TV Junkie: Get Your 'School Pride' on Tonight; '30 Rock' Live Wrap-Up
Please check out our interview with Governor Jesse Ventura, host of truTV's "Conspiracy Theory with Jesse Ventura" which premieres tonight at 10pm.
There's feel-good programming and then there's "School Pride" which premieres tonight on NBC at 8pm. The somewhat saccharine and over-produced "Extreme Makeover Home Edition" is a feel-good show that also revolves around the renovation of a bulding but that show helps only one family in a kind of "We're going to Disneyland!"-style sensationalism. "School Pride" invites the entire community of a school, and anyone else who is interested, to get involved with not only fixing up the physical building, but also how to get the school back on track. Executive producer Cheryl Hines (in the interview above) got the idea for the show while participating in the renovation of Carver Elementary in Compton a few years ago and noted that fixing up the dilapidated building had multiple positive results that included improved test scores by the students and improved property values in the area.