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    Angus_Mac

    [1]Nov 7, 2008
    • member since: 04/29/05
    • level: 71
    • rank: Bad News Bear
    • posts: 6,483
    As this is a fairly diverse variety show, I'm recommending the following allocations for cast.

    Stars
    Any of the official anchors and hosts during the season.

    Please list by their official title.

    Recurring - Mainly folks on staff who have regular segments such as
    News Correspondents
    CNBC and MSNBC Correspondents
    Staff editors and directors like Dr. Nancy Snyderman (Chief Medical Editor), Chuck Todd (NBC Political Director), Peter Greenberg (Travel Editor), Dan Abrams (Chief Legal Analyst), Jean Chatzky (Financial Editor).
    NBC personalities such as Martha Stewart, Donny Deutsch, Jim Cramer, Suze Orman, Giada de Laurentiis.
    Regular guest contributors and experts such as Joy Bauer, Barbara Corcoran, Louis Licari, Jill Martin, David Zinczenko.

    For their titles you can use Himself/Herself, their role in the company, or their expertise

    Guest Stars
    Politicians and regular celebrities. Even if they have had more than five appearances, they belong here.
    Regional Newscasters. (specify call letters and/or location)
    Interviewees and panelists in studio or via satellite following the news segment. (check if in the TV industry)
    Bands, add separately the individual if they interview. (title can be Performing or Themselves)

    Put as Today's Guests in the Notes section
    Large ensemble casts and teams of performers (e.g. the cast of Stomp)
    Local or corporate chefs, representatives, and workers in the towns the hosts visit.

    as per tv.com guidelines:
    Individuals featured in historical footage and video clips should be listed in Notes, rather than in the cast list. This is particularly true if they have no other TV appearances.

    Non-entertainment personalities (sports figures, regular interviewees, experts, musicians) with a limited amount of TV appearances (2 or less), should be listed in Notes rather than as guest stars for the show that they appeared in. Examples include a scientist whose only TV appearance is a single PBS documentary, and a person doing a quick, one-off interview.



    Don't get an appearance
    Fans and contestants like the folks Al talks to in the plaza or ambush makeovers.
    Willard Scott's Centenarian Birthday list.

    What about videos?
    If it's a regular news video, add only the Correspondent.
    If it's an exclusive video interview, add the Correspondent and the primary interviewee for the premiere broadcast.

    For example, suppose Ann Curry has an exclusive interview with Brad Pitt to be broadcast on Thursday. You can add Brad Pitt on Thursday, but not reruns or spillover footage on Friday/Saturday, or promotional footage on Tuesday/Wednesday. If the interview is for Dateline NBC, but is promoted on Tuesday, only add Ann for Tuesday.

    If it's someone else's video (Oprah interviews Fergie), that is considered video footage, so do not include those hosts or guests.

    Put in Notes
    Special Reports
    Pacific Edition updates
    Bonus live coverage (President gives a speech)
    Today's hosts - When someone is out of office or broadcasting from a special location. List only once if someone is anticipated to be out an extended period of time like when Natalie Morales went on maternity leave. Also list guest hosts.

    Put in Trivia
    Details about the staff person's life, such as anniversaries, birthdays, residence.

    What if I only know some of the cast or am adding a placeholder?
    That's fine; just specify what segments or hours you watched and be thorough where you can.

    Any questions on who belongs where just ask.
    Edited on 06/15/2010 11:23am
    Edited 3 total times.
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    Angus_Mac

    [2]Oct 12, 2011
    • member since: 04/29/05
    • level: 71
    • rank: Bad News Bear
    • posts: 6,483
    Updated main cast: Matt, Ann, Al, Natalie, Savannah, Kathie Lee, Hoda
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    ElaineDotson

    [3]Feb 14, 2013
    • member since: 08/31/12
    • level: 1
    • rank: Weatherman
    • posts: 1
    Angus_Mac wrote:
    As this is a fairly diverse variety show, I'm recommending the following allocations for cast.

    Stars
    Any of the official anchors and hosts during the season.

    Please list by their official title.

    Recurring - Mainly folks on staff who have regular segments such as
    News Correspondents
    CNBC and MSNBC Correspondents
    Staff editors and directors like Dr. Nancy Snyderman (Chief Medical Editor), Chuck Todd (NBC Political Director), Peter Greenberg (Travel Editor), Dan Abrams (Chief Legal Analyst), Jean Chatzky (Financial Editor).
    NBC personalities such as Martha Stewart, Donny Deutsch, Jim Cramer, Suze Orman, Giada de Laurentiis.
    Regular guest contributors and experts such as Joy Bauer, Barbara Corcoran, Louis Licari, Jill Martin, David Zinczenko.

    For their titles you can use Himself/Herself, their role in the company, or their expertise

    Guest Stars
    Politicians and regular celebrities. Even if they have had more than five appearances, they belong here.
    Regional Newscasters. (specify call letters and/or location)
    Interviewees and panelists in studio or via satellite following the news segment. (check if in the TV industry)
    Bands, add separately the individual if they interview. (title can be Performing or Themselves)

    Put as Today's Guests in the Notes section
    Large ensemble casts and teams of performers (e.g. the cast of Stomp)
    Local or corporate chefs, representatives, and workers in the towns the hosts visit.

    as per tv.com guidelines:
    Individuals featured in historical footage and video clips should be listed in Notes, rather than in the cast list. This is particularly true if they have no other TV appearances.

    Non-entertainment personalities (sports figures, regular interviewees, experts, musicians) with a limited amount of TV appearances (2 or less), should be listed in Notes rather than as guest stars for the show that they appeared in. Examples include a scientist whose only TV appearance is a single PBS documentary, and a person doing a quick, one-off interview.


    Don't get an appearance
    Fans and contestants like the folks Al talks to in the plaza or ambush makeovers.
    Willard Scott's Centenarian Birthday list.

    What about videos?
    If it's a regular news video, add only the Correspondent.
    If it's an exclusive video interview, add the Correspondent and the primary interviewee for the premiere broadcast.

    For example, suppose Ann Curry has an exclusive interview with Brad Pitt to be broadcast on Thursday. You can add Brad Pitt on Thursday, but not reruns or spillover footage on Friday/Saturday, or promotional footage on Tuesday/Wednesday. If the interview is for Dateline NBC, but is promoted on Tuesday, only add Ann for Tuesday.

    If it's someone else's video (Oprah interviews Fergie), that is considered video footage, so do not include those hosts or guests.

    Put in Notes
    Special Reports
    Pacific Edition updates
    Bonus live coverage (President gives a speech)
    Today's hosts - When someone is out of office or broadcasting from a special location. List only once if someone is anticipated to be out an extended period of time like when Natalie Morales went on maternity leave. Also list guest hosts.

    Put in Trivia
    Details about the staff person's life, such as anniversaries, birthdays, residence.

    What if I only know some of the cast or am adding a placeholder?
    That's fine; just specify what segments or hours you watched and be thorough where you can.

    Any questions on who belongs where just ask.
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