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Naked News, billing itself as "the program with nothing to hide", is a subscription website featuring a real television newscast prepared in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The male and female anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments. Naked News TV is its offshoot pay-per-view or subscription service. Regardless of the gender of the anchor, the male demographic is particularly high for the show.

History

Naked News was conceived in 1998 and debuted in 1999 as a web-based news service and featuring an all-female cast. The website was popularized entirely by word of mouth, and quickly became an internet meme. During the height of its popularity, the website was promoted as receiving over 6 million hits per month. This number did not refer to the number of actual subscribers of the site, which was believed to be vastly lower. Part of the large amounts of web traffic in the site's early days was because the entire newscast could be viewed for free, though subscribers got access to a higher bandwidth feed and other extras. By 2002, only one news segment could be viewed freely, and by 2004, no free content remained on the website.

A male version of the show was created in 2001 to parallel the female version. It does not however enjoy the same popularity and fame, and there are currently more female than male anchors. Although it was originally targeted towards female viewers (at one point said to be 30% of the website's audience), the male show now openly promotes itself as news from a gay perspective.

Its offshoot Naked News TV aired as a late-night television series on the Toronto television station Citytv, and (until February 2005) on British satellite channel Get Lucky TV. The show is or has been available on pay-per-view or by subscription in various markets in the U.S., Australia, Canada, the UK, Ireland, and even France (dubbed into French).

Opinions of Naked News

Naked News has earned some praise from established journalists for its coverage of international news items not often covered in mainstream news media. Victoria Sinclair, the first NN announcer and one of only two with journalism experience, has also received some praise for her newsreading ability.

Naked News has generated some controversy among the media, and even within its own staff. Critics charge that the nudity is little more than a gimmick that trivializes important news events, while proponents argue that such gimmicks exist on most television news already; nudity is just a particularly successful one. Sinclair herself has questioned the appropriateness of disrobing while reading of tragic events. She did not undress when she read the news of the death of former Canadian Prime Minister Pierre Trudeau, nor for the September 11, 2001 program (which was not aired). The anchors have all since continued the tradition of reading tragic events fully clothed. This too has proven to be controversial as observers have complained that stories that warranted "fully-clothed" coverage were, in fact, Western or "Eurocentric" tragedies, while disasters happening elsewhere in the world were deemed "less important." In actuality, the producers of Naked News have instituted a basic rule in this area: No disrobing during any news coverage of a major tragedy anywhere in the world. It was said that events like the 2005 Indian Ocean Earthquake were reported in the nude, while news of the London bombings as well as all follow-up reports and interviews done in the following days, were done fully clothed both in studio and in London.

Cast

Most of the show's announcers have been recruited through classified ads in alternative newspapers in Toronto. As such, most of the show's crew comes from the Toronto area. The show features occasional on-the-street interviews by topless newscasters, which are made possible by Ontario's Topfree equality laws. Since the show's inception in 1999, there has been much turnover among the newscasters, and many guest anchors. The female announcers have been featured in almost every media including television (CBS Sunday Morning, The Today Show, The View, Sally Jesse Raphaël, and numerous appearances on Entertainment Tonight and ET Insider) newspapers and magazines, (TV Guide, Playboy) and as guests on multiple radio shows including Howard Stern.

The current female anchors are:

  • Victoria Sinclair - The first NN reporter, she originally performed solo before additional news anchors were added. Sinclair left the show in Sept. 2001, and returned in Nov. 2002
  • April Torres
  • Athena King - a.k.a. "Athena the Greek".
  • Roxanne West
  • Sandrine Renard
  • Lily Kwan
  • Michelle Pantoliano - Former radio & TV broadcaster from New York City.
  • Christine Kerr
  • Gia Gomez
  • Cameron Shore
  • Yukiko Kimura

Past female anchors are:

  • Ashley Jenning
  • Samantha Page
  • Erica Stevens
  • Diane Foster
  • Brooke Roberts
  • Holly Weston - She continued on the show throughout her pregnancy.
  • Carmen Russo - At age 42, she is the oldest cast member. She is unrelated to the Italian model of the same name.
  • Devon Calwell - At age 19, she is the youngest cast member.
  • Erin Sherwood
  • Allyson Jones
  • Gretchen Frazier
  • Kaye Grant
  • Kelli Graham
  • Sarah Winters

The current male anchors are:

  • Lucas Tyler - The first male anchor of the show, now also producer and director, said to bear a strong resemblance to NBC newsman Matt Lauer.
  • Raoul Santos
  • Jeremy Chase
  • Jack Lange
  • Malcolm Matisse

Past male anchors are:

  • Derek Shaw
  • Cole McQuade
  • Joshua Holt - Recently announced he was gay in the pages of The Advocate magazine.
  • Brendan Tanner
  • Brock Stern
  • Warren Michaels
  • Robert Milan

Imitators

The initial success of the show's concept spawned several imitators, mostly on the websites, but also including "The Daily Flash", a news program on Playboy TV.

Among the imitators on the internet:

  • www.strip-news.de, a now-defunct German language webcast with both male and female announcers.
  • Comedie - This program on a French cable TV network ran a series promos featuring males and females casually undressing as they read jokes.
  • Radio Tango - Oslo, Norway radio station once featured stripping female weather readers on their website.



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. Once the wave reaches the atrioventricular node, situated in the lower right atrium, it is conducted through the bundles of His and causes contraction of the ventricles. Regardless of the gender of the anchor, the male demographic is particularly high for the show. The sinoatrial node, often known as the cardiac pacemaker, is located in the upper wall of the right atrium and is responsible for the wave of electrical stimulation (See action potential) that initiates atria contraction. Naked News TV is its offshoot pay-per-view or subscription service. The rhythmic sequence of contractions is coordinated by the sinoatrial and atrioventricular nodes. The male and female anchors read the news fully nude or strip as they present their news segments. The heart's rhythmic contractions occur spontaneously, although the frequency or heart rate can be changed by nervous or hormonal influences such as exercise or the perception of danger.

Naked News, billing itself as "the program with nothing to hide", is a subscription website featuring a real television newscast prepared in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. This is in contrast with skeletal muscle, which requires either conscious or reflex nervous stimuli. Radio Tango - Oslo, Norway radio station once featured stripping female weather readers on their website. Cardiac muscle is self-exciting. Comedie - This program on a French cable TV network ran a series promos featuring males and females casually undressing as they read jokes. Finally complete cardiac diastole involves relaxation of the atria and ventricles in preparation for refilling with circulating blood. www.strip-news.de, a now-defunct German language webcast with both male and female announcers. The ventricular systole consists of the contraction of the ventricles and flow of blood into the circulatory system. Again, once all the blood empties from the ventricles, the pulmonary and aortic semilunar valves close.

Robert Milan. It is the closing of the valves that produces the familiar beating sounds of the heart, commonly referred to as the "lub-dub" sound due to the closing of the semilunar and atrioventricular valves. Warren Michaels. This prevents any backflow into the atria. Brock Stern. Once the blood has fully left the atria, the atrioventricular valves, which are situated between the atria and ventricular chambers, close. Brendan Tanner. Every single beat of the heart involves a sequence of events known as the cardiac cycle, which consists of three major stages: atrial systole, ventricular systole and complete cardiac diastole. The atrial systole consists of the contraction of the atria and the corresponding influx of blood into the ventricles.

Joshua Holt - Recently announced he was gay in the pages of The Advocate magazine. The function of the heart is to pump blood around the body. Cole McQuade. See main page cardiac cycle. Derek Shaw. The blood supply to the heart itself is supplied by the left and right coronary arteries, which branch off from the aorta. Malcolm Matisse. The endocardium is a further layer of flattened epithelial cells and connective tissue which lines the chambers of the heart.

Jack Lange. Beneath this is a much thicker myocardium made up of cardiac muscle. Jeremy Chase. The first is the outer epicardium which is composed of a layer of flattened epithelial cells and connective tissue. Raoul Santos. The heart wall is made of three distinct layers. Lucas Tyler - The first male anchor of the show, now also producer and director, said to bear a strong resemblance to NBC newsman Matt Lauer. The contractile nature of the heart is due to the presence of cardiac muscle in its wall which can work continuously without fatigue.

Sarah Winters. Even though the ventricles lie below the atria, the two vessels through which the blood exits the heart (the pulmonary artery and the aorta) leave the heart at its top side. Kelli Graham. As the right ventricle needs to pump blood only to the lungs, it requires less muscle. Kaye Grant. The left ventricle is much more muscular (1.3 - 1.5 cm thick) than the right (0.3 - 0.5 cm thick) as it has to pump blood around the entire body, which involves exerting a considerable force to overcome the vascular pressure. Gretchen Frazier. Even the lungs take some of the blood supply from the aorta via bronchial arteries.

Allyson Jones. The left ventricle then pumps the blood through the aorta to the entire body. Erin Sherwood. From the left atrium this newly oxygenated blood passes through the mitral valve to enter the left ventricle. Devon Calwell - At age 19, she is the youngest cast member. The oxygenated blood then flows through pulmonary veins to the left atrium. She is unrelated to the Italian model of the same name. In the lungs gaseous exchange takes places and the blood releases carbon dioxide into the lung cavity and picks up oxygen.

Carmen Russo - At age 42, she is the oldest cast member. The right ventricle pumps the deoxygenated blood to the lungs, through the pulmonary artery. Holly Weston - She continued on the show throughout her pregnancy. The blood then passes through the tricuspid valve to the right ventricle. Brooke Roberts. Oxygen-depleted or deoxygenated blood from the body enters the right atrium through two great veins, the superior vena cava which drains the upper part of the body and the inferior vena cava that drains the lower part. Diane Foster. On both sides, the lower ventricles are thicker than the upper atria.

Erica Stevens. The left side (see left heart) collects oxygenated blood from the lungs and pumps it out to the body. Samantha Page. this happens through a process called diffusion. Ashley Jenning. The function of the right side of the heart (see right heart) is to collect deoxygenated blood from the body and pump it into the lungs so that carbon dioxide can be dropped off and oxygen picked up. Yukiko Kimura. Finally complete cardiac diastole involves relaxation of the atria and ventricles in preparation for refilling with circulating blood.

Cameron Shore. Again, once all the blood empties from the ventricles, the pulmonary and aortic semilunar valves close. Gia Gomez. Valves between the atria and ventricles (atrioventricular valves) maintain coordinated unidirectional flow of blood from the atria to the ventricles.The ventricular systole consists of the contraction of the ventricles and flow of blood into the circulatory system. Christine Kerr. A septum divides the right atrium and ventricle from the left atrium and ventricle, preventing blood from passing between them. Michelle Pantoliano - Former radio & TV broadcaster from New York City. It consists of four chambers, the two upper atria (singular: atrium) and the two lower ventricles.

Lily Kwan. In normal adults, its mass is 250-350 g, but extremely diseased hearts can be up to 1000 g in mass. Sandrine Renard. A stethoscope can be placed directly over the apex and count the beats. Roxanne West. The apex is the blunt point at the base of the heart. "Athena the Greek". It is enclosed by a sac known as the pericardium and is surrounded by the lungs.

Athena King - a.k.a. In the human body, the heart is normally situated slightly to the left of the middle of the thorax, underneath the sternum (breastbone). April Torres. [2]. 2002. There is no difference in male and female heart rates before birth. 2001, and returned in Nov. After the 15th week the deceleration slows reaching an average rate of about 145 (+/-25 bpm) bpm at term.

Sinclair left the show in Sept. After peaking at about 9.2 weeks after the LMP, it decelerates to about 150 bpm (+/-25 bpm) during the 15 week after the LMP. Victoria Sinclair - The first NN reporter, she originally performed solo before additional news anchors were added. [1]. This acceleration is approximately 3.3 bpm per day, or about 10 bpm every three days, an increase of 100 bpm in the first month. It then accelerates linearly for the first month of beating, peaking at 165-185 bpm during the early 7th week, (early 9th week after the LMP).

The human heart begins beating at a rate near the mother’s, about 75-80 beats per minute (bpm). The human embryonic heart (EHR) begins beating at approximately 21 days after conception, or five weeks after the last normal menstrual period (LMP), which is the date normally used to date pregnancy. . The term cardiac means "related to the heart", from the Greek kardia (καρδια) for "heart".

The heart (Latin cor) is a hollow, muscular organ that pumps blood through the blood vessels by repeated, rhythmic contractions. Congenital heart defects. It is sometimes treated by implanting an artificial pacemaker. Cardiac arrhythmia is an irregularity in the heartbeat.

Endocarditis and myocarditis are inflammations of the heart. Congestive heart failure is the gradual loss of pumping power of the heart. A heart attack occurs when heart muscle cells die because blood circulation to a part of the heart is interrupted. Coronary heart disease is the lack of oxygen supply to the heart muscle; it can cause severe pain and discomfort known as Angina.

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