CRAIG FERGUSON RETURNS WITH “THE HUSTLER”
GLASGOW (AP) – The TV game show “The Hustler” had to get clever about the contestants, because many of them tried to get a jump on the game from the time they met. The show follows five contestants trying to build a collective prize by answering trivia questions, but one knows the answers in advance. A contestant wins for correctly guessing who the Hustler is, but the Hustler wins if it’s a wrong guess. Host Craig Ferguson says the show’s creators found that in the second season, the contestants had to be kept separate because the game was on from the time they met. He says they even had to stay in separate hotels “like some weird kind of twisted jury duty or something.” “The Hustler” airs Thursdays on ABC.
NEW HBO DOCU-SERIES CENTERS ON PAHRUMP TV NEWS STATION
PAHRUMP, Nev. (AP) – A TV station in southern Nevada is the subject of an upcoming HBO program. The cable network announced Tuesday that KPVM-TV in Pahrump will be featured in a six-part, half-hour documentary series. “Small Town News: KPVM Pahrump” will begin airing Aug. 2. HBO said in a news release the series follows the independently-owned station and its staff during the months leading up to the 2020 presidential election. It also looks at how the station attempts to think of ways to expand its market. Pahrump is a small town in the desert roughly 60 miles (97 kilometers) west of Las Vegas.
“REMEMBER THE TITANS” SCHOOL TAKES DOWN T.C. WILLIAMS NAME
ALEXANDRIA, Va. (AP) – Virginia’s largest high school has unveiled a new logo to go with its new name. Alexandria City Public Schools held a ceremony Wednesday morning as they removed the T.C. Williams name from the school’s marque. The school also unveiled the logo to go with the new school name, Alexandria City High School. The new logos include a refreshed Titan helmet and an intertwined A and C. The school board voted unanimously in April to rename T.C. Williams, the city’s only public high school. T.C. Williams was a former superintendent who supported segregation. The school is keeping its Titans nickname, which became famous in the 2000 film “Remember the Titans.” The name change officially takes effect July 1.
PHOTO ALBUM STOLEN FROM ‘PERFECT STORM’ BAR RETURNED
GLOUCESTER, Mass. (AP) – A photo album stolen from the Massachusetts bar made famous in the 1997 book “The Perfect Storm” and the 2000 movie of the same name has been returned with a note of apology. The bar’s owners told the Gloucester Daily Times the album was delivered to the Crow’s Nest in Gloucester on Wednesday. It came from Georgia. Owner Gregg Sousa said he was thrilled to have it back. The album, which contained irreplaceable pictures of regulars along with George Clooney, Mark Wahlberg and other stars of the movie, was kept under the bar but shared with curious patrons. It had last been seen with four customers Sunday.