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July 26, 1996 | SCOTT COLLINS, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Successful cable channels often have turning points, lucky breaks or news events that shift the tide in the network's favor. MTV, in the early 1980s, had Michael Jackson's "Thriller" video. CNN received a big boost from the Gulf War. E! Entertainment Television had "Dances With Wolves." Promoting his 1990 directorial debut, Kevin Costner granted an interview with the network, which was then struggling for recognition. Although it may have been just another media minuet for Costner, for E!
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March 5, 1995 | BILL BOYARSKY
I stayed home Thursday to watch the Simpson murder trial on television, not for the pictures and words as much as to check out something called interactive TV. It's a dialogue between the viewers and the anchor, the hottest thing on the amorphous road called the information superhighway where people communicate, share opinions and even fall in love. The superhighway and its various side roads are the linchpin of House Speaker Newt Gingrich's conservative new world.
BUSINESS
March 25, 1994 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
Brandon Tartikoff to Produce Series for Cable Channel: The former NBC programming whiz and Paramount Pictures Chairman will produce a weekly half-hour series for cable TV network E! Entertainment Television. The series, titled "Q and E!," will feature celebrities in a "round-robin question-and-answer" format. The show will be produced by Tartikoff's Moving Target Productions, a company started last year to develop and produce TV shows and feature films.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 19, 1992 | ROBERT EPSTEIN
In Hollywood where a deal is not always a deal, a strange deal was struck last week between the cable network E! Entertainment Television and the Los Angeles chapter of the National Organization for Women. The two alphabeticals agreed to sit down and talk about programming, what areas of the network's show-business emphasis might be covered, what new areas of entertainment journalism might be explored, a practice usually reserved for network programming executives.
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