TNN Sets 'First Traveling Comedy/Talk Show'


TNN, The National Network, on Monday announced the 13-city schedule for TNN's
Pop Across America, which the network described as 'America's
first-ever traveling comedy/talk show.' The series will present new half-hour
episodes back-to-back on Friday nights, occupying the 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. span,
starting Aug. 24, TNN announced; they'll be rerun Fridays starting at midnight.

TNN Productions' original series, whose host Steve Marmel will hit the road
to seek "the comedic side of American pop culture," will be telecast from the
back of a flatbed truck in each of the 13 cities from July through October, TNN
said. As such, the series aims to be "a celebration of real people in this
country," said TNN executive vice president and general manager Diane Robina in
a prepared statement.

 The first show on the tour will tape on July 13 in Washington, D.C.,
TNN said.