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April 26, 2007 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Andrea Wong, one of the architects of the ABC network's ratings renaissance, today is expected to be named chief executive of Lifetime Entertainment Services with marching orders to return the beleaguered cable channel to its former glory. Wong will replace Betty Cohen, said an executive close to the Lifetime board who asked not to be named because the announcement was not made official Wednesday.
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April 26, 2007 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
Andrea Wong, one of the architects of the ABC network's ratings renaissance, today is expected to be named chief executive of Lifetime Entertainment Services with marching orders to return the beleaguered cable channel to its former glory. Wong will replace Betty Cohen, said an executive close to the Lifetime board who asked not to be named because the announcement was not made official Wednesday.
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April 1, 2005 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
A veteran cable TV programmer has been hired to breathe new life into the Lifetime cable channel. Betty Cohen, who helped launch the Cartoon Network, on Thursday was named president and chief executive of Lifetime Entertainment Services, which operates women-oriented channels owned jointly by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. and Hearst Corp. of New York. The flagship Lifetime Television is one of cable's most popular channels and is best known for its original movies.
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April 1, 2005 | Meg James, Times Staff Writer
A veteran cable TV programmer has been hired to breathe new life into the Lifetime cable channel. Betty Cohen, who helped launch the Cartoon Network, on Thursday was named president and chief executive of Lifetime Entertainment Services, which operates women-oriented channels owned jointly by Burbank-based Walt Disney Co. and Hearst Corp. of New York. The flagship Lifetime Television is one of cable's most popular channels and is best known for its original movies.
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June 16, 2001 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After building one of the most successful channels in cable television, Betty Cohen is resigning as president of the Cartoon Network to oversee a secretive project focusing on young adults for Cartoon's parent company, AOL Time Warner. Cartoon Network, which is battling with Viacom's more established Nickelodeon channel for the lead in children's television, will join AOL Time Warner's other advertising-supported cable channels under the management of Bradley Siegel.
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August 17, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Turner Broadcasting Announces Appointments: Betty Cohen has been promoted to the newly created positions of president of Cartoon Network Worldwide and Turner Network Television International. Cohen, who had been executive vice president of the Cartoon Network, will continue to oversee domestic operations of the network in addition to taking on the international expansion of both channels.
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August 26, 2005 | Meg James
Lifetime Entertainment Services named former WB network programming chief Susanne Daniels as its entertainment president responsible for developing shows and movies for the company's three cable channels. Daniels is the first major hire by Betty Cohen, who joined Lifetime in April as chief executive. The company, a joint venture of Hearst Corp. and Walt Disney Co., is trying to draw younger viewers.
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October 17, 1993 | DANIEL CERONE, Daniel Cerone is a Times staff writer.
The idea seemed simple enough--even fundamental--for a creative TV enterprise targeted at children: Hire people to develop original cartoon series. In fact, however, it was almost radical. Television in the late 1980s had come to be dominated by cartoons that were based on characters children already knew--from toys ("G.I.
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June 15, 1990 | DAN STANTON
What does a sportfishing boat deckhand do on his day off? He goes fishing, of course, but not from a boat. When Scott Hart of Torrance heads out to fish, he takes a water ski jacket, fins, a freshwater rod and reel, some jigs and a few feathers attached to his belt. Recently, Hart got some unexpected action after he entered the surf at Cabrillo Beach. Using 10-pound test line with a two-ounce sinker and a feather, he hooked a small herring and started to paddle back to shore.
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June 17, 1990 | DAN STANTON
What does a sportfishing boat deckhand do on his day off? He goes fishing, of course, but not from a boat. When Scott Hart of Torrance heads out to fish, he takes a water ski jacket, fins, a freshwater rod and reel, some jigs and a few feathers attached to his belt. Recently, Hart got some unexpected action after he entered the surf at Cabrillo Beach. Using 10-pound test line with a two-ounce sinker and a feather, he hooked a small herring and started to paddle back to shore.
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June 16, 2001 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
After building one of the most successful channels in cable television, Betty Cohen is resigning as president of the Cartoon Network to oversee a secretive project focusing on young adults for Cartoon's parent company, AOL Time Warner. Cartoon Network, which is battling with Viacom's more established Nickelodeon channel for the lead in children's television, will join AOL Time Warner's other advertising-supported cable channels under the management of Bradley Siegel.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 13, 2000 | LISA BOONE
ANIMATION Powerpuff Hits Hard: The Cartoon Network's top-rated series, "The Powerpuff Girls," about a superheroic trio of female kindergartners who have to ask to leave school in order to save the world, will join "Beavis and Butt-head," "South Park" and "Pokemon" in making the leap from television to the big screen. Warner Bros. Pictures will produce and distribute the $25 million animated movie, which is targeted for a summer 2002 release.
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