June 30, 1994 |
Tritia Toyota is between television newscasts and her silk blouse is not a pretty sight: It has been stained by coffee, a pecan roll and toothpaste. To complicate matters, the KCBS anchor is scheduled to meet the emperor of Japan after work and she has just drizzled glue on her black shoe--in an attempt to reattach a bow. Amused by the crisis, Toyota ties a stray grosgrain ribbon around her neck to dangle strategically over spots she can't hide with her jacket.
June 20, 1995 |
In the fickle field of local TV news, the one operation that has most resisted the ongoing game of musical chairs has been the independent station KTLA-TV Channel 5, where the 10-11 p.m. roundup anchored by Hal Fishman has long been dominant. The obvious reason is clear each night.
July 19, 1989 |
Veteran newscaster Jerry Dunphy's recent leap to KHJ Channel 9 after 14 years at KABC Channel 7 just might trigger another round of the local TV industry's most popular game, "musical anchors," in which local anchors switch stations in search of a better position.
December 31, 1992 |
In what may well by the most television-oriented New Year's Eve and Day, broadcast and cable networks and syndicators will present 11 New Year's Eve celebrations, 12 bowl games--including eight on New Year's Day--and nine marathons. Also, three networks and three local stations will air 13 telecasts of the 104th Rose Parade, which features actress Angela Lansbury as Grand Marshal. New Year's Eve Celebrations: Nearly every style of music and demographic group will be represented from 7 p.m. on.
November 3, 2002 |
Before the networks showcased Victoria's Secret lingerie models in prime time, there was the "3-D Hawaiian Swimsuit Spectacular." Before "Temptation Island," there were explorations of bare flesh and nude beaches and bigamy. Before Anna Nicole Smith preened for TV cameras, there were segments featuring poster girl Angelyne -- all available six nights a week, on "Eye on L.A." Reeling in viewers with an intoxicating mix of sex, titillation, adventure and gaudy promotion (and did we mention sex?