Hello, all you fans of Naked News! Today in The ‘Burgh there will be a mix of clouds and sunshine, but a high around 70. I’m going to post this and then stroll into Little Italy for a couple of beers at Armand’s. Here’s what Wikipedia has to say about Naked News:
Naked News, billing itself as “the program with nothing to hide”, is a subscription website featuring a real television newscast. The show is prepared in Toronto and runs daily, with 25-minute episodes 6 days per week. The female anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments. Naked News TV is its offshoot pay-per-view or subscription service. Naked News also aired briefly as a late night television series on Citytv Toronto.
Alongside the English language version, there is also Naked News Japan. An Italian version existed but closed after a few years. Naked News en Español was briefly trialled. A male version in English was also launched but ceased production on 31 October 2007.
Most of the show’s announcers have been recruited through classified ads in alternative newspapers in Toronto. As such, most of the show’s crew comes from the Toronto area. The show features occasional on-the-street interviews by topless newscasters, which are made possible by Ontario‘s Topfree equality laws. Since the show’s inception in 1999, there has been much turnover among the newscasters, and many guest anchors. The female announcers have been featured in almost every medium including television (CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, The View, Sally Jessy Raphaël, and numerous appearances on Entertainment Tonight and ET Insider) newspapers and magazines, (TV Guide, Playboy) and as guests on multiple radio shows including Howard Stern.
This is Guy Hogan reporting for the Pittsburgh Flash Fiction Gazette.
Hail to Pitt!