What Is Early Word? The Philadelphia Inquirer's experimental online "morning show", which began in Sept. 2005, went on hiatus in the summer of 2006, after a gradual shift to putting more of its content directly on Philly.com.
About the Host Peter Mucha, husband and father of two, grew up in Cherry Hill and is a lifelong Philly sports fan. He's been writing and editing for The Inquirer for 18 years.
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Friday, January 20, 2006
'CSI Interactive' Hardly Active at All Ever try an online experience that complements a TV show? Curious, I tried CSI Interactive, which promised to test viewers' crime-solving skills. Sounded cool. But we were never quizzed on clues at all, just some arcane forensics trivia. A couple of dozen fans took part in a genial chat, but the talk was mostly about who's sexy on the show, how the game wasn't working, and whether Numb3rs Interactive would have math multiple choices.
Heard of any other such play-while-viewing games? A tour of other network sites turned up nothing similar.
Who Wants to Be a Millionairehas a different setup: You can be part of the ask-the-audience lifeline, voting for answers via instant messenger while the show's taping.