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Press Mania, Baby!

Posted by Suzanne on

Number of people currently in line: 0

Two days and counting...


"...a fan-powered group called NYLine Countdown is hosting what I guess should be called a 'stand-in' to benefit the Starlight Children's Foundation. It seems that legions of Star Wars fans citywide will be standing in line from today until the movie's release on May 19th. They'll be standing in shifts (presumably running home periodically to surf the net and dust their Boba Fett figurines) and racking up money via sponsors for each hour they stand in line..." Queen Itchie Column, NYPress
"Fans are lining up now for the big flick and turning it into a charity event by raising money for the Starlight Children's Foundation. May the Force be with them..." Time-Out NY, Around Town: Critic's Picks - Star Wars Countdown Line-up
"Since there will be advanced tickets for Episode I, you guys are not lining up anymore, right?" FoxNews Online

Note: I'll let you all imagine what my reply to this ingenious question was...

D-Day Weekend - May 1st and 2nd


AP Photo and Story - picked up NewsDay / NYPost / Daily News / Le Monde (France)

Photo Syndicates

Starfile; Corbus

Online Coverage

  • (Germany)
  • (Germany)


  • ABC, Channel 7: Saturday at 11:00 pm / Sunday at 6:00 pm and 11:00 pm (2 Diff. Stories!)
  • UPN, Channel 9: Saturday at 10:00 pm / Sunday at 10:00 pm (included great blurb on the Ziegfeld Staff!!!)
  • NBC, Channel 4: Saturday at 11:00 pm / Sunday at 11:00 pm
  • FOX, Channel 5: Saturday at 10:00 pm / Sunday at 10:00 pm
  • CBS, Channel 2: Saturday at 11:00 pm
  • WPIX Channel 11: Saturday at 10:00 pm - A 2 1/2 minute story!
  • NY1: All Weekend
  • New Jersey Network: All Weekend
  • CNN - Showbiz this Weekend
  • The Rosie O'Donnell Show
  • Access Hollywood (My hair finally looked half decent!)
  • Entertainment Tonight
  • E! News
  • ZDF - German TV; coverage on the line and feature on Karen
  • Global Japan
  • TV Asahi - Japan
  • "America 1999" - Direct TV East
  • Platform - Canada
  • Metro TV
  • "To see or not to see" - Channel 57 New York


  • WCBS and 1010 WINS - All Weekend!!
  • "Opptur" - Norwegian Radio Station - Had to take the call at 11:30 pm EST so our Nordic friends could start the day with the sound of my soothing voice!

Future Features

Village Voice; TimeOut NY; Express Newspapers (UK); NY Magazine

Monday, May 3rd


Daily News: Wonderful article by reporter, Bill Egbert! Also the long-awaited feature on four NYLine Organizers: Karen, Giovanni, Louis and Michele!


  • NY1 - Previewed the feature in the Daily News about the four NYLine organizers and especially loved Karen's comment on her favorite character, Princess Leia - "You gotta go with this chick..."
  • FoxNews - International News Service, 7:55 pm
  • Live on CBS, Channel 2 at 5:25 and 5:55 pm
  • RTL - Dutch Television: They were so impressed with the professionalism of the NYLine fans and the knowledge of Karen and myself that they canceled an interview with some kind of "movie expert" at Time Magazine!


  • WKTU-FM - I had to fight off the disk jockey at the Ziegfeld at 7:30 am for my the first place on line!! We all know who won that battle!
  • Armed Forces Radio - One of the nicest interview I have had the pleasure of giving!

Future Features

Stern Magazine (Germany); Zero Hora Journal (Brazil) - Finally got to speak Portuguese, even though I had no idea how to say 'Star Wars' in the native tongue of my family!

Stay Tuned for more and more ahead...