Top of the Morning, Aug. 31, 2018

Top of the Morning, Aug. 31, 2018

AUBREY CALHOUN is a big Chicago Bears fan. She doesn't watch much college football.

But Saturday at Memorial Stadium, the 10-year-old fifth-grader at Urbana's Leal Elementary will get an up-close look at a Big Ten football team.

Calhoun will serve as The News-Gazette's junior reporter for the Illinois-Kent State game. Each week, a grade school or middle school student is picked for the job.

After the game, Calhoun will go to work, participating in LOVIE SMITH's press conference.

"I have to write two paragraphs about what I liked about it," Calhoun said. Her story will appear in the paper and at

Calhoun said she "likes school a lot. I like it better than summer break." Her favorite class? Reading, but writing is closing fast.

On to my weekend recommendations:


"Fresh Off the Boat," 7 p.m., ABC

T.O.T.M. has been slow to warm to the show but wants to take another look after Constance Wu's star turn in "Crazy Rich Asians."


Michigan at Notre Dame, 6:30 p.m., NBC

We try to avoid leaning on sports for the weekly picks, but this one is too good to pass up. The winner keeps its playoff hopes alive.


"Married to Medicine," 7 p.m., Bravo

It's the premiere of the sixth season for the reality series. The show follows a group of women in Atlanta. Some are doctors and some are married to doctors.

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