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Press Wave

Posted by Suzanne on

Number of people currently in line: 11

Press Wave

Posted By Suzanne on 5/8/2005 9:48:53 AM EST

Number of people currently in line: 11

With one week under our collective belts, the 2005 NYLine is gearing up to be the best one yet! Generous donations from our members, sponsors and those gracious pedestrians that have visited our home on 54th Street have been adding up! It's hard to believe that in just 10 days, we'll all be in the Ziegfeld presenting a check to Starlight with the money raised in our Stand-A-Thon.

The press coverage for our final NYLine has also been extremely positive. While some reporters still insist on covering the "geek" angle of Star Wars fandom (my favorite question so far: Do you sleep in Star Wars pajamas?), many of us have noticed that most of the press, this time around, seem to finally understand the who, what, where, when, why, and how of our Stand-A-Thon.

One feature that aired this past Tuesday on Eyewitness News, Channel 7 encapsulated so well the dedication and uniqueness of Star Wars fans and captured the positive impact that our fundraising has had on children in area hospitals served by the Starlight Starbright Children's Foundation. We hope to make this clip available soon on our site.

Listed below is the pre- and first-week press coverage for the 2005 NYLine:



Associated Press (news wire and photo)

Business Wire

The Daily News (3)

Entertainment Weekly

Gannett News Service

Getty Images

Metro Newspaper


The New York Post

The Onion (2)

Reuters (news wire and photo)

San Diego Journal

Star Wars Insider

TimeOut NY (2)

USA Today (2)


Associated Press Television

CNN Showbiz Tonight

Fox Movie Channel

New York 1

WABC-Channel 7 (2)

WCBS-Channel 2

WNBC-Channel 4

WNYW-Channel 5

WUPN-Channel 9

WPIX-Channel 11

WISTV-Columbia, SC


BBC News

BTV - Spain

El Periodico de Cataluna - Spain

El Universal – Mexico

London Free Press

New Zealand Herald

Spin 103.8 – Ireland

TF1 Television - France

The Toronto Star – Canada


Ain't It Cool News


LiveWire (8)

TheOnion e-newsletter (2)


1010 Wins AM (2)

Sirius Satellite Radio