Sep 29, 2003  •  Post A Comment

“Nickelodeon’s Let’s Just Play Finish Line Festival” airing live Saturday from L.A. celebrates the first year of a grass-roots campaign with the Boys and Girls Clubs to get kids more physically active and encourage healthy lifestyles. The hosts are “U-Pick Live’s” Candace Bailey and Brent Popolizio, Olympic medalist Summer Sanders and Mati Moralejo of Nick Games & Sports. There will be a relay race, an all-star basketball game and music from Clay Aiken, Hilary Duff and others.
SuperStation Blows West
It was nearly 24 years ago that Ted Turner turned a local TV station in Atlanta into WTBS-TV, the first “superstation” to broadcast nationally over cable TV. It became the cornerstone of a media empire that is now merged into Time Warner. On Monday TBS will begin a separate programming feed to the West Coast for the first time over satellite galaxy 1R, transponder 16. Sports events will still air in real time, but other programming will now air three hours later than on the East Coast, which means it will be better suited to its daypart in the western United States.
Jewish Holy Day on TV
“Yom Kippur: Prayers of Atonement,” a new version of the Jewish High Holy Day services featuring Rabbi David Baron, will air nationwide starting Sunday, presented by the Hallmark Channel’s Faith & Values Media and Temple Of The Air (www.tota.tv). It also features segments shot on location at the Western Wall in Jerusalem by Bram Roos, producer of A&E’s “Mysteries of the Bible.” Participants in the service include Jason Alexander, Leonard Maltin, Larry King, Mary Hart, Theodore Bikel and the late Nell Carter.