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September 25, 2008 |
David P. Powers, 74, a four-time Emmy Award-winning television director, died July 3 in Palm Desert after battling skin cancer for several years, The Times learned this week. Powers directed "The Carol Burnett Show" for 10 seasons and was nominated for 11 Emmys, winning prime-time Emmy Awards for best director in 1974, 1975, 1977 and 1978. He also directed several prime-time specials starring Burnett, including "Sills and Burnett at the Met," which co-starred Beverly Sills; "Julie and Carol at Lincoln Center," with Julie Andrews; and the play "Once Upon a Mattress," which also starred Ken Berry and Bernadette Peters.
September 7, 1996 |
The nighttime Emmy Awards, kids' TV, sports and a Hollywood Bowl concert highlight the weekend fare. Paul Reiser (with assistance from Michael J. Fox and Oprah Winfrey) hosts the 48th Emmy Awards for prime-time and late-night programming, Sunday at 8 p.m. Channel 7. "ER" leads the nominations. ABC unveils several new children's series today on Channel 7: "Brand Spanking New Doug" (7:30 a.m.), "Mighty Ducks" (8 a.m.), "Bone Chillers" (10 a.m.) and "Gargoyles: Goliath Chronicles" (10:30 a.m.).
September 26, 2007 |
NEW YORK -- PBS dominated the field Monday during the 28th annual News and Documentary Emmy Awards, racking up 10 wins for programs that tackled topics such as the sex-slave trade, scientific research on chimpanzees and the war in Iraq. The commercial broadcast and cable networks trailed substantially: CBS, in second place, won half as many awards, most of them for "60 Minutes." NBC and Discovery Channel followed with three wins each. Cinemax garnered two, and ABC and CNN each got one.
July 20, 1991 |
What an embarrassment. When the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences handed out its Emmy nominations this week, it found itself bestowing nine of them on the film industry's 1990 Academy Awards show. By contrast, the Emmy Awards show has become almost invisible since moving to the small Fox Broadcasting network, where only 14% of the nation's viewers tuned in last year. To put it bluntly: Have the Emmys become much ado about nothing? Are they now a meaningless non-event?
August 14, 2006 |
The combined muscle of sister stations KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 won eight Emmys on Saturday night at the 58th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, presented by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences at Leonard H. Goldenson Theatre in North Hollywood. Individually, KCAL9 took home five and CBS2 won three. Other top winners included KTTV-TV Channel 11, with five statuettes, and Fox Sports News West, KTLA-TV Channel 5 and KNBC-TV Channel 4, with four each.
May 23, 2000
ABC was the big winner among the networks during Friday night's 27th Annual Daytime Emmy Awards ceremonies in New York's Radio City Music Hall with five Emmys to add to the 12 it took home a week earlier, when the more technical categories were announced. During the evening, veteran journalist Barbara Walters received the Lifetime Achievement Award. The winners--by category and network--follow: Outstanding Lead Actress in a Drama Series: Susan Flannery, "The Bold & the Beautiful," CBS.
April 1, 1993 |
Last month, CBS celebrated four straight years--208 consecutive weeks--as the No. 1 network in daytime television ratings, and on Wednesday the celebration continued when the 20th annual Daytime Emmy Awards were announced. As has become its habit in recent years, CBS pulled in by far the most nominations overall with 74. PBS received 41, followed by ABC with 39, NBC with 18 and Fox with eight.
September 18, 1989
OUTSTANDING PROGRAMS COMEDY SERIES "Cheers" DRAMA SERIES "L.A. Law" MINISERIES "War and Remembrance" VARIETY, MUSIC OR COMEDY SHOW "The Tracey Ullman Show" DRAMA/COMEDY SPECIAL "Day One," "Roe vs. Wade" (tie) PERFORMERS ACTOR, COMEDY SERIES Richard Mulligan, "Empty Nest" ACTOR, DRAMA SERIES Carroll O'Connor, "In the Heat of the Night" ACTOR, MINISERIES OR SPECIAL James Woods, "My Name Is Bill W."
December 10, 1992 |
Vincent Gardenia, the burly yet sentimental Tony and Emmy award-winning actor who portrayed a series of poignant father figures, particularly Cher's paunchy papa in "Moonstruck," was found dead in his Philadelphia hotel room Wednesday. "His body was found in the kitchen (at the Benjamin Franklin House). There was nothing suspicious. It was suspected as a heart attack," police spokeswoman Dotty Kearsey told Reuters news service.