Lahaska: Rick Williams // WPVI Action News Celebrates Fifty Years

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SATURDAY, DECEMBER 7TH FROM 1 - 2 PM

THE LAHASKA BOOKSHOP

BOOK SIGNING WITH ACTION NEWS ANCHOR RICK WILLIAMS

Join us in welcoming Action News Anchor Rick Williams to the Lahaska Bookshop as he signs copies of WPVI ACTION NEWS CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS - the inside story of 6abc-WPVI channel 6, the station that pioneered the famous Action News.  

EVENT GUIDELINES:

  • Attendees must purchase one copy of WPVI ACTION NEWS CELEBRATES FIFTY YEARS prior to entering the book signing line the day of the event
  • Mr. Williams will autograph and personalize books with your first name only, no messages. He will not be able to sign any posters, bookmarks, scraps of paper, etc.
  • Photos are allowed, we will have an attendant assisting in taking photos. 
  • We will do our best to have online orders signed by Mr. Williams. He will only autograph (no personalizations or messages) books pre-ordered for this event through our website or bookstores. No guarantees. 

 

ABOUT THE BOOK:

What started out of desperation-WPVI was near last in the ratings-became inspiration for a news format that would forever change the landscape of local news across the country. From its debut in 1970, Action News set the standard that other stations around the country would emulate. It quickly became the number one newscast in the Philadelphia television market and has held that position ever since. This is a look back at how the legacy began, and how it evolved. This book goes behind the scenes with WPVI's beloved newscasters, sportscasters, weather reporters; it looks at the creation of the famous theme song and the unconventional promos over the years; it recalls the most hilarious segments; it reveals the tragedies both on and off-air; it remembers the storms and the real-life camaraderie that viewers have come to love. And it takes the reader into the heart of the news station with the show's groundbreaking producers, editors, and management. 

Additionally, this book shares the basic ideologies that have remained the same since the early 1970s, and the secrets of why WPVI is so extraordinary, and why it's had a special place in the hearts of Philadelphia area residents for so many years. 

Photo credits: Main cover image of the Philadelphia Cityscape at Sunrise with the Delaware River, Photographer Andriy Kravchenko. All other cover photos courtesy of WPVI. Jacket design by H. Clark Wakabayashi. 

ABOUT RICK WILLIAMS:

Rick Williams has kept 6abc viewers informed for more than 25 years as an anchor and reporter. For much of that time he has and continues to, anchor the number-one-rated Action News at Noon and Action News at 5 pm broadcasts.

Rick also reports for Action News' weekly "Crimefighters" series. Before that, Rick co-anchored Action News Mornings, helping to create a dominant early morning program alongside Monica Malpass and Cecily Tynan.

Rick arrived in Philadelphia in 1988 from WRAL-TV in Raleigh, North Carolina. Before that, he worked in Huntington, West Virginia, and Washington D.C., where he also worked in radio and attended college at Howard University.

Although Rick was born in New York, he considers himself a true Philadelphian and has spent much of his time off helping to uplift the community and inspire young people in their academic endeavors. He currently sits on the board of Philadelphia Futures, a non-profit organization that mentors college-bound Philadelphia students. He is also a board member of the Moorestown Theater Company and has taken the stage in a few musical productions with his family and friends.

While Rick has covered a variety of big events and has interviewed various presidents, politicians, and celebrities, one of his favorite assignments is hosting the 6abc Thanksgiving Day Parade along with Cecily Tynan every year since 2009.

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$45.00
SKU: 9781368026659


GENERAL EVENT NOTES

WAITING IN LINE
At some of our well-attended events, you can expect to stand in line for upwards of two hours and sometimes longer. If you have an issue that prevents you from standing in line for that length of time, please contact us immediately so that we can better accommodate you at the event.

PARKING
Limited parking available at the Doylestown Bookshop, but street parking available in surrounding neighborhoods. In addition, free parking available at the Bucks County Parking Garage near the Courthouse on Broad Street. Free day and evening parking. Entrance on Broad Street. Additional entrances on Union and Doyle Streets. More information about parking in Doylestown can be found at http://www.doylestownborough.net/visitors/parking.

CAN'T MAKE THE EVENT, BUT STILL WANT A SIGNED COPY?
If you can't come to an event and still want an autographed copy of the book, you may purchase titles in advance either in the store, over the phone (215.230.7610), or through our website. When buying online, simply use the checkout comments field to indicate that you would like us to request the author's signature at our event before shipping it to you. Note: If you can't make it to the event, we cannot offer any personalization, only the authors signature. 

QUESTIONS?
All event-related inquiries can be sent to our Director of Marketing, Events & Schools, Krisy Elisii, at krisyparedes@gmail.com. The views expressed through the books or authors featured online or in-store are not those of the Doylestown or Lahaska Bookshops.