Television and Radio
CBS western “Rawhide,” starring Cl
Elvis Presley singles “Don’t Be Cruel” and “Hound Dog” went No. 1 on the Billboard Music charts and stayed No. 1 for a record 11 weeks in 1956…The Beatles’ single “We Can Work It Out” hit No. 1 in 1966.
Then 21-year-old future Hall of Fame golfer Jack Nicklaus made his first professional appearance in the Los Angeles Open in 1962.
Jazz singer Shirley Bassey is 83. Elvis Presley was born on this day in 1935. He passed away in 1977.
TV AND DIGITAL UPDATES
Farewell, Alex Trebek
Today the world says a final goodbye to “Jeopardy!” host Alex Trebek, who died of pancreatic cancer two months ago. By publicly sharing his cancer fight, he became a powerful voice in raising awareness of pancreatic cancer and providing hope for the more than 57,600 Americans diagnosed with the devastating disease each year.
Because pancreatic cancer has few warning signs, the disease often goes undetected until it has spread and treatment options are limited. Each year, more than 45,000 American lives are lost to pancreatic cancer–now the third leading cause of cancer-related deaths with a shockingly low five-year relative survival rate of nearly 10 percent. In addition to Alex Trebek, pancreatic cancer also claimed the lives of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg and Georgia Representative John Lewis.
100% of every donation to the Lustgarten Foundation funds live-saving research with the goal of creating tests able to diagnose the disease in its earliest stage, discovering better, more effective treatments, and, eventually, a cure. The Lustgarten Foundation is the largest private funder of pancreatic cancer research in the world. For more information, click here
NBCU Chairman Mark Lazarus to Kick-Off NATPE Virtual Miami 2021
The National Association of Television Program Executives (NATPE), has announced that the conference portion of the first international television event of the year will kick-off with NBCUniversal Television and Streaming Chairman Mark Lazarus as opening keynote. Lazarus will be joined on stage by Hoda Kotb, co-anchor of NBC News’ “Today”, who will moderate the fireside conversation. Due to circumstances surrounding the ongoing pandemic NATPE Virtual Miami 2021 will be held entirely online as part of the organization’s NATPE Virtual slate.
The conference portion of NATPE Virtual Miami will take place January 19-22, with the Marketplace open from January 19-29. Attendees to the conference can expect four days of programming channels each with a different theme (Business, Audience, Content, Production). On each of those days, there will be programming blocks with different tracks. Every day will commence with The Big Opening, which includes the conversation with Mark Lazarus, followed by Station Groups, Streaming, and Series. NATPE Miami viewers will be able to easily tune into conference programming that meets their interests on a daily basis as if it were a TV network. For more details. click here
“Jeopardy!” Fond Farewell to Alex Trebek Followed by Ken Jennings’ Hosting – For more click here
PI Podcast With Douglas Pucci and Scott Nolte
Discussion about game shows in early January 2021: “The Masked Dancer” (Fox), “Name That Tune” (Fox), “Celebrity Wheel of Fortune” (ABC), “The Chase” (ABC), “The Hustler” (ABC), and the final “Jeopardy!” episode hosted by Alex Trebek followed by the first “Jeopardy!” episode hosted by Ken Jennings. To listen, click here
MARK YOUR CALENDARS
Season three of “ATL Homicide”, featuring homicide detectives David Quinn and Vince Velazquez of the Atlanta Police Department as they disclose first-hand accounts of real-life murder investigations, will open on TV One on Monday, January 25 at 9 p.m. ET. Each episode follows the thirty-year Atlanta PD veterans as they reveal how they solved tragic crimes committed in the Atlanta metro area while working side by side as partners in the homicide division.
ON THE AIR TONIGHT
Syndicated “Jeopardy!” features the final appearance as beloved Alex Trebek as host…Series premieres: “Marvel Studios: Legends” on Disney+; “Lupin”, “Mighty Little Bheem” and “Pretend it’s a City” on Netflix; “Squish” on HBO Max; “Self-Made Mansions” on HGTV…Season premieres: “Dickinson” on Amazon; “The Idun Chronicles” on Netflix…For the complete schedule for Friday, January 8, 2021, click here