September 14, 1995
PBS walked off with 11 of 42 statuettes handed out in New York Tuesday night at the 16th annual Emmy Awards for news and documentary programming. The PBS awards were divided among eight programs, including "National Geographic," "Frontline," "P.O.V." and "The American Experience." Among the other Emmys awarded for programming in 1994, nine went to ABC, eight to NBC, five to TBS, two each to CBS, Discovery and A&E, and one apiece to Fox, the Learning Channel and syndicated programming.
January 27, 1991 |
In the past, TV anchors stayed close to home, never straying far from theirfamiliar anchor chair and trusty TelePrompTer. But as network news struggles tomaintain a foothold in the competitive TV marketplace, more and more news peopleare spreading their wings to host news, information and talk shows. The latest entrant is Faith Daniels, news anchor on NBC's "Today," who on Mondayat 11:30 a.m. begins moonlighting as host of "A Closer Look," which replaces theinterracial soap opera "Generations."
May 10, 2007 |
IWAS SITTING on a plane Tuesday, flipping through the channels on my seatback TV: makeover show, makeover show, home decorating tips, CNN breaking news story on a fire, Maria Bartiromo has great hair. Wait a minute. Gee, that CNN shot looked familiar. I flipped back. It was my neighborhood. No, it was right above my house. My family lives in the hills that back up to Griffith Park. Even in these reality-TV-saturated days, no one wants to be featured in a breaking news story.
December 4, 1995 |
In his article "Crime News, Without Context, Equals Bias" (Op-Ed, Oct. 31), columnist Tom Plate talked about the overemphasis of violent crime on local television news. He discussed how this overplay distorted the level and importance of crime in society and reinforced racial stereotyping of criminals. In another article in the November issue of the Atlantic Monthly, a book reviewer noted that urban crime is "milked for blood and profit every night on the 11 o'clock news."
July 23, 1996 |
TELEVISION And the Nominees Are: Although it fared poorly in last week's prime-time Emmy nominations, trailing behind NBC, CBS and cable's HBO, ABC came out on top in the 17th annual News and Documentary Emmy Award nominations announced Monday, capturing 29 nods--the most of any network. ABC was followed by PBS with 27 nominations, NBC with 20 and CBS with 19.
April 24, 1998 |
The enigma clouding Linda McCartney's death continues. Bank on it--the news media and shrieking TV and radio talk shows will fill you in ad nauseam on the debate over where she died, her reported cremation and the status of her death certificate. Big mystery here, big enough to keep the speculation mills operating indefinitely. A much larger mystery connected to this story, though, is why the public doesn't rise up and stampede the mean-spirited schnooks of KNBC-TV Channel 4 off the airwaves.