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March 7, 1993
Regarding CBS' "Skylark" ("Hallmark Hall of Fame," Feb. 7): What an excellent production. If there is a second sequel, I hope it is aired earlier so families can enjoy it together. Mrs. Robert M. Morgan, Escondido
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Sunday night's NFL match-up between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins didn't draw nearly as many viewers as last week's big Patriots-Broncos game , but it still won the night for NBC in the key 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. From 8:30-11 p.m., the game drew an average of 15.4 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 5.4 in the key demo, where a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. Those numbers are not adjusted for time zones and are likely to change, but as it stands now, the rating is down by 39% from the preliminary number for last week's game.  The showdown, in which the Giants beat the Redskins 24-17, was the top-rated telecast on the major networks Sunday night.
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NEWS
February 22, 1987
The "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production, "The Room Upstairs," was a real pleasure to watch. Hallmark obviously cares about the quality of its productions, which it does so well. Even the commercials have class! The program was well directed, with acting that did not depend on risque scenes or racing cars and violence. John Parkin, Santa Monica
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Before his death in 1975 at age 50, Rod Serling was one of the top Emmy Award-winning writers during the golden age of live TV drama of the 1950s, penning such acclaimed dramas as "Patterns," "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "The Comedian. " In the 1960s he became a TV superstar as the host of his seminal CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone.' In his prolific career, Serling also wrote such films as 1964's "Seven Days in May" and 1968's "Planet of the Apes. " He was also the host and frequent writer on the NBC anthology series "Night Gallery" in the early 1970s.
NEWS
February 21, 1988
As a fan of "Beauty and the Beast," I was disappointed when it was preempted Jan. 29, but that night's "Hallmark Hall of Fame" drama "Stones for Ibarra" certainly made up for it. It was a beautiful story that was well-acted by Glenn Close and Keith Carradine. We need more intelligent programs just like it from "Hallmark." Judy Rockenbach, La Habra
NEWS
January 6, 1991
Thanks NBC for "The Dreamer of Oz: The L. Frank Baum Story" (Dec. 10). We felt this rich, moving, quality production was TV at it's best--the caliber of a Hallmark Hall of Fame program. (John) Ritter's performance was excellent. George J. Sweikis, Alta Loma
ENTERTAINMENT
September 27, 1985
Cloris Leachman, Mare Winningham, Phyllis Frelich, Ed Waterstreet and Sid Caesar head the cast of "In This Sign," a two-hour drama in production in Vancouver for airing on NBC as a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" special. "In This Sign," based on the novel by Joanne Greenberg, is about the collision of values between nonhearing parents and their hearing daughter. Dorothea Petrie is producing for Marian Rees Associates. Joseph Sargent is directing.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A TV movie about the life of Holocaust hero Irena Sendler, who died Monday at age 98 in Poland, is being readied for production and will air next season on CBS under the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" banner. "The Irena Sendler Story" is based on an authorized biography of the woman credited with rescuing some 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, Hallmark said. The company said it struck a deal with Sendler and her family in 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 29, 2013 | By Susan King, Los Angeles Times
Before his death in 1975 at age 50, Rod Serling was one of the top Emmy Award-winning writers during the golden age of live TV drama of the 1950s, penning such acclaimed dramas as "Patterns," "Requiem for a Heavyweight" and "The Comedian. " In the 1960s he became a TV superstar as the host of his seminal CBS anthology series "The Twilight Zone.' In his prolific career, Serling also wrote such films as 1964's "Seven Days in May" and 1968's "Planet of the Apes. " He was also the host and frequent writer on the NBC anthology series "Night Gallery" in the early 1970s.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
HBO's "The Newsroom" and NBC's "Parenthood" are among the productions being honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as programs that have "used the power of television to create social change" and exemplify "television with a conscience. " The sixth annual Television Academy Honors will be presented May 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ceremony will be hosted by Dana Delaney ("Body of Proof"). Other honorees include: --"Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon" --"DL Hughley: The Endangered List" --"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" --"Hunger Hits Home" --"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" --"One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Loss, Fear & Betrayal" ALSO: Oprah lands Jason Collins interview 'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance 'Ellen,' 'The Young and the Restless' lead daytime Emmy nominations  
ENTERTAINMENT
May 2, 2013 | By Greg Braxton
HBO's "The Newsroom" and NBC's "Parenthood" are among the productions being honored by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences as programs that have "used the power of television to create social change" and exemplify "television with a conscience. " The sixth annual Television Academy Honors will be presented May 9 at the Beverly Hills Hotel. The ceremony will be hosted by Dana Delaney ("Body of Proof"). Other honorees include: --"Hallmark Hall of Fame: A Smile as Big as the Moon" --"DL Hughley: The Endangered List" --"Half The Sky: Turning Oppression into Opportunity for Women Worldwide" --"Hunger Hits Home" --"Nick News with Linda Ellerbee" --"One Nation Under Dog: Stories of Loss, Fear & Betrayal" ALSO: Oprah lands Jason Collins interview 'Rectify' to get second season on Sundance 'Ellen,' 'The Young and the Restless' lead daytime Emmy nominations  
NEWS
May 27, 2009 | Tom O'Neil
Only one thing is certain at the Emmys: surprise. Just because most pundits bet on "Grey Gardens" to win best TV movie and actress, watch out for "Prayers for Bobby," starring Sigourney Weaver as an intolerant Christian who seeks redemption after her gay son commits suicide. Voters adore those kinds of message movies mixed with tears. And a variety of upsets may be lurking in the variety races.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 14, 2008 | From the Associated Press
A TV movie about the life of Holocaust hero Irena Sendler, who died Monday at age 98 in Poland, is being readied for production and will air next season on CBS under the "Hallmark Hall of Fame" banner. "The Irena Sendler Story" is based on an authorized biography of the woman credited with rescuing some 2,500 Jewish children from the Nazis by smuggling them out of the Warsaw Ghetto, Hallmark said. The company said it struck a deal with Sendler and her family in 2007.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 16, 1998 | SUSAN KING, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Among the new movies premiering this weekend are a comedy directed by "Friends" star David Schwimmer, a Canadian miniseries featuring a former regular on "Law & Order" and a "Hallmark Hall of Fame" presentation. Schwimmer stars in and directed the ABC movie "Since You've Been Gone," Saturday at 8 p.m. on Channel 7. The comedy, set at a high school reunion from hell, also stars Teri Hatcher and Lara Flynn Boyle.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 17, 1993 | SHAUNA SNOW, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
John's Turnaround: Rock superstar Elton John, who canceled a concert and abruptly left Israel Tuesday night after his arrival set off a brawl, agreed Wednesday to perform the show after all. Israeli officials, with help from the British ambassador, coaxed John to fly back from London. He fled Israel on his private plane after fans, photographers and bodyguards scuffled outside the Tel Aviv Hilton hotel when he got out of his limousine.
NEWS
March 7, 1993
Regarding CBS' "Skylark" ("Hallmark Hall of Fame," Feb. 7): What an excellent production. If there is a second sequel, I hope it is aired earlier so families can enjoy it together. Mrs. Robert M. Morgan, Escondido
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 1986
Julianna Fjeld received the Individual Achievement Award Thursday at the Eighth Annual Media Access Awards banquet, which honored individuals, groups and productions that realistically and accurately portray people with disabilities in television, film, radio, theater and print media. Fjeld was co-executive producer for the Emmy Award-winning "Hallmark Hall of Fame" drama, "Love Is Never Silent," which focused on deaf parents raising their hearing daughter.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 2, 2013 | By Ryan Faughnder
Sunday night's NFL match-up between the New York Giants and the Washington Redskins didn't draw nearly as many viewers as last week's big Patriots-Broncos game , but it still won the night for NBC in the key 18-49 demographic, according to early numbers from Nielsen. From 8:30-11 p.m., the game drew an average of 15.4 million viewers overall and earned a rating of 5.4 in the key demo, where a ratings point equals about 1.3 million viewers. Those numbers are not adjusted for time zones and are likely to change, but as it stands now, the rating is down by 39% from the preliminary number for last week's game.  The showdown, in which the Giants beat the Redskins 24-17, was the top-rated telecast on the major networks Sunday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 18, 1991 | JON KRAMPNER, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
In the 1958 "Hallmark Hall of Fame" production of "Kiss Me, Kate," Jack Klugman and Harvey Lembeck gave men the musical advice to "Brush Up Your Shakespeare." The same advice might be given to the "Hall of Fame" series itself. Although it premiered on Christmas Eve, 1951, with an original work--Gian Carlo Menotti's opera "Amahl and the Night Visitors"--the series' early years were marked by an abundance of classic drama, with the plays of Shakespeare standard fare.
NEWS
February 3, 1991 | DANIEL CERONE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Three years ago, Glenn Close was asked by Caedmon Tapes to read aloud the text of the children's book "Sarah, Plain and Tall" to record on cassette. The 58-page book, which in 1986 won author Patricia MacLachlan the prestigious Newbery Medal for outstanding children's literature, spins a tale of a lonely woman cocooned safely in Maine in the early 1900s. She answers an ad for a mail-order bride to care for two children on the wild plains of Kansas.
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