Overnight Briefing & General Reality Check - Sep 2, 2016
September 2, 2016
Labor Day TV marathons:
--PBS has scheduled a marathon of all six seasons of "Downton Abbey."
--Antenna TV, Tribune Broadcasting's multicast network, will air a "Back to School Leave It to Beaver Marathon" featuring 36 school-themed episodes beginning at 5am (Eastern) on Mon, Sep 05, and running thru 11 pm.
--The streaming network, CometTV.com/live has a "Godzilla" movie marathon beginning at 10 am (Eastern) Mon, Sep 05.
Bad weekend to drive:
We reviewed stats from the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration about the worst days to drive a couple of months ago, but just a reminder --this holiday weekend is the second worst weekend of the year to drive if you'd like to avoid an accident (the July Fourth weekend being the first).
It's probably because the warm weather, trips to the beach, and that last, beer-filled BBQ party of the summer all correlate with automobile collisions. So, remember to drive carefully. And never, ever, get behind the wheel of a car while intoxicated.
On, off and way-off-Broadway:
The North American tour of "Hamilton" begins March 14th, 2017, at the SHN Orpheum Theater in San Francisco. That runs ends August 5th, followed by a residency at the Hollywood Pantages Theater in Los Angeles from August 11th through December 30th. Tickets are available online now for the San Francisco run. (Marino)
Good fences make good neighbors:
A man in Rhode Island is charged with shooting corncobs at his neighbor's house.
50-year-old JEFFREY OSELLA of Westerly allegedly used a potato gun made from PVC pipe and loaded with flammable accelerant. Cops say he loaded corncobs into the device and fired them at his neighbor's home, which is up for sale. When police knocked on Osella's door, he allegedly greeted them shirtless and with pieces of corn stuck to his chest. He's charged with disorderly conduct and firing in a compact area. Cops say Osella and the neighbor have a long ongoing dispute. (Still)
Stars and their movies:
Good news for GENE WILDER fans --AMC Theatres have decided to show two of his most beloved films --"Blazing Saddles" and "Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory" in a bunch of theatres around the country this weekend.
Varietyreports in some theatres, the films will be shown as a double-feature, with "Willy Wonka" beginning at 5 pm and "Blazing Saddles" right afterward at 7:30. Also --the movies will only cost $5 each.
For locations near you, head HERE.
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