Sons & Daughters & You
So, did you watch ABC’s “Sons & Daughters” last night, the sitcom fictionally set in Hamilton? What did you think? Funny? Not funny? I want to know. I’ve seen it 4 times, so I’ve lost my perspective. I'm very interested in what you thought of it. Please post your comments!
By the way: “Sons & Daughters” was third at 9 p.m. here and nationally. The premiere drew 13% of the audience here, compared to only 9% nationally. “House” won the time period nationally (with 20% of the audience), but in Cincinnati CBS’ new “The Unit” drama was first at 9 p.m. (22% audience share) followed by "House" (19%).
“…Time for the Al Schottelkotte News…”
Can’t wait to see legendary anchorman Al Schottelkotte – who died in 1996 – back on the airwaves tonight with CET’s replay of his 1988 home video documentary, “The Great, Near Great and Not So Great Moments in Cincinnati History” (7:30-9 p.m., Ch 48). For more than three decades, his no-nonsense style was such a fabric of the community. And for those who never saw him, it will be a great introduction to him. In his clipped style, Schottelkotte recalls the history of Fountain Square, downtown movie theaters, Coney Island, boxer Ezzard Charles, WLW radio and local broadcasting history, and the Reds, Bengals and the old NBA Cincinnati Royals. The show, digitally remastered from the original ¾-inch videotape, will be offered as a pledge premium. This one I’ll DVR.
Taking “American Idol” to the Summit
The kids at Summit Country Day School in Indian Hill will be calling “American Idol” tonight again for their favorite singer, Kevin Covais of Levittown, N.Y. The youngest “American Idol” contestant – he’s only 16 – has a huge following at the school because he’s the cousin of students Matthew and Patrick Schiess, and nephew of admissions director Kelley Schiess. Covais and the seven other male finalists sing tonight (8 p.m., Ch 19). Four singers – two males and two females – will be eliminated Thursday. If Covais advances, he’ll be one of the 12 finalists for the weekly live competition through May sweeps.