Friday, 15 November 2013 19:24

The Hosts of "The National Dog Show" David Frei and John O'Hurley will join Jon and Talkin' Pets this Saturday 11/16/13 at 7 PM ESTto discuss this annual dog competition that airs on Thanksgiving Day Featured

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ELITE COMPETITION, NEW BREEDS AND MORE
IN NATIONAL DOG SHOW PRESENTED BY PURINA®
THANKSGIVING DAY ON NBC FOLLOWING MACY’S PARADE

Holiday TV Special, Hosted by John O’Hurley & David Frei,
Also Airing Saturday Night in Primetime on NBC

New York, NY  – The NBC Thanksgiving Day special, “The National Dog Show Presented by Purina®,” will crown one of America’s great purebreds as its 2013 champion on Thanksgiving Day, bringing canine competition and entertainment into America’s living rooms for the 12th year.

The holiday special (noon-2 p.m. in all time zones) follows the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade on NBC and is watched annually by a total of almost 20 million viewers. Over 175 breeds vie for Best in Show honors in the tradition-rich Kennel Club of Philadelphia competition. An encore presentation will air on NBC in primetime on Saturday, November 30, from 8-10 p.m. ET.

“Families now know to find the National Dog Show Presented by Purina® on Thanksgiving Day at noon following the Macy’s Parade,” said Jon Miller, President, Programming, NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network.  “With the encore presentation Saturday night, these great dogs get to show their stuff in primetime for the second consecutive year.”

The special is a celebration of America’s fascination with man’s best friend, hosted by beloved TV personality John O’Hurley, best known as “J. Peterman” on Seinfeld. O’Hurley is joined by expert analyst David Frei, the voice of the Westminster Kennel Club Dog Show on USA Network and America’s foremost authority on the sport.

The National Dog Show also boasts a powerful online presence at www.NBCSports.com and at www.NationalDogShow.com.  Because of heavy interest from breed enthusiasts around the world, those platforms offer a look at every dog in the group competition, featuring the walks and judging of all the breed-winning canines.  The online video will include extensive highlights from the TV special and video from the 11 past Best in Show winners.  The sites will also feature behind the scenes photos and video, capturing all of the backstage energy generated by 1,500-plus eager canines.

Unlike traditional dog show coverage, the two-hour special’s unique content is facilitated by the open format of the event, one of only four remaining “benched” shows in which the dogs are on display all day for the visiting public.

The show will spotlight three new AKC-recognized breeds, the Portugese Podengo Pequeno, the Rat Terrier and the Chinook, making their television and major-event debuts.

The National Dog Show Presented by Purina takes place on Saturday, November 16, at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center as part of the Kennel Club of Philadelphia’s annual cluster of all-breed shows.  

The producer of the event is Carson International of Ketchum, ID, the world’s most prominent producer and packager of canine events for live audiences and television.

 

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Jon Patch

Graduated from Penn State University in 1983 and landed my first broadcasting job at the flagship station to SUN Radio Network in St. Petersburg, FL as a producer of talk radio. In 3 months advanced to a network producer, then on air as a national eventually local weather reporter for the Tampa Bay area. Held a position in management as a trainer to new hosts and producers and later Affiliate Relations Manager, eventually in 1990 started hosting, Talkin' Pets. Left SUN radio several years later and worked with USA Radio Networks for 1 year. I worked with Business TalkRadio & Lifestyle TalkRadio Networks for19 years under the title of V.P. Affiliate Relations and Programming, later worked with Genesis Communications until starting a new network ATRN.  Currently working with GAB Radio Network and with Josh Leng at Talk Media Network.  I am still hosting the largest and longest running pet radio and internet show in the country, Talkin' Pets, for the past 29 years... My one true passion in life is to help to educate the world through interviews with celebrities like Betty White, Tippi Hedren, Bob Barker, Linda Blair and others, authors, foundations and organizations like the ASPCA, LCA, HSUS, AHA, WSPA on the ways to make this world a better place for all animals and mankind whom all share this very fragile and mysterious planet called earth. This is the only home we have so we all need to learn how to share and maintain it so that life for us all continues and evolves forever...

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