Former MTV VJ Kennedy, now a Los Angeles radio DJ, still has fond memories of her 1992-1997 stint at the cable channel. That's why she subtitled her new memoir, The Kennedy Chronicles (out Tuesday), The Golden Age of MTV Through Rose-Colored Glasses. "The MTV studio was where you wanted to be," she says.
But one of her most vivid memories is of simulating oral sex with a microphone while standing next to NYC's then-Mayor Rudy Giuliani during the 1994 Video Music Awards. Kennedy says she did it in order to win over a hostile audience — and it almost worked.
The following is a roundup of programming in honor of the 10th anniversary of the Sept. 11 attacks.
Sunday, Aug. 28
George W. Bush: The 9/11 Interview (10/9c, Nat Geo): The former president opens up over a two-day interview about his experiences during the hours and days following the attacks.
Objects and Memory (10/9c, PBS): Narrated by Frank Langella, the film examines the importance of items recovered after 9/11, the Oklahoma City bombing and the Vietnam War.
Monday's editions of the CBS Evening News with Katie Couric, NBC Nightly News with Brian Williams and ABC's World News with Diane Sawyer will all be expanded to hour-long episodes focusing on the assassination of Osama bin Laden.
Details on each broadcast are below...
Piers Morgan has a growing list of people he doesn't want on his new show.
The host of CNN's Piers Morgan Tonight, which debuted Monday, calls his fellow America's Got Talent judge Howie Mandel irritating, and tells Entertainment Weekly that "he has a chance to redeem himself on Season 6" of the reality competition show. "I don't hold out any hope," he adds.
Piers Morgan knows he has his work cut out for him on ratings-challenged CNN. So as the British host, best known in the U.S. as a judge on America's Got Talent, prepares to take Larry King's timeslot, he's lining up marquee names for his first week of guests after kicking things off with Oprah Winfrey.
Piers Morgan on the banning of Madonna, butt-kicking of CNN
After the daytime talk queen appears on the first Piers Morgan Tonight (debuting Monday, Jan. 17 at 9/8c on CNN), those appearing on Week 1 will be ...