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January 12, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Service Reports
Don Hewitt, admitting he's "ashamed" of his recent behavior toward former "60 Minutes" correspondent Diane Sawyer, says he has apologized to her and they've made a date for lunch. Hewitt, the executive producer of "60 Minutes," received some criticism after he apparently snubbed Sawyer as he and six others were inducted into the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences Hall of Fame in Los Angeles Sunday. Hewitt said press reports had it wrong.
September 16, 2003 | Elizabeth Jensen
The locket worked, but so did the patriotic books. ABC's Diane Sawyer won the frenzy to do the first TV interview with former prisoner of war Jessica Lynch, which will air in November as a special edition of "Primetime," followed the next morning by an interview with NBC's "Today" show co-anchor Katie Couric. To gain the attention of Lynch and her media advisors, Sawyer accompanied her interview request with a locket that featured a photo of Lynch's family home; Couric sent the books.
December 2, 2002
So, Diane Sawyer did the impossible! She snagged Whitney Houston, and you can see it for yourself Wednesday on ABC's "Primetime: Special Edition." Sawyer says Houston addresses the widespread rumors of drug use, her marriage, her relationship with Daddy and other problems. Sawyer asks the singer if, looking back, "Do you apologize?" Houston answers: "Yeah, there are things I apologize for. Like [canceled] concert dates. There was things I apologized for, because the people really mattered to me.
September 8, 2013 | By Booth Moore, Los Angeles Times Fashion Critic
NEW YORK --  There's been a lot of grousing about New York Fashion Week this season -- the packed crowds, the packed schedule, the faraway venues. And on Sunday afternoon, Diane von Furstenberg, president of the Council of Fashion Designers of America, answered with a feel-good show that reminded everyone not to take it all so seriously.  There was a toe-tapping soundtrack of songs of the summer (Robin Thicke, Justin Timberlake, Beyonce, Daft Punk). And a front row full of glittering Hollywood, fashion and media world fixtures, including Von Furstenberg's husband Barry Diller, as well as Barbara Walters, Diane Sawyer, Allison Williams, Jessica Alba and Bella Thorne.  On the runway was some high-wattage talent too, including model Naomi Campbell leading the finale in a black-and-gold dress.
March 18, 2012 | Melissa Magsaysay, Los Angeles Times
Armed with poise, focus and information, these notable news anchors are most memorable for their reporting skills and wit. But each also possesses a certain style hallmark that has garnered attention from audiences and that adds to her overall image. Ann Curry NBC's raven-haired"Today" co-anchor has recently been trying out fashion's big color-blocking trend. The bold pops of color, not a traditional choice for an on-camera newsperson, show well on camera and help viewers start the morning on a bright note.
September 13, 2011 | James Rainey
Days of tributes and memorials to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11 may have taken their toll, a surplus of sadness pooling like the waterfalls at the new New York memorial. At least most of the stories showed a merciful precision. Most in the media heaped praise on the right figures -- the Goldman Sachs official who died helping co-workers to safety, the firefighter who led a perilous rescue. That restraint didn't extend, unfortunately, to one media giant's communications. In a video memorializing its $5-million contribution to the National September 11 Memorial & Museum, the Walt Disney Co. put the focus squarely on that unknown 9/11 hero, CEO Robert Iger.
At its annual affiliates convention this morning in Century City, ABC hauled out its glittery array of news stars--Peter Jennings, David Brinkley, Barbara Walters, Ted Koppel and Sam Donaldson, with Diane Sawyer live by remote from New York. They talked about freedom around the world, flag-burning, poverty and other big issues. But then they invited questions from the audience of about 1,200 station executives in the Century Plaza ballroom.
November 6, 2013 | By Scott Collins
Elizabeth Vargas hasn't been on ABC's newsmagazine "20/20" for a while, and now we know why: The veteran newswoman is being treated for alcohol abuse, the network confirmed.  The Daily News broke the story Wednesday that Vargas, 51, checked herself into a "well-respected rehab facility" a few weeks ago and has at least a few more weeks left in her treatment. In a statement, Vargas wrote: "Like so many people, I am dealing with addiction. I realized I was becoming increasingly dependent on alcohol.
August 1, 1999 | MIKE DOWNEY
A curious subject came up last week when it was suggested that ABC-TV's Diane Sawyer was wrong to ask for a couple of days off work after the plane crash of family friend John F. Kennedy Jr., rather than reporting the story for the people who pay her. Any criticism of Sawyer on this score is unjustified, for more than one reason. She was hardly the only ABC newsperson able to do this story. Peter and Babs and others there could handle it.
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