June 14, 1993 |
Ever been slumped in your favorite chair, remote in hand, channel surfing the airwaves when you stopped to watch a real surfer streak down a wall of turquoise the size of a two-story building? And then came the voice. The thick Australian accent. The high-pitched scream: "That's like having an Olympic-sized swimming pool dumped on your head!" Then you already know Peter Townend. Townend, known simply as P.T.
December 23, 1992
"There are times when talk shows exaggerate a bit. We are on TV and we do have a responsibility to gather a crowd." --Burt Dubrow, executive producer of the Sally Jessy Raphael and Jerry Springer talk shows, in Broadcasting magazine.
February 4, 1987
"I really don't have any comment to make," Dudley S. Taft, vice chairman of the Cincinnati-based firm, said about a published report that he is leaving the company his father founded 28 years ago. Taft was asked about a report in Broadcasting magazine which said he plans to leave.
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July 20, 2005 |
Paul Duke, who lent both grace and gravitas to PBS' public affairs program "Washington Week in Review" as its host for two decades, has died. He was 78. Duke died Monday night of leukemia at his home in Washington, D.C. Gwen Ifill, the moderator and managing editor of the show now called "Washington Week," said Duke's "sensibilities, wit and love of the news was the heart and soul of 'Washington Week in Review.'