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January 25, 1998
Did Peter McAlevey actually listen to Jim Rome before writing "King of the Jungle" (Nov. 23)? Rome's show is a four-hour justification of why athletes are worth millions--and that we fans just don't "get it." He's simply an apologist for high-priced choke artists such as Mike Piazza, Eric Karros and the other two or three athletes he kisses up to daily. One of his interviews has the velocity of a Larry King softball to Ross Perot on NAFTA. Rome had his moments of fame, much of them on his backside, compliments of Jim Everett.
July 15, 2010
The Early Show Leonardo DiCaprio; chef Bobby Flay. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today Frank Deford; James Brolin; Napa versus Sonoma wine. (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Live With Regis and Kelly From Canada; John Corbett; Elisha Cuthbert; One Republic performs. (N) 9 a.m. KABC The View Joseph Gordon-Levitt; Jennifer Love Hewitt; Sam Champion and Stephen A. Smith. (N) 10 a.m. KABC The Doctors Eyebrow color and diabetes.
January 23, 1988
Next time you're feeling rejected, take a look at this listing from Dave Marsh and Kevin Stein's "The Book of Rock lists." Some famous turndowns: Elvis Presley was tossed out of the Grand Ole Opry in 1954 after a show. One of the Opry honchos reportedly suggested that he go back to driving a truck. Decca Records rejected The Beatles, as did several other labels (Pye, Columbia, HMV, EMI), before producer George Martin finally saw some potential in them.
October 24, 1993 | From The Washington Post
The board of trustees of the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation voted overwhelmingly Saturday to approve a major plan that will transfer the management of its multimillion-dollar health care service, direct-mail activity and mail-order pharmaceutical operation to a private company. The foundation's president, Robert K. Dresing, will resign to run the independent company that will manage the charity's operations on "an audited, no-profit basis."
November 3, 2005 | Scott Sandell
GUESS who's coming to dinner? Depending on where you are in L.A. on Monday night, it could be comics master Stan Lee, novelist T.C. Boyle, former Disney chief Michael Eisner, sportswriter Frank Deford or former Watergate figure John Dean. They are but a handful of the 54 authors who will be invited into private Southern California homes for an evening of discourse and dining to benefit the Los Angeles Public Library.
November 2, 2013
Walt Bellamy All-Star basketball player Walt Bellamy, 74, a Basketball Hall of Fame inductee whose professional career spanned 14 seasons, died Saturday, the day after he attended the season home opener of the Atlanta Hawks. The Hawks confirmed the death but did not give further details. Bellamy, whose nickname in his playing days was Bells, was not one of the major stars of the sport, but he racked up an impressive list of awards and honors: Olympic gold medalist in 1960, NBA Rookie of the Year in 1962, four-time All-Star and then the Hall of Fame in 1993.
November 20, 2001 | Larry Stewart and \f7
What: "Real Sports With Bryant Gumbel" Where: HBO, tonight, 10 There are tears in the eyes of Rick Pitino throughout his interview with Frank Deford on this edition of HBO's sports magazine show. Pitino, the new basketball coach at Louisville, talks about losing his brother-in-law and best friend in the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center. Bill Minardi, 46, the brother of Pitino's wife Joanne, was among the hundreds of Cantor Fitzgerald employees who never made it out of the north tower.
January 7, 1993
Fullerton High School has once again brought home the bacon by winning the prestigious Golden Bell Award for its Agri-Science program. The Golden Bell is presented to "the best innovative new program meeting the needs of students as we move into the 21st Century," said Greg Beard, chairman of the agriculture department at Fullerton. The Agri-Science program uses real-world applications to prepare ethnically diverse students for successful careers in the field of agriculture, Beard said.
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