CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
November 14, 2009 |
Winter D. Horton Jr., a broadcasting pioneer who co-founded KCET in Los Angeles, helped shape the nation's public television programming in the 1960s and later was appointed to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting's Board of Directors, died of natural causes Thursday in Pasadena. He was 80. Born June 2, 1929, in San Gabriel and educated at the Midland School in Los Olivos and Pomona College in Claremont, Horton got his first taste of show business at 19, as a gofer for his uncle, stage and screen actor Edward Everett Horton.
January 8, 2001 |
A veteran KNBC Channel 4 newsman will be the new face at KCET Channel 28. Jess Marlow, whose 42-year career included a 27-year stint at KNBC as an anchor, reporter and commentator, is joining KCET's "Life & Times Tonight" later this month as an anchor of the news and public affairs program. Marlow, 71, is coming out of semiretirement Jan. 22 to host the daily series with continuing co-anchor Val Zavala.
May 27, 1993 |
Hotel guests will soon be able to click on the television and pick a film from a library of video titles, developers of a new transmission system said Wednesday. The new high-tech operation, which promises to deliver high-clarity images, will be the product of a joint venture announced by two Texas-based companies: Spectradyne in Richardson and EDS in Dallas.
August 16, 2006 |
The board members of the J. Paul Getty Trust, moving to quickly fill the gap left by the resignation of their beleaguered leader, John Biggs, have named vice chairwoman Louise Bryson to take over his role. As chairwoman of the trust, Bryson, 62, will lead efforts to rebuild the organization after a year of scandalous revelations that prompted the resignations of several top executives and board members.
April 26, 2011 |
Financially strapped KCET-TV has sold its landmark Sunset Boulevard studio to the Church of Scientology for an undisclosed price, the station said. KCET will remain at 4401 W. Sunset Blvd. for as much as a year while searching for a new base of operations. The station is in discussions with several production facilities it might move into as a tenant or owner, President Al Jerome said. "We are now implementing Phase 2 of our transformation from a PBS affiliate to an independent public media center for the 21st century," Jerome said Monday in a statement.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2006 |
Los Angeles PBS station KCET announced Wednesday that it would launch a digital channel offering Orange County programming, increasing competition with Huntington Beach-based KOCE-TV for viewers and donors. When the station is launched in fall 2007, it will be available to viewers with digital cable service or a digital television. Agreements to carry the station must be negotiated with satellite providers such as Dish Network and DirecTV.
April 24, 2002 |
If Californians often seem too spread out and diverse to have much in common, don't tell that to the state's public television executives. They've set out to unite California behind stories and issues through a weekly TV newsmagazine. "California Connected" will premiere Thursday at 9 p.m. in the seven distinct television markets across the state. Idealistic? Yes. Possible? Apparently.
June 19, 1997 |
"Life & Times," KCET-TV Channel 28's half-hour public affairs series, will go live five nights a week, beginning in January, station President and Chief Executive Officer Al Jerome said Wednesday. This will mark the first time in more than 20 years that KCET has had a live presence Monday through Friday nights. Only one of "Life & Time's" five weeknight editions currently airs live. The announcement came after the public television station's board on Tuesday adopted a $47.
October 13, 1988 |
Brandon Tartikoff, whose executive responsibilities at NBC expanded this week to include heading a new program development committee, says he hopes to have a weekly news magazine on the prime-time schedule next fall--something the network has tried unsuccessfully 12 times before. Indeed, said Tartikoff, president of NBC Entertainment and NBC Productions, he discussed ideas for such a series last month with NBC News President Michael Gartner and Gartner's top aide, Tim Russert.