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Okay, I wasn't going to talk about this until next week but given the speculation in another thread here goes:
 
As of this writing, CBS has no plans to bring any teams to NYC for the finale--and that includes the final three. There will be NO Early Show appearances or a check presentation on TES, (again, as of this writing). This decision appears to  being at least  partly attributed to the recent Early Show revamp. As you know, there have been no eliminated team interviews on TES this season, and no Finish Line as well. This absence was widely suspected to be due to budget cuts in this particular season. But the chance to hear the racers' view of what happened on their leg of the race added much to our fan enjoyment, and has been sorely missed.  As best as I can discover, the current  decision to not bring the final three racers to NY seems to be an Early Show and CBS decision, and not a WRP decision. Phil himself, Bertram van Munster, and Elise Doganieri have all been hugely supportive of our Internet community in the past, and I can't imagine that they are any happier about this news than we fans are.


Given that this is one of the best seasons in terms of ratings we have seen in years, this seems to be a particularly puzzling decision on CBS' part. Why would they want to miss such an excellent opportunity for free publicity for the race itself? At the last TARcon, there were ongoing TV interviews during the party, and media reports of the fan/racer interactions, as well the in studio interviews themselves. All of these help to create a "buzz" about the race itself. Many of us exactly meet the Early Show's target demographics, and given that Monday morning is a holiday, many more fans than usual would be home to tune in. And many of us are well traveled and would be considered a good customer for advertising product placements. What a perfect missed opportunity to advertise the NEXT race as they did after season 10 for All-Stars.

While CBS has never brought all the teams to NY like has been done for the Survivor reunion, they have always brought the final three, until now. Much of the credit needs to go to the racers themselves for this season's fabulous ratings--they are the ones who made the show so much fun to watch. So depriving the final three of their only chance for on camera interviews so far this season is very disappointing to them all, I'm sure. Most of the other teams this season do not, unfortunately, have the resources to make the trip on their own at this time.

 
The Internet community as a whole has also done "amazing" work in keeping this show front and center and promoting it to friends and family, which I am sure has contributed hugely to the upswing in the ratings. That makes it particularly sad that this may be the first finale to have either NO current racers, (or a very limited number), in attendance. All of the NYC events are planned solely as events by and for Internet posters, with racer attendance considered only an added bonus. It has always been part of the charm of this show, however, that at some point there was a possibility of interaction with the host, the racers, and even upon occasion, the producers. To be able to cheer for (or against!) your team choice all season, and then have a chance to meet them in person sometime during the finale weekend was always a highlight for many posters, and helped to promote the special magic of The Amazing Race. That chance will be sorely missed by many in NYC this time. In past years the show has even thanked the Internet community for their support, so it is again a mystery why they would ignore that very support this season. The love of the Internet community for the Amazing Race seems a valuable resource worth cultivating.


There may still be a sliver of hope that things could change over the next few days, as there are some  behind the scenes efforts being made to convince CBS that this decision should be reconsidered.

In the meantime, as so many of the current racers are from Southern California, I'm sure that you will see more racers planning to attend the LA finale party, and that attendance can in no way be correlated with who is or is not final three.

If you would like to send CBS an email expressing your opinion about this, the best place to start would be here at the audience service line:

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We know from experience that a strong unified voice can work miracles!


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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #1 on: January 12, 2008, 08:09:41 PM »
aw that sucks!

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #2 on: January 12, 2008, 10:29:53 PM »
 :groan:  So, given no racers going to TES (and NYC), does that mean that TARCON 12 will be super boring?   :angel:  Won't the TWoP crowd be pissed, to say the least.  Wow, imagine spending $75 and plane fare to watch the finale on a wide screen TV in a bar in NYC, without meeting the racers.  Maybe Phil will show up and quell the riot.   :lol3:   (Not that I was going to attend, anyway).   :res:

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #3 on: January 12, 2008, 11:38:48 PM »
Well, this is disappointing since this is going to be my first TARCon. I hope CBS reverses its decision.
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #4 on: January 13, 2008, 12:51:48 AM »
They have time (I think), but I doubt anything different is going to happen.  Although it should considering the fact that they've been toying with TAR for a long time, to the point where it pushed the season back to be a mid-season replacement.  Whatever the reason was...anyway, it happened, and now they're probably kicking themselves given the fact that they actually did push TAR12 back, decided to procrastinate green-lighting TAR13, and then there's this strike.  Oops.  That has to suck.  Anyway, on a side note, good thing CBS hasn't treated March Madness like it's nothing to worry about, considering the fact that they'd probably be pissed if FOX won the right to air March Madness.  Hopefully they'll be careful going forward to treat an emmy-winning show like an emmy-winning show.  Doubt it; ten-to-one Survivor wins in 2008, and without realizing that TAR has gone 5-for-5, they'll dump TAR, stating that "While it was a great show, it wasn't all that, and for the record, Survivor won an emmy, and TAR didn't."  Whatever.

Anyway, rant over.  I'm not surprised, just upset since I can't believe the story about budget costs when they've hooked up Survivor and are getting another BB season in.

Anyway, I feel bad that your first TARcon has to be this way.  However, the history behind the event was really just a get-together with other TAR fans (BTW, many people can explain this better than I could).  The possibility of racers came up, and then became a reality.  Naturally, TARcon grew over the next several seasons.  A lot of people blew off TARcon8, with some/several returning during TARcon9 (nicer weather brings more people to the event, as well as the fact that more people can afford to take the time off around that time).  Someone mentioned that people should show up to TARcon8 to watch with other fans and not because of the racers, regardless of the season, which prompted people to deny that it was the case (citing a bunch of excuses). 

Then came TAR11 (All-Stars).  It was a great season, but it turned out to be not all that.  Again, a lot of people were either on the fence or decided to sit out the season.  Then someone mentioned that a lot of racers were planning to attend TARcon11; all of a sudden, the event went from scarce to sold-out in rapid fashion (people actually tried to purchase admission via paypal, despite the fact that it was blacked out, it was quite sad).

In conclusion, while I also hope CBS reverses its decision, look at the event as an opportunity to meet other fans and watch your favorite show with the fans.  While the racers showing up is the perfect "lure" towards wanting to go to TARcon, it's never a guarantee.  And besides, given the # of people that often show up, it's difficult to impossible to chat with (all of) them, other than "Hi!  Loved you on the race!  Picture please?  Thanks!  Nice to meet you!"  TARcon12 will not be super boring.  I'm not one to say that, given how it's a week away, but I can't remember the last time anything featuring a 3-hr open bar turned out to be boring.

Sucks about the no-racer thing.  However, I believe it's a one-time thing (budget costs), and that we'll be back to normal later this year.  Tarcon might not be as awesome as in the past, but it won't suck.  After all, while TAR12 people won't be able to show up, there are several others from past seasons that may attend!


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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #5 on: January 13, 2008, 07:44:37 AM »
:groan:  So, given no racers going to TES (and NYC), does that mean that TARCON 12 will be super boring?   :angel:  Won't the TWoP crowd be pissed, to say the least.  Wow, imagine spending $75 and plane fare to watch the finale on a wide screen TV in a bar in NYC, without meeting the racers. 

As someone who has gone to two of them, (not going this time due to work), I can assure you that the vast majority of that crowd isn't going solely for racers as they know by now that isn't a guarentee and never really was.   For me, I went because I got to hang with people who share the same excitement for the show and came out of the experiences as having a new set of friends.  So TARAsia Fan, I'm asking you to have lots of fun for me and enjoy the Stitch drinks. 

As for TES, that is pretty dissapointing.  But seeing how CBS has treated this show in the past, including thinking that "Viva Laughlin" was worth airing and NOT having TAR13 ready to go, nothing surprises me at this network anymore.
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #6 on: January 13, 2008, 08:57:09 AM »
I am hearing that this may still be negotiable. It appears that it may be up to Shelley Ross, the new Producer of the Early Show. Polite Emails may help!
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #7 on: January 13, 2008, 09:53:13 AM »
Peach

do we still use the email listed above for Shelley?

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #8 on: January 13, 2008, 10:41:15 AM »
Does the lack of TES mean that TARCON XII will be boring? I doubt it. There are 8 racers who would not be on TES anywhere who would normally be at TARCON. The Final 3 might have cause to reconsider because they want to be with Chip and Kim in L.A., but why should anyone else? After all there is still the famous Miss Alli to meet. Racers can't do that anywhere else.

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #9 on: January 13, 2008, 11:48:17 AM »
I didn't mean that I'm going solely for the racers, there a lot of people whom I am going to meet (Peach, included and you too, Yikes), just that it would have been nice to meet them. But I'm looking forward to seeing everyone who attends TARCon.

Knowing the TV industry and some insiders like I do, Shelley Ross has been said to be a bit of a tyrant and when her mind is made up, there's no way to change it. If she doesn't want racers on TES, then they're not going to be there.

I don't know what CBS has planned for the check presentation. Perhaps they'll do it online or something like that.
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #10 on: January 13, 2008, 12:59:23 PM »
Peach

do we still use the email listed above for Shelley?

The email above is CRUCIAL!

But you can also try these--I think we still have a chance here to help not only this season, but whether or not we ever see TAR racers on TES again. But we need to act quickly.

You can also call CBS on Monday at CBS News: 212-975-4114 and ask for The Early Show and leave a (polite please!) message for the producer, Ms Shelley Ross.
Or you can email her assistant at kestink@cbsnews.com

It may also help to email the media/publicity manager: mitch.graham@tvc.cbs.com

I believe that there is still a possibility that our combined efforts could change the minds of the CBS team making this decision.
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #11 on: January 13, 2008, 01:00:44 PM »
I have put Peach's plea on my blog.

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #12 on: January 13, 2008, 01:06:11 PM »
Thank you Ken! I think that this is important mostly for the future. I really have missed the TES morning after interviews--they were a delight to watch as the HOSTS were clearly so enthusiastic about the race.

Thank you all for helping here! If Jericho can do it--you just KNOW we can!
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #13 on: January 13, 2008, 01:12:07 PM »
I was part of the Jericho "NUTS!" campaign so we know that CBS does at least listen to the fans. I do hope Shelley will listen this time around.
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #14 on: January 13, 2008, 01:29:29 PM »
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #15 on: January 13, 2008, 01:35:27 PM »
Trouble:    :ascared

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #16 on: January 13, 2008, 01:37:50 PM »
Mine went through without a problem.
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #17 on: January 13, 2008, 10:51:39 PM »
i'm phoning tomorrow,

also getting all family members currently visiting to do the same with rehearsed script

(maybe she'll think that TES has a big fan base in england  :lol3:)

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #18 on: January 13, 2008, 10:59:27 PM »
good job! Perhaps an upper crust British accent would do the trick!

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #19 on: January 13, 2008, 11:07:38 PM »
i'm phoning tomorrow,

also getting all family members currently visiting to do the same with rehearsed script

(maybe she'll think that TES has a big fan base in england  :lol3:)

they where in liverpool on friday with ringo star fwiw

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #20 on: January 13, 2008, 11:09:10 PM »
good job! Perhaps an upper crust British accent would do the trick!

"Stand by for the Queen..."
ha ha yeah

though parents are Irish  but you know they have the gift of the gab  ;D

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #21 on: January 13, 2008, 11:11:34 PM »
i'm phoning tomorrow,

also getting all family members currently visiting to do the same with rehearsed script

(maybe she'll think that TES has a big fan base in england  :lol3:)

they where in liverpool on friday with ringo star fwiw


ha ha kogs so i heard

father informed me that there was a tv show in the morning from New York did I know about it  :lol3:  :groan:

but he was laughing about that interview with ringo,   

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #22 on: January 16, 2008, 12:12:01 AM »
Latest update:

All the calls and emails are being heard.  Someone thought that the racers were responsible for the drive!  :ascared  :lol3: :yess: :lol3:

But so far the word remains --no racers on TES.... :'( :'(

Now interestingly--Phil will be at TARcon!! Seems like a big check should be around somewhere...???

And the best news:

Kynt and Vyxsin will be attending the NYC events, as will Jenn McCall (Jenn of Shana/Jenn) !! :hearts:

Thanks for all the support guys! keep it up!!
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #23 on: January 16, 2008, 12:12:47 AM »
That's great peach!

I hope all the racers and people attenting TARcon have a great time

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #24 on: January 16, 2008, 02:01:50 AM »
Latest update:

All the calls and emails are being heard.  Someone thought that the racers were responsible for the drive!  :ascared  :lol3: :yess: :lol3:

But so far the word remains --no racers on TES.... :'( :'(

Now interestingly--Phil will be at TARcon!! Seems like a big check should be around somewhere...???

And the best news:

Kynt and Vyxsin will be attending the NYC events, as will Jenn McCall (Jenn of Shana/Jenn) !! :hearts:

Thanks for all the support guys! keep it up!!
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #25 on: January 16, 2008, 07:44:57 AM »
They might be hearing us...but I don't think they are listening!   :pull (:;) :pull
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #26 on: January 16, 2008, 08:41:41 AM »
we need to find an equivalent of peanuts to send to TES

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #27 on: January 16, 2008, 09:01:05 AM »
THey heard us!

Just in from my CBS contact:


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THE EARLY SHOW will have The Amazing Race winners and host Phil Keoghan on the show on Monday, January 21 for the check presentation.
 
I will send additional details shortly.


Great job, everybody!!
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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #28 on: January 16, 2008, 09:03:57 AM »
 :jumpy:  :jumpy:  :jumpy:  :jumpy: :jumpy:  :jumpy:

 
Peach that is AWESOME

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Re: Final three teams not being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #29 on: January 16, 2008, 09:13:51 AM »
Methinks you should retitle this thread  :wohoo:

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« Reply #30 on: January 16, 2008, 09:23:18 AM »
THey heard us!

Just in from my CBS contact:


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THE EARLY SHOW will have The Amazing Race winners and host Phil Keoghan on the show on Monday, January 21 for the check presentation.
 
I will send additional details shortly.


Great job, everybody!!

AMAZING JOB!!!!!!

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Re: Final three teams ARE!!! being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #31 on: January 16, 2008, 09:34:29 AM »
okay--I don't know if that is final three winners or just THE winner--but still!!


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Re: Final three teams ARE!!! being brought to NYC for an Early Show appearance
« Reply #32 on: January 16, 2008, 09:36:47 AM »
okay--I don't know if that is final three winners or just THE winner--but still!!


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hell even if its at 8:45 its better than nothing :jumpy: :jumpy:

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Really--I think it is due to all of y'all's well written emails and all those British accented phone calls!  :lol:

But who knows? Maybe Phil managed it for us!
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I did do my best Mary Poppins Impression  :neener:


as long as they're on we should pass the word for everyone to watch live and email afterwards that how much we enjoyed the winners et al being on the show.

as its a holiday I know i'll be able to watch it

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Absolutely! I've already started my thank-you notes but let's try to make this a ratings blockbuster for them!
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Good Job peach! Good job everyone!!  :jam: :elvis: :wtg:

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Absolutely! I've already started my thank-you notes but let's try to make this a ratings blockbuster for them!

Are you going to watch?   :lol3:
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Funny boy...

You and I are going to go be sure they do a good job, right?

But setting the TiVo for sure!



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I'll be recording the show off my DirecTV!  :tup: :tup: :tup:
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I'll be recording the show off my DirecTV!  :tup: :tup: :tup:

Directv :jam: :jam: :jam: i dont need to record it, i have channels from la so i can catch it again if i miss it lol. got to love channel 381,383,387,389

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Great!  If my favorite team wins, I'm definitely taping their appearance on The Early Show!  And my favorite team's Ronald & Christina.  I'm keeping the faith!

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peach that's great!

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Now we need to tell them to give our frickin 2 legs back lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :pfft
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Now we need to tell them to give our frickin 2 legs back lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :pfft
/yeah, at least one TBC leg would have been great!

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Now we need to tell them to give our frickin 2 legs back lol!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :pfft

so you want the starting line moved back to boston? :lol: so they could make the course longer?

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Hint for the Tarcon peeps .. dress for a Nor'easter high, 27F | low 12F

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ahh that's cold
it's been pretty warm in Toronto lately.

I wonder if we can tell the winner of TAR12 based on which member of the F3 all of a sudden confirmed for TARcon

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Hint for the Tarcon peeps .. dress for a Nor'easter high, 27F | low 12F

OMG....I'm gonna be a peach popsicle for sure! :lol:
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That's nothing. It'll be even colder in RI, near 0 on Sunday. That will be like a heat wave.  :lol: :lol:
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Hint for the Tarcon peeps .. dress for a Nor'easter high, 27F | low 12F
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27F 
18F 

MON
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24F
Sunday (24 hours): Windy with times of sun and clouds. Highs in the upper 20s and lows in the upper teens.
Monday (24 hours): Mostly sunny. Highs in the low 30s and lows in the mid 20s

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Tell me NO SNOW! please....
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There won't be any snow. Just a lot of wind and a lot of cold. Be prepared. The cold will grow hair on your chest.  :lol: :lol: :lol:
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have fun when your here in ny those who are coming to tarcon. bundle up. sorry i cant join you but im too lazy to leave the garden state

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AMAZING RACE WINNERS - CBS's The Amazing Race just finished its 12th season. The reality competition show has won acclaim as one of the best of the reality shows ever, winning 10 total Emmy awards, 5 of which are for Best Reality/Competition Show. The winners of season 12 are back from their around the world adventure and will be in our studio to talk about the ups and downs of their exciting experience.

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And CBS just confirmed to me that it IS the winners only and NOT the final three...  :'(

Puddin--if you can get a TIME for that I would LOVE you! This southern girl is NOT looking forward to standing out in the cold  and is hoping we can narrow down the interval a little bit...brrrrr!
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is CBS stupid?
how obvious is the winner going to be if they are spotted in NY after we know that none of the F3 originally planned on attending TARcon

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It's not updated yet peach's, sorry.

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Just whenever you know would be great! :hearts:
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is CBS stupid?
how obvious is the winner going to be if they are spotted in NY after we know that none of the F3 originally planned on attending TARcon
I'm sure CBS will sequester the winner in a hotel and make sure that couple does not walk around in the big city until after the race is over.
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True, but the folks that run the West Coast Finale Party might not think twice before adding the 2nd and/or 3rd place finishers to their site before showtime (unless someone's reading this post).
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Just whenever you know would be great! :hearts:

I would be surprised if they do it before 8 AM.  And who knows if it will be done on the plaza due to the weather.  (Though that would rob us of Phil in cold weather gear.)

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Not to mention me in my artic gear! :lol3:

That is IF I can get out of Atlanta tomorrow--which is looking a little dicey since my snow encounter seems likely to be right here!  Oh MY!
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I think the Early Show appearance will be after 8 am (though I'll still tape the whole thing), and it may or may not be outside considering the freezing weather!

BTW, when does the West Coast Finale party take place?  It probably would be after the East Coast airs the finale, right?

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^^ You guys don't know cold, huh? I'd kill to have that kind of weather here. In Winnipeg, we suffer in -40C and that's not even the worst days.

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Having not seen Peach here today, I'm assuming she made it out of the ATL ok. I read on CNN.com that there were huge delays today out of Hartsfield-Jackson.

I'm driving out of RI early Sunday morning and taking the train in from Stamford. Should be lots of fun. Look for pictures here and my blog on Monday.
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Have a safe trip everyone! And a few :martini: for me  :keeta:

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Have a safe trip everyone! And a few :martini: for me  :keeta:

my moles tell me theres a southern lady walking around nyc shivering.

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She'll be shivering again tomorrow while I'll be laughing.  :lol: :lol:
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Y'all are mean to me! I managed some TAR-type shenanagians to escape Atlanta before the snow and manged to get the last seat on the first flight of the day out...

And I'm here! And NOT shivering yet! (thank you to my new winter coat!)

Stay tuned for TARcon updates! :kissy:
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it's FREEZING in Toronto today.

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Where did my post go!?

As I was saying.. yippee! You made it peach  :jumpy: ..What are you doing right now? where did you go? what did you eat? who did you see?

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TK and Rachel are coming up soon they said about 20 mins ago if anyone is lurking and interested.   I'd say about 8:15-8:30.

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I just heard a little bit ago that the winners of The Amazing Race are going to be on the Regis & Kelly show on Tues.  I don't know if Phil will be on.  I don't remember who else is on except for Ringo Starr.

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TK and Rachel ARE scheduled for the Regis and Kelly show tomorrow--glad they are getting some Interviews! They were delightful in person....
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Absolutely! They were so nice and genuine. From Kynt & Vyxsin, Jennifer and TKR, this TARCon was full of nice people. I don't have references to other TARCons, but everyone was so accommodating and nice.

Well, except for Jorge at Puglia's passing the collection plate after interrupting lunch and that crazy woman putting herself in every picture.  :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
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TK and Rachel ARE scheduled for the Regis and Kelly show tomorrow--glad they are getting some Interviews! They were delightful in person....

there  on now, can TK please take that aweful hat offffff

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Oh Regis...did you have to keep calling her "Rosalie"??
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Oh Regis...did you have to keep calling her "Rosalie"??
You're kidding  :lol:? Maybe its time for Regis to retire?

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Here's what was said.

Reege: So we welcome the uh.. winners of The American Race, TK & Rosalie!
(applause)
Kelly: You guys were great!
Reege: Yes, you kids were something, running around the world. Did you happen to think of my friend, Dean Martin?
TK: Who?
Kelly: Oh, there's Reege stuck in the 1950's again.
TK: I wasn't even born then.
Reege: Ok, never mind Dino. What about Sammy Davis, Jr.?
Rachel: What?
Reege: So Rosalie...
Rachel: Rachel.
Reege: Whatever. During the race, did you have to do any swimming?
TK: No, not this season.
Reege: Why not? Didn't you have to do the triathlon or something like that?
Rachel: Um.... no.
Kelly: Reege, didn't you watch the show?
Reege: I haven't watched TV since they canceled Millionaire! Those ABC bastards!
TK: I liked Millionaire.
Reege: From your mouth to God's ears! ABC ruined that show!
Kelly: Stop being bitter, Reege, now about the race...
Reege: Race! Schmace! Millionaire should be back on the air!
Kelly: We've run out of time, so sorry, TK & Rachel. Congratulations on winning the race.
Reege: Rachel? Who's Rachel?
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Here's what was said.

Reege: So we welcome the uh.. winners of The American Race, TK & Rosalie!
(applause)
Kelly: You guys were great!
Reege: Yes, you kids were something, running around the world. Did you happen to think of my friend, Dean Martin?
TK: Who?
Kelly: Oh, there's Reege stuck in the 1950's again.
TK: I wasn't even born then.
Reege: Ok, never mind Dino. What about Sammy Davis, Jr.?
Rachel: What?
Reege: So Rosalie...
Rachel: Rachel.
Reege: Whatever. During the race, did you have to do any swimming?
TK: No, not this season.
Reege: Why not? Didn't you have to do the triathlon or something like that?
Rachel: Um.... no.
Kelly: Reege, didn't you watch the show?
Reege: I haven't watched TV since they canceled Millionaire! Those ABC bastards!
TK: I liked Millionaire.
Reege: From your mouth to God's ears! ABC ruined that show!
Kelly: Stop being bitter, Reege, now about the race...
Reege: Race! Schmace! Millionaire should be back on the air!
Kelly: We've run out of time, so sorry, TK & Rachel. Congratulations on winning the race.
Reege: Rachel? Who's Rachel?

OMG you are TOO funny  :lol3: ..I am literally rolling on the floor laughing! You got me AGAIN Ken!  :groan: :lol:

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awww

they're too sweet

I liked rachel's hair straight.

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lmao why the hell is Regis calling her "rosalie"

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lmao why the hell is Regis calling her "rosalie"
Because of her last name Michael .. I have the same problem with my name since I'm a Rose Ann >> example, without giving away my last name, "Rosezinnia"   :lol:

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lmao why the hell is Regis calling her "rosalie"
Because Reege is 90 years old and is practically senile.
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