CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 |
The powerful ocean currents that transport heat around the globe and keep northern Europe's weather relatively mild appear to be weakening -- a likely and problematic consequence of global warming -- a new study by British scientists has concluded. The currents, like mighty rivers flowing at different depths of the ocean, act as radiator pipes to carry warmth from the tropics to northern latitudes.
September 23, 2005 |
The recycled news magazine "A Current Affair," which ran for a decade its first time around, has been canceled less than eight months after returning to the air. The Twentieth Television series, which launched in March with host Tim Green, will be replaced by "Geraldo at Large," a half-hour news show with Fox News Channel's Geraldo Rivera. "A Current Affair" will air through October.
March 21, 2005 |
During its late-1980s heyday, TV's "A Current Affair" dived with relish into tawdry crimes and oddball stories, with host Maury Povich providing the requisite disapproving smirk or arched eyebrow. The staff, including a fair number of refugees from Australian tabloids, delighted in mixing it up with the convicts, local heroes and various unfortunates whose tales were spun for daily ratings gold.
March 16, 2005
"A Current Affair," the tabloid-style newsmagazine that ran in syndication from 1986 to 1996, is returning to the airwaves Monday. It will air locally at 11 weeknights on KTTV-TV Channel 11. Peter Brennan, creator of the show and one of its executive producers, said "A Current Affair" won't be as celebrity oriented as other syndicated newsmagazines. "Every week there's a Laci Peterson story out there somewhere in some small town.
March 19, 2000 |
The Roman Republic and the Vatican will be featured in a tour of Rome Sept. 22 to 30. Led by a former U.S. ambassador to the Vatican, Frank Shakespeare, and organized by California's Claremont Institute, the trip will feature special briefings by experts on Roman and Vatican history. Current foreign affairs issues will also be covered, with former Italian Foreign Minister Antonio Martino, for example, briefing the group on the euro, Europe's new currency. Visits to St.
August 31, 1999 |
Dearly beloved. Today, we come to bury "Hard Copy," not to praise it. And while it's never polite to speak ill of the dead--even those we really dislike--in its passing we feel obligated to point out what the show and its ilk have wrought. Historians will note that "Hard Copy" and other tabloid TV newsmagazines flourished in the O.J.-crazed latter half of the 1990s--a period that has been to journalism what the reign of the emperor Caligula was to government. Beyond practicing checkbook journalism by paying interview subjects, the show's low-lights included being sued by Michael Jackson (the gloved one)