[VOB-Pillowtex]

[ANCHOR=Kimberly]

[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=tha]
[TAPE#=net D]
[GRAPHIC=Pillowtex]


Nearly a thousand textile workers in Henry County are losing their jobs.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Henry Co.;]

For some time, it had been rumored that Pillowtex was in danger of closing. Yesterday, the company announced it was closing 16 of its plants nationwide, including its facility in Fieldale which makes towels. Supervisor Debra Buchanan says this is yet another setback for a region that's been hit hard by declines in textile and furniture manufacturing.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 00:19:59]
[IN Q=Just a few]
[SUPER=01-Debra Buchanan/Henry Co. Supervisor;]

((DEBRA BUCHANAN/HENRY CO. SUPERVISOR: JUST A FEW YEARS AGO, WE RANKED NUMBER TWO AND NUMBER THREE IN THE STATE IN JOB CREATION AND CAPITAL INVESTMENT AND WE TOOK PRIDE IN THAT, BUT WHEN NAFTA TOOK HOLD HERE WE COULD NOT CREATE JOBS FAST ENOUGH WE WERE LOSING JOBS, FASTER THAN WE COULD CREATE THEM. ))
[RUNS=16]
[OUT Q=could create them.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

The company says it doesn't have enough available cash to continue and has filed for bankruptcy protection.
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[11Warner-Pillowtex]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mmu]
[TAPE#=03-27 TC44:42]
[GRAPHIC=Mark Warner]


Governor Mark Warner will meet with those who have lost their jobs later today .
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[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Warner is making the trip to Southside to let out of work residents know what state assistance is available.
He's also making good on a campaign promise.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT :36:21]
[IN Q=I MADE A COMMITMENT]

((GOVERNOR MARK WARNER: I MADE A COMMITMENT WHEN I RAN FOR THIS JOB THAT THAT PART OF VIRGINIA, SOUTHSIDE VIRGINIA WOULD NOT BE LEFT BEHIND. I'M GOING TO DO ALL I CAN TO HELP PLACE THESE PEOPLE IN NEW JOBS AND DO ALL WE CAN TO SEE IF WE CAN FIND A BUYER SO THAT FACILITY, THAT WAS MAKING MONEY, CAN BE REOPENED.))
[SUPER=@MarkWarner]
[RUNS=:19]
[OUT Q=CAN BE REOPENED.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


The state may be able to help by extending permanent water lines to Fieldale for residents who get their water from Pillowtex.
Warner's spokeswoman says that is one thing the governor will look into during his visit.
(------------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[SS=HOLD]


Warner will be at Local 1708 Union Hall today at Noon and at the V-E-C office in Martinsville at 2 o-clock.

[11Goodyear]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=netG]
[GRAPHIC=Goodyear Negotiations]


In other business news, a new deal may be on the table for Goodyear employees in Danville.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Danville/File Tape;]


Union officials say a local representative will head to Ohio early next week to look at the proposal.
Nearly two-thousand employees have been working without a contract since April.
Meanwhile, Goodyear is reporting a dismal second quarter.
The company says it lost more than 73-million dollars.
(------------)



[11Victory-Stadium]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=jda]
[TAPE#=03-34 TC21:04]
[GRAPHIC=Victory Stadium]


Roanoke City Council is holding a forum tonight on its plans for a new amphitheater and stadium. However, critics complain that city residents are getting "a one-sided show and tell."
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke]


Despite their concerns, opponents of the project are encouraging citizens to attend tonight's meeting.
They say the city should have given their group equal time.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 04:41]
[IN Q=What should happen]

((BRIAN WISHNEFF: WHAT SHOULD HAPPEN IS THAT IT OUGHT TO BE PUT ON A REFERENDUM AND THE YOU CAN HAVE LOTS AND LOTS OF FORUMS, AS MANY FORUMS AS PEOPLE CAN STAND, TO LET THEM GET THE INFORMATION AND THEN LET THEM MAKE THE DECISION ABSOLUTELY.))
[SUPER=01-Brian Wishneff/Citizens for a Sensible Stadium Decision;]
[RUNS=:14]
[OUT Q=make the decision absolutely.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Bill Bestpitch agrees that city council should have done a better job of informing the public two years ago before voting to build the stadium on a new site.
But he says council is trying to address that with tonight's forum.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 06:43]
[IN Q=So it's sort of amazing]

((BILL BESTPITCH/ROANOKE CITY COUNCIL: SO IT'S SORT OF AMAZING TO ME THAT ANYBODY WOULD CRITICIZE US FOR DOING WHAT I THINK MR. WISHNEFF AND I AGREE SHOULD HAVE BEEN DONE A LONG TIME AGO.))
[SUPER=@Bestpitch;]
[RUNS=:08]
[OUT Q=a long time ago.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Opponents are planning their own presentation in front of the civic center at 6:30, a half hour before the forum is scheduled to begin.
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[Bush-Iraq]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Iraq Casualties]


Another deadly attack on U-S soldiers in Iraq--
The military says one soldier was killed and two others were wounded when their base came under small- arms fire late last night in northern Iraq.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Meanwhile, in a speech yesterday, President Bush took personal responsibility for using dis- credited intelligence in his State of the Union Speech, when he said Iraq had tried to buy uranium in Africa.
Bush also asked Americans to be patient as U-S forces continue searching for Saddam Hussein and his weapons.
(------------)


[Gay-Marriage]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Bush]


Another issue the President is speaking out on this week-- the debate over gay marriage.
President Bush says he's against it, but he wants to take that a step further and make it illegal.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Ontario, Canada;]


Many gays are already crossing the border to Ontario, Canada, where same sex unions are legal.
Now the Massachusetts Supreme Court is getting ready to rule on whether gay couples here have the right to marry.
But the President wants to stop it before it begins.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I believe]
[RUNS=:11]
[OUT Q=to do that.]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Meanwhile, the nation's largest gay and lesbian political group says the President's call for a law against gay marriage is a "call to codify discrimination."
(------------)



[Phillips-Obit]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


The man who discovered Elvis Presley and helped usher in the rock n' roll age has died.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=04-File Tape;]


Sam Phillips died yesterday at a hospital in Memphis, Tennessee.
Officials aren't yet releasing details about the cause of death, or how long he'd been hospitalized.
In 1952, Phillips founded Sun Records, helping to launch the careers of such legends as Elvis Presley, Jerry Lee Lewis, and Johnny Cash.
Sam Phillips was 80 years old.
(------------)


[11AEP-Earnings]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


In business news, American Electric Power made 175 million dollars in the second quarter.
That's more than double the earnings reported in the same quarter last year.

[Marketwatch]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Morn]
[WRITER=chr]
[TAPE#=NET]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


OPEC is meeting in Vienna today.
Alexis Christoforous has that story and more in this morning's Marketwatch.
(/////SOT/////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-Alexis Christoforous/Reporting; :00]
[RUNS=1:29]
[OUT Q=in New York, I'm AC.]


((> OIL WILL BE ON THE FRONTBURNER FOR INVESTORS TODAY. > EXXONMOBIL AND HALLIBURTON ARE AMONG THE COMPANIES OUT WITH EARNINGS.. > > BUT THE MAJOR EVENTIN THE OIL PATCH.. IS THE OPEC MEETING IN VIENNA.. > MEMBERS OF THE OIL CARTEL WILL DISCUSS progress in Iraq's resumption of > oil exports. A big topic at the meeting will likely be how much oil OPEC > will allow Iraq to pump. > > With the federal government sinking deeper in the red, the U-Swill sell > $60 billion of debt next week. > The debt sale will raise money to address revenue shortfalls arising from > the cost of the Iraq war and the Bush administration's latest tax cut. > > ON WALL STREET.. > WE SAW SOME MODEST LOSSES ON WALL STREET AS INVESTORS PLAY IT SAFE AHEAD > OF SOME KEY ECONOMIC REPORTS INCLUDING TODAY'S 2ND QUARTER GROSS DOMESTIC > PRODUCT AND TOMORROW'S JULY UNEMPLOYMENT FIGURES. > > THE DOW GAVE BACK 4 POINTS > > WHILE THE NASDAQ LOST MORE THAN 10 > > AOL Time Warner's shares fell almost 5 percent yesterday after reports > that the Securities and Exchange Commission has been investigating the > company's bulk-subscription policies. > > A MAJOR DEPT STORE IS SCALING BACK TO SAVE MONEY. 32 LORD AND TAYLOR > STORES ARE SLATED TO CLOSE THIS YEAR PUTTING 37-HUNDRED PEOPLE OUT OF > WORK. LORD AND TAYLOR STORES IN NEW YORK WILL REMAIN OPEN, BUT SOME > STORES IN CONNECTICUT, COLORADO, GEORGIA AND NEW JERSEY ARE AMONG THOSE > TO GO ON THE AUCTION BLOCK. > > TRACK ALL THE PREMARKET ACTION AT CBS.MW.COM IN NEW YORK I'M AC.))



(tape tosses to stocks)

[STOCKS] [COMM]


[Missing-Girl]


[ANCHOR=Kimberly]
[NEWSCAST=Mornin]
[WRITER=kmc]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]


Police say it was all a cruel hoax.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


They say the woman who contacted an Indiana couple, telling them she might be their long- lost daughter, was lying.


Shannon Sherr-ill disappeared in 19-87 at the age of six.
[SUPER=03-Thorntown, IN;]


At a news conference yesterday, Shannon's parents broke down at the news.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=I'm confused...]

((MIKE SHERILL/SHANNON'S FATHER: I'M CONFUSED I DON'T WHY THIS PRACTICAL JOKE WAS PLAYED ON US WE LOST HER ALL OVER AGAIN. ))
[SUPER=01-Mike Sherrill/Shannon's Father;]
[RUNS=:10]
[OUT Q=all over again]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]


Authorities are now looking for Donna Walker of Topeka, Kansas, who faces a felony charge of identity deception.
They say they don't what prompted Walker to carry out the hoax.
(------------)



[11Richmond-Shooting]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=dse]
[TAPE#=03-30 TC1:07:17]
[GRAPHIC=Shooting]


Richmond police are looking for the person who shot and killed a police officer.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Richmond]


Officer Douglas Wendell (wenn-DELL') was shot about 5:15 yesterday afternoon after responding to a call of two men selling drugs on the city's southside.
Wendell (wenn-DELL') was transported to the Virginia Commonwealth University Medical Center where he died.
Police shut down several blocks of the city, while they searched for suspects.
The city's offering a ten-thousand dollar reward for information.
(------------)



[11Nonlethal-Force]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=mjo]
[TAPE#=03-29 TC46:18]
[GRAPHIC=None]


Sheriff's deputies say a bean bag fired from a shotgun may have saved a life.
They used the less-than-lethal ammunition during a standoff with a suicidal man Saturday night.
Marya Jones takes a look at the technology and how it's used.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=Usually, a shotgun]
[SUPER=03-Botetourt Co.; :00]
[SUPER=01-David Blessard/Botetourt Co. Sheriff's Department; :20]
[SUPER=01-Ronnie Sprinkle/Botetourt Co. Sheriff; :54]
[SUPER=@Marya1; 1:06]
[RUNS=1:38]
[OUT Q=MJN7, Botetourt Co.]

(([START WITH SHOT OF BLESSARD AIMING AT on tape 1, TC 1:56:36]
Usually, a shotgun would be a lethal weapon in Sergeant David Blessard's hands.
This time, it's less-than-lethal.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 1, tc 22:41 ]

((NATS: TIGHT SHOT OF SHOTGUN FIRING.)) [RUNS:01] [show wide shot target on tape 1, tc 18:40, and back into nats of shot]
Blessard's firing bean bag rounds that go right through this target.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT TAPE 1, TC 18:43]

((NATS: CLOSEUP OF BEANBAG ROUND HITTING TARGET.)) [RUNS:01] [tight shot target hole at tc 19:19]
But they do much less damage to a human target.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2, TC 15:59:41]

((SGT. BLESSARD: BASICALLY, IT KNOCKS THE WIND OUT OF YOU IF IT'S HITTING THE RIGHT PLACE. OR INCAPACITATES YOU BY HITTING YOU IN THE LEGS OR THE ARM. )) [RUNS:07] [tape 1, tc 20:16 - major holding bean bag and bullet]
Botetourt's sheriff's department has had the bean bag rounds for almost three years. [tape 1, tc 18:20 deputies racking shotgun at car, cover first bite]
But it wasn't until last Saturday they had to use one to disarm a suicidal man with a gun.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT tape 2, 15:56:28 COVER]

((SGT. BLESSARD-- COVER WITH B-ROLL: SHOT HIM IN THE STOMACH AREA AND HE DROPPED LIKE A ROCK. ))
[BUTT BUTT BUTT WITH SOT 15:58:49]

((SGT. BLESSARD ON CAMERA: PROBABLY SAVED HIM FROM KILLING HIMSELF, SAVED HIM POSSIBLY FROM KILLING HIS GIRLFRIEND.)) [RUNS:05] [any shot]
All of the county's 78 patrol deputies are trained to use less-than-lethal force. [tape 1, tc 7:19]
Sheriff Ronnie Sprinkle says he wishes it had been around even earlier.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT Tape 1, TC 1:00]

((RONNIE SPRINKLE: WE FELT THAT IT WOULD BE A SHAME WITH THIS TYPE OF TECHNOLOGY BEING OUT THERE IF WE DIDN'T TAKE ADVANTAGE OF IT. BEATS HAVING TO USE DEADLY FORCE ON SOMEBODY.)) [RUNS:10]
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 15:54:12]

((MARYA JONES/NEWS-7: BECAUSE THIS IS A REGULAR SHOTGUN, DEPUTIES CHECK AND DOUBLE-CHECK TO MAKE SURE THAT WHAT THEY'RE FIRING IS A BEAN BAG. (MARYA FIRES SHOTGUN.) )) [RUNS:12]
The bean bag rounds CAN be fatal if they hit people in the chest or head, but deputies are trained to aim for the stomach, arms or legs.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1:56:59]

((NATS: BEAN BAG HITTING 55-GALLON DRUM.)) [RUNS:01] [tape 1, tc 19:33, Blessard lowering gun, stepping back]
Deputies like Blessard say they're just glad to finally have some ammunition that can actually SAVE someone's life.
Marya Jones, News-7, Botetourt County.))

(Kimberly tosses to bump)


[bump-chyron]

[comm #3]



[Biz-Brief]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=Business News]


Overall, it was another down day on Wall Street. And, Goodyear has released its earnings report. John Lisk has more in today's business brief.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[SUPER=01-John Lisk/Reporting; :]
[RUNS=1:10]
[OUT Q=I'm John Lisk.]



((STOCKS GREW WEAKER AS THE DAY PROGRESSED ON WEDNESDAY.
INVESTORS DUMPED MANY TECH ISSUES IN ANTICIPATION OF INFLUENTIAL ECONOMIC REPORTS DUE IN THE NEXT TWO DAYS.


THE DOW WAS DOWN FOUR POINTS.
THE NASDAQ LOST NINE.


READER'S DIGEST REPORTS THE LOSS FOR ITS FOURTH QUARTER EXPANDED TO 14 CENTS PER SHARE, FROM THREE CENTS A YEAR EARLIER.
THE COMPANY SAID IT EXPECTS FURTHER WEAKNESS IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS IN FISCAL 2004 AND WILL CUT 12 PERCENT OF ITS WORK FORCE BY YEAR'S END.
READER'S DIGEST SELLS IN MORE THAN 60 COUNTRIES.


GOODYEAR TIRE REPORTED A SECOND-QUARTER LOSS 0F 42 CENTS A SHARE, COMPARED WITH AN 18-CENT PROFIT A YEAR AGO.
THE COMPANY CITED HIGHER RAW MATERIALS COSTS.


PROCTER & GAMBLE HAS RECEIVED CONDITIONAL PERMISSION TO TAKE OVER WELLA, THE GERMAN HAIR CARE GROUP.
IT WOULD BE P&G'S LARGEST DEAL EVER.
THE EUROPEAN COMMISSION SAID THAT IT HAS "CLEARED THE PROPOSED ACQUISITION... SUBJECT TO A PACKAGE OF COMMITMENTS."
THOSE COMMITMENTS INCLUDE LIBERAL LICENSING AND NON-COMPETE AGREEMENTS IN SEVERAL EUROPEAN COUNTRIES OVER THE NEXT EIGHT YEARS.


WITH THE BUSINESS BRIEF, I'M JOHN LISK.))

[TAPE TOSS TO STOCKS] [STOCKS] [COMM]


[11Gaskins]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=rle]
[TAPE#=03-28 TC 37:49]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Roanoke City's Police Chief says the decision to restructure the School Resource Officer program has nothing to do with recent criticism. Chief Joe Gaskins says it's simply the right time to make a change.
(------------)
[VO-NAT - :09]
[SUPER=03-Roanoke;]

Gaskins says the S-R-O's had become too involved with minor matters he says are better left to the school administration, and not focused on stopping crime.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT - 1:37:30]
[IN Q=We should deal with...]

((JOE GASKINS/ROANOKE CITY POLICE CHIEF; WE SHOULD DEAL WITH THE CRIME PROBLEMS THERE. THE CRIME PROBLEMS, TEACHING CLASSES, MEDIATION, COUNSELING, BUILDING RAPPORT WITH STUDENTS. THOSE ARE THE REASONS WE'RE IN THE SCHOOL. NOT TO DEAL WITH THE SCHOOL PROBLEMS, OR EVEN KNOW WHAT THEY ARE, OTHER THAN THE ONES WE CAN IMPACT.))
[SUPER=01-Joe Gaskins/Roanoke City Police Chief;]
[RUNS=20]
[OUT Q=ones we can impact.]
(-----------)
[ANCHOR=Kim]
[GRAPHIC=none]

The restructuring plan is still being reviewed, but Gaskins says he would be open to officers serving seven year at schools, and then rejoining the program after a yearlong hiatus.


[11Teen-Leaders]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=myr]
[TAPE#=03-21 TC 1:16:02]
[GRAPHIC=None]


A summer program at Virginia Tech teaches rising tenth-graders how to become leaders, by first becoming team players.
(------------)
[VO-NAT]
[SUPER=03-Blacksburg;]

More than 120-teens from across the state are taking part in the Commonwealth Youth Conference for Leadership Effectiveness, also known as CYCLE.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT 1816-24; 1643-51]
[IN Q=teaching how to]

((TUSHAR KARKHANIS/ROANOKE: TEACHING HOW TO BE PROACTIVE, YOU KNOW. UNDERSTAND PEOPLE, WAYS TO LISTEN CORRECTLY. TRAVIS WINSTON/TECH SENIOR/CYCLE INSTRUCTOR: SOMETIMES THEY SAY IT'S HARD TO RELATE TO AN ADULT. THAT PERSON WHO'S IN SCHOOL WITH THEM, THAT TEACHER, THAT COUNSELOR, THAT S-R-O WHO BROUGHT THEM HERE.))
[SUPER=01-Tushar Karkhanis/Roanoke Resident; :00]
[SUPER=01-Travis Winston/Virginia Tech Senior & CYCLE Instructor; :07]
[RUNS=14]
[OUT Q=them here]
(------------)
[VO-NAT]

CYCLE was started by the Virginia Police Chiefs Foundation. Organizers say after Columbine, they felt the need to do something about the lack of student leadership in schools.
(------------)



(Kim tosses to bump)

[BUMP] [COMM]


[Hollywood-Minute]


[ANCHOR=Kim]
[NEWSCAST=morn]
[WRITER=kor]
[TAPE#=net]
[GRAPHIC=none]

Sam Phillips has passed away. "The Rolling Stones" rocked Toronto last. And Mikhail Baryshnikov has joined the cast of "Sex and the City"
George Ramsey has more in today's Hollywood Minute.
(///// SOT /////)
[SOT]
[IN Q=]
[RUNS=1:10?????]
[OUT Q=I'm George Ramsey.]



((WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M GEORGE RAMSAY.
ABOUT 450-THOUSAND MUSIC FANS IN CANADA GOT SOME SATISFACTION WEDNESDAY NIGHT...AS THE ROLLING STONES HEADLINED A BIG SARS CONCERT IN TORONTO! A TOTAL OF 15 ACTS TOOK CENTER STAGE...INCLUDING JUSTIN TIMBERLAKE, THE ROCK BANDS AC/DC AND RUSH. THIS 11 HOUR BASH WAS HELD TO CELEBRATE THE END OF TORONTO'S SARS OUTBREAK.

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MEANWHILE--THE MUSIC WORLD IS MOURNING THE DEATH OF A ROCK AND ROLL PIONEER--WHO IS CREDITED WITH DISCOVERING THE LEGENDARY ELVIS PRESLEY. FORMER MUSIC EXECUTIVE AND PRODUCER SAM PHILLIPS PASSED AWAY AT A MEMPHIS, TENNESSEE, HOSPITAL WEDNESDAY. NO WORD YET ON THE CAUSE OF DEATH.
HE WAS 80 YEARS OLD.

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WELL, MR. BIG IS GOING TO HAVE A LOT OF COMPETITION ON SEX AND THE CITY THIS SEASON! DANCE LEEGEND MIKHAIL BARYSHNIKOV HAS JUST SIGNED ON TO SWEEP CARRIE BRADSHAW OFF HER FEET ON THE HBO COMEDY.
BARISHNIKOV WILL PLAY ONE OF CARRIE'S FINAL SUITORS, WHO SHOWS UP BRIEFLY AT THE END OF THE CURRENT 12 EPISODE CYCLE, ASAY.))ND THEN COMES BACK IN THE FINAL EIGHT EPISODES OF THE SHOW, AIRING NEXT YEAR. WITH THE HOLLYWOOD MINUTE, I'M GEORGE RAM