

“Four Loko Overdose”- WNEP-TV

Dave Bohman, Reporter
General Assignment Report- No Time Limit
“A Grandparents’ Wish”- WHTM abc27
Joe O’Neill, Reporter

Team Coverage

“Deadly Blast Rocks Philly Neighborhood”- NBC Philadelphia

Daniel Stamm, Writer
Geoffrey Nichols, Videojournalist
Bruce Ryan, Videojournalist
Brian Iacone, Videojournalist
Vince Lattanzio, Editor
Rosemary Connors, Reporter
Alissa Ingram, Executive Producer

“7 Children Killed in Fire”- WHP CBS21

Jaime Meyers, Reporter
James Stanton, Photojournalist
Ewa Dworakowski, Reporter
Erica Moffit Dilks, Reporter
Momin Bhatti, Photojournalist

Spot News

“Deadly Blast Damage”- NBC Philadelphia

Geoffrey Nichols, Videographer
Douglas Shimell, Reporter
Brian Iacone, Videographer/Editor

Continuing Coverage- No Time Limit

“Duck Boat Crash Continuing Coverage”- CBS3

Susan Schiller, VP & News Director
Investigative Report- Single Story or Series

“A Mother’s Justice: The Kate Mariana Story”- CBS3

Jim Osman, Investigative Reporter
Mike Henry, Editor
Joan Sill, Investigative Producer
Andrea Korff, Photographer
Rich Edwards, Executive Producer

Feature News Report

“Piece of Philly History”- Comcast SportsNet

Thomas Kretschmer, Photojournalist/Editor

Feature News Report -Serious Feature

“PAT Buses”- WTAE-TV

Jim Parsons, Reporter
Michael Lazorko, Editor
Feature News Report- Series

“Rebuilding Pittsburgh”- WTAE-TV

Wendy Bell, Reporter
Michael Lazorko, Editor
Andrew Cunningham, Photojournalist

Business/Consumer – News Feature or Series

“Yearbooks: Lost Then Found”- CBS3

Jim Donovan, Reporter
Jennifer Coleman, Producer
Andrea Korff, Photographer
Mike Henry, Editor

“Coupon Clipper Warning”- CBS3

Jim Donovan, Reporter
Jennifer Coleman, Producer
Andrea Korff, Photographer
Mike Henry, Editor
Terence Brownley, Photographer

Crime News- Single Story or Series

“Justice for Jessica”- CBS3

Teresa Nazario, Producer
Natasha Brown, Reporter
Andrea Korff, Photographer
Mike Henry, Editor

Environment/Science – News Single Story or Series

“Neighborhood Nightmare”- CBS3
Chris May, Writer/Reporter
Mike Henry, Editor

Human Interest – News Feature

“A Mother’s Gift”- FryFilms LLC

Todd Fry, Producer/Editor
Cara Fry, Producer
Politics/Government- News Single Story or Series

“Pension Pain”- WHP CBS21

Chris Papst, Reporter
“Ghost Voting”- WGAL-TV
Matt Belanger, Government Reporter

Sports- News Single Story or Series

“Lingerie Football: The Ultimate Fantasy League?”- WHP CBS21

Jason Bristol, Sports Director
Sports- Program Feature/Segment

“Roy Halladay’s No-Hitter”- CBS3
Andrew Wheeler, Producer/Writer
Mike Henry, Editor

Sports- Regularly Scheduled Daily Program or Sportscast

“Toyota SportsNite”- Comcast SportsNet

Rob Kuestner, Assistant News Director
Nyree Berry, Production Assistant
Charles Dower, Show Producer
Bill Markel, Director
Lisa Hillary, Anchor
Rob Michel, Producer
Matt Azarva, Associate Producer

Sports- Program Series

“The Players Show”- Eagles Television Network

Bryan Thomas , Producer
Douglas Interrante, Producer

Sports- Program One-Time Special

“The Dirty Dozen: A Stupendous Bike Ride”- WQED Multimedia

Rick Sebak, Producer
Kevin Conrad, Editor
Matt Conrad, Associate Producer
Frank Caloiero, Camera
Bob Lubomski, Camera

Sporting Event/Game – Live/Unedited Program/Special/Series

“2010 Philadelphia Eagles Preseason Broadcasts”- Eagles Television Network

Bryan Thomas , Producer
Chris Johnson, Editor
Artie Kempner, Director/Producer
Rob Schmoll, Senior VP
Stephen Keyser, Associate Director
Don Tollefson, Anchor
Winfield Clark, Operations Manager

Arts Program/Special

“2010 Freddy Awards”- WFMZ-TV

Barry Fisher, General Manager
Shelley Brown, Executive Producer
Jamie Balliet, Producer

Arts/Entertainment Program Feature/Segment

“Jewelry N’at”- WQED Multimedia

Pierina Morelli , Producer/Photographer/Editor
Entertainment- Program/Special

“Special Friday Arts Episode # 0810”- WHYY

Trudi Brown, Executive Producer
Michael O’Reilly, Producer
Karen Smyles, Producer
Monica Rogozinski, Producer
Eric P. Sennhenn, Photographer
Patrick Warner, Editor
Christine Dempsey, VP & Chief Content Officer

Children/Youth/Teen (19 and under)- Program or Special

“Not Behind the Wheel”- eMediaWorks

Teri Haddad, Producer

Brandon Pousley, Editor

Scott Paul, Director

Education/Schools Program Feature or Segment

“Classroom Close-up NJ: Musical Thread”- NJN Public Television

Richard Renner, Segment Producer

Wanda Swanson, Executive Producer

Ed Waters, Director of Photography

Environment/Science- Program Feature/Segment

“Solar Water”- WQED Multimedia

Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer/Editor

Environment/Science – Program/Special

“Gas Rush: The Marcellus Shale Project”- WBRE-TV

Drew Speier, Anchor

Candice Kelly, Anchor

Fred Vito, Producer

Jeremy Settle, News Director

Health Program Feature or Segment

“Beyond Boundaries: Minspeak”- WQED Multimedia

Pierina Morelli, Producer/Photographer/Editor

Health Program or Special

“HealthSmart: Mysteries of the Teenage Mind”- WITF-TV

Keira McGuire, Producer/Host

Cara Fry, Executive Producer

Historic/Cultural Program Feature/Segment

“Leo Beachy: A Legacy Nearly Lost”- WQED Multimedia

David Solomon, Writer/Producer

Paul Ruggieri, Photojournalist/Editor

Historic/Cultural Program/Special

“A Taste of History”- Multi Media Productions

Ariel Schwartz, Executive Producer

Chris McDowell, Editor

Jim Davey, Director

Ken Hoffman, Associate Producer

Kathryn Davey, Editor

Human Interest Program Feature/Segment

“The Story of Alex Scott”- CBS3

Pat Ciarrocchi, Host/Writer

Jonelle Fabian, Producer

Mike Henry, Editor

Human Interest Program/Special

“Brotherly Love”- CBS3

Evan Hirsch, Producer

Teresa Nazario, Special Projects Producer

Dave Huddleston, Anchor

Rich Edwards, Executive Producer

Randall E.Scott, Editor


“Carrying Darisabel”- York Daily Record/Sunday News

Jason Plotkin, Visual Journalist

Interview/Discussion Program/Special

“It’s Your Call with Lynn Doyle: Jail for Bullies”- The Comcast Network

Lynn Doyle, Host

Interview/Discussion Series

“Due Process: NJN Public Television”- NJN Public Television

Sandra King, Producer

Tania Ivanova, Associate Producer

Raymond Brown, Host

Laurel Spira, Director

Patricia Scannella, Floor Director

Henrietta Parker, Coordinating Producer

Magazine Program/Special

“Foodies – Manayunk”- NBC Philadelphia

Brendan Conway, Producer

Lauren Bacigalupi, VP Advertising & Promotion

Shay Mendes, Creative Director

Tim Furlong, Reporter

Tim Strong, Design Manager, Special Projects

Paul Quimby, Photographer

Brendan McCullough, Video Editor

Public/Current/Community Affairs Feature/Segment

“Conquering Childhood Cancer”- FryFilms

Todd Fry, Producer/Writer/Editor

Cara Fry, Producer

Public/Current/Community Affairs Program/Special

“Teen Dating Violence: The Murder of Demi Cuccia”- WQED Multimedia

Michael Bartley, Producer/Reporter

Frank Caloiero, Photographer/Editor

Special Event Coverage- Live (other than News or Sports)

“Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure 2010- Live”- CBS3

Monica Avery, Producer

Pat Ciarrocchi, Anchor

Carol Erickson, Anchor

Susan Barnett, Anchor

Lisa Shiner, Director

Laura Duzen, Director

Chris Brady, News Operations Supervisor

Promotion- News and Program and PSA- Single Spot

“U65 Website Launch”- WUVP-65 Univision

Wilfredo Manzano, Producer

Josue Duarte, Producer

“Table Games for Rookies”- KDKA-TV

Tina Veon, Creative Services Director

Ryan Krumm, Creative Services Editor

Promotion- News and Program and PSA- Campaign

“Give The People… Testimonials”- NBC Philadelphia

Henry Vazquez, Promotions Manager, News & On-Air

Tim Strong, Design Manager, Special Projects

Charlie Wellock, Photographer/Editor

Derek Robinson, Animation Design Manager

Lauren Bacigalupi, VP Creative Services

Promotion- News and Program Image

“Comcast SportsNet – We Live Philly Sports”- Comcast SportsNet

Eugenia Krug, Executive Producer

Kimberly Stewart, Producer

Station Excellence


Jon Hitchcock, President & General Manager

News Excellence


Michael Goldrick, News Director

Community Service

“Decoding Autism”- NJN Public Television

Sara Lee Kessler, Producer/Reporter/Writer

Kaitlin Chieco, Associate Producer

Edward Hartman III, Web Designer

Janice Selinger, Executive Producer

Bob Herman, On-Line Editor

Joe Cermele,

Musical Composition/Arrangement

Timothy Day, Center City Film and Video


Todd Fry, Fryfilms LLC

Editor- Program

Mike Henry- Halladay’s No-Hitter, CBS3

Editor- Short Form

Jim Hartnett, Comcast SportsNet

Editor- News

Michael Hickey, NBC Philadelphia

Graphic Arts/Animation

Ayhan Cebe- Footnote, Everest Productions

Ayhan Cebe- Podium, Everest Productions

On-Camera Talent – Anchor – News Anchor

Dave Huddleston, CBS3

On-Camera Talent – Anchor – Weather

Kathy Orr, CBS3

On-Camera Talent – Anchor- Sports

Jason Bristol, WHP CBS21

On-Camera Talent – Program Host/Moderator

Nell McCormack Abom, WITF-TV

On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Features/Human Interest

Wendy Bell, WTAE-TV

On-Camera Talent- Reporter- General Assignment

Chris O’Connell, FOX29

On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Specialty Assignment

Jim Osman, CBS3

On-Camera Talent- Reporter- Sports

John Boruk, Comcast SportsNet

On-Camera Talent- Sports Analyst/Play-by-Play

Marc Zumoff, Comcast SportsNet

Photographer- Program

Doug Interrante, Eagles Television Network

Photographer- News

Eric Heisler, WHTM abc27

Video Journalist

Joe O’Neill, WHTM abc27

Writer- Program

David Solomon, WQED Multimedia

Writer- News/Commentary/Short Form

Walt Hunter, CBS3

Student Award for Excellence

College Production- Newscast

“Temple Update: Show 4”- Temple University

Robert Czyzewicz, Supervising Producer

Kristina Leon, Student Executive Producer

Megan McNerney, Student Executive Producer

Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer

College Production- News: General Assignment

“An Unseen World”- Temple University

Robert Czyzewicz, Supervising Producer

Dan Koob, Reporter/Anchor

Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer

College Production- Arts and Entertainment/Cultural Affairs

“Off Campus”- Drexel University

Ryan Goldberg, Supervising Producer
Kristina Massic, Producer
Laurel Chadwick, Producer
Ashley Hulse, Director
Andrew Catenia, Director
James Hall, Editor

College Production- Sports

“Loyal to a ‘T’- The Story of a Lifelong Temple Basketball Fan”- Temple University

Robert Czyzewicz, Supervising Producer
Patrick Rosenbaum, Videographer/Editor
Josh Rultenberg, Reporter
Peter Jaroff, Executive Producer

Florence Henderson on Jimmy Fallon

Here’s a clip of Florence Henderson from Late Night with Jimmy Fallon the other night.

The Brady Bunch premiered September 26, 1969.  Fittingly, the show returns to its rightful place in reruns on The Inspiration Network, Monday, September 26 at 2:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. EST.

The Inspriation Network is Channel 286 on Verizon Fios.