CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
October 14, 1988
Cigarette-company financed advertising making the extreme and absurd comparison between raising taxes on cigarettes and the purchase of handguns by gangs ends with the question, "Is it worth taking the chance that even one more innocent person might be killed?" I guess that means they are going to stop selling cigarettes. BOB AVERBACH Compton
October 14, 1987 |
Signaling dissatisfaction with the National Assn. of Broadcast Employees and Technicians, 65 NBC and KNBC Channel 4 news writers, news producers and assignment editors are seeking to decertify the union's Local 53 as their bargaining representative. "A whole bunch of people--not just news writers--are not happy with NABET leadership and the way they've handled the (16-week-old) strike," said union member Bob Compton, a KNBC news producer.
June 21, 2008
Re "Two million minutes of students' lives," June 16 Bob Compton's documentary, "Two Million Minutes," points out that while America lags behind India and China in math and science, learning about "history, citizenship, and the arts" can play a key role in helping to enhance a child's ability in left-brain subjects. The arts are crucial to meeting the state's goal of preparing students for success after high school. Arts education reaches students of all learning styles, language competencies and academic levels.
August 28, 1992 |
KNBC-TV Channel 4 plans to shuffle the producers of two of its afternoon newscasts, promoting two minorities into positions formerly dominated by white males. Beginning Sept. 5, Serena Cha will head up the 6 p.m. news and Ernie Arboles, formerly an Emmy Award-winning producer at KCBS-TV Channel 2, will oversee the 4 p.m. broadcast. Cha, an Asian-American, replaces Bill Sorensen, who will be moved into the producer slot on the station's early morning newscast, "Today in L.A."