WGN-TV Boosts Online Entertainment Offerings with Launch of “Reel People Reviews” and Dean Richard’s Video Chat
CHICAGO, May 20, 2008 –Are you a fan of Dean’s List? Did you agree or disagree with his last review? WGN Morning News entertainment critic Dean Richards wants to hear your opinion. WGN-TV viewers will be able to voice their critiques of new movie releases at “Reel People Reviews” on wgntv.com.
With a few easy steps, viewers can create their own video movie reviews and submit them online at wgntv.com/reelpeople. Each week Richards will choose a few ‘real’ reviews to highlight during his entertainment segment on WGN Morning News. The new segment will launch May 27 and will air each week on Mondays.
Richards will also conduct an interactive online video chat session Friday, May 23 at 9:00am at wgntv.com/livechat. Viewers will have the opportunity to chat live with him about his reviews including “Indiana Jones and the Kingdom of the Crystal Skull.” Viewers can also pre-submit questions or comments to Richards at wgntv.com/livechat prior to Friday at 9am. He will respond to both the live and pre-submitted questions during the chat.
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