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Greet and Beat the Geeks
31, 2001] Comedy Central has a new show in the wings, a daily
pop-culture game show called "Beat
the Geeks," which pits contestants' knowledge of TV,
movie and music trivia against three resident "experts," i.e.,
geeks, in each area. The daily show kicks off December 10, and challenges
contestants to put the Geeks back in their rightful place and win a
variety of prizes. For the Geeks, it's a shot at fame and a chance to
prove that the time spent down in the basement by themselves was well
But who are these Geeks? For TV, it's Paul Goebel, an actor, comedian
and winner of TV Land's "Ultimate Fan Search," who
is the self-proclaimed King of TV; for music, it's writer and music
producer Andy Zax, who wrote Rhino Records' famous RMAT trivia contest in
2000; and for movies, it's Marc Edward Heuck, a self-monikered "film
snot," whose love of film goes back to the fourth grade, when he
wrote a pitch letter to the president of Paramount Pictures. Hosted
by comedian J. Keith van Straaten, the show will also have a "special
guest geek" each week who will specialize in a specific genre or
Land Programming Executive, Laura Hunter, Dies at 39
31, 2001] TV Land executive Laura Hunter, passed away on
October 29 in Stanford, CA, following a yearlong bout with cancer. Hunter,
who most recently served as Senior Vice President of Programming for TV
Land, was diagnosed with cancer in November 2000, shortly after relocating
from Los Angeles to New York to assume her responsibilities with TV Land.
She was 39 years old and resided in New York City.
of Life Reunion November 18
[October 30, 2001]
Original cast members Charlotte Rae, Mindy Cohn, Kim
Fields and Lisa Whelchel have returned for "The Facts of Life
Reunion" The TV movie will focus on Natalie (Cohn)
asking her former classmates to reunite in Peekskill, N.Y., after she
receives two marriage proposals. Airs Sunday, November 18th
Diana Van Der Vlis died at age 66
30, 2001] Diana van der Vlis, an actress popular on Broadway
and in such television series as "The Man From U.N.C.L.E.," and
"Alfred Hitchcock" has died. She was 66. Best known
to TV audiences as Dr. Nell Beaulac (1975-1976) on "Ryan's
Hope," she returned in 1988 to play Sherry Rowan. She was
best known as a Broadway actress and was cast as Cordelia Biddle opposite
Walter Pidgeon, who played her eccentric father, Col. Anthony J. Drexel
Biddle, in "The Happiest Millionaire." The role
earned her a Tony Award nomination. New York Times critic Brooks Atkinson
described her as "an uncommonly talented young lady" who
"plunges into the temperamental whirlpool of Cordelia's adolescent
emotions and makes a stunning performance out of them."
Van der Vlis died October 21 in her home of Missoula, Montana. She had
suffered from respiratory problems, but the cause of death has not been
determined. Van der Vlis is survived by her husband, Roger Donald; a
son, Matthew of Los Angeles; and a daughter, Adrienne of New York.
Ankers - Late Show Player and Designer
30, 2001] I was so sadden to hear on Monday's "Late
Show With David Letterman" that Kathleen Ankers died over the
weekend. Kathleen was an Emmy winning set designer, who did the sets
for David Letterman, Rosie O'Donnell, Craig Kilborn, MTV and ESPN.
She won our hearts as Helen, the librarian of the NBC bookmobile, on the
original "Late Night with David Letterman.". She
returned many times in many roles in Letterman sketches, such as the
foul-mouthed CBS page. Kathleen was a multi-talented lady that
also created many of the great props used on early Letterman shows,
she was 82.
Homer, Now a 'Tainted' Seinfeld
29, 2001] First we lost "The Simpsons"
episode "Homer vs New York City," now
it's "Seinfeld." With anthrax scares shaking up
mailrooms up and down the East Coast, Columbia TriStar Television has
yanked an old episode of the sitcom, in which George Costanza's fiancée
dies from licking tainted wedding invitations.
Gang" star Eugene Jackson dies
29, 2001] Eugene "Pineapple" Jackson, who starred
in the classic 1920s silent comedy "Our Gang," died on
Friday at age 84, the Los
Angeles Times has reported. Jackson was just six when he was
by the legendary producer director, Hal Roach, who took one look at his
childish Afro hairdo and dubbed him "Pineapple." Jackson,
who made his film debut in 1923, appeared in dozens of movies and
ground-breaking black television series including "Julia"
and "Sanford and Son."
The classic shorts were better known as "The Little
Rascals," a name they were given in the 1950s when they were
recycled for television.
He died of a heart attack at his home in Compton, California, survived
by his wife of 55 years, Sue, and three children.
Days to Become a Musical
28, 2001] TV producer Garry Marshall is developing stage
musical "Happy Days". based on the '70s
sitcom about Richie and Fonzie and friends. Marshall held
three readings of his script at his Falcon Theatre in Burbank last
weekend. Marshall said he wants the show's score to include period
songs from the '50s as well as a few new songs, but he has not yet hired
anyone to write the music.
Paramount Pictures, which produced the "Happy Days" TV
series, is providing seed money for the musical, Marshall said.
Marshall said his initial goal for "Happy Days" is a tour and
not necessarily Broadway. "It seems to be the right time to make
people smile about a period of innocence," he said. Marshall said he
has consulted the creators of a production about "The Brady
Bunch" for advice on turning sitcoms into stage shows.
Meanwhile, Marshall is also working on a script for a musical based on "Pretty
Woman," the 1990 movie about a prostitute and her wealthy client.
it to Beaver" was to be called "It's a Small
World" A pilot was made with Jerry Mathers (the
Beaver) and Barbara Billingsley (June), but Ward and Wally
are played here by different actors. Harry Shearer appears as
the Eddie Haskell-like Frankie Bennett. This pilot is not
lost, and is shown at the Museum of Radio and Television.
Why not write TV Land and tell them you'd like to see it!
[October 26, 2001] TV
Land will explore the development of some of the most popular sitcoms ever
seen on television when the network presents "Inside TV Land: The
Pitch" on Friday, November 16 from 8:00-9:00 PM. The newest
installment of "Inside TV Land" will feature
in-depth, interviews with numerous television creators, stars and
well-known network executives as they re-trace the development of
various hit shows from the original pitch to their broadcast premieres.
Then, immediately following from 10:00pm-Midnight TV Land will
telecast the pilots of "I Love Lucy," "Hogan's
Heroes," "Get Smart," and "The Brady
Bunch." Although TV Land is heralding these episodes as
"rarely-seen," the "Hogan's Heroes," " Get
Smart" pilots are shown regularly. There are thousand
of truly un-aired pilots that could fill months of Fandemoniums.
"Pilot I Love Lucy
Audition" Determined to break into show business, Lucy
schemes to replace the ailing clown in her husband's
nightclub act. Kinescoped on March 2, 1951
26, 2001] The cable networks aren't stopping with A
Full Platter of Thanksgiving Marathons, there will be plenty of
leftovers on Friday. TNN is running "Star Trek,"
A&E will have "Murder She Wrote." , fx will air "X-Files"
on Friday 10am-2am.
Merry-A-Thon, Boy Geniuses, & more...
25, 2001] 'Tis the season of giving and TV Land is
unwrapping a special holiday package for its viewers.
Tune in from Saturday, December 22 at 6:00am to Monday, December 24 at
6:00am to see a never before seen line up of holiday classics airing
back-to-back. The Line up will be from some of your favorite shows
in the Family," "The Andy Griffith Show,"
"The Dick Van Dyke Show," and "The Beverly
Hillbillies." Also including: "I Love Lucy"
Christmas Special During the TV Land Merry-Thon Weekend tune into a
seldom seen "I Love Lucy" Christmas episode. Join the
Ricardos as they travel back down memory lane to reminisce about
some of the best moments of "I Love Lucy." This special
holiday treat will air Sunday, December 23 at 9:00pm repeating Tuesday,
December 25 at 9:00pm.
Other specials for December include: "Nick at Nite Fa La
La La" on December 9th and 25th, and "Boys
Night on TV Land" on Thursday, December 20, a night of
programming dedicated to the Boys of TV Land. In celebration of the
release of the Nickelodeon feature film "Jimmy Neutron: Boy
Genius." Nick at Nite will bring viewers four hours
of back-to-back episodes of its resident genius, Woody from Cheers. Tune
in Sunday, December 16 from 9:00pm-1:00am for "Woody Boyd
Genius" and delve deep into the mind of Woody Boyd.
Full Platter of Thanksgiving Marathons
25, 2001] Cable networks will be serving up marathons on
Thanksgiving. Nick at Nite is inviting viewers to join the Keatons
for a four hour marathon of "Family Ties." Lifetime
would like you to spend the day with "The Golden Girls,"
TNN is offering a traditional family dinner with 12 hours of "The
Waltons" and A&E just wants to ask you one more question--
"Would you like some 'Columbo' with that?" And
Morty's got the line-ups (courtesy of of Pavan Badal, of course). Click
here for "Family Ties", Click
Here for "The Waltons", Click
Here for "The Golden Girls," or Click
Here for "Columbo." Court TV will
have a "Homicide: Life on the Street" marathon 6am-12am,
fX will have " Buffy the Vampire Slayer" 10am-2am
Comedy Central will have a "SNL" marathon 10am-11pm.
You'll have to check your TV Guide for those schedules. I've also been
told there will be football games on too.
By Popular Demand
22, 2001] Since the TV movie, "Surviving Gilligan's
Island: The Incredibly True Story of the Longest Three-Hour Tour in
History" aired last week, I've received a lot of Gilligan
questions about the 1988 reunion on Fox TV's "Late Show."
Actually, most of the questions were asking what show the reunion was
on. Now for the first time in over a decade, you can hear a special
15 minute version of this historic moment in TV history. CLICK
TV Land: Two New Episodes
|[October 18, 2001] "Inside
TV Land: The Pitch" premieres Friday November 16th, 2001 at 9pm. "The
Pitch," (Inside TV Land Episode 7) features interviews with
several Hollywood notables, in which they discuss their efforts to
get television networks to add their programming ideas to network
line-ups. The Pitch examines the popularity of several great comedy series
and traces the history of those show changes from conception to air.
Next up: In February 2002, "Inside TV Land:
African-Americans in Television" (Episode 8) will present a
multi-part look at the historic role and significance of African-Americans
in television, both in front of and behind the camera.
Returns to the Cartoon Network
18, 2001] Aaron Barnhart of TV
Barn reports that Popeye cartoons will be returning to The
Cartoon Network with newly restored footage on October 28 with a
late-night series, "I'm Popeye,"
No Classic TV
Channel From Fox
|[October 14, 2001] You
might have read on our news ticker that Fox was considering a 24
hour classic TV channel. Well forget it, the plans are off. Zap2it
reports that Jeff Shell, president and CEO of Fox Cable Networks Group,
which also owned FX and Fox Movie Classics, says the there's little demand
among cable operators right now for a new network given America's current
economic environment. In fact business isn't so hot at Fox in
with Gilligan Movie
|[October 14, 2001] When
"Gilligan's Island" debuted in 1964 the critics
hated it, but it didn't matter the ratings were great. Last night
CBS aired the movie "Surviving Gilligan's Island"
the critics hated it, but the two-hour movie about the longest three-hour
tour in history helped CBS win the night in the overnight metered market
Schedules More Fandemoniums
|[October 14, 2001] As
fast as I can type a schedule, TV Land can change it. Fandemonium
weekends where supposed to end October 1st, then they were extended to
November 4th. Now it appears we'll have 48 hour marathons to the end
of the year. The schedule TV Land schedule I have as starting in
November, well frankly I'm not sure when it'll start. Here's what's planned
Oct 20-21 "The Beverly Hillbillies"
Oct 27-28 "Diff'rent Strokes"
Nov 3-4 TV Land Loves New York
Nov 10-11 "Gunsmoke"
Nov 17-18 "The Facts of Life"
Nov 24-25 "I Love Lucy"
Dec 1-2 "Laverne and Shirley"
Dec 8-9 "TV Land to Go"
Dec 15-16 "Starsky & Hutch"
Dec 22-23 "Merry-A-Thon"
Dec 29-30 "Three's Company"
Edward Asner to
Receive SAG Life Achievement Award
[October 12, 2001] Edward Asner,
best know for his role as Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore
Show," will receive the Life Achievement Award from the Screen
Actors Guild. Asner won three supporting actor Emmys for his role as
TV news editor Lou Grant on "The Mary Tyler Moore Show"
and two more for lead actor as the same character in the more dramatic
spin-off series "Lou Grant." He also won Emmys for his
roles in the miniseries "Rich Man, Poor Man" and "Roots."
Asner, 72, served as SAG's president from 1981-85 and has long been active
in supporting convicted cop killer Mumia Abu-Jamal, will be the 38th
recipient of the award. The annual SAG awards are scheduled to be
broadcast at 8 p.m. Sunday, March 10, 2002 on TNT.
Tunnel" set for TV comeback
12, 2001] The 1966 sci-fi adventure series, which revolved
young scientists working on a secret government project that allows them
to travel back and forward in time is returning. Whether the
remake ends up at ABC or Fox is now the subject of a battle between the
two networks. No matter who ends up with it, it looks like they've
committed to 13 episodes.
The Simpsons in
|[October 8, 2001]
I knew it would happen: Because of the events of
September 11th, you won't be seeing the episode "Homer vs New York
City." Fox announced that the episode has been pulled from
syndication. Some fans felt the episode would be a tribute to the
Twin Towers. Others felt that the sting of seeing Homer's hijinks at the
Twin Towers would be too painful. Fans are still debating their
decision on posting boards and in chat rooms.
Season: On October 31, 2001 Fox will present the annual
Halloween episode of "The Simpsons," Treehouse
of Horror XII In "House of Whacks," a Hal
9000-style home automation computer takes a fancy to Marge, and
unfortunately sees fit to dispose of Homer in the process. Next, following
a gypsy's curse, Homer becomes Death incarnate as everyone in his presence
either dies or mutates in "Curse of the Dummy." Finally,
in "Wiz Kids," the children are tutored in the fine art
of transforming frogs into princes at the Springfield Elementary School
for Wizards, a la Harry Potter. The season premiere of "The
Simpsons" is on Sunday, November 4th. (The "Treehouse of
Horror" episode is considered a special, not the season
Eat Me: Hitting the grocery aisles later this month will
be not one, but two new cereals based on the dysfunctional 'toon family:
Homer's Cinnamon Donut Cereal and Bart Simpson Peanut Butter Chocolate
Marie Gets Her Star on Walk of Fame
3, 2001] A ceremony was held this morning at 7083 Hollywood
Blvd to unveil Rose Marie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"I'm usually not speechless, but I am now, I am so honored and
respect this business so much and everyone who has supported me -
including all my fans.'' Rose told the crowd. 78 year old Rose
Marie, who was born Rose Marie Mazetta, started her career as a child star
in the 1920s. To all of us at Ask Morty, she's Sally Rogers of "The
Dick Van Dyke Show" Dick Van Dyke and series creator Carl
Reiner were also on hand to honor Rose. Her trademark is the bow in
her hair, that she still wears today, has some personal significance
on which Rose Marie has so far refused to elaborate. Rose joins cast
members: Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore, and Dick Van Dyke, who also
have stars on the Walk of Fame.
TV /Movie Composers Greats Die
[October 17, 2001] Oscar-winning composer and
lyricist Jay Livingston died Wednesday. He was 86. His partnership
with Ray Evans gave us such hits as: "Silver Bells,"
"Que Sera, Sera" "Mona Lisa," and TV themes like "Bonanza"
and "Mr. Ed," as well as movies
themes: "Tammy" from the 1957 movie "Tammy and the
Bachelor," "Almost in Your Arms" from the 1958 film "Houseboat"
and the title song of the 1964 film "Dear Heart."
Livingston was born on March 28, 1915, in the Pittsburgh suburb of
McDonald. He met Evans in 1937 at the University of Pennsylvania, where
they were both students. The team's final project was the
recording, "Michael Feinstein Sings the Livingston and Evans
Song Book," due for 2002 release.
On Tuesday Composer Raoul Kraushaar who wrote the theme music to such
classic TV shows as "Lassie," "The
Fugitive" and "The Untouchables," died at the
age of 93 on Tuesday. During a 55-year career, he wrote the music
for numerous television shows, including "The Abbott and
Costello Series" and "Father Knows Best."
Among his most famous film work was "Cabaret" starring
Liza Minnelli. He also provided music for cartoons such as "Yogi
Bear" and "Huckleberry Hound." Born in France
in 1908, the son of an orchestra musician, Kraushaar lived with his aunt
after his mother died and as a teenager he stowed away on a ship headed
to New York. In 1926, Kraushaar studied musical arranging at Columbia
University and in the 1930s moved to Los Angeles to launch his career.
The first film he was credited for was "Round-up Time in
Texas" with Gene Autry in 1937.
Airs Two Halloween Classics
[October 18, 2001] The
classic half-hour animated Halloween-themed Peanuts special, "It's
the Great Pumpkin Charlie Brown," created by late cartoonist
Charles M. Schulz, will air on the ABC on Tuesday, October 30 at
8:00pm. This program was originally scheduled to air October 25.
In the 1966 half-hour animated special, "It's The Great Pumpkin
Charlie Brown," The PEANUTS gang celebrates Halloween, with
Linus hoping that, finally, he will be visited by The Great Pumpkin,
while Charlie Brown is invited to a Halloween party.
scheduled on the 30th is the Emmy Award-winning "Boo! To You,
Too, Winnie The Pooh" 8:30pm. This program was also originally
scheduled to air October 25. "Boo! To You, Too, Winnie The
Pooh" received its Primetime Emmy Award for Individual
Achievement in Storyboarding (Phil Weinstein) in 1997, as well as an
Emmy nomination for Outstanding Music and Lyrics (Michael & Patty)
BTW, October 14th was Winnie the Pooh's 75th birthday.
Honeymooners on Hallmark?
[October 7, 2001] Were you excited to
see "The Honeymooners" in color? I was. The
Hallmark Channel announced they would be airing the rarely seen color
episodes of "The Honeymooners," starting
today. But they didn't. I didn't even know they scrapped the
plans until a reader e-mailed me asking "what happened?"
I don't know. Aaron Barnhart's TV Barn (www.tvbarn.com) is reporting
today that a Hallmark spokeswoman told him yesterday that plans to air these episodes, which were going to
start this weekend have been "shelved indefinitely".
Why? They're not saying. One of my readers suspect a royalty
problem, one suspects a conflict with TV Land's
"exclusive" cable rights to "The Honeymooners" and
I suspect I quality problem with the prints. Many of us looked
forward to seeing the black and white episodes of "Petticoat
Junction" on TV Land, only to have the network back out due to
the high cost of restoring the prints to the quality standards the
channel is known for. The mystery of TV Land's "pushed back
fall debut" could simply be that editing and preparing the original
material is taking longer than expected.
Columbo Day Marathon on A&E
[October 7, 2001]
The A&E Channel is celebrating Columbus Day with a "Columbo"
marathon of 6 two hour TV movies featuring Peter Falk as the rumpled detective.
The marathon begins with Columbo traveling to England to visit Scotland Yard, where he ends up helping in a murder
investigation, in "Dagger of the Mind."
Here's the schedule:
: Dagger of the Mind
10:00AM: Columbo: Undercover
12:00PM: A Friend in Deed
2:00PM: Columbo Cries Wolf
4:00PM: Candidate for Crime
6:00PM: Rest in Peace, Mrs. Columbo
Peter Falk fans use the monthly schedule at TV
Where Are You! Marathon
5, 2001] Cartoon
Network's canine supersleuth Scooby-Doo will encounter 24 hours of
spooky ghosts, scary curses and menacing villains during the
"Halloween Scooby-Doo Where Are You! Marathon." Click
here for more Scooby-Doo. Also on the Cartoon Network, Cartoon
Theatre has twice the frights in October with a weekly double feature of
Cartoon Network's scariest movies. Each 7 p.m. airing repeats the next
day (Sunday) at 10 a.m. For the complete spooky schedule, click
Marie Gets Her Star on Walk of Fame
3, 2001] A ceremony was held this morning at 7083 Hollywood
Blvd to unveil Rose Marie's star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame.
"I'm usually not speechless, but I am now, I am so honored and
thrilled. I respect this business so much and everyone who has supported
me - including all my fans.'' Rose told the crowd. 78
year old Rose Marie, who was born Rose Marie Mazetta, started her career
as a child star in the 1920s. To all of us at Ask Morty, she's
Sally Rogers of "The Dick Van Dyke Show" Dick
Van Dyke and series creator Carl Reiner were also on hand to honor
Rose. Her trademark is the bow in her
hair, that she still wears today, has some personal
significance on which Rose Marie has so far refused to elaborate.
Rose joins cast members: Morey Amsterdam, Mary Tyler Moore, and Dick Van
Dyke, who also have stars on the Walk of Fame.
News Turns Ten
3, 2001] In 1991,
Nickelodeon felt it should provide news coverage and an explanation of
the Gulf War that kids could understand. They hired veteran
journalist and former NBC News anchorwoman Linda
Ellerbee to do a special "Nick News." Ten years later,
Linda's still explaining the news to kids. A recipient of Emmy and
Peabody awards for "Nick News," 57 year old Linda Ellerbee has just finished editing
"Turning Ten: A Nick News Celebration," which airs 8PM on
Carson's Tonight Show: A New DVD Set
3, 2001] Did you know that 650 feet underground in a
Hutchinson, Kansas, salt mine, 4,000 tapes of "The Tonight Show,
Starring Johnny Carson" are stored in a fire- and
earthquake-proof room? From these tapes, a new DVD collection has
been made. The new set offers seven hours of highlights of "The
Tonight Show" from 1962 to 1992 , adding new footage to the
previous release of a videotape set.
Carson fans will be able to revisit comic routines by his Fern
character along with faux psychic Carnac the Magnificent and
superpatriot Floyd R. Turbo (complete with earflaps). The
DVDs also include script notes -- which provide a rundown of guest
appearances, commercials and performances. The DVDs also present the
show's history, beginning with Allen, biographies of Carson (who will
turn 76 on October 23rd), sidekick Ed McMahon, bandleader Doc
Severinson, and producer Fred de Cordova, who died last
The collection is priced at $79.99 How can I
buy it you ask? Well first you drive to the Santa Monica Freeway,
to the Slausen Cutoff, or just click
here. Did you know that you can special order any episode of
"The Tonight Show" for $99? You supply them with the
date and details of the show, and the folks in the Hutchinson, Kansas salt
mine will see if it exists. Many episodes from the '60s do
In the late 70's, the
tapes were stored in a warehouse in Camden, New Jersey. When shelf
space started to run out, they decided to destroy "old
stuff". Included in this "old stuff" were early
Carson shows, all of "The Hollywood Squares" with Peter
Marshall, and hundreds of hours of other classic moments we'll never see
again. It's because of this, that I never trust people from
Monsterfest October 26-31
More of a movie thing than at TV thing, but it's being shown on TV. .
. American Movie Classics salutes the monsters and the leading men
who gave birth to the horror genre. Includes: "Frankenstein,"
"The Mummy," and "The
Wolfman." On Halloween, celebrate the 70th anniversary of
the Bela Lugosi classic "Dracula."
Barnabas Comes to Collinwood in October!
The Sci-Fi Channel started running the rarely seen pre-Barnabas episodes
of the classic Gothic soap "Dark Shadows" in the
Spring. Now we're getting close to seeing the star of the
show, Jonathan Frid as Barnabas Collins. Here's what's coming
up: Jason McGuire makes his first appearance on Thursday of this week,
John Karlen as Willie shows up on Tuesday, October 16th and Barnabas
follows shortly after. Also, on the subject of "Dark
Shadows," "House of Dark Shadows" will be shown
on Turner Classic Movies on October 31 at 1:00am, that's 1:00 a.m. on Halloween morning, not Halloween evening.
Honeymooners Many People have Never Seen!
2001] IN COLOR!! Not colorized,
filmed in color. From 1966-1970 "The Jackie Gleason
Show" presented the "Honeymooners" most are
musicals, no really, I'm not making this up. See Jackie
Gleason and Art Carney sing and dance their way through 43 hour long "Honeymooners"
on the Hallmark Channel beginning Saturday, October 6 at 7:00 PM. New
episodes will be broadcast each Sunday evening beginning Sunday, October 7
at 11:00 PM.
Land Pushes Back New Schedule
2001] The folks at TV Land are trying to see if we're on our toes.
The last Fandemonium was to be on October 13-14, now it looks like
there'll be at least two more. A yet to be named Fandemonium will air on
October 20 & 21, and "Diff'rent Strokes" on October 27 &
28. The new schedule, that was expected to begin after the
"Lucy" Anniversary week, is now expected to start on
November 1. There's also a rumor that the paid programming will also
end in November (see story below). It's my belief that this is a
test, let them know, the test failed.