December 16, 2000 |
The team is losing. Quick, fire the coach. No, you didn't take a wrong turn and land in the Sports section. It's just that the prevalent philosophy in sports--a multibillion-dollar, entertainment-oriented business rife with overpaid superstars--increasingly mirrors the short-term thinking on display in television.
December 8, 1998 |
After five years of stable management, WB Television Network faces its first shake-up, with Susanne Daniels named Monday to replace Garth Ancier as the president of entertainment at the network. Daniels, 33, will assume her new post immediately, even though Ancier will remain at WB until his contract expires in May. Ancier is expected to join NBC as president of entertainment, replacing Scott Sassa, who will succeed Don Ohlmeyer as president of NBC West Coast.
June 27, 1992 |
When the Democratic National Convention unfolds in New York from July 13-16, the handiwork and advice of three well-known Hollywood television figures will play a prominent part. They are Harry Thomason, co-executive producer of CBS' "Designing Women" and "Evening Shade" and TV adviser to probable Democratic nominee Bill Clinton; Gary Smith, a veteran of special programming who will produce the convention; and Garth Ancier, a young executive with a background at NBC, Fox and Walt Disney Co.
March 6, 1991 |
They Come, They Go: "Sunday Best," NBC's hour experiment in week-in-review programming, is history, and producer Garth Ancier and his "Sunday Best" creative team are being reassigned to develop another program. "Super Bloopers and New Practical Jokes" will occupy the 7 p.m. Sunday time slot for the rest of the season. In another programming shift, the network plans to replace "Wings" with the sitcom "Seinfeld" on Thursday night at 9:30 p.m.
February 3, 1991 |
At first appearance, NBC's new series "Sunday Best" would more appropriately be called "NBC's Best." The hourlong comedy series, a sort of TV kaleidoscope, takes a sly look at television past and present, with the present decidedly skewed toward NBC.
October 26, 1990 |
Garth Ancier, president of network television production at Walt Disney Co., resigned suddenly after he clashed with senior management over what he called "autonomy issues." Ancier, 33, was only 18 months into a five-year contract at Disney. He became widely known as the first programming head at Fox Broadcasting Co. when it started in 1986. Rich Frank, president of Walt Disney Studios, said Ancier had "done a terrific job in building up the TV operation here."