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Multiple Shows from One file? No Problem!
Boss just ask you to give a five minute executive overview of your existing three hour presentation? Don't create it from scratch - Make a Custom Show!

Kai's Power Show Adds High-Quality Effects to Presentations
You might think presentation software that costs under $20US is suitable only for your kid's school projects or family photo shows, but Kai's Power Show is a slick program that offers some snazzy tools in a surprisingly inexpensive Mac/Windows package from ScanSoft, Inc. Power Show's ability to import PowerPoint presentations gives PowerPoint users a way to add some eye-catching text and transition effects to an existing show.

Making it Real!, #5: Brainstorming a Killer Show Theme

Coming up with new reality show ideas isn't as easy as it sounds. But brainstorming brought in all sorts of possibilities, and a few impossibilities.
Important Note: Casting for pilot videos for the show discussed in this series starts this weekend!

Making it Real!, #7: Narrowing Down the Show Themes, Part 2 - From 12 to 3

Continuing our exclusive series on the making of a new reality TV show, this article looks at how far the group narrowed down their concepts before going further. What would stay in and what would be cast aside? How would they figure it out?

The Top 15 Game Shows of All Time: #2
It's the only game show left on network daytime. It's the ultimate shopping trip, and has had the same host for three decades.

Making it Real!, #6: Narrowing Down the Show Themes, Part 1 - From 61 to 12

The exclusive behind-the-scenes look at the creation of a reality TV show continues. The time for brainstorming was done, and now we had to start narrowing the field to reality show concepts that could actually work.

Big Brother 2 Houseguests - Psychological Profile
In order to provide a service to mankind, I now provide expert psychological profiles for each of the houseguests. Also included are larger PICTURES (Shannon and Krista - Woo Woo!)

The Top 15 Game Shows of All Time: #4
Moving on up to number 4, we have game that had perfect hosts and great celebrities to boot. No, I can't tell you the name, but I can give you one-word hints.

Episode 4: What REALLY Happened - all the Secrets Unveiled
For those of you interested in the Survivor Babe Factor, this was not the show for you. Instead, the strategy and the scheming, the challenges, the fatigue, and the necessary means of survival in the wild are starting to become the focus of the show. Of course, some people may insist that this is really what the show is about, but I need to remind the show's producers that all I really care about are the babes and the gross stuff.

WWF Byte This w/ Goldust
Before today's show begins, we get a rehash of last Monday's Raw, and the whole "Hogan/Rock/Ambulance/Eighteen Wheeler/Attempted Vehicular Homicide" skit. I especially liked Nash hollering abuse at the Rock before making his lummoxy getaway.

Why 'No Boundaries' Should Not Have Been Canceled
Why did The WB -- that ratings giant -- cancel No Boundaries? Intrepid RNO reporter Dana Walker went digging for answers. Also -- how you can help try to bring the show back!

WWF Tough Enough 2, Episode 2: Double Trouble
Aaron had collapsed in the previous episode -- is he okay? Is it his own fault? And, most importantly, does he stay on the show? In other news, Linda is pushy but so is The Big Show (shown at right, with Matt), who comes for a visit. And two -- count 'em, two -- people are given the boot.

WWF Wrestlers Take On 'Fear Factor'
What happens when several WWF wrestlers tackle the challenges of Fear Factor? Can they pass the tests or will they wimp out? How do the Hardy Boys (see right) fare? And who comes out the overall winner?

RNO Roundtable: Would You Go on Survivor?
RealityNewsOnline writers are a varied bunch with many differing opinions. This week’s roundtable discussion question comes from a reader who wonders, "Is Survivor still the kind of show that you’d want to be a contestant on?" RealityNewsOnline writers Jeffrey Clinard, MikeDeGeorge, Peggy Keller, Susan Schechter, Melinda Smith, and David Bloomberg contribute.

My Second Pilgramage to Mecca

Moment for reflection. Did I just hear right? "Philly? As in Philadelphia? Barbed-Wire City? Mecca? Home to the World's Largest Parking Lot? [Referring to the infamous Schuylkill Expressway.] And a RAW broadcast? That's wonderful, John, but I asked for Wilkes-Barre house show tickets."

WWF Bytes This w/ Vince McMahon
We are nine days away from Wrestlemania X-8. There are four matches booked for certain. The fifth is on in all but name. They've got four hours to fill. You get the feeling that this next week is going to be a hectic one indeed for the WWF.

The "Big Show" - On-Site Checklist

You're setting up for the big conference; the projectors are lined up and the image is sharp and bright. The drapes and signage are in place; the sound check for the podium and wireless microphones has gone flawlessly. But you're still nervous. Now, you ask yourself, is there anything else I should think about before the audience arrives? Your final check of the show computers is time well spent - here's Moore's checklist.

Making it Real, #1: Our Own Show!

This is the first in an exclusive series of articles on the making of a reality television show. Each week we will present coverage of the behind-the-scenes efforts involved in developing a new reality show, following it from idea to concept and hopefully to fruition.

New Game Show Puts Contestants in The Chair
ABC premiered its newest game show, The Chair, hosted by John McEnroe (and not be confused with Fox's horrible The Chamber). Find out all about the show, the host, the rules, and the first few contestants.

More Than Just a Circus: A Review of Cirque du Soleil’s La Nouba
Authors: Deb Wills and Linda Eckwerth

A unique, exciting and entertaining show at Downtown Disney’s West Side is La Nouba, Cirque du Soleil. Come along with Deb and Linda from the ALL EARS Newsletter to see what it’s like to experience the show for the first time.

photo Cirque du Soleil 2001

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