CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
August 8, 2007 |
Hal Fishman, the award-winning KTLA-TV Channel 5 news anchor who was a Los Angeles broadcasting fixture for nearly 50 years, died Tuesday, the station announced. He was 75. Fishman died at 3 a.m. at his Brentwood home with his family at his side. He had been hospitalized with a serious infection after collapsing at his home Aug. 1, less than a week after being diagnosed with colon cancer. On Friday, the station announced that the disease had spread to his liver.
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.
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?