November 29, 1996 |
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.
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.
March 31, 2011 |
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.
August 12, 2004 |
Los Angeles public television station KCET has landed a $10-million underwriting grant -- its largest ever -- from oil company BP that, combined with state cigarette tax money, will allow the station to launch two new daily half-hour shows aimed at improving teaching skills of preschool caregivers. The station, which has made the preschool education project a centerpiece of its revitalization efforts, will announce the grants today.
June 12, 2000 |
When Pat Mitchell came to the Public Broadcasting Service as its president and chief executive in March, "dysfunctional" was used freely and often to describe the complicated, fractious relationship between the programming organization and its 346 member stations, as they struggled to compete in a rapidly changing media world. No more.
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.