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August 5, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik and Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
For the first time in 45 years, Jerry Lewis will not be pleading for donations in front of a camera Labor Day weekend after he was abruptly dismissed as the host of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s telethon, an event that drew attention to the childhood disease and in its heyday was an annual television highlight. The group said the 85-year-old legendary comedian would not appear on this year's telethon, and would no longer serve as its national chairman, a position he held for nearly 60 years.
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August 5, 2011 | By Steven Zeitchik and Deborah Vankin, Los Angeles Times
For the first time in 45 years, Jerry Lewis will not be pleading for donations in front of a camera Labor Day weekend after he was abruptly dismissed as the host of the Muscular Dystrophy Assn.'s telethon, an event that drew attention to the childhood disease and in its heyday was an annual television highlight. The group said the 85-year-old legendary comedian would not appear on this year's telethon, and would no longer serve as its national chairman, a position he held for nearly 60 years.
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June 23, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
An attorney and a talent agent have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to extort $30,000 from KTLA and its news anchorwoman, Jann Carl. Los Angeles police said Wednesday that talent agent Gilbert Cabot, 42, told Carl that he had access to sexually explicit video tapes that "would discredit her" and that he would make sure they "got lost" in return for the cash payment. Carl could not be reached Wednesday.
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September 8, 2009
Despite the lingering effects of the recession, the 44th annual Jerry Lewis telethon raised nearly $60.5 million in contributions and pledges to fight muscular dystrophy, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. announced Monday. Last year's telethon raised a record $65 million. The 21 1/2 -hour event, originating at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, reached an estimated 40 million television viewers, the MDA said. Entertainers who appeared this year included Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, Train, Five for Fighting and Charo.
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September 18, 1990
A confidence man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for trying to extort $31,000 from KTLA anchorwoman Jann Carl in return for suppressing sexually explicit videotapes of her that never existed. Former talent agent Gilbert Cabot, 44, convicted in July of one count each of conspiracy and attempted extortion, also was fined $5,000 by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor.
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September 8, 2009
Despite the lingering effects of the recession, the 44th annual Jerry Lewis telethon raised nearly $60.5 million in contributions and pledges to fight muscular dystrophy, the Muscular Dystrophy Assn. announced Monday. Last year's telethon raised a record $65 million. The 21 1/2 -hour event, originating at the South Point Hotel, Casino and Spa in Las Vegas, reached an estimated 40 million television viewers, the MDA said. Entertainers who appeared this year included Dolly Parton, Wynonna Judd, Reba McEntire, Train, Five for Fighting and Charo.
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December 19, 1987
What a predicament ("Channel 5 to Replace Leek With Ex-'Eye on L.A.'s' Carl," by Steve Weinstein, Dec. 5)! Three of the most attractive girls in the business, Jann Carl, Andrea Naverson and Wendy Rutledge, all on at the same time. Even if the charming Kirstie Wilde bumps Andrea, a third TV is a must. I'll take my hard, ugly news from the guys at 6 or 7 p.m. but by 10 I'd prefer that a beautiful girl deliver the bad news of the day to me . . . but, not three at a time.
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May 4, 1989
The key figure in the alleged extortion plot against television anchorwoman Jann Carl was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. Municipal Judge Karl Jaeger, after a six-day preliminary hearing in the case against producer Gil Cabot, ruled that there was sufficient evidence that Cabot attempted to extort $30,000 from the KTLA-TV newswoman. Cabot is accused of telling Carl that he would make sure sexually explicit pictures of her would not be published in return for a payoff.
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June 30, 1988
Bail for the key suspect in an extortion plot against KTLA-TV anchorwoman Jann Carl was raised to $100,000 because of a threatening letter she received from him last week, prosecutors said Wednesday. Los Angeles Municipal Judge David Milton increased talent agent Gilbert Cabot's bail from $3,500 late Tuesday after prosecutors provided him with a copy of the letter, which Carl received several days after Cabot's arrest.
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April 11, 1996 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Now that she's off the most no-nonsense newscast in the city and spending her work days reporting and cavorting with the likes of Richard Simmons and Charlie Sheen, Jann Carl can own up to her "terrible secret."
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September 18, 1990
A confidence man was sentenced to five years in prison Monday for trying to extort $31,000 from KTLA anchorwoman Jann Carl in return for suppressing sexually explicit videotapes of her that never existed. Former talent agent Gilbert Cabot, 44, convicted in July of one count each of conspiracy and attempted extortion, also was fined $5,000 by Los Angeles County Superior Court Judge Jacqueline Connor.
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May 14, 1989 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
In an industry that uses cardboard scenery and camera angles to turn diminutive actors into legendary tough guys, Gil Cabot may be the ultimate illusionist. For two decades, the colorful promoter has used a variety of entertainment industry gimmicks to snare clients. But police and others say Cabot, once depicted in a flashy brochure as "Supermanager" in tights and a cape, is really a sophisticated con man. "All he has ever done is preyed upon people for his own good," said San Fernando Superior Court Judge Robert D. Fratianne, who sent Cabot to prison in 1982.
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May 4, 1989 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The key figure in the alleged extortion plot against television anchorwoman Jann Carl was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. Municipal Court Judge Karl Jaeger, after a six-day preliminary hearing of the case against producer Gil Cabot, ruled that there is sufficient evidence that Cabot attempted to extort $30,000 from the KTLA-TV newswoman. Cabot is accused of telling Carl that he could make sure sexually explicit pictures of her would not be published in return for a payoff.
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May 4, 1989
The key figure in the alleged extortion plot against television anchorwoman Jann Carl was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. Municipal Judge Karl Jaeger, after a six-day preliminary hearing in the case against producer Gil Cabot, ruled that there was sufficient evidence that Cabot attempted to extort $30,000 from the KTLA-TV newswoman. Cabot is accused of telling Carl that he would make sure sexually explicit pictures of her would not be published in return for a payoff.
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December 5, 1987 | STEVE WEINSTEIN
Despite a convincing first-place finish among independent newscasts in the November ratings sweeps, KTLA Channel 5 said Friday it will replace co-anchor Tiiu Leek with former KABC-TV reporter and "Eye on L.A." host Jann Carl. Last month, with a weeknight anchor team of Leek and Hal Fishman, Channel 5 rolled over its competition with more than twice the 10 p.m. news audience of both KCOP Channel 13 and KTTV Channel 11. KTLA received a 6.1 rating for its 10 p.m.
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May 4, 1989 | JOHN JOHNSON, Times Staff Writer
The key figure in the alleged extortion plot against television anchorwoman Jann Carl was ordered on Wednesday to stand trial in Los Angeles Superior Court. Municipal Court Judge Karl Jaeger, after a six-day preliminary hearing of the case against producer Gil Cabot, ruled that there is sufficient evidence that Cabot attempted to extort $30,000 from the KTLA-TV newswoman. Cabot is accused of telling Carl that he could make sure sexually explicit pictures of her would not be published in return for a payoff.
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June 30, 1988
Bail for the key suspect in an extortion plot against KTLA-TV anchorwoman Jann Carl was raised to $100,000 because of a threatening letter she received from him last week, prosecutors said Wednesday. Los Angeles Municipal Judge David Milton increased talent agent Gilbert Cabot's bail from $3,500 late Tuesday after prosecutors provided him with a copy of the letter, which Carl received several days after Cabot's arrest.
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June 23, 1988 | FREDERICK M. MUIR, Times Staff Writer
An attorney and a talent agent have been arrested on suspicion of attempting to extort $30,000 from KTLA and its news anchorwoman, Jann Carl. Los Angeles police said Wednesday that talent agent Gilbert Cabot, 42, told Carl that he had access to sexually explicit video tapes that "would discredit her" and that he would make sure they "got lost" in return for the cash payment. Carl could not be reached Wednesday.
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