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Colon cancer documentary featuring local survivors to be rebroadcast
March 28, 2013
“Surviving Colon Cancer,” a WPBT Ch. on the PBS affiliate. Grace Shafir, a Boca Raton colon cancer survivor, spent two years making the documentary, which stresses the importance of early screenings in saving people’s lives. Shafir sought to share other people’s stories and raise awareness about the disease. The documentary was also her way of thanking the doctors and nurses who helped give her a second chance.
LeBron James’ new Starz comedy series gets greenlight
February 12, 2014
The Miami Heat’s LeBron James has a new teammate: the Starz cable network. The star forward will be executive producer for a new half hour comedy, “Survivor’s Remorse,” which the network has greenlighted for a fall debut. The show, set in the world of professional basketball, will follow a twentysomething fictional character named Cam Calloway, who signs a multimillion dollar deal with an Atlanta team and suddenly has to deal with fame. The network ordered a six episode first season run, but casting hasn’t been announced and filming hasn’t started, according to Starz.’Music Voyager’ visits Hollywood
May 30, 2013
Hooray for Hollywood Hollywood,
Fla., that is! WPBT2 will showcase the city’s music and arts scene for an episode of “Music Voyager,” a national music travel show produced by American Public Television. June 11. Hollywood was selected because it “has got this resonating indie kind of a sound,” executive producer Farook Singh said. That’s the 24 foot long hammerhead shark that is said to have roamed the waters of Florida coasts for 60 years. Discovery Channel has an episode dedicated to the shark during the network’s summer series Shark Week, which is back with 13 fin filled episodes beginning Aug. 10. And it wouldn’t be a true shark series without at least one episode taking a bite out of South Florida. Just eight lines long, and 157 years old, a love letter sent by a St. Louis man named Samuel Eager Jr. to his young love, Clara Dwight Marsh, is getting special notice. WFOR Ch. 4’s morning team is expanding. Three on air personalities anchor Rhiannon Ally, meteorologist Lissette Gonzalez and reporter Natalia Zea are expecting. Ally is five months pregnant, Zea is at six months and Gonzalez at three at the Fort Lauderdale Miami CBS affiliate. “Everyone around the station keeps saying there must be ‘something in the water,'” Gonzalez said. “It was just pure coincidence. Florida has its own versions of the famous Hollywood Walk of Fame
April 4, 2014
Did you know South Florida has its own versions of the Hollywood Walk of Fame? In fact, the Fort Lauderdale Walk of Fame has been in the spotlight lately because of a Facebook campaign to get Gregg Newell aka “the Father of Spring Break” honored there. (Through the 1970s and ’80s,
the entrepreneur helped make Fort Lauderdale famous as a Spring Break destination.) We decided to explore the area’s honorary pathways to see who and what is there. Come and follow us on these short walks.