Classic TV Network Me-TV celebrates Richard Dawson with a ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ tribute this Saturday

[via press release]
Me-TV celebrates the life and career of Richard Dawson with a ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ tribute!
6/5/12– Chicago, Illinois – Me-TV will celebrate the life and career of Richard Dawson with two back-to-back episodes of ‘Hogan’s Heroes’ Saturday, June 9 starting at 6 PM/5 C. The episodes will feature some of the best work by Dawson as Corporal Peter Newkirk, as he navigates a band of POWs in trying to sabotage German soldiers during World War II. Below are details of the episodes, and times of the programs featured in the tribute to Richard Dawson on Me-TV. Click here for the more info. Saturday, June 9, 2012 6:00 PM ET Hogan’s Heroes “Sticky Wicket Newkirk” Corporal Peter Newkirk smuggles his new girlfriend into Stalag 13. Unfortunately for all concerned, the girl turns out to be a German spy — and now she knows all about Hogan’s espionage activities. What makes matters worse is that Newkirk is transferred to another barracks. 6:30 PM ET Hogan’s Heroes “That’s No Lady, That’s My Spy” Hogan intends to use a fundraising tea party, orchestrated by the wives of several German officers, as a cover to relay medication to an injured Underground agent. The scheme relies heavily upon Newkirk’s ability to convincingly adopt female drag as a German general’s wife. Me-TV features a wide range of programming which audiences and advertisers find comfortable and engaging. Me-TV’s library includes almost 100 series from Twentieth Century Fox Television Distribution, CBS Television Distribution, NBCUniversal Television as well as independent series owners and producers. Me-TV’s line-up include some of the most beloved television programs ever produced, including: M*A*S*H, Perry Mason, The Mary Tyler Moore Show, The Dick Van Dyke Show, The Bob Newhart Show, That Girl, Gunsmoke, the original Star Trek and Hawaii Five-O series. Me-TV, memorable entertainment television, launched nationally in December 2010, is owned and operated by Weigel Broadcasting Co. and distributed by MGM Television. Click here for additional information about the network, current show list and complete program schedule. Me-TV Network now clears more than 80% of the country, serving more than 122 affiliates. About Weigel Broadcasting Co. Weigel Broadcasting Co. and affiliate companies own and operate The U/WCIU-TV 26.1, The U Too/ WCIU-TV 26.2, Me-TV/WCIU-TV 26.3, Me-Too/WCIU-TV 26.4, THIS/ WCIU-TV 26.5, WWME-CA 23, WMEU-CA 48 in Chicago, IL; CBS/WDJT-TV 58.1, WMLW/WDJT-TV 58.2, THIS/WDJT-TV 58.3, Shorewest TV/WDJT-TV 58.4, WMLW-CA 41, WMLW-LD 41.1, Me-TV/WBME-TV 49.1, Telemundo/WBME-TV 49.4, Telemundo/WYTU-LD 63.1, Me-TV/WYTU-LP 63 in Milwaukee, WI; and ABC/WBND-LD 57.1, Me-TV/WBND-LD 57.2, CW/WCWW-TV 25.1, THIS/WCWW-TV 25.2, My Michiana/WMYS-TV 69.1 in South Bend, IN. Weigel Broadcasting Co. also owns and operates the Me-TV, Memorable Entertainment Television network and in collaboration with MGM, created and operates THIStv Network. About Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc. is actively engaged in the worldwide production and distribution of motion pictures, television programming, home video, interactive media, music, and licensed merchandise. The company owns the world’s largest library of modern films, comprising around 4,100 titles. Operating units include Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Studios Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Pictures Inc., United Artists Films Inc., MGM Television Entertainment Inc., MGM Networks Inc., MGM Distribution Co., MGM International Television Distribution Inc., Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer Home Entertainment LLC, MGM ON STAGE, MGM Music, MGM Consumer Products and MGM Interactive. In addition, MGM has ownership interests in domestic and international TV channels reaching more than 130 countries. For more information, visit www.mgm.com. ###

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  • He really found his niche in game shows. The original host of Family Feud (ABC, 1976-85), who ironically expired a full 16 years after the suicide of a later Feud emcee, Ray Combs!

    And he was the last surviving regular of the 1970s CBS Daytime Match Game 7X, following the demise of announcer Johnny Olson in 1985, host Gene Rayburn in 1999, and co-panelist Charles Nelson Reilly and Brett Somers within months of each other in 2007. To absent friends…

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