Internet Tonight

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Internet Tonight
Starring Scott Herriott
Michaela Pereira
Country of origin United States
Original language(s) English
Executive producer(s) Lee Brownstein
Producer(s) Edward M. Capuano (senior producer)
Patrick Flaherty (line producer)
Matthew Hawn (online producer)
David A. Lockhart (producer)
Wade Beckett (associate producer)
George Crowe
Frances Lee Hall
Liam Mayclem
Laura Rohde
Camera setup Multicamera
Running time appx. 23 minutes
Original network ZDTV/TechTV
Original release May 11, 1998 – October 1, 2001

Internet Tonight (1998 – October 1, 2001[1]) is a television program on the cable network ZDTV (later known as TechTV, now known as G4). The show combined the "effervescent moxie" of Michaela Pereira with the "dry wit" of Scott Herriott, to bring the viewers the latest in Internet trends, humor, and news.[2] Due to the production value it was called the "absolute slickest show [TechTV] had" but was canceled when "Paul [Allen] took a dislike to the show ... and just killed it"[3]

A daily, half-hour show, it was on the launch schedule for ZDTV,[4][5] and strove to be "the show of record about the Net."[2] Segments included Strange Sites, Incredibly Useful Sites, and Home Sweet Homepage. The collection of these links were amassed into an archive called The Big List and on each show Scott's trademark was to yell 'THE BIG LIST' at its first mention.[6] The show had contributing correspondents, most with their own dedicated segment:[7]

  • The Surf Guru – ZDTV'S night watchman and self-proclaimed net expert played by Ed Marques.[8]
  • Meghan Marx – the host of Love Online with[9]
  • Liam Mayclem – the Music Online reporter[10] and
  • Roving reporter SuChin Pak[5]


  1. ^ Retired TechTV Network programming
  2. ^ a b "Internet Tonight > About IT". TechTV. 1999-02-26. Archived from the original on 2001-05-08. Retrieved 2007-02-21. The dry wit of Scott Herriott, combined with the effervescent moxie of Michaela Pereira give viewers a singly skewed, and skewered, view of the World Wide Web. They report on the fast-changing, often-irreverent online world that's open to anyone with access to a computer. 
  3. ^ Leo Laporte, Andy Ihnatko, Tom Merritt, and John C. Dvorak (September 24, 2007). "TWiT 114: Ride The TWiT Party Jet". this WEEK in TECH (Podcast). Retrieved October 12, 2007. 
  4. ^ Krigel, Beth Lipton (1998-05-11). "ZDTV starts broadcasting". CNet News. Archived from the original on July 14, 2014. Retrieved 2007-02-21. Hoping to bring its print and Web content to yet another medium, Ziff-Davis today launched ZDTV, its much-anticipated 24-hour cable channel. 
  5. ^ a b "G4 – Feature – ZDTV Brings New Meaning to Computer "Programming"". TechTV Vault. G4. 1998-05-12. Retrieved 2007-02-21. Host Scott Herriott is joined by correspondents SuChin Pak and Ed Marques, to feature the best of the Internet including the coolest places to be on the Web. 
  6. ^ "Scott's Big List Yell". ZDTV. Archived from the original on 2000-08-15. Retrieved 2007-02-20. For more than a year and a half, Scott shouted, screamed, murmured, shrieked, howled, bellowed, blared, roared, screeched, wailed, muttered, hummed, and cried "THE BIG LIST" on the show each night. 
  7. ^ "Internet Tonight – About IT". ZDTV. Archived from the original on 1999-05-08. Retrieved 2007-02-20. Internet Tonight airs each weeknight at 10 P.M. Eastern / 7 P.M. Pacific. 
  8. ^ "G4 – Feature – Introducing the Surf Guru". TechTV Vault. G4. 1998-05-07. Retrieved 2007-02-21. Who is he? Why is he at ZDTV? Why is he the Surf Guru? 
  9. ^ "ZDTV – Meet Meghan Marx". On-Air Hosts. ZDTV. Archived from the original on 2000-08-15. Retrieved 2007-02-21. Meghan joined ZDTV as hostess of Love Online in July, 1998, and has been matching people over the Internet ever since. 
  10. ^ "G4 – Feature – Meet Liam Mayclem". TechTV Vault. G4. 1999-02-25. Retrieved 2007-02-21. Liam comes to Internet Tonight as the Music Online reporter, bringing with him over 10 years of experience as a broadcast journalist in British radio and TV news. 

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