Our good friend Marc Berman, who wrote the Programming Insider for Mediaweek for years — and continued writing it when Mediaweek was folded into Adweek, has moved on.
Marc has emailed us that he’s editor-in-chief of a new publication called TV Media Insights.
He adds, "I will be launching a daily email newsletter, plus a website and a forum that will include up-to-the minute ratings, breaking news, observations, scheduling, facts and figures, casting news, executive annoucements, trivia, and much more. And I will be covering broadcast, cable and syndication, plus digital. The initial roll-out will be September 6, with TV Media Insights in full force for the start of the new TV season."
Love the TV trivia. Here’s one we’ll bet Marc might not even know. The famous theme to "The Dick Van Dyke Show’ has got lyrics! The theme was written by Earle Hagan — who also wrote the theme to "The Andy Griffith Show." The lyrics to "The Dick Van Dyke Show" theme were written by co-star Morey Amsterdam.
Furthermore, if you listen to the podcast, below, you can hear Dick Van Dyke singing the theme with the lyrics. It’s from an appearance Van Dyke made last October on NPR’s "Wait Wait, Don’t Tell Me." If you move the podcast bar to the 8:55 mark, that’s when Van Dyke starts singing.