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August 3, 2001 | JIM PATTERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enthusiastic young fans crowded into the Country Music Hall of Fame to cheer on Brad Paisley as one of the first "CMT Most Wanted Live" shows aired. Slightly apart from the crowd, John Sykes watched, chatting with nervous Country Music Television employees who sidled up to introduce themselves to the new boss from New York. Sykes, an MTV Networks executive who was there when MTV was created and is the mastermind behind VH1, is remaking CMT, which became part of MTV Networks just over a year ago.
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April 26, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who has starred in series for NBC, ABC and the WB, is taking his act to CMT. The country-flavored cable channel said Tuesday that it will introduce "Foxworthy's Big Night Out" in September, a half-hour weekly series that will feature comedy from its host and music by guest performers.
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February 7, 1995 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. trade officials stepped up pressure on the Canadian government on Monday to reverse the expulsion of a Nashville-based broadcaster from Canadian cable television systems by making the first move toward retaliation. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor, in a strongly worded announcement, launched an investigation of the trade practices of the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission under Section 301 of the 1974 trade act.
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April 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Toby Keith took home three awards in Country Music Television's Flameworthy Video Music Awards show, including video of the year for his patriotic song "American Soldier." The video for Keith and Willie Nelson's hit duet "Beer for My Horses" won in the collaborative video and director of the year categories. Dolly Parton hosted the fan-voted annual awards show Wednesday night, which included performances by Keith, Parton, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban.
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April 23, 2004 | From Associated Press
Toby Keith took home three awards in Country Music Television's Flameworthy Video Music Awards show, including video of the year for his patriotic song "American Soldier." The video for Keith and Willie Nelson's hit duet "Beer for My Horses" won in the collaborative video and director of the year categories. Dolly Parton hosted the fan-voted annual awards show Wednesday night, which included performances by Keith, Parton, Alison Krauss, Sheryl Crow, Alan Jackson and Keith Urban.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 26, 2006 | From a Times staff writer
Comedian Jeff Foxworthy, who has starred in series for NBC, ABC and the WB, is taking his act to CMT. The country-flavored cable channel said Tuesday that it will introduce "Foxworthy's Big Night Out" in September, a half-hour weekly series that will feature comedy from its host and music by guest performers.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 3, 2001 | JIM PATTERSON, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Enthusiastic young fans crowded into the Country Music Hall of Fame to cheer on Brad Paisley as one of the first "CMT Most Wanted Live" shows aired. Slightly apart from the crowd, John Sykes watched, chatting with nervous Country Music Television employees who sidled up to introduce themselves to the new boss from New York. Sykes, an MTV Networks executive who was there when MTV was created and is the mastermind behind VH1, is remaking CMT, which became part of MTV Networks just over a year ago.
BUSINESS
February 7, 1995 | CRAIG TURNER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
U.S. trade officials stepped up pressure on the Canadian government on Monday to reverse the expulsion of a Nashville-based broadcaster from Canadian cable television systems by making the first move toward retaliation. Trade Representative Mickey Kantor, in a strongly worded announcement, launched an investigation of the trade practices of the Canadian Radio-Television Telecommunications Commission under Section 301 of the 1974 trade act.
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