World's Exhibitions on ABC

World's Exhibitions on ABC

Post by Rose Warringto » Fri, 02 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Okay, am I the only one who thinks they're coverage was deplorable? I've
been dying to see this performance with Elvis and Laurent Tobel and they
don't even show the finale! I can just imagine haw many other things
they edited out. Where can I write to complain?

Rose

 
 
 

World's Exhibitions on ABC

Post by DASBABY9 » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00

<<Okay, am I the only one who thinks they're coverage was deplorable? I've
been dying to see this performance with Elvis and Laurent Tobel and they
don't even show the finale! I can just imagine haw many other things
they edited out. Where can I write to complain? >>

I'm guessing ABC Sports?  There's probably an address or an email on the ABC
sports web page.

I'm sorry we missed the finale, and we didn't even get the full shot of Anton
as he presented Maria to the ice and the audience.   I enjoyed the beautiful
skate by B&S, but I wanted to slug Terry Gannon when as it was building to a
climax he started filling the silence by nattering for the zillionth time about
the judging controversey.  He had nothing to say, he just repeated what had
been said - it sounded like he thought it was time for someone to speak.  It
was a very lovely performance and I wish he'd shut up.

Elena and Anton always had all the potential but I'm amazed at how much they've
become a "pair" on the ice.  Anton has really stepped up to the strong, steady,
gentleman thing in his "role", and Elena is becoming less poker faced.  
Remembering a quote of Anton's where he (as a compliment) sort of compared
Elena to a man in her strength and said he wished he was more like her, it
appeared to me that Elena almost "presented" Anton in a few of the images they
struck in this number - Anton would spiral and she'd sort of "present" his
spiral or support it.  It almost seemed like an intentional choreographic
interpretation of Anton's description of Elena, that she's the strong one.

Also, and this is total speculation since I can't read minds and have no info,
but my perception is whatever was going on with Elena was not a problem between
Elena and Anton, but something about Elena, and Elena's seeming to ignore
Anton's support or attention after their Worlds  performance was, I believe, an
indication of Elena's attitude about herself at the time, not a comment on
Anton.  

 
 
 

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Post by DesertRo » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>Okay, am I the only one who thinks they're coverage was deplorable?

Yes you are.  Who else wouldn't love only an hour of coverage with no medals
ceremonies shown.  Who else wouldn't be thrilled that we didn't get to see
Tatiana Malinina and Bourne & Kraatz?  What does it take to please you?

Oh...April Fools is over on the East Coast.

In that case...no, you're not alone.  I am pretty disgusted.

DesertRoaz
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Post by HLA2 » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Be patient, ESPN has always done a beautiful job at showing exhibitions.  Keep
a close look out for it, they usually show 2 to 3 hours of the special
proformances.

I can't wait to see that thing with Elvis and Tobel

 
 
 

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Post by alstron » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

> Be patient, ESPN has always done a beautiful job at showing exhibitions.  Keep
> a close look out for it, they usually show 2 to 3 hours of the special
> proformances.

> I can't wait to see that thing with Elvis and Tobel

 The current issue of International Figure Skating shows TV schedules through
April 19th, and it shows 2 hours of taped Worlds on ABC on the 10th. (that should
give us about 30 minutes of skating and 90 minutes of commercials.

ESPN has a 2 hour taped Mens and Ladies on the 12th and Pairs and Dance on the
19th.
ABC's Hershey Kisses Challenge is on the 18th. (that's unless it's ABC West and
then we won't get it here.

I notice that Canada has a lot more  figure skating on TV  than we do here in the
US.  I've still not seen Underhill and Martini's farewell show here in the
states.  Have I missed it?  Guess I'm going to have to move to Canada.
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Post by DeleteN » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

>>I've still not seen Underhill and Martini's farewell show here in the
>>states.  Have I missed it?

>It's not EVER going to be shown in the States, so forget it unless you can
>get a tape from a Canadian. U.S. networks do not customarily buy Canadian
>skating specials, with very few exceptions. Their assumption is that
>because the skaters are Canadian, Americans would not be interested. :-(

Write to your local PBS station. Ours has aired Kurt Browning specials.

Peg


NOTE: Yes, I've changed my posting screen name. It's an experiment. ;^)

 
 
 

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Post by Louis » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00

Quote:

>In article

et>,


>>I notice that Canada has a lot more  figure skating on TV  than we do
>here in the
>>US.

>Not really--not anymore--it only seems that way if you look at the number
>of hours. The Canadians report that many of the hours of skating they get
>are spent covering Elvis and rerunning performances from the previous
>day's coverage. Believe me, from what I've seen of Canadian skating
>coverage lately, U.S. coverage is better and does a better job of covering
>a wide variety of skaters (as opposed to "The Elvis Groin Watch").

Actually, in Canada we get the best of both worlds.  We get the American
coverage and the Canadian coverage.  If I want to see live competitions, I
watch the Canadian coverage.  When the American coverage is on TV, I watch
that too in order to see some skaters that weren't shown in the live
coverage.  I enjoy the Canadian live coverage for the e***ment of not
knowing the results ahead of time.  And I enjoy the American coverage for
the chance to see non-Canadian and non-medalist skaters.
Just felt like sharing :-)

Back to lurking,
Louise

 
 
 

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Post by Trudi Marrapo » Sat, 03 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:



> >>I've still not seen Underhill and Martini's farewell show here in the
> >>states.  Have I missed it?

> >It's not EVER going to be shown in the States, so forget it unless you can
> >get a tape from a Canadian. U.S. networks do not customarily buy Canadian
> >skating specials, with very few exceptions. Their assumption is that
> >because the skaters are Canadian, Americans would not be interested. :-(

> Write to your local PBS station. Ours has aired Kurt Browning specials.

> Peg

I *knew* that if I didn't specifically mention the Browning specials,
someone would wave a hand and say "But, but, but!!!!! PBS aired the Kurt
Browning specials." Yeah, well, some of the stations did. That is the SOLE
exception to the rule. Note I used the word "customarily" in the above
sentence; the Browning specials are the reason why.

But it's amazing how many American skating fans keep expecting the
American networks to buy Canadian skating specials--and usually, they
don't. And it's amazing how they ask where they can buy Canadian skating
specials on home video--and they just plain can't. Even Canadians can't
buy these specials. Even they have to tape them off the air. Personally I
think it's stupid, but I gather there have been music clearance problems.
--
Trudi

"That's all part of my job--to be a focus for derision and to be mocked and taunted."--Harrison Ford after costars on a movie set teased him for being named Sexiest Man Alive

 
 
 

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Post by DeleteN » Sun, 04 Apr 1999 04:00:00

In article

Quote:

>> Write to your local PBS station. Ours has aired Kurt Browning specials.

>> Peg

>I *knew* that if I didn't specifically mention the Browning specials,
>someone would wave a hand and say "But, but, but!!!!! PBS aired the Kurt
>Browning specials." Yeah, well, some of the stations did. That is the SOLE
>exception to the rule. Note I used the word "customarily" in the above
>sentence; the Browning specials are the reason why.

>But it's amazing how many American skating fans keep expecting the
>American networks to buy Canadian skating specials--and usually, they
>don't. And it's amazing how they ask where they can buy Canadian skating
>specials on home video--and they just plain can't. Even Canadians can't
>buy these specials. Even they have to tape them off the air. Personally I
>think it's stupid, but I gather there have been music clearance problems.

All true, Trudi, which is *why* I suggested writing to the PBS stations,
locally. If they learn there's audience interest in their markets, the
individual stations might respond by airing something. Jump on it and write!

Peg


NOTE: Yes, I've changed my posting screen name. It's an experiment. ;^)

 
 
 

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Post by Trudi Marrapo » Sun, 04 Apr 1999 04:00:00


Quote:

> In article


> >> Write to your local PBS station. Ours has aired Kurt Browning specials.

> >> Peg

> >I *knew* that if I didn't specifically mention the Browning specials,
> >someone would wave a hand and say "But, but, but!!!!! PBS aired the Kurt
> >Browning specials." Yeah, well, some of the stations did. That is the SOLE
> >exception to the rule. Note I used the word "customarily" in the above
> >sentence; the Browning specials are the reason why.

> >But it's amazing how many American skating fans keep expecting the
> >American networks to buy Canadian skating specials--and usually, they
> >don't. And it's amazing how they ask where they can buy Canadian skating
> >specials on home video--and they just plain can't. Even Canadians can't
> >buy these specials. Even they have to tape them off the air. Personally I
> >think it's stupid, but I gather there have been music clearance problems.

> All true, Trudi, which is *why* I suggested writing to the PBS stations,
> locally. If they learn there's audience interest in their markets, the
> individual stations might respond by airing something. Jump on it and write!

> Peg

Easier said than done. I think if I write them they will ask me for a
support check. ;-) Not that they don't have a right to...
--
Trudi

"That's all part of my job--to be a focus for derision and to be mocked and taunted."--Harrison Ford after costars on a movie set teased him for being named Sexiest Man Alive