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.
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.
February 15, 1996 |
The budding broadcasting careers of Joe Montana and Warren Moon ended, at least for now, on Wednesday. Montana, through his management company, IMG, announced he has decided to give up his job as a studio commentator for NBC after one season so he can spend more time with his family. Turner Sports, meanwhile, announced that Moon, quarterback for the Minnesota Vikings, was told in January his services would no longer be needed.
April 7, 1987
Arraignment of former U.S. Sen. John V. Tunney on a misdemeanor drunk driving charge was postponed until April 28 after his attorney said he needed more time to confer with the 52-year-old California Democrat. The California Highway Patrol said Tunney was arrested on March 6, when he was allegedly speeding and weaving in his 1985 Mercedes-Benz on Pacific Coast Highway in Santa Monica. Officers said it was a first offense.
October 15, 1986 |
It's Jess Marlow "who's coming home" to KNBC Channel 4 Nov. 24. KNBC has launched a mystery ad campaign to promote the return of the calm, reasoned Marlow to Channel 4 as a commentator on its 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts to succeed Jack Perkins. Newspaper ads show the facial outline of an unidentified man beneath the headline: "Guess Who's Coming Home?"
September 5, 2003 |
Incessant mist and drizzle that forced U.S. Open tennis officials to postpone more than 100 matches this week turned into a good old-fashioned rainstorm Thursday morning in New York. The USA network had already televised virtually every minute of tennis played to that point, in tape delay, along with half a dozen classic matches featuring the likes of Jimmy Connors and Pete Sampras. At one point, commentator Jim Courier quipped, "Coming up next, a first-round match from Cincinnati."