Advertisement
YOU ARE HERE: LAT HomeCollectionsHoward Rosenberg S Column
IN THE NEWS

Howard Rosenberg S Column

FEATURED ARTICLES
ENTERTAINMENT
May 25, 1991
Regarding Howard Rosenberg's column "A Parade of TV Praise for Gulf Warriors, War" (May 21): I too was less than pleased with the fanatical coverage of our "professional" newscasters. What has happened to the respect and dignity of broadcast journalism? And would somebody please explain to me what possible benefit impressionable young children can gain by viewing the glorification of our military's lethal hardware? So much for promoting intelligence. DAVID PENA SILVA Hollywood
ARTICLES BY DATE
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2001
Howard Rosenberg's column on the XFL completely missed the point ("XFL Kickoff Puts a Yawn in 'Smash Mouth' Football," Feb. 5). Last February, league founder Vince McMahon stated in a press conference that the XFL was going to be the "extremely fun league." Sure, thegame play wasn't as impressive as the NFL, and the cheerleaders weren't as choreographed as they could've been, but in watching Saturday's kickoff game did Rosenberg ever put down his red pen for one minute and ask himself, "Is this fun?"
Advertisement
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1991
In Howard Rosenberg's column "It's Time to Erase the Moving Dot" (Dec. 6), he wrote a postulation: "Smith is acquitted and all appeals have been exhausted, leaving the alleged victim with no legal standing." If the defendant is acquitted, there are no appeals. It's the law. CHARLES R. CHAPPELL San Marino
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1993
In response to Howard Rosenberg's column "A View to a Kill: How Low Can TV Go?" (Jan. 22), criticizing the TV news shows that aired the videotape of the man shooting his ex-wife to death while at the grave site of their teen-age daughter in Florida: Rosenberg describes the tape as "deadly," "ugly," "gruesome" and "horrible" but "valueless as news." He is vehement that it should not have been shown. I disagree. I've been a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles for 25 years and am no stranger to killing and murder.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1998
Having learned long ago to have my finger on the mute button when watching any basketball game in which Dick Vitale is involved, I can honestly say that I have no idea whether Howard Rosenberg's column was a parody or a direct quote ("Hey, DV, Gimme Some QT!," Feb. 25). BILL McKIM Sun City
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1994
This is to express our appreciation of your information re Afghanistan in Howard Rosenberg's column, "Isolationist TV: Viewers Pay the Price," (Dec. 19). Since the United States no longer competes with Russia for supremacy in Afghanistan, as you say, little or nothing is reported to us. Afghanistan is ravished and conditions there, I understand, compare with any other country which is being destroyed by terrible warfare. We would be interested in knowing more about the present situation and hope there will be more coverage in the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2001
Howard Rosenberg's column on the XFL completely missed the point ("XFL Kickoff Puts a Yawn in 'Smash Mouth' Football," Feb. 5). Last February, league founder Vince McMahon stated in a press conference that the XFL was going to be the "extremely fun league." Sure, thegame play wasn't as impressive as the NFL, and the cheerleaders weren't as choreographed as they could've been, but in watching Saturday's kickoff game did Rosenberg ever put down his red pen for one minute and ask himself, "Is this fun?"
ENTERTAINMENT
May 18, 1991
Howard Rosenberg's column "NBC's Abdication of Responsibility" (April 24) was brilliant. His comments on the network's decision to air the name of the woman in the Kennedy rape case are a glaringly true and sad assessment of our society. The same people who can't see clearly what a person's individual rights are--whether sexual preference, artistic expression or a rape victim's anonymity--are the same ones who read the tabloids and watch these exploitive news reports religiously.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 7, 1998
Having learned long ago to have my finger on the mute button when watching any basketball game in which Dick Vitale is involved, I can honestly say that I have no idea whether Howard Rosenberg's column was a parody or a direct quote ("Hey, DV, Gimme Some QT!," Feb. 25). BILL McKIM Sun City
ENTERTAINMENT
December 31, 1994
This is to express our appreciation of your information re Afghanistan in Howard Rosenberg's column, "Isolationist TV: Viewers Pay the Price," (Dec. 19). Since the United States no longer competes with Russia for supremacy in Afghanistan, as you say, little or nothing is reported to us. Afghanistan is ravished and conditions there, I understand, compare with any other country which is being destroyed by terrible warfare. We would be interested in knowing more about the present situation and hope there will be more coverage in the future.
ENTERTAINMENT
November 5, 1994
Howard Rosenberg's column " 'News- Hour' Chases the News, Not Simpson" (Oct. 26) was right on. As a former news freak, I used to watch several hours of local news a day--but no more! To get the small amount of news dispensed between the mountains of idiotic, ridiculous hype on the Rodney King beating, the Menendez trial and now the Simpson trial is simply not worth the aggravation. Give me "MacNeil/Lehrer" or CNN any time. JAMES R. GALLAGHER Huntington Beach I congratulate Howard Rosenberg for recognizing "The MacNeil/Lehrer NewsHour."
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1993
I was appalled by Howard Rosenberg's column "Will KCBS Gain After Lippman?" (May 3). I can't believe that a respectable newspaper would allow such a personal attack to be made on someone. As a Jew, I am particularly offended by the reference to Josef Mengele. After reading John Lippman's side ("Lippman Says He Is a 'Scapegoat,' " May 3), I can see that the problem he had with his staff was that he had to cut bloated salaries. I like the "Action News" format and the live helicopter reports.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 15, 1993
Howard Rosenberg's column on psychic phone lines, "I Foresee Your Phone Bill Rising" (May 5), infuriated me to no end. I've been in this business for over 25 years as an astrologer, counselor and adviser and have written six books and numerous magazine articles published around the world, not to mention teaching and lecturing. I've also been an employee of the Psychic Friends Network for nine months. If Rosenberg had bothered to be honest, he would have written a much more interesting piece on how that psychic knew things only he himself was aware of. Psychics on any phone line are told to hang up on any person who questions their ability: We don't need to prove ourselves to anyone but the person hiring us for the job. Most people call me on two subjects: love and money.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1993
I was appalled by Howard Rosenberg's column "Will KCBS Gain After Lippman?" (May 3). I can't believe that a respectable newspaper would allow such a personal attack to be made on someone. As a Jew, I am particularly offended by the reference to Josef Mengele. After reading John Lippman's side ("Lippman Says He Is a 'Scapegoat,' " May 3), I can see that the problem he had with his staff was that he had to cut bloated salaries. I like the "Action News" format and the live helicopter reports.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 30, 1993
In response to Howard Rosenberg's column, "A View to a Kill: How Low Can TV Go?" (Jan. 22), criticizing the TV news shows that aired the videotape of the man shooting his ex-wife to death while at the grave site of their teen-age daughter in Florida: Rosenberg describes the tape as "deadly," "ugly," "gruesome" and "horrible" but "valueless as news." He is vehement that it should not have been shown. I disagree. I've been a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles for 25 years and am no stranger to killing and murder.
ENTERTAINMENT
August 1, 1992
Howard Rosenberg's column, "For KNBC Anchor Paul Moyer, Talk Is Not Cheap" (July 22), commenting on Moyer's return to KNBC with a reported six-year, $8-million contract raises an important question about the extent to which the quality of local televised news coverage has been compromised by the exorbitant cost of hiring and retaining such "talent." Those drawn to a particular station by its anchor's visual appeal won't find much relevance in this question. This is only important to those of us who recognize the dangers of sound-bite reporting and who feel that anchors should be hired not for their engaging smiles or seamlessly regurgitated words written by others but for the insights and perspective they bring to the subjects they report.
ENTERTAINMENT
May 8, 1993
Howard Rosenberg's column "TV Puts Up 'Fences' on Gay Themes" (April 28) was important, even though it saddens me. It saddens me that once again we can't see the full range of human experience on network television. No one is asking to have one lifestyle promoted over another--only that when lesbian and/or gay stories or characters are presented, they be presented fully and honestly. I would be pleased if the networks would do more work censoring the violence seen night after night on television.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1993
In response to Howard Rosenberg's column "A View to a Kill: How Low Can TV Go?" (Jan. 22), criticizing the TV news shows that aired the videotape of the man shooting his ex-wife to death while at the grave site of their teen-age daughter in Florida: Rosenberg describes the tape as "deadly," "ugly," "gruesome" and "horrible" but "valueless as news." He is vehement that it should not have been shown. I disagree. I've been a deputy district attorney for the County of Los Angeles for 25 years and am no stranger to killing and murder.
Los Angeles Times Articles
|