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September 19, 1991 | MIKE CLARY and GERALDINE BAUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a steamy day this summer when a top-40 disc jockey at radio station Y-100 was solicited on the air by a woman with a sultry voice. Calling was Kathy Willets, the accused prostitute with a long client list of nervous Ft. Lauderdale businessmen and a sheriff's deputy-husband named Jeff, who may be headed to jail as a pimp. She had a song request. DJ: This isn't Kathy from the nympho section? KW: This is THE nympho. . . . DJ: How's the case going? KW: It's going great. . . .
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September 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air. The Twentieth Television series, which launched in March with host Tim Green, will be replaced by "Geraldo at Large," a half-hour news show with Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera. "A Current Affair" will air through October.
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May 29, 1991 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Free-lance writer Stuart Goldman pleaded no contest Tuesday to three felony charges of illegally entering Fox Television's computer system and stealing story ideas planted by Los Angeles police in a sting operation. In a plea bargain presented by prosecutors and approved by Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf, the 45-year-old self-proclaimed muckraker was placed on five years' probation and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution, reduced to $12,000 with Fox's approval.
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March 21, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
During its late-1980s heyday, TV's "A Current Affair" dived with relish into tawdry crimes and oddball stories, with host Maury Povich providing the requisite disapproving smirk or arched eyebrow. The staff, including a fair number of refugees from Australian tabloids, delighted in mixing it up with the convicts, local heroes and various unfortunates whose tales were spun for daily ratings gold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A free-lance journalist who had worked briefly for the television news tabloid "A Current Affair" has been charged by authorities in New York and Los Angeles with attempting to steal sensitive information from the network's computers in those cities. Stuart Goldman, 44, was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles on Friday, a day after police searched his Studio City apartment and confiscated his personal computer and floppy disks.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air. The Twentieth Television series, which launched in March with host Tim Green, will be replaced by "Geraldo at Large," a half-hour news show with Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera. "A Current Affair" will air through October.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993
Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, convicted with Officer Laurence M. Powell in the Rodney G. King civil rights trial, said Monday that acquitted co-defendant Theodore J. Briseno is a "coward," a "rat" and a "traitor." Koon said that Briseno, who broke ranks with his colleagues during an earlier state trial and testified that other policemen were "out of control" when they beat King, is "out for his own interests."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the verdicts are reached in the Rodney G. King civil rights case, don't expect to see the four defendants making statements all over the place. The four men on trial have made themselves available to just one news outlet--for a price. They will most likely take their case to the tabloid news show "A Current Affair." The idea to market the four was born in the mind of Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, one of the defendants.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2005
"A Current Affair," the tabloid-style newsmagazine that ran in syndication from 1986 to 1996, is returning to the airwaves Monday. It will air locally at 11 weeknights on KTTV-TV Channel 11. Peter Brennan, creator of the show and one of its executive producers, said "A Current Affair" won't be as celebrity oriented as other syndicated newsmagazines. "Every week there's a Laci Peterson story out there somewhere in some small town.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 16, 2005
"A Current Affair," the tabloid-style newsmagazine that ran in syndication from 1986 to 1996, is returning to the airwaves Monday. It will air locally at 11 weeknights on KTTV-TV Channel 11. Peter Brennan, creator of the show and one of its executive producers, said "A Current Affair" won't be as celebrity oriented as other syndicated newsmagazines. "Every week there's a Laci Peterson story out there somewhere in some small town.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
April 20, 1993
Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, convicted with Officer Laurence M. Powell in the Rodney G. King civil rights trial, said Monday that acquitted co-defendant Theodore J. Briseno is a "coward," a "rat" and a "traitor." Koon said that Briseno, who broke ranks with his colleagues during an earlier state trial and testified that other policemen were "out of control" when they beat King, is "out for his own interests."
ENTERTAINMENT
April 15, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After the verdicts are reached in the Rodney G. King civil rights case, don't expect to see the four defendants making statements all over the place. The four men on trial have made themselves available to just one news outlet--for a price. They will most likely take their case to the tabloid news show "A Current Affair." The idea to market the four was born in the mind of Sgt. Stacey C. Koon, one of the defendants.
NEWS
September 19, 1991 | MIKE CLARY and GERALDINE BAUM, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
It was a steamy day this summer when a top-40 disc jockey at radio station Y-100 was solicited on the air by a woman with a sultry voice. Calling was Kathy Willets, the accused prostitute with a long client list of nervous Ft. Lauderdale businessmen and a sheriff's deputy-husband named Jeff, who may be headed to jail as a pimp. She had a song request. DJ: This isn't Kathy from the nympho section? KW: This is THE nympho. . . . DJ: How's the case going? KW: It's going great. . . .
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 29, 1991 | JOHN KENDALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Free-lance writer Stuart Goldman pleaded no contest Tuesday to three felony charges of illegally entering Fox Television's computer system and stealing story ideas planted by Los Angeles police in a sting operation. In a plea bargain presented by prosecutors and approved by Superior Court Judge Richard Neidorf, the 45-year-old self-proclaimed muckraker was placed on five years' probation and ordered to pay $90,000 in restitution, reduced to $12,000 with Fox's approval.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
During its late-1980s heyday, TV's "A Current Affair" dived with relish into tawdry crimes and oddball stories, with host Maury Povich providing the requisite disapproving smirk or arched eyebrow. The staff, including a fair number of refugees from Australian tabloids, delighted in mixing it up with the convicts, local heroes and various unfortunates whose tales were spun for daily ratings gold.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 10, 1990 | SHERYL STOLBERG, TIMES STAFF WRITER
A free-lance journalist who had worked briefly for the television news tabloid "A Current Affair" has been charged by authorities in New York and Los Angeles with attempting to steal sensitive information from the network's computers in those cities. Stuart Goldman, 44, was arraigned in federal court in Los Angeles on Friday, a day after police searched his Studio City apartment and confiscated his personal computer and floppy disks.
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