In Memoriam

We, the present cast and crew of the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron, recall with fond hearts the people who shared the Gridiron stage and are no longer with us: Guy Barnes — 1978–1989 shows Hailey Bonnell — 2004–2005 shows Mike Brown — 1979–1981 shows Dick Clohecy — 1978–1979 shows Norma Conner — 1982–1983 shows Jennifer Cox … More In Memoriam

Timely News Update

Timely News Update brings you all the news that is timely and in constant need of updated corrections. Here are your anchors, Norah O’Donnell and Chris Wallace. Cast Timely News UpdateNorah O’Donnell — Stacey RobertsChris Wallace — Dave EdmarkVideo Producers — Stacey Roberts and Dave Edmark Weather ReportCirrus Cloudburst — Brooke McNeeley GalliganVideo Producer — … More Timely News Update

Quarantining With the Stufflebeams

Social distancing comes even to the Arcadian land of our Ozark Gothic, as the Timely News Update country correspondents, Elmer and Letitia Mae Stufflebeam, will attest. Cast Introduction — Ray MinorChris Wallace — Dave EdmarkLetitia Mae Stufflebeam — Brenda BlaggElmer Stufflebeam — Steve VoorhiesVideo Producers — Brenda Blagg and Steve VoorhiesEditor — Andrew Epperson Donate

Ridin’ With Biden

Joe Biden spent months playing coy about who his running mate would be. The Timely News Update anchors Chris Wallace and Norah O’Donnell bring you the reveal at the wheel of that decision. Cast Introduction — Ray MinorChris Wallace — Dave EdmarkNorah O’Donnell — Stacey RobertsKamala Harris — Nikita ReedJoe Biden — Steve VoorhiesVideo Producer … More Ridin’ With Biden

King Trump

Anchor Norah O’Donnell of Timely News Update brings into focus a Donald Trump Rally where the president takes his shot at wooing suburban housewives to vote for him. But some things have changed in four years. … More King Trump

2020 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2020 NWA Gridiron are journalists who work at regional publications, broadcast outlets and public relations agencies as well as faculty and students from the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. Full Cast and Crew Writers – Charlie Alison, Brenda Blagg, Vivian Cummings, Dave … More 2020 Cast and Crew

Two Stand-up Guys

After the Black Lives Movement kicked into gear during the summer and protesters began toppling statues, Timely News Update’s crack reporting team went looking for some man-on-the-street interviews. They found the usual suspects. CAST Introduction — Ray MinorChris Wallace — Dave EdmarkNorah O’Donnell — Stacey RobertsColonel Halftrack — Flip PutthoffSenator Halfbright — Charlie AlisonVideo Producer … More Two Stand-up Guys

In the Depths of Bethel Heights

Timely News Update brings you breaking news about Bethel Heights and the stink it has raised. Here are Norah O’Donnell and Chris Wallace with the stench from the trench. CAST Introduction — Ray MinorNorah O’Donnell — Stacey RobertsChris Wallace — Dave EdmarkThe Cesspool Serenader — Katherine ShurldsVideo Producer — Frou GallagherEditor — Andrew Epperson Donate

Obituary for Gina King

Gina King, a long-time Gridiron actor and the first to portray a pregnant teenager while pregnant herself, died Oct. 7, 2020. She was 59. King first performed in the Gridiron in the 1980s, and one of the sketches for which she is well remembered, Sixteen Going on Preggers, about teen pregnancy in Arkansas. Several actors … More Obituary for Gina King