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About A Week with the Ugly News Team

The Ugly News Team is a band of professional news people that have one thing in common...they are all unemployed.


Join Walter Ruskin and Tanner as they investigate, cover, and try to explain the world as only the Ugly News Team can.  Remember you don't want the news to break into your house to create the news.


Our motto is "If you believe it happened...Then we believe it happened!  No questions asked!  Unless we have to testify in court to protect ourselves...and then we will throw you under a bus to save our own behinds!"



A Week with the Ugly News Team

Walter Ruskin

Airs: 2:00 PM (PST) Thursday



Previous Episodes
The Ugly News Team Asks: Who is Congressman Bob Filner?
Air Date: 7/19/2012 2:00 PM

This week the Ugly News Team went to meet Congressman and Mayoral Candidate, Bob Filner!  We had the privilege to sit down with the Congressman and discuss his plans for San Diego, including Job Creation, Education, Pension Reform, and Veteran Support. We also discussed his involvement in the Freedom Rides (this year marking their 50 year anniversary), his hopes for our City’s future and got a glimpse of the Congressman’s humorous side.  We hope you enjoy the show!!!

A "Fair" Day With The Ugly News Team!
Air Date: 6/21/2012 2:00 PM

Join Walter, William and Sutton as Walter looks for a smoking area, William discovers science and Sutton gives a lesson on world events as it relates to Snow-Cones.


Also a Special visit from “Out of this World Space Alien”  


The Ugly News Team is brought to you by Pacific Nissan, and Wazillo Media. This episode can be viewed June 30th and July 1st at 9:30 Channel 12 Time Warner San Diego.

Super Tuesday at Dog Beach
Air Date: 6/7/2012 2:00 PM
The Ugly News Team is now mobile. Join Walter and William as they asked dogs at dog beach who should be Mayor of San Diego. However since dogs don't speak they interview a guy on a battery operated bike and special guest Morie of Triple Treat a non-profit that reaches out to children by teaching them Acting, Singing and Dancing in Performance Arts.
Join the Ugly News Team in the First Annual "Fueled by the Fallen" Memorial Day Weekend Telethon
Air Date: 5/24/2012 2:00 PM
Fueled By The Fallen assists in supporting our military members, public safety personnel, and their families in order to aid in their emotional, physical, and financial recovery.  Please join us this Memorial Day Weekend to help make a difference in the lives of people who have been left behind by those who have given the ultimate sacrifice.   Thank You.

Special Appearances:

Eric Estrada, Morgan Brittany, Paul Manfred Glasser, John Schneider, Rebecca Holden, Peter Parros

Enjoy the Show!
Fun With Technology!
Air Date: 5/10/2012 2:00 PM
Walter Ruskin and The Ugly News Team discuss great technological advancements throughout history.  Walter and William play with knives, bats, helicopters and other dangerous objects in the Wazillo Studio in the name of science.  Walter takes a phone call during today's show and talks to his favorite wife.  Watch this hilarious episode to see Walter continuously distracted, the "boys" having fun, and the introduction of "Aluminum Man" to the world.  
When All Else in Life Fails You, Hire a Pirate
Air Date: 5/3/2012 2:00 PM
The ugly news team is visited byMark McCune from www.mycaptainjack.com.  

Also, Walter is on the streets again, at the Del Mar international Captain E-mail Marking conference.

Hope you have a great day and thanks for watching.  Remember you can contact the Ugly News Team at uglynewsteam@cox.net.

You may also follow them on Facebook as well as on Twitter.
It's the Dream Big or Go Home Show, with the Ugly News Team!
Air Date: 4/26/2012 2:00 PM
Don't just dream to do big things, just don't wish them either.  The Ugly News Team is proud to present the "Dream Big or Go Home Show".  In this episode, Walter and William examine the determination of one man to get his television pilot, "My House is Famous", sold.  In addition Stephen Cunnane submits his film "Siri" to the Laughlin Film Festival that The Ugly News Team will be hosting this fall.

Remember only you can prevent forest fires, and only you can stop living the dream!  Good idea if you dream is to create forest fires.  Don't do that!  Get another hobby.

Enjoy the show.
Tax Time with the Ugly News Team
Air Date: 4/19/2012 2:00 PM

Walter explains to William how he never has to pay taxes and neither do you with his 100% foolproof way to keep you from paying taxes and not getting in trouble with the IRS.  

In addition, the Ugly News Team is visited by Doctor I.Q, a legend in San Diego.  

The Baseball Show
Air Date: 4/12/2012 2:00 PM
Walter Ruskin and the Ugly News Team invite Ralph Denny into the Wazillo Studios to discuss the history of baseball and the love of America's pasttime.
The Ugly News Team is visited by Shelly and Shauna Hart from Actors Alliance
Air Date: 4/5/2012 2:00 PM

As well as special guest Stephen Mitchell.  Mr. Mitchell gives the Ugly News Team some tips on Actor Branding and how it will helps you be true not only to the character you are playing, but also true to your self.



About Host
We had to go all the way to Bel View to find our Anchor.  A young narcissist and overall deluded human who thought he was Walter Cronkite.  A few years ago, Walter thought he was a reporter for the Union Tribune here in San Diego.  He wasn't.  Anyway, Walter would send stories to the editor under his nom de plume, "Scoop".  The story that got him put into the funny-farm was one in which he reported that homes were being burglarized of their drywall.  He even called 911 to report the crime.  It turns out that Walter was at a construction site and the home in question was being bulit, not robbed.  Walter's faulty reporting did however launch an investigation from Turko and the Turko Files of local television station KUSI.  Their follow-up to the crazy reporter story uncovered that the homes were being built without the proper permits.  It cost the construction company $100,000 in permit violations and many death threats to Walter.  Walter went into exile for many years and eventually wound up in a mental hospital.  Unfortunately, Walter was never credited for exposing the faulty contractor, because he didnt, but he believes he did.  Turko and KUSI took all the credit, but Walter claims it is a conspiracy.  We are lucky to have this delusional human being as our lead anchor and hope he stays mentally fit...
"Spy Guy" Tanner

Tanner has history as a radio broadcaster for over 25 years.  Tanner was once on the very popular Cliff and Company Radio show on KSON here in San Diego.  After many years of entertaining people with his voice, Tanner discovered his true passion was being a mime, so he went to work and began miming the legendary skit "man in a box".  The radio executives did not find his miming funny at all.  Listeners were calling the station and reporting they could not see him.  So, KSON released him and we found him at the Marcel Marceau Home of Wayward Mimes.  Because of his great comedic mime timing, Tanner was brought on as the official "Unemployed Radio Host".