April 7, 1997
Jon Krampner, the author of "The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Age of Television," will be signing copies of the book Friday at 7 p.m. at Dutton's Brentwood Books, 11975 San Vicente Blvd., Los Angeles. The book is a biography of the late Coe, who produced such classic television works as "Peter Pan," "Marty," "The Days of Wine and Roses" and the "Mr. Peepers" series.
October 31, 1985
Former CBS President Frank Stanton, the late producers Walt Disney and Fred Coe and entertainers Steve Allen, Jackie Gleason, Mary Tyler Moore and Burr Tillstrom have been selected for induction into the Television Academy Hall of Fame. They are the third group of seven to be chosen for the honor by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences. They will be feted at the Santa Monica Civic Auditorium on March 23 in ceremonies that will be taped for broadcast on NBC April 21.
April 21, 1986 |
To those who persist in propagating the notion that television is nothing more than an idiot box: Your attention is called to "The Television Academy Hall of Fame," to be broadcast on NBC at 9 tonight (Channels 4, 36 and 39). Here, in the careers of the seven inductees, is irrefutable evidence that the medium is capable of producing genuinely funny, moving, uplifting, informative, entertaining, enlightening programs.
November 7, 1986
Seven well-known television figures have been selected by the Academy of Television Arts and Sciences for induction into the group's Hall of Fame. The honorees are Johnny Carson, Capt. Jacques Cousteau, Jim Henson, Bob Hope, Ernie Kovacs (posthumously), Eric Sevareid and Leonard Goldenson, chairman of the executive committee of Cap Cities/ABC.
April 20, 1997
Tom Hatten, entertainment reporter: "The Man in the Shadows: Fred Coe and the Golden Days of Television," by Jon Krampner (Rutgers University Press). "This is the first extensive account I've seen about one of the true pioneers of television, the man Krampner rightly calls 'the greatest producer of the early days of New York television.' " **** John Landis, film director: "Inventing Mark Twain," by Andrew Hoffman (Morrow). "I read everything by and about Mark Twain voraciously.
October 21, 1996 |
Director John Frankenheimer was quoted the other day as saying the happiest years of his long and distinguished career were his years with "Playhouse 90" ("Anthology of Memories," Calendar, Oct. 3). May I add that the happiest years I had as a television critic for The Times were the years of "Playhouse 90."