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ENTERTAINMENT
November 29, 1996 | JUDITH MICHAELSON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
KCET-TV Channel 28 opens its 15-day December pledge drive Sunday facing a harsh reality--a precipitous decline in new subscribers. Al Jerome, president and general manager of Southern California's flagship public television station, said that while additional gifts from existing members rose 9% and renewals went up 3% in fiscal 1996, the dollar amounts provided by new members as well as the actual number of new members dropped 26% from 1995.
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ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 2001 | GREG BRAXTON, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
BUSINESS
May 27, 1993 | From Reuters
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 16, 2006 | Christopher Reynolds, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
March 31, 2011 | By Roger Vincent and Scott Collins, Los Angeles Times
Financially strapped KCET-TV is in talks to sell its landmark Sunset Boulevard studio to the Church of Scientology, according to people who know about the pending deal. The Los Angeles television station, which is struggling to rebuild viewership after its recent split from PBS, plans to move its operations to a smaller location, real estate brokers said. Station officials have been touring potential sites, brokers said. Terms of the potential deal were unavailable, but the 4.5-acre property at 4401 W. Sunset Blvd.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 21, 2006 | Christian Berthelsen, Times Staff Writer
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.
BUSINESS
April 26, 2011 | By Roger Vincent, Los Angeles Times
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
November 14, 2009 | Christopher Reynolds
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 24, 2002 | SUFIYA ABDUR-RAHMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
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