| BROADCASTERS HOLIDAY PARTY DRAWS STAR TREK
stars from two different Star Trek franchises made their way
to the APTRA Holiday Party at Universal CityWalk Saturday
Night. The sold out crowd at Cafe Tu Tu Tango got a rare opportunity
to hear George Takei sing! The original Star Trek's Mr. Sulu,
led everyone in Jingle Bells later admitting that was a real
Robert Picardo, who played the Doctor on StarTrek
Voyager tried out something new too! A comic Christmas song!
One, in which he makes fun of the popularity ofVoyager merchadise
including action figures -- especially the little dolls that
look like him! Fun too was watching his daughter Gina pull
the various things he was poking fun at from a suitcase set
up on a makeshift table by his side.
Both Takei and Picardo stayed and enjoyed the party for awhile
after their stints at the microphone in which they wished
everyone a Happy Holiday season!
Being the first party of the Holiday Season, the sounds of the
season were in the air thanks to event's band FULL THROTTLE.
This was their second year providing entertainment that included
lots of classics from The Beatles, Rolling Stones, Elvis and
others. This was the first year, though, that the party was
co-hosted by all of Southern California's community of broadcast
and journalism organizations including ...
Associated Press TV-Radio Association of California & Nevada
The Asian American Journalists Association (AAJA)
The Association of Independents in Radio (AIR)
The Black Journalists Association of Southern California (BJA)
The LA Chapter of the California Chicano News Media Association
The LA Peer Group of The Academy of Television Arts and Sciences
The Los Angeles Press Club (LAPC)
The National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association (NLGJA)
The National Association of Hispanic Journalists (NAHJ)
The Press Photographers Association of Greater Los Angeles (PPAGLA)
The Radio Television News Association of Southern California
Society of Professional Journalists (SPJ)
Throughout the night, leadership from the organizations took
the stage to tell partiers about their groups and activities.
They also talked to each other about how these groups could
work together in the future on other projects. And, on top
of that, they talked about how to make next year's party bigger
and better than ever!