Thursday, April 16, 2009

Vote Zelienople for X-Men Wolverine Premiere with Hugh Jackman

The Marvel Comics movie “X-Men Origins:Wolverine” is having a contest where the American ZIP code with the most votes before April 17 will host the movie premiere on May 1. Hugh Jackman will attend the premiere.

According to the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, Zelienople was 10 th on the list as of yesterday. The last day to vote is tomorrow, 4/17, and the winning city will be announced Monday.

To vote for Zelienople and the Strand Theater, go to, enter the site and under navigation on the main page, go to "hometown premiere." Follow the prompts and type in the ZIP code 16063.

Friday, April 10, 2009

PG's Rob Owen Praises Janelle Hall's Shooting Coverage

Rob Owen, TV editor for the Pittsburgh Post Gazette, praised WTAE TV weekend morning anchor Janelle Hall for her live coverage of the Stanton Heights shooting last Saturday. "Janelle Hall made the best impression. She handled the live ongoing coverage with a calm, steady tone and managed to avoid repeating herself too often, one of the easiest traps for a news anchor to stumble into in this sort of situation."

Mr. Owen reviewed Saturday's TV coverage of the 3 local TV stations in his Post Gazette Blog, "Tuned In Journal". "Hall was particularly skilled at narrating to fill gaps -- so necessary in breaking news coverage -- with an empathetic but professional demeanor that did not strike me as overly repetitous."

As you know, Janelle Hall is my favorite local TV news anchor. She is not just attractive, but a skilled and talented news anchor.

Thursday, April 09, 2009