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Granada shops Goddard

Granada Entertainment USA is shopping UK talk-show host Trisha Goddard to
U.S. production and distribution partners, Granada said Thursday.

Her show, Trisha, is the top-performing daytime show in the UK, with
more than one-third of viewers watching television at that time routinely tuning
in, Granada says.

"Once in a great while a talent emerges with the unique ability to connect
with viewers in a manner that builds audience loyalty," says Paul Jackson,
director of international formats and entertainment for Granada.

Goddard comes to the UK from Australia, where she worked as a TV reporter on
Australian news show 7.30Report.

There she became Australia's first black anchorwoman.

Goddard has had her share of personal heartache, with two broken marriages
and a sister who committed suicide.

After she suffered a nervous breakdown and recovered, she threw herself into
helping others with mental health problems and taking care of her two daughters.

Today, she is living in London and happily married to Peter Gian-Francesco,
director of the UK's largest mental health charity.

Her work in counseling has led her to write a book, The Family Survival
, which is being published in June.

Contributing editor Paige Albiniak has been covering the business of television for nearly 25 years. She is a longtime contributor to Next TV, Broadcasting + Cable and Multichannel News. She concurrently serves as editorial director for entertainment marketing association Promax. She has written for such publications as TVNewsCheck, The New York Post, Variety, CBS Watch and more. Albiniak was B+C’s Los Angeles bureau chief from September 2002 to 2004, and an associate editor covering Congress and lobbying for the magazine in Washington, D.C., from January 1997-September 2002.