So the thing was that Billy Altman, the renowned critic who was there at the
very birth of punk, who once edited the original Creem magazine's
record review section, who has penned numerous groovy reviews for ATN over
the past year, called up one day, from his international rock critic's center
in upstate New York, to suggest that he wanted to start writing this
thing. We hate TV, we told him. Yeah, but I'll just write about the cool
stuff, he told us. We were tripping or something because we bought into that,
forgetting that there is no such thing as cool stuff, when it comes to TV.
But anyway, by the time we realized that, Mr. Altman was already sending us
these "TV Eye"
columns. What could we do but run them. Which is how we
explain the "Baywatch" obsession that has hit ATN. Not only is Altman's
column about "Baywatch" this month, not only did our HTML encoding crew slip
as many "Baywatch" babe photos into said feature as possible, not only did
they create like three "Baywatch" QuickTime movies, but our managing editor,
Eric Lipton, has caught the "Baywatch" virus and slipped "Baywatch"
references into every nook and cranny of ATN. So, to understand the root of
this sick situation, you must read Mr. Altman's discourse on "Baywatch" in
this month. An ATN exclusive. Don't miss it.