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September 2, 1989
So CBS has announced that Dan Rather may stand to read the news. And Calendar reported this in an 8-inch article, plus a photograph ("Dan Rather May Try a Stand-Up Routine" by Jay Sharbutt, Aug. 19). Wow! Please continue to keep us informed of such earthshaking events. A breathless nation waits. TERRY FISHER, West Los Angeles
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NEWS
February 27, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Sharbutt, a fun-loving iconoclast whose labors in the trenches of journalism took him from the shadows of war in Vietnam and the Middle East to the bright lights of Broadway and Hollywood, has died of a heart attack. The Associated Press in New York, where Sharbutt most recently worked, said his body was discovered Wednesday in his Brooklyn apartment by a colleague who was sent there when Sharbutt failed to report for work. He was 51.
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ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1986
To call TV newswoman Linda Ellerbee an arbiter of taste shows Calendar has no taste ("Not What, But How She Does It," by Jay Sharbutt). After all, Ellerbee couldn't even make the A-team. SHELDON M. HEIMAN Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
September 2, 1989
So CBS has announced that Dan Rather may stand to read the news. And Calendar reported this in an 8-inch article, plus a photograph ("Dan Rather May Try a Stand-Up Routine" by Jay Sharbutt, Aug. 19). Wow! Please continue to keep us informed of such earthshaking events. A breathless nation waits. TERRY FISHER, West Los Angeles
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1987
When Frank Capra's autobiography, "Name Above the Title" appeared, he couldn't have know the Pandora's Box he had opened. Jay Sharbutt reminds us of the "egomania" that pervades Hollywood ("Credit Where Credit Is Overdue," Nov. 29). A "creative talent" deserves credit in advertisements, main titles and "end roll-ups" on the screen. The egotism of brokers, bookkeepers and fund raisers designated as executive producers, associate producers, presented bys, in association withs, etc., ad infinitum, gets a little boring.
SPORTS
February 6, 1988
I found it amusing that articles by Jay Sharbutt and Larry Stewart in The Times' Super Bowl special section should complain about commercials and promos during ABC's Super Bowl telecast. By my estimate, Times advertisements consumed more than 50 square feet, or fully 65% of total special section space. It seems The Times has some backyard cleaning to do. LARRY L. COTTRILL Fullerton
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1988
I am in despair after reading of the fracas on Geraldo Rivera's TV show ("Rivera Nose Broken as 'Skinheads,' Rights Activist Brawl on Set," Part 1, Nov. 4, and "A 'Righteous' Battle Royal" by Jay Sharbutt, Nov. 5). Are TV ratings worth giving an audience to people like the skinheads whose avowed purpose is to glorify racism and bigotry? How un-American! How vile! I believe in free speech. I also believe in responsible broadcast programming. BLANCHE ROSLOFF Executive Director Westside Fair Housing Council
NEWS
February 27, 1992 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jay Sharbutt, a fun-loving iconoclast whose labors in the trenches of journalism took him from the shadows of war in Vietnam and the Middle East to the bright lights of Broadway and Hollywood, has died of a heart attack. The Associated Press in New York, where Sharbutt most recently worked, said his body was discovered Wednesday in his Brooklyn apartment by a colleague who was sent there when Sharbutt failed to report for work. He was 51.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
July 13, 1987
From "North's Image," (Part I, July 5), I learn he has said "the old man loves my ass," referring to the President, and in Opinion, Jay Sharbutt offers sentimental advice to "Blue," i.e. North, to watch his "front," apparently an anatomy well-covered. Perhaps the flank will yield something to take the jingle out of his spurs? JAMES MACK San Diego
ENTERTAINMENT
February 6, 1988
If George Bush would not have been the liar that he and others in the Reagan Administration are, then Dan Rather would not have had to resort to the type of tactics that are now under fire ("Whose Ambush Was It, Anyway?," by Howard Rosenberg and Jay Sharbutt, Jan. 27). Rather was only expressing what every thinking American (and there are few) feels when they hear politicians evading questions and lying. And by the way, Mr. Rosenberg, I will nominate Rather as America's shrieking Ayatollah of Truth--who else is even whispering it?
ENTERTAINMENT
November 12, 1988
I am in despair after reading of the fracas on Geraldo Rivera's TV show ("Rivera Nose Broken as 'Skinheads,' Rights Activist Brawl on Set," Part 1, Nov. 4, and "A 'Righteous' Battle Royal" by Jay Sharbutt, Nov. 5). Are TV ratings worth giving an audience to people like the skinheads whose avowed purpose is to glorify racism and bigotry? How un-American! How vile! I believe in free speech. I also believe in responsible broadcast programming. BLANCHE ROSLOFF Executive Director Westside Fair Housing Council
SPORTS
February 6, 1988
I found it amusing that articles by Jay Sharbutt and Larry Stewart in The Times' Super Bowl special section should complain about commercials and promos during ABC's Super Bowl telecast. By my estimate, Times advertisements consumed more than 50 square feet, or fully 65% of total special section space. It seems The Times has some backyard cleaning to do. LARRY L. COTTRILL Fullerton
ENTERTAINMENT
December 6, 1987
When Frank Capra's autobiography, "Name Above the Title" appeared, he couldn't have know the Pandora's Box he had opened. Jay Sharbutt reminds us of the "egomania" that pervades Hollywood ("Credit Where Credit Is Overdue," Nov. 29). A "creative talent" deserves credit in advertisements, main titles and "end roll-ups" on the screen. The egotism of brokers, bookkeepers and fund raisers designated as executive producers, associate producers, presented bys, in association withs, etc., ad infinitum, gets a little boring.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 28, 1986
To call TV newswoman Linda Ellerbee an arbiter of taste shows Calendar has no taste ("Not What, But How She Does It," by Jay Sharbutt). After all, Ellerbee couldn't even make the A-team. SHELDON M. HEIMAN Hollywood
ENTERTAINMENT
May 23, 1987
Jay Sharbutt omitted some very significant information from his article, "NBC Names Shriver, Matson Co-Hosts" (May 15). For example, there is no mention of the spouses of Mssrs. Boyd Matson, Garrick Utley, Al Roker and Bill Macatee. Similarly, Sharbutt failed to trace the lineage of any of these gentlemen. Inclusion of such pertinent details about one member of the broadcast team ("(Maria) Shriver, who is married to actor Arnold Schwarzennegger," "Shriver, a niece of Sen. Edward M. Kennedy")
ENTERTAINMENT
December 3, 1988
ABC's "War and Remembrance" was probably the best dramatic presentation seen on television in a long, long time. Yet Jay Sharbutt's Nov. 29 article, " 'War' Proves a Ratings Misfire," pointed out the sad fact that it was well behind in the ratings, with shows like Vanna White's TV feature debut, "Goddess of Love," and "The Cosby Show" significantly outdrawing it. This is a devastating commentary on the vapid tastes of the American public and...
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