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September 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
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July 30, 2011 | James Rainey
It's been eight months since Juan Williams touched off one of those overwrought media tempests. The jolt to the news ecosystem came when Williams told Fox News' Bill O'Reilly that he felt a certain unease when he saw people in "Muslim garb" on airplanes. Muslim activists cried foul, a modest brawl ensued. It escalated into a full-on slam-dance when NPR, which employed Williams as a news analyst, fired him. Even a lot of the radio network's insiders acknowledge today that management acted peremptorily, canning Williams without a hearing.
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ENTERTAINMENT
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.
IMAGE
November 25, 2007 | Stacie Stukin, Special to The Times
ONLY in the beauty world would something akin to electroshock therapy have a wait list. And a $300 price tag. But microcurrent facials have acquired near-mythical status among the Hollywood and fashion crowds and are now making their way into the mainstream. One of the more fabled practitioners, Joanna Vargas, decamps from Manhattan once each month, setting up shop in a discreet bungalow on the grounds of the Chateau Marmont.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1990 | From Associated Press
Maureen O'Boyle anchors "A Current Affair." This means she gets to advise viewers, as she did one enchanted evening, that the show "is breaking the news of the dirtiest divorce of the decade. ." That is some leap from her first job in TV. She was a college freshman then, a raw rookie doing the morning news at a station in Washington, N.C. It wasn't easy being green. She recalls telling viewers this: "Don't forget to watch Clara Scott and the rest of the Eyewitness News team here on Channel 9."
ENTERTAINMENT
January 13, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
At last, a sleaze-free 7:30 p.m. weekday alternative to "Hard Copy" and "A Current Affair." The welcome newcomer is "Life & Times," the current affair of KCET Channel 28. It's a promising half-hour series that may have the fresh eyes through which to observe Southern California and its inhabitants in interesting new ways. They aren't the swollen cynical eyes of local TV news, nor ones whose view is softened or distorted by rose-colored lenses.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 16, 1988 | Peter H. Brown
If imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery, then the producers of Fox Broadcasting's tabloid TV show, "A Current Affair," should be pleased that a rival show is poaching staffers. But nooooooooo. "King World Productions has offered every one of our reporters a job," complained Maury Povich, editor-in-chief and anchor for "Affair." "They are planning an absolute copy of our show and have already taken two of our producers."
ENTERTAINMENT
June 5, 1989 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Show Rating Stations 1."Wheel of Fortune" 13.6 230 2."Jeopardy!" 12.2 208 3."The Cosby Show" 10.0 198 4."Star Trek" 9.7 232 5."Oprah Winfrey Show" 8.6 218 6."Wheel of Fortune"(wkend) 8.3 206 7."A Current Affair" 7.1 149 8."Entertainment Tonight" 6.9 169 9."Geraldo" 6.1 200 10."Donahue" 6.0 226 10."People's Court" 6.0 188 12."Friday the 13th" 5.7 216 12."Star Search" 5.7 149 14."War of the Worlds" 5.6 221 15."Mama's Family" 5.2 192 SOURCE: Nielsen
ENTERTAINMENT
April 19, 1993 | BETH KLEID, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
A Koon Affair: As promised, convicted Los Angeles Police Sgt. Stacey C. Koon spoke exclusively to "A Current Affair" after the verdict in the Rodney G. King civil rights case was announced, and the interview airs tonight on KTTV Channel 11 at 7:30 p.m. Koon talked to "A Current Affair's" Steve Dunleavy in a hotel room in Valencia soon after he was found guilty Saturday.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 27, 1989 | Jeff Kaye \f7
There's more fallout from Rob Lowe's infatuation with videotape. Once again, Fox Broadcasting's "A Current Affair"--which aired Lowe's famed performance, nationally--is involved. In its continuing coverage of the Lowe story, "Affair" broadcast a clip of talk-show host Arsenio Hall interviewing Judd Nelson about his pal Lowe's best-known screen tryst. Trouble is, Paramount Television, which produces "The Arsenio Hall Show," says it didn't give Fox's "Affair" permission to use the clip.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
December 1, 2005 | Usha Lee McFarling, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 23, 2005 | From Associated Press
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
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.
TRAVEL
March 19, 2000 | KARIN ESTERHAMMER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 31, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY
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)
ENTERTAINMENT
March 21, 2005 | Scott Collins, Times Staff Writer
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.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 19, 1989 | KEVIN BRASS
In the world of "P.M. Magazine," the San Diego edition is a survivor, a proven ratings warrior. With energetic hosts Pat Brown and Dave Hood leading the way, the show regularly defeats its competition, holding down the key 7 p.m. time slot for KFMB-TV (Channel 8). It even beats the Big Daddy of syndicated television shows, "Wheel of Fortune." "I wish we could do as well in all markets against 'Wheel,' " said Nancy Alspaugh, executive producer in the national offices of "P.M."
NEWS
December 24, 1995 | FRAZIER MOORE, ASSOCIATED PRESS
Today on the new "A Current Affair:" An old dog learns new tricks! It's even housebroken! This is the story of "A Current Affair," which went and made some highfalutin promises to clean up its act, then--glory be--kept them. The result is an informative, entertaining daily half-hour (7:30 p.m. on KNBC in Los Angeles).
MAGAZINE
November 12, 1995
It's always a thrill to walk through the hushed grandeur of Downtown's Pacific Center, past the imposing marble staircase and the striped brass elevator, to the Water Grill. On the other side of the heavy glass door, the 4-year-old seafood house fairly bustles: The phone is ringing. There's a huddle at the reservation desk. The bar is full. And every booth is taken as servers rush by with bowls of chowder and plates of seafood.
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