Friday, November 30, 2012
The Atlanta-based network gets a new president. Share your thoughts.
Friday, November 30, 2012
The network infrastructure still is in downtown Atlanta, but CNN just got another New York touch. CNN, which pioneered 24-hour news but has been struggling in ratings in recent years, has named former NBC entertainment exec Jeff Zucker as it new president, according to media reports. Phil Kent, president and CEO of Turner Broadcasting System, which owns CNN, told veteran Atlanta journalist Maria Saporta that it was inevitable that the next president of CNN would be based in New York. Also, Kent said that much more of the decision making for CNN is taking place in New York and Washington, D.C. When Ted Turner founded CNN in 1980, it was significant that the organization, which is part of the Time Warner empire, made most key decisions in …
Tuesday, August 9, 2011
Huge Suwanee turnout in March prompts an encore.
Updated 10:42 a.m., Aug. 9, 2011 Fans of "Days Of Our Lives" who did not -- or could not -- get enough of their favorite show in Suwanee last spring will get another chance: Monday in Duluth. Tour organizers and Duluth city officials announced Monday that the national tour of the NBC show's cast members will make a book signing stop at the Duluth Festival Center near the Duluth City Hall from 1-4 p.m. Monday, Aug. 15. Headshots and memorabilia are also in play. A return appearance in the Atlanta area had been considered since March, when thousands of people from all over the Southeast turned out at Suwanee City Hall. The cast members then stayed well past the 8 p.m. cutoff, and organizers were overwhelmed. This time, former cast members …
Wednesday, April 6, 2011
The large turnout last month in Suwanee has organizers considering an encore.
The recent turnout in Suwanee for the "Days Of Our Lives" cast appearance has tour organizers thinking of a return trip to the Atlanta area. A tour publicist said this week that the turnout of 2,000 or so in March still is the strongest on the nationwide tour, which included stops in Los Angeles, Chicago and New York. New Orleans, the stop following Suwanee, had about 1,000 fans come to see several cast members. Filizzola remarked that the Suwanee turnout reminded the cast of how strong the show's fan base in Atlanta is, so a return is being considered. Fans from as far away as North Carolina, Tennessee and Alabama began lining up at Suwanee's City Hall in mid-afternoon March 21. Two lines -- one for book purchases, one strictly for …
Thursday, March 24, 2011
Tour establishes special email address for anyone unable to buy a book in this week's huge turnout.
The overwhelming turnout Monday in Suwanee for the "Days Of Our Lives" event left many fans empty-handed and frustrated. But show officials want to make amends. "Days" officials have announced that anyone who was turned away at City Hall can purchase a signed copy of the book "Days Of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration in Photos" through a special email address. The address is: Daysbooks@itgirlpublicrelations.com The Suwanee stop, with a crowd estimated at 2,000, was the most successful in the multi-city tour that originated in Los Angeles, where the show is filmed, and included stops in Chicago and New York, officials said. The tour stopped in the New Orleans area after Suwanee. Fans began lining up in mid-afternoon at Suwanee City Hall, …
Monday, March 21, 2011
Chandler Massey, a Norcross High grad, will be in Suwanee on Monday with other cast members.
Gwinnett County has a lot going for it, and now its residents can add another notch in their collective belt of accolades -- they may now proudly claim their community is home to a TV celebrity. A 2009 graduate of Norcross High School, Chandler Massey has a starring role on NBC's "Days of Our Lives," a long-running daytime soap opera. He's the eldest son of Lewis (the former Secretary of State for Georgia) and Amy Massey, who live in Peachtree Corners along with their two other children. Massey also has had roles on several TV shows including "Army Wives" and "One Tree Hill" and will be making his debut on the big screen in a teen comedy called "16 Love" (formerly titled "Smash"), due out later this year. He's in Suwanee on Monday on a …
Sunday, March 20, 2011
Several of the TV show's cast to be in Suwanee on Monday.
Fans of "Days Of Our Lives," the daytime television institution, soon will get a chance to see some of their favorite stars in Suwanee. Several cast members and executives will appear at City Hall and Town Center Park on Monday, March 21, 6-8 p.m. The tour began in February in conjunction with the NBC show's 45th anniversary. A book being promoted is "Days Of Our Lives 45 Years: A Celebration In Photos," a compilation of behind-the-scenes pictures of the longest-running scripted show in NBC history. Scheduled to appear in Suwanee are cast members Nadia Bjorlin (“Chloe”), Chandler Massey (“Will”), James Reynolds (“Abe”), Eric Martsolf (“Brady”), Galen Gering (“Rafe”), Josh Taylor (“Roman”) and Crystal Chappell (“Carly”) . Also, Executive in…