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December 18, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The politics of musical chairs. . . . You can't blame young, largely unnoticed Fox News (say who?) for boasting about hiring Brit Hume, a Washington press corps VIP who got especially famous at ABC News while covering the White House for nine years and, since 1992, becoming a royal pain to the Clinton administration. Smart move. He gives Fox News a face and a pedigree. Plus a power couple in Fox's Washington office, in that his wife, Kim, is already its deputy bureau chief.
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November 16, 1999 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matt Drudge's days at Fox News Channel may be numbered. The cable channel is weighing whether to fire the renegade Internet writer, who refused to do his Fox show, "Drudge," on Saturday because executives wouldn't let him show a picture that they called a "misrepresentation." The dispute, which Drudge calls "censorship," comes as the 17-month-old show's viewership has dropped dramatically, down 17% from a year ago and 33% from the beginning of 1999, according to a Fox executive.
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June 8, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While applauding Fox Broadcasting for its growth as the fourth commercial TV network, NBC Entertainment President Brandon Tartikoff accuses his rival of pandering to the public's worst aspects. "It's a substantial achievement, but how have they done it?" Tartikoff asked in an interview at the end of NBC's annual convention of affiliated stations here. "Ironically, outside of 'The Simpsons,' there isn't a whole lot now on Fox that I'd like to have on my schedule.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 18, 1996 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
The politics of musical chairs. . . . You can't blame young, largely unnoticed Fox News (say who?) for boasting about hiring Brit Hume, a Washington press corps VIP who got especially famous at ABC News while covering the White House for nine years and, since 1992, becoming a royal pain to the Clinton administration. Smart move. He gives Fox News a face and a pedigree. Plus a power couple in Fox's Washington office, in that his wife, Kim, is already its deputy bureau chief.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 16, 1999 | ELIZABETH JENSEN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Matt Drudge's days at Fox News Channel may be numbered. The cable channel is weighing whether to fire the renegade Internet writer, who refused to do his Fox show, "Drudge," on Saturday because executives wouldn't let him show a picture that they called a "misrepresentation." The dispute, which Drudge calls "censorship," comes as the 17-month-old show's viewership has dropped dramatically, down 17% from a year ago and 33% from the beginning of 1999, according to a Fox executive.
NEWS
November 2, 1986
Thanks to the Fox Broadcasting Company for giving us Joan Rivers. She's real entertainment. Nora Amrani, Studio City
BUSINESS
June 20, 1995 | SALLIE HOFMEISTER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Ending an extended executive search and months of speculation about who would head its television division, DreamWorks SKG on Monday named Dan McDermott, an executive vice president at Fox Broadcasting Company. The appointment surprised some television executives because of McDermott's modest experience in development and because the new studio had seemed interested in attracting a marque talent.
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March 10, 1991 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Sisters Audrey and Jayne Meadows will act together for the first time in more than two decades when they play sisters on an upcoming episode of CBS' low-rated sitcom "Uncle Buck." Audrey Meadows plays Buck's acerbic aunt on the series.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 8, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
It's back to the drawing board for Fox Broadcasting after company executives canceled the late-night comedy show, "The Wilton North Report," earlier this week. The fledgling network now plans to develop a new late-night program along the lines of its previously canceled and disappointingly-rated "The Late Show." "We definitely plan to keep the late-night franchise," said Brad Turrell, a Fox spokesman.
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September 13, 2002 | GINA PICCALO AND LOUISE ROUG
Hope springs eternal, version 5,182: In a small corner office in the heart of Hollywood, Bill Ferguson, a 39-year-old producer, and Alex Nicoll, a 28-year-old director, are making their pitch. "It's a teen comedy, geared toward the 18-to-30-year-old male crowd, although there are a couple of things for the women too," says Nicoll, a slight Brit with dark, spiky hair and short sideburns. "Two guys have a couple of hours to clean up their parents house after a party.
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June 8, 1990 | JANE HALL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
While applauding Fox Broadcasting for its growth as the fourth commercial TV network, NBC Entertainment President Brandon Tartikoff accuses his rival of pandering to the public's worst aspects. "It's a substantial achievement, but how have they done it?" Tartikoff asked in an interview at the end of NBC's annual convention of affiliated stations here. "Ironically, outside of 'The Simpsons,' there isn't a whole lot now on Fox that I'd like to have on my schedule.
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May 7, 1986 | MORGAN GENDEL, Times Staff Writer
H eeeere's Joanie! Joan Rivers, frequent substitute host of NBC's "The Tonight Show Starring Johnny Carson," will have her own competing late-night show on a new network this fall. "The Late Show Starring Joan Rivers" will be the cornerstone of the new Fox Broadcasting Co., the realization of Fox Inc. owner Rupert Murdoch's goal to create a network of independent stations to compete with NBC, ABC and CBS in certain time periods. Rivers' show will air Monday through Friday from 11 p.m.
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November 22, 1999 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It no doubt sounds like a dream scenario: Get fired, spend a few years rebuilding your reputation, then be given an even bigger job by the company that had ousted you. Yet for Sandy Grushow--the newly installed chairman of Fox Television Entertainment Group, now overseeing the Fox network as well as the studio's TV production unit--the world has changed so much since News Corp.
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