Atmospheres

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Atmospheres
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Presented byJim Cantore
Mish Michaels
Theme music composerStephen Arnold (2002-2003 theme)
Country of originUnited States
No. of episodesN/A
Production
Executive producersJanet Johnson (TWC)
Jonathan Towers (Towers Productions)[1]
ProducerMary Davies[2]
Running time60 minutes
Production companyTowers Productions[3]
Release
Original networkThe Weather Channel
Original releaseAugust 23, 2000 (2000-08-23)[4] –
January 6, 2003 (2003-01-06)
Chronology
Followed byStorm Stories

Atmospheres was a weekly television series on The Weather Channel. The series, hosted by meteorologist Jim Cantore and Mish Michaels, featured current weather news and information. Some of the original segments included "Feature of the Week", dramatic rescue stories from inclement weather (which would set the tone for Storm Stories and would later use that name); "Destinations", which highlighted exotic locales; "In The Elements", profiles of people working in extreme weather (a forerunner to Epic Conditions), and a unique weather story that varied with each episode. Each episode contained three local and two national forecasts.[4]

History

Atmospheres premiered on The Weather Channel on August 23, 2000, the result of an initiative proposed in 2000 by Jim Alexander, former TWC head of viewer research, relating to creating new long-form programming[5]. The push toward introducing long-form programming was designed to target the network's weather enthusiast demographic.[4]. Originally, Atmospheres aired new episodes on Sundays at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. eastern, Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Eastern, and Saturdays at 5 p.m. Eastern. Encore episodes aired on Saturdays at 8 p.m. and 11 p.m. Eastern and Sundays at 5 p.m. Eastern. Storm Stories, which was Jim Cantore's new program following the end of Atmospheres, premiered the same night the series ended, on January 6, 2003. Storm Stories had originated with a segment on Atmospheres (as Atmospheres Storm Stories), with the earliest evidence of this dating to 2002.[6] After the premiere of the new series, reruns of Atmospheres still aired on weekends until the end of the summer of 2003, when Storm Stories started airing every night in its place. Since then, Atmospheres has not returned to The Weather Channel's programming schedule; however, because of the aforementioned initiative that resulted in Atmospheres, the series eventually resulted in the creation of other series with similar concepts, including Storm Stories, It Could Happen Tomorrow and When Weather Changed History.[7]

See also

External links

  • This article was originally retrieved from the "Atmospheres (TV series)" article on Wikipedia, which is licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License

References

  1. Johnson, J. (2002). Atmospheres. The Weather Channel March 30th 2002 (Weather cut-ins during "Atmospheres"). United States; The Weather Channel. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ym06BS-w4.
  2. Johnson, J. (2002). Atmospheres. The Weather Channel March 30th 2002 (Weather cut-ins during "Atmospheres"). United States; The Weather Channel. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ym06BS-w4.
  3. Johnson, J. (2002). Atmospheres. The Weather Channel March 30th 2002 (Weather cut-ins during "Atmospheres"). United States; The Weather Channel. Retrieved July 20, 2022, from https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58ym06BS-w4.
  4. 4.0 4.1 4.2 "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-06-16. Retrieved 2009-01-19.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
  5. "Atmospheres". IMDb.
  6. Southern Wolf Documentaries (August 18, 2002). "Atmospheres - Storm Stories: Hurricane Andrew 10th Anniversary - The Weather Channel - 2002". YouTube (published June 8, 2021). Retrieved September 23, 2022.{{cite web}}: CS1 maint: url-status (link)
  7. "Atmospheres". IMDb.