CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 2, 1986 |
Rep. Bobbi Fiedler, who gave up her west San Fernando Valley-southern Ventura County congressional seat to run for the U. S. Senate, is negotiating with KABC-TV Channel 7 to become a political commentator for the Los Angeles station after her term expires Jan. 3. The three-term Chatsworth Republican said in a recent interview that she has no plans to run for political office again but would not rule out the possibility.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 9, 2012 |
Reporting from Washington -- Tony Blankley, who gained notoriety as press secretary for Newt Gingrich during the Republican takeover of Congress in the 1990s and later as a conservative commentator on radio and television, has died. He was 63. The British-born Blankley, who was a child actor while growing up in Los Angeles, died Saturday at Sibley Memorial Hospital in Washington, said his wife, Lynda Davis. He had stomach cancer. With his British accent, eclectic tastes and sharp tongue, Blankley turned his stint with Gingrich from 1990 to 1997 into a career as a commentator.
January 8, 1985 |
Quarterback Joe Theismann of the Washington Redskins has been hired by ABC to work as a commentator on the Super Bowl telecast Jan. 20, the network announced Monday. Theismann will work with Frank Gifford, the play-by-play announcer, and Don Meredith, the other commentator. It had been reported earlier that both Meredith and O.J. Simpson, the regular "Monday Night Football" commentators, would not be in the booth during the telecast, but ABC apparently changed its thinking about Meredith's role.
April 18, 2006 |
Sean Avery, the 26-year-old forward whom the Kings removed from their dressing room last week, will be covering the Stanley Cup playoffs as a commentator for Sportsnet, a Canadian cable network. Avery will provide in-studio commentary for the first week of the playoffs, and his contract could be extended. That might hinge on his being able to curtail his shoot-from-the-lip personality.
September 2, 1987 |
Veteran TV sports commentator Howard Cosell said Tuesday that he hopes to return to television early next year with a weekly current-affairs talk show, "Howard Cosell: Speaking of Everything." Targeted for a late Sunday night time-slot, the show could begin airing in January, if enough stations opt to carry it. In making the announcement, Cosell was joined by executives of Ohlmeyer Communications and Casablanca IV, the companies committed to producing and syndicating the show.
December 4, 2013 |
Martin Bashir has learned something Alec Baldwin already knows: Even a cable news host can say too much. MSNBC announced Wednesday that Bashir, a commentator and host of the 4 p.m. hour, is leaving after an uproar over his remarks last month about former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin. Disputing Palin's position that compared the national debt to slavery, Bashir during an on-air segment called Palin "America's resident dunce" and then suggested a slave-like scatalogical punishment for her. (Entire video is below; warning: strong language.)