APC Presents The Blooper News Video Fest 'The Gorilla Ball'

Atlanta's TV News Stations Face Off

With Their Most Outrageous Out-Takes of the Year



Apr 24, 2001, 01:00 ET from Atlanta Press Club

     ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Reporting on
 the concrete jungle can be hilarious -- and The Atlanta Press Club has the
 evidence caught on video.  APC will present the less serious side of news at
 this year's Gorilla Ball, where the city's four TV affiliates face off with
 clips that didn't quite make the evening broadcast, but that definitely
 deserve to be seen.  This off-the-record "walk on the wild side" will take
 place Saturday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Tabernacle in Downtown
 Atlanta.
     Last year's winner, WXIA, will attempt to renew its claim on the coveted
 Otto Focus Award as WSB, WAGA, and WGCL pull out all the stops in their
 attempts to overthrow the reigning king of the jungle.  The final winner will
 be up to the celebrity judges, who include Zoo Atlanta's Rita McManamon,
 comedian Jeff Justice, Georgia Public Safety Commissioner Bob Hightower,
 former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, and Bobby Kahn, chief of staff for Governor
 Roy Barnes.  Although not an official competitor, CNN will lead off the
 evening with its own video of revelations.
     Audience members who arrive in safari attire will compete for the chance
 to win their own adventure, a two-night stay at Daufuskie Island Club &
 Resort, complete with a free round of golf per person per day.  There will
 also be door prizes from the Atlanta Braves, Brasstown Valley Resort, Cherokee
 Run Golf Club, Coast Ninetytwo, Dobel Salon-Spa, Spa Sydell and Stress Recess.
 The evening will be interrupted briefly for some sanity when the Press Club
 bestows its Willie B. Lifetime Achievement Award on an esteemed member of the
 Atlanta broadcast journalism community.
     AFC Enterprises and The Atlanta Bread Company will sponsor the event by
 providing complimentary refreshments for the audience.
     Tickets for TV news personnel and APC members are $5 in advance, $10 at
 the door.  News personnel and APC members may also bring one guest at this
 reduced rate.  All other guests may purchase tickets for $25.  Advance tickets
 are available on the Press Club Web site, www.atlpressclub.org , or by calling
 (404) 57-PRESS.
 
     The Atlanta Press Club is one of the largest local journalism
 organizations in the country with a board of governors and membership of
 leading journalists and media professionals.  Monthly Second Tuesday meetings,
 special events and a nationally recognized political debate forum serve the
 professional and social needs of Atlanta's journalism community.  Founded in
 1964, APC has grown to over 850 members -- over half of which are journalists
 -- from the full media community, including broadcast, print, and online
 reporters.  The Press Club's mission is to serve the professional and social
 needs of our journalism community, to foster excellence in journalism and to
 advance the public's interest in and understanding of a free press.
 
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     ATLANTA, April 24 /PRNewswire Interactive News Release/ -- Reporting on
 the concrete jungle can be hilarious -- and The Atlanta Press Club has the
 evidence caught on video.  APC will present the less serious side of news at
 this year's Gorilla Ball, where the city's four TV affiliates face off with
 clips that didn't quite make the evening broadcast, but that definitely
 deserve to be seen.  This off-the-record "walk on the wild side" will take
 place Saturday, May 5 from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. at The Tabernacle in Downtown
 Atlanta.
     Last year's winner, WXIA, will attempt to renew its claim on the coveted
 Otto Focus Award as WSB, WAGA, and WGCL pull out all the stops in their
 attempts to overthrow the reigning king of the jungle.  The final winner will
 be up to the celebrity judges, who include Zoo Atlanta's Rita McManamon,
 comedian Jeff Justice, Georgia Public Safety Commissioner Bob Hightower,
 former Atlanta Mayor Sam Massell, and Bobby Kahn, chief of staff for Governor
 Roy Barnes.  Although not an official competitor, CNN will lead off the
 evening with its own video of revelations.
     Audience members who arrive in safari attire will compete for the chance
 to win their own adventure, a two-night stay at Daufuskie Island Club &
 Resort, complete with a free round of golf per person per day.  There will
 also be door prizes from the Atlanta Braves, Brasstown Valley Resort, Cherokee
 Run Golf Club, Coast Ninetytwo, Dobel Salon-Spa, Spa Sydell and Stress Recess.
 The evening will be interrupted briefly for some sanity when the Press Club
 bestows its Willie B. Lifetime Achievement Award on an esteemed member of the
 Atlanta broadcast journalism community.
     AFC Enterprises and The Atlanta Bread Company will sponsor the event by
 providing complimentary refreshments for the audience.
     Tickets for TV news personnel and APC members are $5 in advance, $10 at
 the door.  News personnel and APC members may also bring one guest at this
 reduced rate.  All other guests may purchase tickets for $25.  Advance tickets
 are available on the Press Club Web site, www.atlpressclub.org , or by calling
 (404) 57-PRESS.
 
     The Atlanta Press Club is one of the largest local journalism
 organizations in the country with a board of governors and membership of
 leading journalists and media professionals.  Monthly Second Tuesday meetings,
 special events and a nationally recognized political debate forum serve the
 professional and social needs of Atlanta's journalism community.  Founded in
 1964, APC has grown to over 850 members -- over half of which are journalists
 -- from the full media community, including broadcast, print, and online
 reporters.  The Press Club's mission is to serve the professional and social
 needs of our journalism community, to foster excellence in journalism and to
 advance the public's interest in and understanding of a free press.
 
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