November 30, 2009 |
Most days, Gary Saurage is up to his armpits in alligators, whether he's feeding whole chickens to a 13-footer named Big Al or wrestling an anonymous gator in someone's backyard swimming pool. An educator and conservationist, he is the star of CMT's new show "Gator 911" and was just the kind of guy that the cable channel's programmers wanted to help launch their first pair of male-targeted reality shows in a sub-genre that's hot and getting hotter: manly men in life-threatening jobs.
May 6, 2009 |
A shared passion for music brought country singer Joey Martin and songwriter Rory Feek together, first as friends, then in 2002 as husband and wife. But even after their marriage, as they traveled parallel career paths, the thought of performing together never crossed either's mind until last year, when a friend suggested they audition for the Country Music Television reality series "Can You Duet."
January 28, 2011
'Working Class' Where: CMT When: 8 p.m. Friday Rating: TV-PG (may be unsuitable for young children)
February 1, 2007 |
Ratings for the Miss America Pageant continue to plummet, with Monday night's live telecast averaging 2.4 million viewers, 20% fewer than last year, CMT reported Wednesday. On a positive note, the cable channel said its ratings among people aged 18 to 24 were up 257% from last year, thanks in part to a two-hour reality show about the pageant that aired in the days leading up to it on CMT, VH1 and MTV.
September 6, 2003 |
The live telecast of the Grand Ole Opry is moving next month from Country Music Television to its smaller competitor, Great American Country. The hourlong country music show, "Grand Ole Opry Live," has appeared on CMT every Saturday night since 2001, after previously running on TNN. It draws 1.5 million to 2 million viewers and was CMT's highest-rated weekly series. The channel tried but failed to negotiate a new agreement with the Opry.
July 26, 1991 |
Texas and Belgian researchers have identified a novel genetic defect as the cause of a little-known, inherited disease of the peripheral nerves. Based on their discovery, the scientists have devised a simple blood test that for the first time makes possible a simple, painless diagnosis of the disorder, called Charcot-Marie-Tooth disease, or CMT.
May 24, 1992 |
A post-mortem, please, from Gary Davis, who co-created and headed Pasadena-based California Music Theatre throughout its five-year-plus history. Beset by a debt that was close to $2 million, according to Davis, the organization folded last week. "We never had the cash to get the word out," Davis said last week. "We had a deficit from the day we opened our doors, and we were unable to get the revenue we needed for marketing. We were simply paralyzed by our payables."