WIOU (1990–1991)

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Nightime soap opera. The TV network sends Hank Zaret to be news director of station WNDY (know as WIOU to the staff). The news co-anchors are Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson. Eddie Bock is ... See full summary »

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 Hank Zaret (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Kelby Robinson (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Neal Frazier (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Eddie Brock (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Tony Pro (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Ann Hudson (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Willis Teitlebaum (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Robin Gammell ...
 Kevin Doherty (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Floyd Graham (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Kate McNeil ...
 Taylor Young (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Liz McVay (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
Scott Harlan ...
 Ralph / ... (14 episodes, 1990-1991)
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 Trudy (10 episodes, 1990-1991)
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Nightime soap opera. The TV network sends Hank Zaret to be news director of station WNDY (know as WIOU to the staff). The news co-anchors are Neal Frazier and Kelby Robinson. Eddie Bock is an ambitious black reporter, Taylor Young is a reporter, Liz McVay is the executive producer, Ann Hudson is a field producer who is dating Rick Singer, Willis Teitlebaum is a news intern with a crush on Ann Hudson and Marc Adamson is a cameraman. Written by J.E. McKillop <jack-mckillop@worldnet.att.net>

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To prepare for her role, Helen Shaver job shadowed former Los Angeles News Anchor Tritia Toyota. See more »

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A casualty of Gulf War One
10 August 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This fine series in the same vein as 'L.A. Law' was largely a victim of the events surrounding its debut (and only) season.

Just as CBS began rolling out this project, Operation Desert Shield kicked off with US and ally troupes protecting Saudia Arabia from advancing Iraq. This meant on many a Wednesday night at 10pm, rather then seeing the antics inside WNDY's newsroom, viewers were met by Dan Rather and his support staff preempting the show with actual news.

This was the first US 'war' covered in real time by national news, so it is understandable that it naturally took precedent over entertainment programming.

Still, I kinda wish the network had found a way of giving it a second chance through either a new time slot, or the modern day advent of 'Summer Series.'

This show never found a following and limped its way through most of its produced episodes before being axed.


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