or


[06/25/07 - 06:54 PM]
TV Land and the City of Honolulu to Honor Elvis Presley with Life-Sized Sculpture on July 26, 2007
The statue will grace The Neal S. Blaisdell Center, formerly The Honolulu International Center, the site of Elvis' 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert.

[via press release from TV Land]

TV LAND AND THE CITY OF HONOLULU TO HONOR ELVIS PRESLEY WITH LIFE-SIZED SCULPTURE ON JULY 26, 2007

Network Presents "Elvis Month," An On-Air Tribute Throughout August Featuring Films, Concerts, Documentaries, Original Special Myths and Legends: Elvis and Extensive Elvis Content on TVLand.com

Partnership with Oceanic Time Warner Cable Provides Customers with Exclusive Access to Statue Dedication

New York, NY, June 25, 2007 � TV Land and the city of Honolulu, Hawaii will dedicate a life-sized bronze sculpture of Elvis Presley on Thursday, July 26 at 10 a.m. (HST), it was announced today by Larry W. Jones, President, TV Land, and Mufi Hannemann, Mayor of the City and County of Honolulu. The statue will grace The Neal S. Blaisdell Center, formerly The Honolulu International Center, the site of Elvis' 1973 Aloha from Hawaii concert. The sculpture � which commemorates this historic Aloha from Hawaii event seen globally on television -- portrays the King of Rock �n' Roll as he appeared in that performance and pays tribute to him during the 30th Anniversary year of his passing. Then, in August, TV Land will celebrate Elvis Presley's work with a month-long tribute commemorating his legacy. This ultimate showcase includes: the '68 Comeback Special, Aloha from Hawaii, the documentary Elvis By The Presleys, his much-loved films like Love Me Tender and Wild in the Country, and the original special Myths and Legends: Elvis, which provides insight into some of the long-standing mysteries surrounding Presley.

TVLand.com will be the home of everything Elvis and pay tribute to the King. The site will offer images of the statue, an Elvis photo gallery and statue dedication footage and more.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable will provide customers with unprecedented access to the statue dedication through a sweepstakes in which they can attend the unveiling. Also, through Time Warner's On Demand service, fans can see behind-the-scenes footage of the making of the statue.

"Elvis Presley is undoubtedly the ultimate icon of pop culture and one of the greatest entertainers of the 20th century," states Larry W. Jones. "TV Land is thrilled to celebrate his life with this statue dedication and to honor him with a programming showcase this August so that fans will forever be reminded of his amazing legacy that continues to endure."

The tribute to Elvis includes:

Sculpture

This bronze sculpture is the network's sixth work to honor people, places and moments from pop culture by recognizing the site as a "TV Land Landmark." The network's landmarks include: a bronze statue of Ralph Kramden of The Honeymooners at the entrance of New York City's Port Authority Bus Terminal; a sculpture of Mary Tyler Moore from The Mary Tyler Moore Show at Nicollett Mall in downtown Minneapolis, MN; The Andy Griffith Show statue in Raleigh's Pullen Park; a bronze statue of Bob Newhart commemorating his role as Dr. Robert Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show in Chicago and most recently, a tribute to the beloved series Bewitched with a life-size statue depicting a magical view of character Samantha Stevens, played by actress Elizabeth Montgomery, in Salem MA. Fans can visit TVLand.com to see photos, virtual tours of the statues as well as streaming video of some of the dedications.

Studio EIS, a three-dimensional design and sculpture studio in New York founded by brothers Ivan and Elliot Schwartz, is creating the life-sized bronze sculpture. The studio also created The Andy Griffith Show statue, the statue commemorating Bob Newhart's role as Dr. Robert Hartley on The Bob Newhart Show and the statue of Samantha Stevens from Bewitched.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. has granted permission for this special tribute and is involved in the approval process of the sculpture.

Elvis Month � TV Land's On-Air Tribute

The statue coincides with TV Land's tribute to Elvis throughout the month of August. In a monumental event, TV Land will showcase a number of Presley's treasured work by airing films, concerts, documentaries and interstitial programming starring and about the King of Rock �n' Roll throughout the month. The network will also premiere an original special, Myths and Legends: Elvis, a look at some of the most popular mysteries surrounding the icon.

TV Land's programming for Elvis Month includes:

� Concert Weekends � Performance specials such as Elvis: '68 Comeback Special, Aloha From Hawaii, Elvis: the Great Performances and Ed Sullivan's Rock �N' Roll Classics: Elvis Presley.

� Documentaries and Made-for-TV Movies -- Elvis By the Presleys, Elvis and Me, Elvis On Tour and Elvis: His Best Friend Remembers.

� Feature Movies � Love Me Tender; Wild in the Country; Easy Come, Easy Go; Fun in Acapulco; Paradise Hawaiian Style; Roustabout; Girl Happy; Live a Little, Love a Little and Speedway.

� Myths and Legends: Elvis

A TV Land Original Special

Thursday, August 16 at 10 p.m. ET/PT

Based on the popularity of season one of TV Land Myths & Legends, this half-hour special coincides with TV Land's month-long salute to Elvis Presley. Thirty years after his death, TV Land takes an in-depth look at some of the most popularly held mysteries about the King of Rock �n' Roll and dissects them to separate fact from fiction. Are Oprah Winfrey and Elvis really related? Was he really only filmed from the waist up on The Ed Sullivan Show? These and many other mysteries will be answered in this special.

Oceanic Time Warner Cable Partnership

TV Land and Oceanic Time Warner Cable have announced a partnership which allows subscribers in Hawaii to experience this dedication to Elvis first-hand. Road Runner High Speed Internet customers will be given the chance to enter a sweepstakes in which they can win VIP seating at the Elvis statue dedication, as well as to Elvis Presley's Graceland in Memphis, Tennessee. Additionally, Oceanic Time Warner Cable will showcase the statue dedication through their On Demand service in August to coordinate with Elvis month on TV Land. On Demand is available to Oceanic Digital Cable customers n Channel 15. TV Land is carried on Channel 36 on Oceanic Time Warner Cable.

TVLAND.COM TRIBUTE

TVLand.com currently features a sneak peek at "Elvis Month" on TV Land, video excerpts from Elvis's Aloha from Hawaii special and a photo gallery of Elvis throughout his life. Users can also watch movie trailers from Presley's movies Speedway, Girl Happy and Live a Little, Love a Little, clips from his TV specials and concerts, and in the coming weeks, log on to play The Elvis Trivia Game. The site will also feature images from the statue, footage from the dedication and a blog from Ben Fong-Torres, a former editor for Rolling Stone Magazine, as he shares his comments and special memories about the King of Rock �n' Roll. Finally, fans can watch interviews from the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences with producers who have worked with Elvis and chat with other Elvis fans on the site's message boards.

Now seen in over 90 million U.S. homes, TV Land is dedicated to building the ultimate Baby Boomer entertainment brand on all platforms. Armed with a slate of new original programming, newly acquired Classic TV and movies, multiplatform content and Cause Change, a new pro-social initiative, the network is uniquely positioned to cater to America's 78 million Baby Boomers, the first generation of Americans who grew alongside television. TV Land's program mix features hit originals, popular dramas, sitcoms, westerns and Retromercials. TV Land's roster includes hits like All in the Family, M*A*S*H, The Andy Griffith Show and several others. Furthering the network's commitment to develop original programming that complements its roster of acquisitions, the network regularly showcases original series and specials like I Pity The Fool, Sit Down Comedy with David Steinberg, TV Land Myths and Legends, Generation Boom, TV Land Confidential and the upcoming original series High School Reunion. MTV Networks, a unit of Viacom (NYSE: VIA, VIA.B), is one of the world's leading creators of programming and content across all media platforms. MTV Networks, with 135 channels worldwide, owns and operates the following television programming services - MTV: MUSIC TELEVISION, MTV2, VH1, mtvU, NICKELODEON, NICK at NITE, COMEDY CENTRAL, TV LAND, SPIKE TV, CMT, NOGGIN/THE N, VH1 CLASSIC, LOGO, MTVN INTERNATIONAL and THE DIGITAL SUITE FROM MTV NETWORKS, a package of 13 digital services, all of these networks trademarks of MTV Networks. MTV Networks connects with its audiences through its robust consumer products businesses and its more than 200 interactive properties worldwide, including online, broadband, wireless and interactive television services and also has licensing agreements, joint ventures, and syndication deals whereby all of its programming services can be seen worldwide.

Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. (EPE) is based in Memphis, with additional offices in Los Angeles. In addition to Graceland and its related attractions in Memphis, including the Heartbreak Hotel, EPE is aggressively involved in a worldwide licensing program, merchandising, music publishing, and television, film, video and Internet projects. For more information on EPE and Graceland, visit www.Elvis.com. EPE is a subsidiary of CKX, Inc., a publicly traded company listed on the NASDAQ National Market� under the ticker symbol "CKXE." Also visit www.ckx.com.





  [june 2007]  
S
M
T
W
T
F
S
     


· TV LAND MYTHS & LEGENDS (TV LAND)





[09/23/17 - 08:34 AM]
Friday's Broadcast Ratings: NBC Claims Demo Crown with "Dateline"
The Peacock tops the evening among adults 18-49 while CBS is the most-watched broadcaster.

[09/22/17 - 01:09 PM]
TLC's Franchise Original "90 Day Fiance" Returns for Season 5 with New Couples and Outrageous International Love Stories
Couples spread across the globe begin the tumultuous and challenging journey to the altar in the brand-new season, premiering on Sunday, October 8.

[09/22/17 - 12:31 PM]
"Crisis on Earth-X" - Your First Look at This Season's Massive DCTV Crossover Is Here
To celebrate the announcement, artist Phil Jimenez was asked to create a custom comic book cover paying homage to DC's longtime annual comic book crossovers.

[09/22/17 - 12:00 PM]
"Star Trek: Discovery" Live After-Show "After Trek" Debuts This Sunday on CBS All Access
Matt Mira will host the series, while Sonequa Martin-Green, James Frain and Aaron Harberts will appear in the first episode.

[09/22/17 - 11:30 AM]
FOX Orders "Gordon Ramsay's 24 Hours to Hell & Back"
The new eight-episode series will feature Ramsay going through hell in order to bring failing restaurants back from the brink of disaster - all within 24 hours.

[09/22/17 - 10:52 AM]
Hallmark Channel Celebrates "Fall Harvest" with 5 New Original Movies
Highlights include "All of My Heart: Inn Love," the sequel to the 2015 film.

[09/22/17 - 10:05 AM]
"Fast N' Loud" Roars Back to Discovery with Brand-New Episodes on Monday, October 16th
Hot-rod hunter Richard Rawlings and his team of Monkeys are back for a bold new era at Gas Monkey Garage.

[09/22/17 - 09:00 AM]
Video: truTV Debuts Trailer for "At Home with Amy Sedaris"
Amy cordially invites you into her home, where she will show off diverse but necessary homemaking skills.

[09/22/17 - 08:32 AM]
Video: "Fuller House" Cast Looks Back on 30 Years
From new additions to the family to regrettable hairstyles, a lot has changed in the last 30 years.

[09/22/17 - 08:24 AM]
Thursday's Broadcast Ratings: FOX Pulls in Front with "Gotham," "Orville"
Said duo combines to take the adults 18-49 crown last night.

[09/22/17 - 08:16 AM]
FXX to Air Season One of "The Mick" Tomorrow, Saturday, Sept. 23, Beginning at 3:30 PM ET/PT
The series returns for its second season on Tuesday, September 26 at 9:00/8:00c.

[09/22/17 - 08:01 AM]
President Bill Clinton and James Patterson Upcoming Novel "The President Is Missing" to Be Adapted Into Series by Showtime(R)
In the book, President Clinton and Patterson tell the startling story of a sitting U.S. president's disappearance, with the level of detail that only someone who has held the office can know - generating a powerful, one-of-a-kind thriller.

[09/22/17 - 07:32 AM]
BBC America's "Queers" to Premiere Wednesday, October 11, on National Coming Out Day
All eight films will be available on October 12 on VOD, at BBCAmerica.com and on the BBC America App.

[09/22/17 - 05:01 AM]
It's Man Versus Machine as Production Begins on Season Three of Channel 4, AMC and Kudos' Acclaimed Drama Series, "Humans"
The eight-episode third season is slated to premiere next year.

[09/22/17 - 01:02 AM]
Daniel Mays, Sian Brooke and Sam Taylor Buck Confirmed as Further "Good Omens" Casting Revealed
The television adaptation of the best-selling novel by Neil Gaiman and Terry Pratchett began shooting in London this week.