or


[01/12/06 - 12:00 AM]
DR. Debbye Turner & Jill Rappaport to Join Analyst David Frei as Commentators for the 130th Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show

[via press release from USA]

DR. DEBBYE TURNER & JILL RAPPAPORT TO JOIN ANALYST DAVID FREI AS COMMENTATORS FOR THE 130TH WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW

Best in Show to be Crowned at 130TH WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW Presented by Pedigree?, Live on USA Network February 13 and 14 at 8pm ET/PT

LOS ANGELES, CA - January 12, 2006 - USA Network announced today that Dr. Debbye Turner and Jill Rappaport will join analyst David Frei as commentators for the 130th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. The foremost Dog Show in the world and the second longest continuously held sporting event in the United States (second only to the Kentucky Derby) barks its way into Madison Square Garden on Monday, February 13 and Tuesday, February 14. The announcement was made by Gordon Beck, senior vice president, USA Sports.

Bound to be one of the most exciting years ever, the 130th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW welcomes CBS personality and veterinarian Dr. Debbye Turner ("The Early Show," Miss America 1990) along with long-time entertainment reporter and NBC personality Jill Rappaport ("The Today Show") to the broadcast, joining expert analyst David Frei (17th straight year on USA).

"We are very excited to have Debbye and Jill joining David this year," said Beck. "This creates an exciting combination of show dog expertise and television entertainment reporting, and these three personalities will make the 130th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW an even better viewing experience this year."

The field this year will feature over 2,600 dogs representing 165 recognized breeds, competing for the ultimate title of Best in Show. The entered dogs hail from 48 different states, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico and Canada. Leading the way with the most entries are California (277) and New York (249).

The judge for this year's Best in Show will be Mr. James G. Reynolds of Ottawa, Canada. There are 36 judges on the judging panel from 17 states, Canada and England.

This will be the 23rd consecutive year that USA Network has been the home of WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. Last year's broadcast produced a strong two-night average rating of 2.9 among households that represented a 5% increase from the previous year.

USANetwork.com and westminsterkennelclub.org are teaming up to give fans unprecedented access to the 130th WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW. Streaming video of all Breed competitions, as well as the Junior Showmanship event, will be featured on the official website of Westminster, www.westminsterkennelclub.org. In addition, the USA Network website will have interactive games and activities for dog enthusiasts. Available on www.usanetwork.com/sports/westminsterdogshow/ will be a web game where your human personality will be matched to that of a dog's character; Valentine's Day greeting cards; and a scorecard to determine your choice for Best in Show (with scoring advice of expert David Frei).

For photos of previous WESTMINSTER KENNEL CLUB DOG SHOW events, as well as all USA Network projects, please log on to the NBC Universal Media Village at http://www.nbcumv.com/.

The Westminster Kennel Club is America's oldest organization dedicated to the sport of purebred dogs. Established in 1877, Westminster's influence has been felt for more than a century through its famous all breed, benched dog show held every year at New York's Madison Square Garden. The show is America's second longest continuously held sporting event, behind only the Kentucky Derby. Westminster will stage its 130th consecutive show on February 13-14, 2006, nationally televised on USA Network. For additional information, log on to www.westminsterkennelclub.org.

USA Network is cable television's leading provider of original series and feature movies, sports events, off-net television shows, and blockbuster theatrical films. USA Network is seen in over 89 million U.S. homes. The USA Network Web site is located at www.usanetwork.com. USA Network is a program service of NBC Universal Cable a division of NBC Universal, one of the world's leading media and entertainment companies in the development, production, and marketing of entertainment, news, and information to a global audience.





  [january 2006]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S


· SHOWATCH
(series past and present)
· DEVWATCH
(series in development)
· MOVIEWATCH
(tv movies and mini-series)





[05/03/16 - 10:36 AM]
Molly Ringwald, Meredith Vieira, Amy Sedaris, John Hodgman, and "Hamilton" Cast Members Guest Star in Season Two of Bravo Media's "Odd Mom Out"
They'll join the previously announced Drew Barrymore and Blythe Danner.

[05/03/16 - 10:01 AM]
TBS's "Search Party" Adds Rosie Perez, Ron Livingston, Christine Taylor & Parker Posey in Recurring Roles
In addition, Brandon Micheal Hall has been named a series regular.

[05/03/16 - 09:07 AM]
Vice Media and ESPN Enter Production and Distribution Deal Across Digital, Mobile, and TV
Select films from ESPN's renowned documentary series "30 for 30" will air on Viceland, the new cable network from Vice.

[05/03/16 - 08:45 AM]
Monday's Broadcast Ratings: "The Voice" Extends NBC's Demo Win Streak
The Peacock has taken home the adults 18-49 crown for seven consecutive Mondays.

[05/03/16 - 08:29 AM]
Acclaimed Italian Crime Series "Gomorrah" Premieres August 24 on SundanceTV
As previously announced, the network has acquired seasons one and two from The Weinstein Company, each season featuring 12 one-hour episodes.

[05/03/16 - 07:22 AM]
Bravo Media Debuts New Series "Below Deck Mediterranean" Launching Activations in New York City and Across Digital Platforms
The network kicks off the new installment of the hit series with a premiere day stunt in New York City, as well as with a "Below Deck Mediterranean" Lens on Snapchat.

[05/03/16 - 07:17 AM]
Surging VH1 Greenlights Weekly Topical Show with Pop Culture Maven and Social Media Powerhouse Amber Rose Slated to Premiere This Summer
Rose will conduct candid interviews with celebrity friends and lead provocative, entertaining and humorous conversations with guests about pop culture, motherhood, relationships, friendships, race, and entrepreneurship.

[05/03/16 - 06:00 AM]
Amazon Prime Video Adds the Latest Series from The Weinstein Company and Oscar and Emmy-Winner Julian Fellowes, "Julian Fellowes Presents Doctor Thorne," to Its Original Series Lineup
The series stars Tom Hollander as Doctor Thorne, Ian McShane as Sir Roger Scatcherd, and Alison Brie as Miss Martha Dunstable.

[05/02/16 - 11:53 AM]
Freeform's "That's So Throwback" Programming Event Begins May 2
Laugh along with Lizzie McGuire as she competes with Kate, flash forward to the future with Raven Baxter, live a double life with Hannah Montana, and help Kim Possible save the world.

[05/02/16 - 11:03 AM]
FYI Premieres New Series "Teenage Newlyweds" - Tuesday, May 31 at 10pm ET/PT
The series captures their weddings and all the ups and downs of juggling family, school, career, finances and first homes, while still navigating life as a teenager.

[05/02/16 - 10:49 AM]
Rivalries Reach New Heights as the Competition Goes Down to the Wire in "Wicked Tuna's" Season Finale on Nat Geo Channel
The high-octane season five finale will be followed immediately by National Geographic Channel's only live show-after-the-show, "Reel Talk Live," on Monday, May 16.

[05/02/16 - 10:38 AM]
Oprah Winfrey to Star in HBO Films' "The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks"
The film tells the true story of Henrietta Lacks, an African-American woman whose cells were used to create the first immortal human cell line.

[05/02/16 - 10:30 AM]
Former Ohio State & NFL All-Pro Robert Smith Added to FOX Sports & BTN College Football Rosters
Smith teams with host Rob Stone and analysts Dave Wannstedt and Matt Leinart for pregame, halftime and postgame coverage on the FOX broadcast network and FS1 and appears on BTN studio shows throughout the week.

[05/02/16 - 10:11 AM]
Own a Piece of History with "The Oprah Winfrey Show" Audience Chair Auction
A select number of studio audience chairs will be available for auction with net proceeds going to the Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation.

[05/02/16 - 09:37 AM]
Next Documentary in ESPN Films 30 for 30 Series, "Believeland," Premieres May 14
The documentary will chronicle the struggles of Cleveland's major sports franchises over the past 50 years and the impact it has all had on the psyche of a typical Cleveland sports fan.