NIGHTLINE: QVC Peddles a Blend of Shopping and Entertainment: 5/4/09
It's the middle of the night in eastern Pennsylvania, an hour when most businesses are closed and most residents have long since gone to bed. But inside a sprawling studio here on the outskirts of Philadelphia, the workday is in full swing, as a parade of peppy, hopeful -- and, in some cases, increasingly nervous -- salespeople get ready to pitch their products on live television to a national audience.Welcome to the midnight world of QVC, one of the most successful television networks in the United States, the so-called ESPN of shopping. Twenty-four hours a day, on every day of the year except Christmas, QVC beams its blend of shopping and entertainment into 166 million homes worldwide, from the United States to the U.K. to Germany to Asia -- almost anywhere a home shopper sits ready with a credit card and a cable connection.Other reports included on this DVD are:Into the Wild - Living with Gorillas: We meet Angelique Todd, who spends nearly every day of her life with a family of gorillas in the jungle.Italy's Berlusconi Demands Apology From His Wife: Italian Premier Silvio Berlusconi demands a public apology from his wife, who announced she was seeking a divorce from the billionaire media magnate, because she was fed up with his roving eye for younger women.Airdate: 5/4/09This product is manufactured on demand using DVD-R recordable media. Amazon.com's standard return policy will apply.