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Local TV Notes: Tom Skilling Was A Boyhood Weather Geek & Lovie Smith Is A Schmuck

And Northwestern writes a soap opera.

1. Harry Volkman in the Daily Herald:

"When [Tom Skilling] was 13, he came to see me at Channel 5. He said, 'I want to have the same job you have and do it the same way you do."

2. Lovie Smith is . . .

". . . the latest hypocritical coach or player who decries the working press until he becomes a part of it."

And ESPN is complicit by working as an employment agency for those same hypocrites.

"[I]f Smith didn't think offering his opinions on camera could benefit him professionally one day, he wouldn't have bothered going to Bristol, Conn.

"Smith understands landing a television job next season could give him a chance to make a weekly impression on NFL executives looking for a head coach."

Which makes his "analysis" unlikely to be anywhere near truthful.

3. "Casting is already underway on the as-yet-unnamed Chicago Fire spin-off."

Chicago Wire, please.

4. Speaking of casting . . .

* The Quest Reality Show Hosts Casting Call For Sci-Fi Fans In Wicker Park.

* Chicago Casting Call Set For GSN's New The Chase.

5. Northwestern Students Write For All My Children.

Plot line about admissions legacies?


Comments welcome.


Posted on April 24, 2013

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