Q&A: 'Straight Lines' is the haunting song from Chrysler commercial

'Without a Trace' canceled in '09

What has happened to the TV show Without a Trace?

Without a Trace, a show about a team of FBI agents who look for missing persons, ran on CBS from 2002 until it was canceled on May 19, 2009, after 160 episodes.

It was a top 20 show every year, though the number of people who watched it dwindled from a high of almost 19 million in the 2004-05 seasons to about 13 million in the final season.

But, of course, the show will live on in reruns.

Chrysler song identified

What is that haunting music on the Chrysler Town & Country commercial?

We're guessing that you're referring to the Dawn Landes tune Straight Lines. Landes is a folk/indie/pop singer out of Louisville, Ky. She is married to fellow musician Josh Ritter.

Here's a link to the song and video:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=njPFQXVXTx4

Here's a link to the Chrysler commercial:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=TbqBDC217E4

And here is a link to Landes' Web page:

www.dawnlandes.com/newsite/index.html

Following Richard Karn

Recently, Fox News had an item on their scrolling blurb that Richard Karn, my favorite TV host of Family Feud, was leaving the show. Any idea what he will be doing?

Richard Karn is probably best known as Al Borland, the handyman sidekick to Tim Allen in the very successful comedy series Home Improvement. He actually left Family Feud in 2006 after four years as host, being replaced by John O'Hurley.

In 2008 he took over for Patrick Duffy as one of the hosts of Bingo America, which appears on the Game Show Network, though it is currently on hiatus.

For the past two years Karn, 54, has also been national spokesman for the Mr. Handyman franchise, and has appeared in commercials for the Little Giant ladder.

Shifts at CNN

What happened to John King, the host on State of the Union that airs on CNN on Sundays?

King left State of the Union to prepare to take over the 7 p.m. weekday time slot left open when Lou Dobbs resigned last year. Candy Crowley replaced King as host of State of the Union.

Actor is one and the same

Is Alana De La Garza of Law and Order the same actor who portrayed Horatio Caine's wife, Delko's sister, on CSI: Miami and who died of cancer on the show?

The Columbus, Ohio, native played Marisol Delko Caine on the CBS drama before joining NBC's long-running series. But while Marisol had cancer, she was shot to death.

Q&A: 'Straight Lines' is the haunting song from Chrysler commercial 03/04/10 [Last modified: Thursday, March 4, 2010 7:43am]

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