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SERENA ON TELEVISION — NOV.18.2000

<http://www.oxygen.com/>

Oxygen TV Network: Trackers

Serena will be appearing as a guest on "Oxygen TV Network: Trackers" on Saturday, November 18th at approximately 3:30pm EST (the show airs from 2:00-4:00pm EST). Her interview will be repeated on Sunday, November 26th at 1:30am EST. For additional air times, check the Trackers schedule.

Serena Altschul will discuss the pilot for her new MTV documentary series Breaking It Down with Serena. Following the first airing of the interview, she will be available for a live online chat at <http://www.trackers.net/>.


SERENA ON TELEVISION — FEB.09.2000

<http://www.mtv.com/news/true_life>

True Life: I'm On Crystal Meth

"True Life: I'm On Crystal Meth" premieres February 9th at 10:00 p.m. ET (check the Weekly Schedule for repeats).

True Life: I'm On Crystal Meth follows Serena Altschul on the trail of D-Methamphetamine, the only hard drug for which America is the source country. This new form of meth first appeared in California in the early 1990's and has been spreading rapidly across the United States ever since.

Each year, the number of illegal methamphetamine labs found in America has increased 20-30 per cent-- to over 5,700 labs seized in 1998. But unlike previous hard drug epidemics, like crack, this one has gone largely unnoticed by the media. The crystal meth epidemic is occurring predominantly in rural and small town America, where the growing population of addicts consume meth made in California "superlabs" or make it themselves in small "Beavis and Butthead" labs, using formulas downloaded from the internet and ingredients found at Wal-Mart.

True Life: I'm On Crystal Meth begins with a typical day in the life of Amber, a 19 year-old intravenous meth addict who is travelling across West L.A. in search of somewhere to shoot up. Next, Dr. Alex Stalcup, one of the few physicians treating meth addiction, talks about how quickly the drug is spreading and how dangerous it is. Finally, young people from Iowa, Arizona, and northern California attest to the drug's rapid spread.


<http://www.foxnews.com/oreilly>

FOX News Channel: The O'Reilly Factor

Serena will be appearing as a guest on the "FOX News Channel: The O'Reilly Factor" on February 9th at 8:00 p.m. ET. The show will be repeated at 11:00 p.m. and 4 a.m. ET (check the weekend schedule for repeats).

Serena Altschul and Bill O'Reilly will discuss the impact and relevance of True Life: I'm On Crystal Meth and what actions should be taken to prevent the use and dealing of D-Methamphetamine, especially among troubled teens.

SERENA IS OFFICIALLY "HOT" — AUG.20.1998

If you missed it, the August 20, 1998 "Rolling Stone" was dubbed "The Original HOT Issue" by its editors and contained a massive "Hot List" of celebrities, items, locations, and more. Serena Altschul garnered the impressive title of "Hot Talking Head" at the bottom of page 85. There were no pictures or text about her though. Laetitia Casta is on the cover.

LIFE-SIZE SERENA POSTER ALERT — APR.16.1998

Here are the contents of an email from Glenn on April 16, 1998:
Serena appears in a new advertising campaign for Coach handbags. If you can find a Coach store, she's on a large window-sized poster (about 6 feet tall) smiling and holding a Coach handbag. There's a Coach store in the town where I work and when I walked by, I almost fell in the street. The display says "MTV News anchor Serena Altschul." The same photograph has also been featured in Philadelphia magazine.
I urge you all to run out to your local branch of Coach handbags immediately and gawk.

A SONG ABOUT SERENA — AUG.08.1998

It is by an aspiring singer/songwriter named Ian Keller McGlone. The song is titled "Serena." You can read the lyrics and listen to a 44 second sample of his song.

READ FEATURE INTERVIEWS BY SERENA — 1997-98

Located in the MTV News Feature Archive:
  >> "Backstreet Boys: A Homecoming Of Sorts" [October, 1998].
  >> "Korn's Lollapalooza Interview" [July, 1997].

READ INTERVIEWS WITH SERENA — 1996

MTV News Gallery: "Tha Doggfather" Reigns - Nov. 8, 1996
MTV News Gallery: Metallica's New "Load" - June 7, 1996

For more archived Serena interviews:
MTV Online Search: serena altschul

READ INTRODUCTIONS BY SERENA AND GUEST DIALOGUE — 1996-97

Thirteen episodes are linked to on the "MTV News: UNfiltered" page.

QUALITY OF THE MTV NEWS VIDEOCAPTURES — DEC.1997

Many of the videocaptured pictures available on this site look a little grainy or blotchy at full-size. Vidcaps are almost always that way though due to the low resolution of recorded television programs (as opposed to capturing from a live feed), inefficient capturing mechanisms, etc. Anyway, I've modified many of the old vidcaps, and I will try to improve the others with Adobe Photoshop in the future.





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