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

2019 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2019 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 Emcee – Bret and Stephanie Schulte, professors of journalism … More 2019 Cast and Crew

2020 Presidential Bracket

  The number of people who said that they were considering running for the Democratic presidential nomination in 2020 only left three or four dozen voters in America to cast the deciding ballots. Ergo, anyone who voted in the Democratic primaries should have been declared a superdelegate to the Democratic National Convention. Too bad, the … More 2020 Presidential Bracket

Gridiron Emcees

Each year, the Northwest Arkansas Gridiron invites a civic leader of some stature to become a piñata temporarily, or as we like to call them our emcee. They have ranged from politicians who already held office to university faculty who already held tenure to journalists who already had turned in their stories for the day. … More Gridiron Emcees

2018 Cast and Crew

The cast and the crew of the 2017 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 Emcee – Steve Clark, president, Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Writers – … More 2018 Cast and Crew