Monday, July 30, 2007

TV Deaths in the News

Yes, a new update on the Big Brother 8 live feeds is still in the works, but a few news issues caught my eye and I wanted to mention them.

First, Tom Snyder died. I used to be addicted to his show and thought of him as a thinking-man kind of interviewer. May he rest in peace.

Second and a bit more shocking, one of the contestants from the recently canceled Pirate Master series has committed suicide. TV Squad has the story up. Cheryl, the one who was a deputy district attorney in Nevada, lost her boyfriend to suicide in June. Sigh. They pulled the show, but the remaining episodes are available at the CBS website. Cheryl was the fourth person eliminated.


delee said...

I used to love watching Tom Snyder and missed his show once it was gone. Always hoped that he would come back occasionally, but never happened.

Sad about Cheryl from Pirate Masters.

Lynn said...

I was a big fan of Tom Synder. He and Jack Paar were the best late night TV show hosts bar none. Intellgent and funny, they did not dumb down their shows for a mass audience.
Tom was very much respected by other broadcast journalist and talk show hosts.
RIP Tom.
I am sorry to hear about Cheryl as well. I thik she could have had a bright future.

Susan in FL said...

I was a big Tom Snyder fan. But I vote for Steve Allen as the best late night talk show host - pre Johnny Carson. Smauck! Smawck ! Smock . . . (sp?)

clementine said...

My first exposure to Tom Snyder was the "Late Late Show" and I loved his laid-back, dry wit. What a class act.

"Fire up a colortini, sit back, relax, and watch the pictures, now, as they fly through the air."

RIP, Tom.
Hope your enjoying a colortini right now.
: )

Anonymous said...

I was so sorry to hear about Tom Snyder. I loved his late night interview show.( I think that was the format) It was interesting as well as informative. I often wondered why he stopped at the top of his game!