Monday, January 30, 2006

PrimeTime : Juvenile Corrections set to air 2/23/06

PROGRAMMING NOTE: The Juvenile Corrections update will not air this week. Please standby for a future date.

In August we produced an hour long broadcast on the Arizona Juvenile Corrections Department. We received tons of feedback and viewers asked us to update the progress of the five youth we profiled.

On Thursday, Feb 23rd we will be showing our program again, but with updates on Ashley, Casey, Jerilyn, Jesse, and Conrad.

Make sure to tune in and check it out. ABC News PrimeTime, 2/23/06 at 10pm.

Thursday, January 12, 2006

Consumer Electronic Show 2006

I had the good fortune to attend the 2006 Consumer Electronic Show for ABC News in Las Vegas, Nevada. I did some video reporting for ABC News Now and wrote some articles for

Check out some of my articles and let me know what you think.

New Kids on the Technology Super Block

A Glimpse at This Year's Tech Wish Lists

Dell, Intel Unveil New Concepts at 2006 Consumer Electronics Show

Sin City Overrun By Tech Geeks

I received a nice mention in our company wide weekly newsletter:

-----Original Message-----
From: Slavin, Paul
Sent: Friday, January 06, 2006 18:49
Subject: note

2006 is off to an extraordinary start. Our coverage spanned the globe with strong reporting back up by terrific internal coordination and communication among all parts of the news division. This week – we showed what we mean when we say ABC News is available anytime, anywhere.

ABC News Now provided regular reports from the Consumer Electronic show in Las Vegas with Eric Strauss on “Ahead of the Curve” and “Inside the Newsroom.”

ABC News content will soon be available on the iTunes Music store. Video podcasts will include daily segments from Good Morning America, the new World News Tonight webcast, as well content from ABC News Now.

*** Thanks to all those that helped me on the ground. Special thanks to my host!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Award Season

It's award season in the network news industry and the Juvenile Corrections program I worked on this summer won our first award.

2005 Communicator Awards:
An International Competition Honoring
Excellence In Visual Communications

"Juvenile Corrections"
Award of Distinction
Broadcast News/Documentary
In an hour long investigation, Primetime goes inside Arizona's juvenile correction facilities and meets a group of boys and girls at a critical turning point.

Executive Producer: David Sloan
Correspondent: Chris Cuomo
Producers: Eric M. Strauss; Mark Stanoch
Senior Producers: Chris Vlasto
Senior Editorial Producer: Karen Burnes
Associate Producer: Christina Krol
Production Associate: Jack O'Brien
Editors: Vanessa Cochran; Faith Jones; Gina Pampinella

Sunday, January 01, 2006

Trapped in the Closet

R. Kelly has produced a Hip Hop Opera in 12 parts available for sale on DVD. It is hysterical. I don't think it was supposed to be, but the situations in the opera are just so silly that it's entertaining. Check it out here or here.

My favorite late night host Jimmy Kimmel has made his own version of the opera which is even more fun. Check out the videos here: (Must sit through a quick commercial)

World Premier of "The Pizza"
Episode #2
Episode #3
Episode #4
Episode #5
Episode #6

Make sure to watch them all as they get better with each video (Less inside jokes and more cameos towards the end of the six episodes.)

SNL: Chronicles of Narnia:

But if you really want to laugh plop down $1.99 and check out this SNL music video:
Andy Samberg and Chris Parnell rap about their Lazy Sunday which includes going to see the movie CHRONIC..(WHAT?)..CLES OF NARNIA and buying cupcakes. They would actualy make my Beastie Boys proud!

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