Television John Kiesewetter on the world of local and national TV
Senior Entertainment Reporter John Kiesewetter has been covering TV and media issues for 20 years. After joining the Cincinnati Enquirer in 1975 as a summer intern, he worked as a county government and suburban reporter; assistant city editor and suburban editor; and features editor supervising the Life section. He has a B.S. in journalism from Ohio University.
Before NBC’s national telecast of the Bengals-Redskins preseason game Sunday (, Ch 5, 2), Channel 5 will blow off"Dateline NBC" for a one-hour pregame special. Ken Broo, George Vogel, Dave Lapham and Andy Furman will preview the game, Carson Palmer's health and the team on "Ready to Roar." After the game, and the 11 p.m. news, most of "Sports Rock" will be devoted to the Bengals preseason opener.... John Madden and Al Michaels will do the game for NBC. And I suspect that Cris Collinsworth, who will be part of NBC’s pregame show premiereing Sept. 10, will drive over from Fort Thomas to appear on NBC or Ch 5 sometime Sunday night. By the way, Emmy-winning studio analyst Collinsworth and Middletown native Cris Carter will be back on HBO’s “Inside the NFL” with Bob Costas and Dan Marino starting Sept. 13.
From the front line Jay Hanselman interviews Marine Lt. Kevin Kimener, a Cincinnati native doing intelligence work in Iraq, on “Cincinnati Edition” Saturday on WVXU-FM (91.7). Kimener, on his second tour in Iraq, will talk about how the Iraqi soldiers are progressing in their training; how they are controlling the insurgents within his area of responsibility; the extreme heat they face on a daily basis; and his appreciation for the support his family has given him during his tours in Iraq. He’s the son of Peter and Claudia Kimener of Madeira.