November 8, 1994 |
Fox TV Plans Late-Night Daily Newscast: Fox Television, which has had on-again, off-again plans for several years to launch a national news program, now says it will develop a late-night daily news program for debut later this season. The new program would appear at 11 p.m. on Fox's eight owned TV stations, including KTTV-TV (Channel 11) in Los Angeles. The decision represents a shift in strategy for Fox, which has spent most of its efforts on developing a news magazine program.
April 12, 1994 |
The Federal Communications Commission, in an unusual move, is revisiting a controversial 1986 decision that allowed media baron Rupert Murdoch to take control of seven TV stations. Murdoch acquired the stations from Metromedia Co. eight years ago and used them as the cornerstone to build Fox Television Stations Inc.'s fourth network. In order to comply with limitations on foreign ownership of broadcast licenses, the Australian-born Murdoch became a U.S. citizen.
February 14, 1994 |
Angry youth leaders, counselors and educators gathered at the Los Angeles Free Clinic to rail against the CBS, NBC and Fox television networks for not airing a new series of government-sponsored commercials promoting the use of latex condoms to prevent the spread of AIDS. Federal health officials unveiled the controversial campaign Jan. 4, and all four broadcast networks agreed to air the blunt public-service announcements, which were developed by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
April 14, 1993 |
The Fox Children's Network, singing a happy toon since winning its first Saturday morning ratings sweeps in February, announced on Tuesday five new Saturday morning and weekday children's series for fall, including a project from Steven Spielberg and a cartoon version of the educational PBS series "Where in the World Is Carmen Sandiego?"
January 9, 1993 |
Rounding out the new key management team at Fox, Chairman Rupert Murdoch has recruited longtime News Corp. executive Les Hinton as chairman and chief executive of the Fox TV stations division and given him authority over the fledgling news operation. Van Gordon Sauter, the former president of CBS News who became president of Fox News six months ago, will now report to Hinton.
October 19, 1992 |
TV producer Aaron Spelling, upset at the way a new Fox TV show parodied his hit Fox series "Beverly Hills, 90210," is threatening to sue the producers unless they make a public apology and promise never to do it again. In an unusual twist of events that puts the Fox network in the embarrassing position of having offended its top program supplier, Spelling says that a Sept.