Top Story! Weekly Report for the Week Ending Sunday, February 28, 2010

Chile was struck Saturday by a massive earthquake measuring 8.8 on the Richter scale. Turkey now fears it will be the next target of the earth’s war on countries whose names sound like food.

At Thursday’s health care summit, President Obama asked Republicans to do a little soul-searching. Republicans did and found nothing.

Evgeni Plushenko compensated for failing to win a gold medal in Olympic men’s figure skating by awarding himself a “platinum” medal. Not to be outdone, Johnny Weir compensated for failing to win any medals by having himself bedazzled.
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Watch “Bad Boys” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

The Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department has a new policy on chasing armed suspects - but some of LA’s most famous peace officers are having problems grasping it!

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BAD BOYS by Greg Shouse - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Starring Michael Hughes (Lee Baca), Phillip Wilburn (Frank Drebin), Neil Garguilo (Frank “Ponch” Poncherello), John Abbott (Jonathan “Jon” Baker), Sean Cowhig (Martin Riggs), Matthew Harris (Roger Murtaugh), Artemis Pebdani (Hildy Granger) and Melissa Okey (Deputy)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Tiger Woods Press Conference” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Tiger Woods comes clean about the rumors going around about him - and about the rumors going around about other people too!

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TIGER WOODS PRESS CONFERENCE by Tom Repetto - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Starring Jason Kelley (Tiger Woods), Michael Hughes (Anchor) and Melissa Okey

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch The Top Story! Weekly Report from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

New York Governor David Paterson talks about his election plans, and Jeff Foxworthy talks about King Tut, in this installment of the Top Story! Weekly Report!

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THE TOP STORY! WEEKLY REPORT by Peter Aranda, Morgan Beck, Brandon Burkhart, Shawn Carlow, Dave Ciaccio, Jeremy Cohen, Tammy Connors, Dan Eder, Erich Eilenberger, Isaiah Hole, Michael Hughes, Jaime Jessup, Michael S. King, Markus Kublin, Matt Manser, Andy Nordvall, Dennis Oliver, Rick Paulas, Andrew Payne, Phil Ranta, Dan Reber and Dave Swan - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Starring Michael Hughes (Anchor), Melissa Okey (Anchor), Artemis Pebdani (Cosmo Cahuenga), Matthew Harris (David Paterson) Tammie Smalls (Detroit Resident), Neil Garguilo (Philadelphia Student), John Abbott (HBO Executive), Sean Cowhig (Nuclear Engineer), Jim Nieb (Wal-Mart Spokesperson) and Phillip Wilburn (Jeff Foxworthy)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “I’m Supposed To Be Here Today” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

It’s the premiere of “Cop Out” - but Kevin Smith can’t get in when he only has tickets for one seat!

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I’M SUPPOSED TO BE HERE TODAY by Jeremy Cohen - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Starring Jim Nieb (Kevin Smith), Jason Kelley (Tracy Morgan), Phillip Wilburn (Bruce Willis), Tammie Smalls (Movie Usher), Michael Hughes (Michael Moore) and Sean Cowhig (Jason Mewes)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Undercover Zucker” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

The new hit reality show “Undercover Boss” sends Jeff Zucker to the NBC mailroom - where he has to handle all the hate mail he gets!

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UNDERCOVER ZUCKER by Andrew Payne - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Starring Michael Hughes (Jeff Zucker), Matthew Harris (Malcolm), Melissa Okey (Cindy), and Artemis Pebdani (Host)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Bayh-Bye” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Senator Evan Bayh takes President Obama and Democratic Senate colleagues to Arby’s to break the news: he’s just not that into Congress - and he gets a response in song!

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BAYH-BYE by Matt Blitz - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 41: “The Weight Is Over”

Starring Michael Hughes (Evan Bayh), Matthew Harris (Barack Obama), John Abbott (Harry Reid), Melissa Okey (Mary Landrieu), and Artemis Pebdani (Barbara Boxer)

Directed by Tom Repetto

Watch “Haitian Recovery” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 40: “Bill’s Heart Will Go On”

When the Internet finally returns to Haiti, earthquake survivors and aid workers must face an even bigger disaster!!

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HAITIAN RECOVERY by Jaime Jessup - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 40: “Bill’s Heart Will Go On”

Starring Jim Nieb (Army Engineer), Derek Reid (Haitian) and and Sean Cowhig (Aid Worker)

Directed by Michael Hughes

Top Story! Weekly Report for the Week Ending Sunday, February 21, 2010

Making his first public appearance Friday since his infidelity scandal broke, Tiger Woods apologized for being “selfish and irresponsible.” Tiger promised that from now on, when cheating on his wife, he’d be unselfish and responsible.

President Obama marked the one-year anniversary of his 862 billion dollar stimulus package by pointing out that the package has created millions of new jobs. Unfortunately for the president, all those jobs are in China.

Viva Leroy Nash, the nation’s oldest death row inmate, has died at the age of 94. After his death, disappointed prison officials immediately tried to revive him so that they could then kill him.
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Watch “Behind the Pickle” from Top Story! Weekly Episode 40: “Bill’s Heart Will Go On”

Can a pickle get more fans on Facebook than Nickelback? Yes! So next up - its own episode of VH1’s “Behind the Music!”

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BEHIND THE PICKLE by Rick Paulas - from Top Story! Weekly Episode 40: “Bill’s Heart Will Go On”

Starring Brian O’Connell (Narrator), Brent Pope (Doctor, Record Producer), Jim Nieb (Dad), Kipleigh Brown (Mom), Derek Reid (Pimp), Gregg Lopez (Talent Scout), Tammie Smalls (Person) and Sean Cowhig (Chad Kroeger)

Directed by Michael Hughes