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Local TV Notes: The Illinois PR Firm That Cannot Get You On TV

1. Duh.

"Can you pay a public relations firm to make you a relationship expert on TV, such the Oprah Winfrey Network or CNN? Uh, no."

"But that doesn't prevent an Illinois PR firm from trying to convince hopefuls that a hefty fee will land them a casting call and an appearance on national shows such as Oprah Winfrey, Tyra Banks, Rachael Ray, Today and CNN," the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel reports.

Click through to see how the scam works - or doesn't.

2. For Some Reason This Is News.

Brittany Payton Eats With Care To Stay In Shape For Wedding.

3. This Actually Is News.

"A popular Chicago Spanish-language TV host and producer is accused of molesting a young girl he was giving music lesson to," NBC Chicago reports.

"Elpidio Contreras, 53, faces felony charges of Predatory Criminal Sexual Assault of a victim under the age of 13. His bond was set at $500,000.

"Contreras hosts the popular music show El Show De Juan Contreras on TV Azteca America WJYS, and also appears in numerous TV commercials for local car lots."

4. Upload Of The Week: Elvis Day 1987 On Fox Chicago.


Comments welcome.


Posted on May 14, 2013

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