12/23 SARAH JANSSEN, THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2017, VICTORIA SCIPIONE, TOYS“R”US, STEVE EVANS, THE MOVIE GUY
December 23, 2016•52 min
SARAH JANSSEN - SENIOR EDITOR, THE WORLD ALMANAC AND BOOK OF FACTS 2017 The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017 ~ The New Edition Features the 2016 Election Results, Year in Sports, Offbeat News Stories, Statistical Spotlight, and More ~ Which moments caused the most excitement for fans at the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio? How did the race for the White House play out over the year? While 2016 may be ending, its events and milestones will live on in The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017, available in print and as an eBook for all platforms on December 6. The newest edition of America’s best-selling reference book contains thousands of facts and statistics that aren’t publicly available anywhere else and will quickly become your go-to source for the upcoming year. New features include “2016 Election Results,” providing a comprehensive look at the entire 2016 election process, from candidate biographies and notable campaign trail quotes to voting results in presidential, House, Senate, and gubernatorial races; “World Almanac® Editors’ Picks: The Best Teams That Never Won It All,” taking a look back into sports history for the best teams that fell just short of championship glory; and “Statistical Spotlight,” highlighting statistics relevant to the biggest stories of the year, such as the refugee crisis and a closing look at Obama’s presidency. Popular sections making their return include “Year in Sports,” “Top 10 News Topics,” “The World at a Glance,” “Time Capsule,” and "Offbeat News Stories." “So much happened in 2016 that will be seen as touchstone moments for many years. This year's presidential race between the first woman major-party nominee and a non-politician major-party nominee captivated the world’s attention. From Brexit to the developing Zika crisis to the Olympic Games in Rio, The World Almanac® and Book of Facts 2017 documents all of the year’s major developments in one place,” said Sarah Janssen, senior editor of The World Almanac®. “And with The World Almanac®, you will also be able to take on 2017 with all of the information you’ll need in the year to come.” WWW.WORLDALMANAC.COM VICTORIA SCIPIONE - TOYS“R”US HELPS PROCRASTINATING HOLIDAY SHOPPERS BY HIGHLIGHTING TOP DEALS ON THE SEASON’S HOTTEST TOYS NEED SOME LAST MINUTE TOY IDEAS? Having problems finding a sold out Hatchable? Toys“R”Us® are here to help. It’s serious business creating a list of last minute must-haves that helps parents and gift-givers stay ahead of their kids’ holiday requests for toys. Whether scoring deals in-store or online, parents want to make wishes come true. With an emphasis on play value, how do parents pick toys that will create outstanding play experiences for their kids? Toys“R”Us® recently debuted its 2016 Holiday Hot Toy List, the company’s annual go-to holiday shopping resource for parents and gift-givers – straight from the toy experts. Comprised of 40 items categorized by age from Baby’s First Christmas to Big Kids, the Toys“R”Us team spent the last year narrowing down thousands of new toy introductions and selecting the items sure to top kids’ wish lists this holiday season. On Friday, December 16th, right before Super Saturday, Victoria Scipione is available to you and your listeners to talk about the hot toy list for the holidays, the fabulous 15 and what you should know when shopping for the kids (and kids-at-heart) in your life. WWW.TOYSRUS.COM/HOTTOYS STEVE EVANS – THE MOVIE GUY GREAT MOVIES OPENING THIS WEEKEND AND BOX OFFICE PREDICTIONS AND HOPES. FIND OUT WHAT MOVIES ARE WORTH YOUR HARD EARNED MONEY. GET SET FOR THE WEEKEND.