After the jump: The Cleveland Press Club's Journalism Hall of Fame inductees, some new DVDs of classic TV cartoon shows, and Tony Dungy on the big screen.
The official word on the Hall of Fame:
Three current and former reporters/anchors from WKYC-TV Channel 3 join a pair of Pulitzer Prize finalists from The Plain Dealer in the Cleveland Journalism Hall of Fame’s Class of 2009.
The 2009 inductees include WKYC-TV’s sports anchor Jim Donovan, managing editor Dick Russ and former investigative reporter Paul Sciria, along with two-time Pulitzer finalist for commentary Regina Brett of The Plain Dealer and former Plain Dealer photographer William Wynne. All were elected to the Hall of Fame by members of the Press Club of Cleveland.
Additionally former Cleveland Press and Plain Dealer reporter Walt Bogdanich, a three-time Pulitzer Prize winner at The New York Times, and Plain Dealer editorial director Elizabeth Sullivan will also be inducted that night. Both were elected in 2008 but were unable to attend the ceremony.
The 2009 winners will be formally inducted at a dinner reception on October 28, 2009 at LaCentre in Westlake, Ohio. Call 440-899-1222 for more information or e-mail The Press Club of Cleveland at firstname.lastname@example.org.
The first volumes of Warner Bros.' Saturday-morning cartoon collections (which also included some weekday fare) caused a lot of buzz in my office, as well as singing of cartoon themes and other chatter. So here's the word on the next two:
The Saturday morning pajama party continues with Warner Home Video’s (WHV) second volume releases of Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s and Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s. Available in stores October 27, 2009, both collections feature a whole new eclectic mix of rare and popular cartoons, including some highly-requested fan favorites not previously featured in this DVD series, such as Inch High Private Eye, Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Shazzan, The Wally Gator Show, New Adventures of Batman and Robin and much more. Titled Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 2 and Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Volume 2, each volume will be sold separately for $26.99 SRP.
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1960s Volume 2 features a collection of 34 episodes taken from various cartoon series on two discs. Disc one includes Quick Draw McGraw (with its full original Kellogg’s opening and closing title sequences, bumpers & bridges, seen for the first time in over forty years), Space Kidettes, Young Samson and Goliath, The Bugs Bunny Show, The Porky Pig Show, The Adventures of Gulliver, The Wally Gator Show (with Lippy the Lion and Touche Turtle) and The Jetsons. Disc two includes Quick Draw McGraw, The Peter Potamus Show (with Breezly and Sneezly and, Yippee, Yappee and Yahooey), The Road Runner Show, The Atom Ant Show (with Precious Pupp and Hillbilly Bears), The Tom and Jerry Show, The Magilla Gorilla Show (with Punkin’ Puss & Mush Mouse and Ricochet Rabbit & Droop-A-Long). This DVD collection will also include newly created enhanced content featuring Magilla Gorilla.
Saturday Morning Cartoons 1970s Volume 2 includes a collection of 21 episodes from various cartoons on two discs. Disc one features Help! It’s the Hair Bear Bunch, The New Adventures of Gilligan, Sea Lab 2020, Amazing Chan and the Chan Clan, Shazzan and Yogi’s Gang. Disc two features The Bugs Bunny/Road Runner Hour, Valley of the Dinosaurs, The Tom and Jerry/Grape Ape Show, The Banana Splits Adventure Hour, Inch High Private Eye and The New Adventures of Batman and Robin (featuring the voices of TV’s original Batman and Robin, Adam West and Burt Ward). This DVD collection will also include newly created enhanced content featuring Shazzan.
Tony Dungy will use movie screens to motivate and educate high-school football players. Here's that announcement:
On Tuesday, Aug. 25th Super Bowl winning NFL head coach Tony Dungy will be joined by a team of premier NFL players and coaches including 3 Time League MVP Peyton Manning, Defensive Player of the Year Bob Sanders, Dallas Cowboys Hall of Fame Receiver Michael Irvin, USC Head Coach Pete Carroll in Tony Dungy’s RED ZONE ’09.
Showing in more than 460 theatres nationwide – including 7 local theaters in your area (see locations and ticket prices below) -- this exclusive, first-of-its kind in-theater event will engage and motivate high school football players as well as give them unprecedented access to professional coaches and players who will present inside tips on football, the keys to winning at any position, and discuss the importance of hard work, team building, conditioning, skills development and mental toughness.
Tickets for Tony Dungy’s RED ZONE ’09 on Aug. 25 at 8 p.m. ET / 7 p.m. CT / 6 p.m. MT and 8 p.m. PT (tape delay) are available at participating theater box offices and online at www.FathomEvents.com.
Tony Dungy’s RED ZONE ’09 will be showing at the following theatres in your area:
Cinemark Tinseltown USA
4720 MEGA ST NW
Cinemark 24 Cleveland
6001 CANAL RD
2355 WALKER LAKE RD
17450 SOUTHPARK CTR
Crocker Park Stadium 16
30147 DETROIT RD
Montrose Movies 12
4020 MEDINA RD
Severance Stadium 14
3492 MAYFIELD RD