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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.

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Saturday, June 30, 2007

A Concert For Diana, Not Us?

Elton John, Fergie, Rod Stewart, Duran Duran, Lily Allen, Kanye West, Bryan Ferry, Joss Stone, Nelly Furtado, P. Diddy, Andrew Lloyd Webber, Status Quo, Take That, Will Young, Pharrell Williams, Tom Jones and the English National Ballet.... All in 44 minutes? I don't think so.

I'll watch NBC's "Concert for Diana" tonight (8-9 p.m., Chs 5, 2), but I don't have high hopes. When you cut a six-hour concert with an all-star line-up into an hour (44 minutes or so minus the commercials, even less with any Matt Lauer interviews with Prince Harry or Prince William), lots of stuff will be left on the editing room floor. Yes, it's a great tribute for Princes Diana, who would have been 46. But probably not so much for us. It's too bad NBC wouldn't blow off the "Law & Order" reruns tonight to air more of the concert.... or that another network (the CBS/MTV/VH1 family, or ABC/ABC Family) doesn't have the rights so more of the Wembley Stadium concert could have aired on cable.

Watch tonight and then post your concert reviews here on my blog. Which artist was the best? Which did you want to see more of? I'm curious what you think... and I bet readers of this blog will want to read your opinions tooo....


at 7/01/2007 12:13 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

VH1 is carrying the entire concert from 11a-5p.

at 7/01/2007 2:51 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Entire concert on VH1...

at 7/01/2007 3:11 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

It was on VH1 live ...

at 7/01/2007 3:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I've been recording and watching some of the VH1 coverage since 11 am this morning. VH1 is claiming to have all 6 hours live. Am I missing something? This appears to be the concert in its entirety.

at 7/01/2007 5:35 PM Anonymous La Librarian said...


VH1 and VH1 Classic both showed 6 hours of the show today (Sunday). Nice broadcast, they teamed up with VH1 in England, gave some backstage interviews etc.

at 7/01/2007 6:38 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kiese, a lot more of it was on VH1Classic this afternoon. If you missed it, they will likely run it again.

at 7/01/2007 7:15 PM Blogger Jackal said...

Uhhhhh VH1 aired the entire concert live today.

at 7/01/2007 7:33 PM Blogger M&M said...

VH-1 carried the concert from 11a-5p. I had a friend at the concert that said it was cut short by curfew. Crocodile Rock was to close the concert.

at 7/01/2007 10:06 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Uhhhhhhhhhh, the whole thing was shown live on VH1 all afternoon.

at 7/02/2007 8:56 AM Anonymous Annony Moose said...

Could one more person please post that is it airing on VH1 today? lol 8-)

at 7/02/2007 9:04 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Any concert is good that has the Great Joe Perry playing a set and ends with Queen and the late Freddie Mercury.

at 7/02/2007 9:36 AM Blogger John Kiesewetter said...

OK, OK, OK, I got the message. I blew it....
So did anyone like the concert on VH1 or NBC?

at 7/02/2007 10:43 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

kiese my friend it looks like you wont be getting a silver sow award.

at 7/02/2007 2:39 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

but he'll always be the five time winner of the Buckeye Newshawk Award! ;-)

at 7/02/2007 9:46 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

gee a concert to honor some useless british royal who was not smart enough to wear a seatbelt and not get into a car with a drunk driver? No thanks. Why not just stage a concert to honor Paris Hilton.

at 7/02/2007 10:10 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

Kiese, that's why we love you:)

at 7/02/2007 10:35 PM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I really enjoyed the concert. I thought it was a great tribute and that the princes were fun to watch. They are always easy on the eyes, but seeing them act like themselves was great.

On another note, does anyone know if Tricia Macke had her baby? I know it was reported she was due in May and it's now July. I'm surprised there hasn't been a mention of it. Makes me wonder if something bad happened. Please let us know more info. Thanks!

at 7/03/2007 11:49 AM Anonymous Anonymous said...

I loved the concert and thought the performances were great! Especially Elton & Lily Allen!

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