September 27, 2009 |
Aides to Rep. Carolyn B. Maloney (D-N.Y.) say her husband has died on a mountain climbing expedition in the Himalayas. Congressional aide Barry Nolan said that Clifton Maloney, 71, was resting in a high-altitude camp after a successful ascent to the summit of the world's sixth-highest mountain when he died. Arrangements are still being made to recover the body from the slopes of Cho Oyu, a 26,906-foot peak straddling Nepal and Tibet.
February 4, 1994 |
The Series: "Hard Copy"; airs weeknights at 7:30 on NBC. The Setup: The personal woes of America's favorite tabloid fodder--Tonya, Michael, Burt and Loni--vie with celebrity romances and movie-of-the-week crime news for air time on the magazine-format series.
November 13, 1994 |
Michael Gartner vividly recalls when, in 1989, as president of NBC News, he sat down for a meeting with Alfred Geller, the agent renegotiating Connie Chung's contract. "Geller plopped down and put his feet on the table," Gartner says. "He had a few buttons of his shirt open with his rather large stomach sticking out. He proceeded to tell me he wanted $3 million a year for Connie, her own prime-time show, she got to pick the producer and . . . he wanted a quick answer.
December 8, 2009 |
When Comcast Corp. assumes control of NBC Universal, the company will inherit a portfolio of news organizations, including a top-shelf network news division that dominates the competition. Powered by the "Today" show in the morning and "NBC Nightly News" in the evening, NBC News is one of the few bright spots at the broadcast network. It's also one of the few aspects of the venture that will be largely new terrain for Comcast. Until now, the Philadelphia-based cable television operator's experience in news has been limited to running a handful of local television channels that produce newscasts, including the East Coast regional network CN8 until it shut down at the end of last year.
April 12, 1985 |
When you consider that it's been more than 60 years since Harold Lloyd exploited our fear of heights in "Safety Last"--and nearly 30 since Alfred Hitchcock did the same in "Vertigo"--it's amazing that it can still be done on the screen at all. Yet Stephen King's "Cat's Eye" (citywide) contains a man on-the-ledge sequence that's an edge-of-the-seat classic.
June 7, 1991 |
The La Habra Community Theatre's "Fiddler on the Roof," while clumsy at times, does manage to evoke the cultural flavor and homey good spirits of this popular show. Director Phyllis B. Gitlin knows something about the importance of atmosphere, especially to a musical, and her staging has nicely visual stretches.