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Road Addendum

 The Knoxville episodes of Antiques Roadshow began airing on Monday night. The shows, which were recorded in July 2013, continue airing on September 29 and October 6. East Tennessee PBS recorded some behind-the-scenes footage, which they aired Monday as well. I … Continue reading

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Neath the Sunsphere

On Saturday, first responders in Knoxville participated in the 9/11 Memorial Stair Climb to honor the 343 firefighters who died in New York on 9/11/01. The participants climbed the equivalent of 110 stories at the Sunsphere while wearing their gear. … Continue reading

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In the Schrivers’ Seat

In box office parlance, “tenth row center” is the location of the best seats in the house. From there, you can see and hear everything on the stage. It’s not too far, not too close. It’s just right. When I worked … Continue reading

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Willing to Sacrifice

The Ice Bucket Challenge has been a great success for the ALS Association. They have received millions of dollars more in donations than during the same time period last summer. To donate toward medical research, click here.  My friend Krisha … Continue reading

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Appraisal Apprisal

The premium items offered on East Tennessee PBS last Monday were unusual. They don’t exist yet. After the Knoxville episodes of Antiques Roadshow are broadcast in September and October, the staff at East Tennessee PBS will make a DVD set … Continue reading

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UT on TV

The August issue of the East Tennessee PBS program guide arrived in the mail the other day. Members like me receive the guide every month. I’ll be on the air Monday night during Antiques Roadshow urging “viewers like you” to become a … Continue reading

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Stride Along

Knoxville’s Making Strides Against Breast Cancer was hugely successful last year. The organizers asked me to reprise my roles as emcee of the event and co-emcee, with Amanda Hara, of the kickoff luncheon. They were very complimentary of our efforts … Continue reading

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The Hall You Say

August 1 is the anniversary of my first blog post in 2005. It’s an ideal day to share some very good news that I received this past week. Dear Mr. Murphy, . Congratulations – you have been selected to be … Continue reading

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Folly Ball

 Jean Ash, president of the East Tennessee Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, asked me to take on an additional duty at the Front Page Follies. I read the descriptions of the auction items before Bear Stephenson sold them. … Continue reading

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Butcher Block

Gene Patterson of WATE-TV calls in to Star 102.1 via ISDN most afternoons. When I’m filling in for Rich Bailey, I get the opportunity to interact with Gene. After our on-air conversation on Tuesday, Gene told me that he had … Continue reading

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Choose Your News

Three of the local weathermen will perform in the Front Page Follies on Saturday night. David Aldrich, Todd Howell and Ken Weathers rehearsed their song with musical director Terry Silver-Alford tonight. The Front Page Follies got some nice news coverage … Continue reading

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Over Easy

Some of the cast members of Front Page Follies will appear on Live at Five at Four today to sing two of the songs from the show: “Another Brick for the Vols” and “Go Donnie Ball.” I will be at … Continue reading

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Better Class of Newsers

Knowledge of country music has never been a strength of mine. I have mainly worked in rock and pop formats. However, I have been listening to a 1991 Randy Travis song over and over again. Terry Silver-Alford, musical director of … Continue reading

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Flexible Dwyer

Actor David Dwyer was very involved in the creation of the Big BBQ Bash in 2007. He was a member of the Leadership Blount class that started the annual event as their Legacy Project. My wife and I had the … Continue reading

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