TV & Radio Appearances - July 1999

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VH1 100 Greatest Women Of Rock And Roll
July 26 - August 1, 1999
    VH1 showed the second installment of their 5 part series on the 100 Greatest Women Of Rock And Roll for the first time on July 27 and Tori was featured during the program. (She was #71 on the list.) Each 1 hour installment covers 20 artists in the top 100, so each woman gets about 2 minutes. For Tori, they basically showed clips from several videos and Tori's appearance on VH1 Storytellers last year. They included comments on Tori from John Popper of Blues Traveler, Ahmet Ertegun, Founder of Atlantic Records, Phoebe Snow, and Janis Ian. They also had a very short interview clip with Tori I had not seen before.

    Tori was also shown briefly during the other 4 episodes of this 5 hour series talking about other artists. So Tori appeared in all five episodes! I have recorded what she said during those other appearances as well.

    Read A Transcript And See Photos.

MTV Fanatic
July 21, 1999
    Tori was featured on MTV Fanatic on Wednesday, July 21 at 10:30PM ET. (along with Faith Evans.) The show featured a fan named Sara Bickford who got to meet Tori and ask her questions. MTV repeated the show on Thursday, July 22 at 7:30PM ET, Saturday, July 24 at 9:00PM ET, Sunday, July 25 at 1:30AM (Late Saturday Night) and Sunday, July 25 at 8:30AM ET.

    Read More About Fanatic And See Photos.

KROQ Phone Interview
July 19, 1999
    Tori called into the Kevin & Bean morning show on radio station KROQ in Los Angeles, CA on Monday morning, July 19. During the previous weekend, KROQ was announcing that a second Tori & Alanis show was being added in Irvine/LA at the Irvine Meadows Amphitheater for September 26, 1999. They revealed on this day that tickets for the newly added show were going on sale on Saturday, July 24 at 10:00AM PT. Tori called into the station to help promote that fact. She also talked a little about her upcoming album called "to venus and back" and talked a bit about the JFK Jr. plane crash.

    Read details about Tori's call to KROQ!

MTV Commercial For The 'Fight Back' Video
throughout 1999
    Periodically over the last few months (Summer 1999), Tori has been featured in a commercial on MTV about a video you can rent for free from Blockbuster Video concerning teen violence , rape and incest. The video is called "Fight Back." Sarah McCabe says the commerical "started with the beginning of "Caught A Lite Sneeze" and then Tori appeared. She had very tangly hair , yet a very calm, soothing appearance. She explained that a video is now available to rent FOR FREE at blockbuster ('Fight Back'). This is a RAINN thing...she states that if you or someone you know is a victim of sexual abuse, that you can pick up this video and it will inform you of your rights. There was also a number for 'Save a Child' 1-800-4-A-CHILD, which is a child abuse hotline." The RAINN hotline is 1-800-656-HOPE. Toriphile Shaun adds, "The only time I've seen this commercial has been during the show 120 minutes, and I've seen it twice during that show. She's also wearing a blue sweater I think, and her hair is straight. The background of Tori is black."

PBS "In The Mix"
July 3, 1999

    PBS aired in several cities on July 3, 1999 a special retro episode of a program called "In The Mix." "In the Mix" is an award-winning, weekly PBS reality series that gets teens talking about the issues that most affect them. The show often features teens interviewing various celebrities. In 1994, Tori was interviewed on the program by Melanie Glickson, and some or all of that interview (I am not sure) was featured on this special retro episode, which revisited some of their past shows. You can find out more about the program on the In The Mix web site which included photos from the Tori episode at the time of this posting. (The photos you see above are from the program.) Remember that different PBS stations can air programs on their own schedule, so different cities likely saw this episode on different days.

    Toriphile Dave describes the Tori interview for me:

    hey mike i have seen the In The Mix interview and actually have it on tape! it's a UTP era interview where Tori is wearing that really neat turquoise blue ring. The interview has cuts of the LE videos and the God video over Tori talking. she talks about : getting over her rape and the importance of the song baker baker in her healing process, coming out of her "rock chick" era, her father and his beliefs and her own beliefs, and personal violence and how to deal with it. When asked by the girl interviewing her what she wanted to become tori said "I wanted to be what I'm becoming." another favorite quote from the interview was"Ok, it's time to go shopping with violence today, I think we need some shoes." At the end the girl asks T to play Icicle because she thought it was so pretty and Tori plays a small part of it. All in all pretty good interview...

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