Wednesday's Bits and Pieces - 11/4/08
Tonight's WKYC Evening Programming Schedule:
6:00 PM: Channel 3 News at 6 PM
6:30 PM: NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams
7:00 PM: Channel 3 News at 7 PM
8:00 PM: Knight Rider
9:00 PM: Life
10:00 PM: Law & Order
11:00 PM: Channel 3 News at 11 PM
11:35 PM: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno
The Results Are in...And the Winner Is - WKYC
According to Nielsen, Cleveland viewers made WKYC their choice for Primetime Election coverage on Tuesday evening, including giving Channel 3 News a 1st place win at 11 PM. Also, our 5 PM Election News special ranked second, beating the established "Live on 5" broadcast on WEWS.
Micheal Crichton, Author & Producer of "ER" dies at 66
Michael Crichton, the million-selling author of "Jurassic Park" and "The Andromeda Strain," has died at the age of 66. He was also creator of the award-winning TV hospital series "ER" on NBC. His family says he had been battling cancer.
The medical school graduate was known for his scientific and techno thrillers, and many of his books became major Hollywood films, including "Rising Sun" and "Disclosure." Crichton himself directed and wrote "The Great Train Robbery" and co-wrote the blockbuster "Twister." If not a literary giant, Crichton was a physical one, standing 6 feet and 9 inches.
Crichton was married five times and had one child. A private funeral is planned.
Eriq La Salle Returning to ER, but only to Direct
Eriq La Salle, who played the County General surgeon from 1994-2002, will direct an upcoming episode of the longtime medical drama, Variety reports. The episode will air in February, which is when the NBC Thursday night staple is set to wrap up for good. After departing to focus on screenwriting and directing, La Salle has racked up a string of television directing credits, including two on Law & Order: Special Victims Unit. La Salle last appeared as Dr. Benton at Dr. Greene's funeral in 2002. Anthony Edwards, who will bring Dr. Greene back to life in a flashback episode, will air next week.
From the Editor's Desk...
Four years ago during the Democratic National Convention, WKYC Anchor Tim White came out of his office in the newsroom and said, that man on the stage will be President. At first I laughed at Tim, saying no one knows this guy. I was dead wrong. Four years later, this man - Barack Obama is our next President.
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