News 5 Nation
The “citizen journalist” trend has arrived at WLWT-T. Ch. 5 is soliciting viewers to tell their stories – in their own words with a digital camera – on the station’s Web site, Channelcincinnati.com. It says: “News 5 Nation lets you tell the story! You produce the news story using the latest digital production gear. We help you put it together, and your story will air on News 5. Also, you can submit your own finished story. We’ll archive all the stories on our News 5 Nation Web site so you can vote for your favorites and share them with your friends. We need to hear from you now! E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org for more details.”
The buzz around the station is that the plan is to have 10-12 of these done before the segment debuts in August.
NBC and YouTube and You
NBC has cut a deal with YouTube to preview NBC’s fall TV lineup “and other preferred shows over the next year,” NBC says. YouTube will create a NBC channel to post clips from new fall shows, “The Office,” “Saturday Night Live” and Jay Leno’s “Tonight Show.”
“Big Brother All Stars” vote closes tonight
If you're a "Big Brother" fan, here's a reminder that voting closes at 11:59 p.m. today at CBS.com for “Big Brother All Stars.” Two of the 20 candidates are from here:
--William “Bunky” Miller, 41, a 1983 New Richmond High School graduate living in Los Angeles and working as a technical writer and stand-up comic.
--Diane Henry, 24, a 2000 Hillsboro High School graduate and former NKU student and Burlington resident living in Los Angeles and working as a model.
On the July 6 premiere, all 20 will be on CBS’ live “Big Brother All Stars” premiere. The 12 cast members will be named, and they immediately will move into the Big Brother house. The last resident remaining in September will win $500,000.
Haven’t previewed this one, but it sounds like fun: “My First Time” (10 p.m., TV Land) looks at the first TV roles of stars -- starting with Henry Winkler as Rhoda’s date on “The Mary Tyler Moore” show and Katey Sagal on MTM’s short-lived “Mary” sitcom.
And “American Masters” repeats Martin Scorsese’s Bob Dylan film from last fall (9 p.m., Chs 48, 54, 16).