King World Productions' Living It Up! with Ali & Jack one-hour
entertainment strip is a firm go for the 2003-04 season, Roger King, CEO of CBS
Enterprises and King World, said Wednesday.
So far, the show is cleared on stations representing more than 60 percent of
the country, including CBS' owned-and-operated stations, as well as stations
owned by Hearst Argyle Television Inc., E.W. Scripps Co., Post-Newsweek
Stations, New York Times Broadcasting, Gannett Co. Inc., Belo Corp. and
Jefferson Pilot Corp., among others.
Living It Up! is hosted by Alexandra Wentworth, an actress who is married
to ABC's George Stephanopolous, and by Jack Ford, formerly of ABC News
The show is being cleared in daytime slots, mostly at 9 a.m.
Living It Up! is a one-hour entertainment talk show, akin to Buena
Vista's Live with Regis and Kelly, and some see that show as its target,
although King World said it is just trying to take advantage of
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.
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