Bill Tush's television news experience began in 1974 when Ted Turner started TV station WTCG, which would eventually become WTBS. Mr. Tush turned a 3 a.m. newscast into a comedy show featuring a “Channel 17 news chicken” and German Shepherd Rex, the news dog. When WTBS began broadcasting nationally as "TBS SuperStation," He gained a national cult following and was profiled in TV Guide and on NBC's "Real People." Mr. Tush hosted a short-lived hour-long comedy show from 1980-1981; two episodes of the series are found in the Peabody Awards Collection. Mr. Tush moved to California in the 1980s to serve as CNN entertainment correspondent and “Showbiz Today” host, a role he held for two decades.