Thursday , 23 September 2021

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We got about 2 inches of rain in much of our listening area from that massive storm system that blew through Wednesday. The Sandusky Register reports that over 100 local households lost power during the storm, including people living in Sandusky, Huron, Berlin Heights, Port Clinton and Bay Township, according to Ohio Edison. Sandusky police Chief Jared Oliver said the department received several calls pertaining to the storm. Residents reported fallen trees, low hanging wires and broken branches. A massive tree fell on Shelby street, which stopped traffic and brought down power lines near a home. A tree also fell on a house on Carr Street early in the morning, according to a Sandusky police report. The strong winds forced waves to crash over the shoreline, triggering beach hazard warnings for coastal communities. Few boats were visible in the Sandusky Bay Wednesday afternoon. (Sandusky Register)

J.R. Majewski, the Port Clinton man hoping to unseat the longest serving woman in U.S. Congress, has a new massive Donald Trump banner painted across his entire front yard. Majewski made national news in the summer of 2020 after painting his lawn into a 19,000-square-foot sign supporting former President Donald Trump’s reelection bid at the time. Now, running as a Republican against incumbent Democrat Marcy Kaptur, Majewski is back with an even more elaborate painting featuring the former president, featuring Trump in intricate detail, painted in the style of a stencil portrait on a backdrop of red, white and blue. (Port Clinton News-Herald)

After weeks of debate, the Food and Drug Administration on Wednesday approved booster shots of the Pfizer coronavirus vaccine for those 65 and over at least six months after their second ejection. The FDA also authorized booster shots for those adults who are at high risk of becoming extremely sick with COVID or at serious risk of getting the diseases due to their jobs. This means there will be another huge drive to vaccinate people at pharmacies, doctors’ offices, hospitals and health clinics across the country. (The New York Times)

In other COVID news, President Biden announces U.S. will donate another 500 million vaccine doses at COVID summit. (The Guardian)

The TV show Family Guy is spreading the word about the COVID vaccine. In a special PSA for the show, Stewie and Brian address Peter Griffin’s reservation about getting vaccinated. While floating around inside Peter’s vein, like an episode of “Magic School Bus,” Stewie and Brian discuss how the virus spreads, COVID variants and vaccine side effects. Stewie says the more folks get vaccinated, the better protected we are against going “right back where we started.” By the end of the spiel, Peter is convinced that getting vaxxed is the way to go. He warns the doc that he’s scared of needles, but not before the jab is already over with. Source: Family Guy

There’s some new information about what happened in the hours before Gabby Petito went missing. According to witnesses, Petito’s boyfriend, Brian Laundrie, was involved in a loud argument at a Jackson Hole, Wyoming restaurant, but it wasn’t with Petito. Rather, it was with the restaurant’s wait staff. Nina Celie Angelo was having lunch with her boyfriend at a Tex-Mex restaurant called Merry Piglets on August 27th when they saw an enraged Laundrie arguing with a waitress. Four-and-a-half hours later, the couple drove by Petito’s van at a campsite north of Jackson Hole. According to Angelo’s boyfriend Matthew England, Petito seemed “visibly upset” with Laundrie’s behavior at the restaurant. Petito’s body was found at a campsite near Jackson Hole on Sunday. Brian Laundrie declined to cooperate with authorities and has since gone missing himself. (Fox News)

Paint manufacturer Sherwin-Williams has just picked their color of the year for 2022 and it’s Evergreen Fog, described as a mix between a light gray and green, and is said to be a “soothing, subtle shade that is easy to use in every part of the home, indoors or out.” Evergreen Fog is a big switch from 2021’s color of the year, Urbane Bronze, which was a darker tone which they said helped create a sense of sanctuary. Source: Sherwin-Williams

Saturday Night Live returns on October 2 with four consecutive shows on NBC. While we don’t yet know who is returning to the cast or which fresh new faces are being given a chance, we do now know who will be presenting these shows. Owen Wilson, Kim Kardashian West, Rami Malek and Jason Sudeikis are set as the four opening hosts with Kacey Musgraves, Halsey, Young Thug and Brandi Carlile set as musical guests. It marks the first time any of them will host the show. The series will air live on NBC as well as Peacock. (deadline.com)

Christmas is coming early at the Hallmark Channel. The cable network’s 12th annual Countdown to Christmas launches one week before Halloween. On Friday October 22nd, The Wonder Years co-stars Danica McKellar and Jason Hervey reunite for the first Hallmark holiday movie of the season, You, Me & The Christmas Trees. This year, Hallmark will debut 41 made-for-TV holiday movies. (The Wrap)

TV LISTINGS Thursday, September 23:
TALK SHOWS:
Jimmy Kimmel has musician Ringo Starr, gymnast Simone Biles, music by The Doobie Brothers
Stephen Colbert has TV host Anderson Cooper, music by John Mayer
Jimmy Fallon has TV personality Michael Strahan, magician Justin Willman, music by The Killers
James Corden has actor Ben Platt
Seth Meyers has actor Ike Barinholtz, actress Jenny Slate
Watch What Happens Live has actresses Octavia Spencer, Kate Hudson
Daily Show has singer-songwriter Jason Isbell
The View has TV anchor Eva Pilgrim
The Talk has singer-songwriter actress Justin Long
Live With Kelly and Ryan has actress Vanessa Hudgens, “Science Bob” Pflugfelder
Ellen DeGeneres has actresses Julianne Moore & Chloe Fineman
Wendy Williams (repeat) has Howie Mandel
The Real has rapper Kash Doll
Kelly Clarkson has comedian Arsenio Hall, actress Kristen Bell, actress Kirby Howell-Baptiste, sports executive Jeanie Buss
Drew Barrymore has TV host Martha Stewart
Tamron Hall has media personality Cassandra “Elvira” Peterson, actor-singer Bobby “Logic” Hall, gymnast Aly Raisman

PRIMETIME:
College Football: Marshall at Appalachian State (ESPN – live)
Holey Moley (ABC – season finale)
The Hustler (ABC – two episodes, season finale)
Big Brother (CBS – live)
Bull (CBS – repeat)
Kenny Rogers: All in for the Gambler (CBS)
Law and Order: SVU (NBC – season premiere)
Law and Order: Organized Crime (NBC – season premiere)
The Masked Singer (FOX)
Alter Ego (FOX)
Coroner (CW)
The Outpost (CW)
This Old House: Rebirth of Detroit (PBS)
Ask This Old House (PBS)
VOCES on PBS (PBS – two repeat)
House Hunters (HGTV)
House Hunters International (HGTV)
Paranormal Caught on Camera (TRAVEL)
Growing Up Hip-Hop (WE – season finale)
The First 48: Deadly Defense (A&E)
Dr. Pimple Popper (TLC)
Underground Marvels (SCI)
Chrisley Knows Best (USA)
Growing Up Chrisley (USA)
My Feet Are Killing Me (TLC)
Kids Behind Bars: Life or Parole (A&E)
Little Women: Atlanta (LIFE)
What We Do in the Shadows (FX)
Million Dollar Listing: Los Angeles (BRAVO)
Dark Side of the Ring (VICE)
Life Below Zero (NGC)
True Crime Story (SUNDANCE)
Unexplained: Caught on Camera (TRAVEL)
Notorious Queens (WEtv)
Double Shot at Love With DJ Pauly D and Vinny (MTV)
Flipping 101 With Tarek el Moussa (HGTV)
Floribama Shore (MTV)
Abandoned: Expedition Shipwreck (SCI)
Impractical Jokers: Inside Jokes (TruTV)
That Girl Lay Lay (NICK – series premiere)
A Time to Kill (ID)
The Deadly Type With Candice DeLong (ID)
Home Rediscovered (NGC)
Buried in the Backyard (OXYGEN)

New to stream:
Bangkok Breaking (Netflix – season 1)
The Croods: Family Tree (Hulu, Peacock – season 1)
Code 404 (Peacock – season 2)
Doom Patrol (HBO Max – season 3)
Creepshow (Shudder – season 3)
All listings are subject to change.

BIRTHDAYS:
• Bruce Springsteen is 72
• Seinfeld’s George Costanza, Jason Alexander is 62
• Hawaii Five-0’s Chi McBride (principal Steven Harper on Boston Public, Emerson Cod on Pushing Daisies)is 60
• Pitch Perfect’s Jesse Swanson, Skylar Astin is 34
• Kaylee DeFer (Hillary Gold on The War at Home, Ivy Dickens on Gossip Girl) is 35
• Anthony Mackie (“8 Mile,” “Captain America: Civil War,” “Captain America: The Winter Soldier”) is 43
• Mary Hartman, Mary Hartman’s Mary Kay Place is 74
• Anneliese Van der Pol (Chelsea Daniels on “That’s So Raven” and “Raven’s Home”) is 37
• record producer Jermaine Dupri is 49
• O-Town’s Erik-Michael Estrada is 42
• Latin crooner Julio Iglesias is 78
• America’s Next Top Model season 7 winner Caridee English is 37
• stock car driver Regan Smith (currently competes in the NASCAR Camping World Truck Series) is 38
• model and reality star Jordyn Woods is 24