MMI Public Relations Writer Wesley Hyatt Releases New Book, Television's Top 100
Writer For Award-Winning Public Relations Firm Authors History Of Highest-Rated American TV Shows For The Last 50 Years.
- Raleigh-Durham-Chapel Hill, NC (1888PressRelease) January 20, 2012 - Patty Briguglio, president of MMI Public Relations (http://www.mmipublicrelations.com), a Raleigh-based full-service public relations firm, has announced that Wesley Hyatt, writer for the firm, has released the book Television's Top 100: The Most-Watched American Broadcasts, 1960-2010. Featuring the inside stories about the most popular specials, movies, sportscasts and series episodes in television history based on their audience ratings, the book covers many memorable events in TV history, from the top-rated shows during the original runs of Gunsmoke, The Beverly Hillbillies and The Andy Griffith Show to the finales of M*A*S*H, Cheers and Seinfeld. To allow a diverse selection, Hyatt profiles the only highest-rated entry of perennial top audience attractions such as the Super Bowl and the Academy Awards. Included in each entry are what shows ran against them in the time period, credits for the show's cast and crew, a synopsis of the broadcast and the story behind the creation of the program. Rounding out the book are appendices with additional facts and figures about the top 100 entries. The book is available at Amazon.com or through its publisher, McFarland and Co., Inc., at http://www.mcfarlandpub.com.
Hyatt, a native of Chapel Hill, N.C., has written six other nonfiction books, including The Encyclopedia of Daytime Television, The Billboard Book of Number One Adult Contemporary Hits, Short-Lived Television Series, 1948-1978, A Critical History of Television's The Red Skelton Show, 1951-1971, Emmy Award Winning Nighttime Television Shows, 1948-2004 and Kicking Off The Week: A History of Monday Night Football on ABC Television, 1970-2005. He is a recognized TV historian who has been interviewed by numerous media outlets, including the Associated Press, Bloomberg News and many more.
"From recounting when the Beatles debuted on The Ed Sullivan Show to the Winter Olympics standoff between ice skaters Nancy Kerrigan and Tonya Harding, Television's Top 100 provides readers with a fun and informative trip down some of the biggest moments in our recent pop culture history," said Hyatt. "There are some unexpected entries as well that I think will amaze and amuse people about what Americans thought were the best programs to watch from the 1960s onward."
"I congratulate Wesley on writing his seventh book," said Briguglio. "His skillful writing, proofreading and research, all of which can be seen in this book, are an asset to us at MMI."
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