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WTCI-PBS Debuts 22nd Season of Southern Accents
WTCI, the Tennessee Valley’s PBS station, will debut the 22nd season of Southern Accents on Thursday, February 6, 2014 at 8 PM. In this week’s premiere episode Karen and her audience will tour the Woodford Reserve in Versailles, Kentucky, Puckett’s Grocery and Restaurant in Leiper’s Fork, Tennessee, the Dillard House in Dillard, Georgia and will explore the art of glass blowing at Ignis Glass Studio in Chattanooga, Tennessee.
Tune in every Thursday night for another adventure with host, Karen Elliott. Next week her audience will enjoy an up-close and in-depth tour of the American Queen, one of the most majestic steamboats in America. Soak in the sounds, spirits and sensations of traveling the riverways on this historic craft. Other future episodes include the Barnsley Resort in Adairsville, Georgia, SAW’S Barbeque in Birmingham, Alabama and the Fryemont Inn in Bryson City, North Carolina.
Southern Accents, an Emmy-nominated program, currently airs on the Tennessee Channel and has aired statewide in Alabama, North Carolina, South Carolina, Kentucky, West Virginia and New Jersey, as well as in other cities throughout the country. It is one of the most popular programs on WTCI-PBS and is the longest running locally produced show at the station. Featuring interesting places to visit and fun things to do throughout the South, this engaging program introduces people from around the world to the sights, sounds and flavors of the South.
Previous episodes can be enjoyed online at www.wtcitv.org/southernaccents and this season host Karen Elliott will take her audience to more fascinating Southern sites.
Karen Elliott has hosted this engaging show for sixteen years and says, "I'm very excited about this season because we'll take our viewers to five southern states offering options for food, lodging and tours no matter the budget from luxurious inns to lip smacking barbecue."
Viewers from all over tune in each Thursday to join Karen on her adventures through the roads, rivers and restaurants of the South, exploring the culture and community that give Southern hospitality its name. Encore presentations of Southern Accents can be seen on Saturday at 5:30 PM and Sundays at 1:30 PM on WTCI-PBS.
"Southern Accents is a perfect reflection of the spirit of PBS programming, introducing an audience to a world beyond their experience at home, online and on-air," said Paul Grove, President & CEO of WTCI-PBS.
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"SHARKNADO 2: THE SECOND ONE" AIRS TONIGHT
NEW YORK (AP) -- If Ian Ziering (EYE'-uhn ZEER'-ing) didn't need health insurance he might not have made "Sharknado." He worried that the movie would turn out to be really bad. But an actor has to make a certain amount of money each year to be eligible for health insurance, so he took the job, and it turned out to be one of the biggest hits of his career. Ziering now stars in the sequel "Sharknado 2: The Second One," which airs tonight on Syfy.
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Ian Ziering has his wife to thank for starring in the "Sharknado" movies. AP Entertainment Editor Michael Weinfeld explains why.
<<CUT ..002 (07/30/14)>> 00:15 "actually bury me"
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Ian Ziering says he didn't want to do the first "Sharknado" because the special effects could've been really cheezy. ((longer version of cut in wrap))
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Ian Ziering says his pregnant wife insisted on him taking the role so they could qualify for insurance.
<<CUT ..004 (07/30/14)>> 00:10 "for doing it"
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Ian Ziering says he owes his wife for one of the biggest hits of his career.
WILL "SHARKNADO 2" EAT TWITTER AGAIN?
UNDATED (AP) -- The first "Sharknado" blew up Twitter. People were posting about 5,000 tweets per minute. We'll see if people are as interested in the sequel, which airs tonight on Syfy. If not, they'll have another chance. "Sharknado 3" is in the works.
"GET ON UP" - CHADWICK BOSEMAN
LOS ANGELES (AP) -- Chadwick Boseman was terrified of playing James Brown in "Get On Up." How terrified? Here are the percentages. Boseman says 60 percent of his fear came from learning to dance like Brown and 30 percent was from the pressure of trying to dispel the myths about Brown. The other 10 percent was just a general fear of playing an icon. "Get On Up" opens Friday.
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Chadwick Boseman says all aspects of playing James Brown made him nervous about doing the role.
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Chadwick Boseman says the song "Lost Someone" from James Brown's "Live at the Apollo" album helped him get into the role.
"EXTANT" BEING MOVED BACK AN HOUR TO TRY TO BOOST RATINGS
NEW YORK (AP) -- "Extant" is being moved back an hour to see if it can get better ratings. Starting tonight, it'll air at 10, Eastern daylight time, right after "Criminal Minds." CBS hopes Criminal Minds will be a better lead-in than "Big Brother." Extant was watched by about six and a-half million people last week. That's good enough for 10th place in the ratings, but not as good as CBS was hoping for its highest-profile new drama of the summer. Both episodes of "America's Got Talent" rank one and two in the ratings. They were each watched by more than 10 million people. "The Bachelorette" is in sixth place, followed by "Under the Dome" and "Big Brother."
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