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May 26, 2007
THANK you for your article regarding CBS' decision to consider providing closure to "Jericho" ["CBS Responds to Fans Who Fight the Battle of 'Jericho,' " by Maria Elena Fernandez, May 22]. All too often, it is junk on TV that gets the ratings. Finally a show has come along that does not show deceitfulness and manipulation used to come out ahead, but instead shows a community working together for a common goal in the face of adversity -- and it is unceremoniously dumped. I know this is just wishful thinking on my part, but I'd love to see more shows on TV like this, in the hopes that life could start to imitate art. BEVERLY FRANCZYK Cleveland
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October 14, 2010 | Edmund Sanders
Imagine you turned 10,000 years old ? and nobody showed up at your birthday party. That's a bit how they're feeling in the ancient West Bank city of Jericho, believed to be one of the world's oldest continually inhabited settlements. Three years ago, Palestinians made big plans for Jericho's historic birthday. Nobody really knows the exact anniversary, but Palestinians thought 10-10-10 had a good ring to it. The idea was to host an international blowout to rival the 2000 millennium, including fireworks, laser shows, half a million guests and a who's who of international dignitaries.
WORLD
October 14, 2010 | Edmund Sanders
Imagine you turned 10,000 years old ? and nobody showed up at your birthday party. That's a bit how they're feeling in the ancient West Bank city of Jericho, believed to be one of the world's oldest continually inhabited settlements. Three years ago, Palestinians made big plans for Jericho's historic birthday. Nobody really knows the exact anniversary, but Palestinians thought 10-10-10 had a good ring to it. The idea was to host an international blowout to rival the 2000 millennium, including fireworks, laser shows, half a million guests and a who's who of international dignitaries.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 27, 2007 | Mark Olsen, Special to The Times
For all its merits, the genre film, the backbone of the American movie industry, has always suffered from the problem of frequently sliding into being too self-same, repetitive and uninventive -- too, well, generic. With its well-worn codes and traditions, the western in particular has long teased contemporary filmmakers in calling out for re-invention, not to mention the way it has seeped into the American consciousness as an all-purpose backdrop for parable and metaphor.
NEWS
February 16, 2008
'Jericho': A Show Tracker column in Thursday's Calendar section gave the incorrect date for a panel discussion on the CBS series "Jericho" and viewing of the next episode. It will be Sunday at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention at the Shrine Auditorium, not today.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2008 | Kate Aurthur
On Thursday, as part of a post-strike fiesta in the television world, CBS announced that it would renew 11 of its series for the 2008-09 season. There were no surprises: All three "CSI" series, "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case," "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS," "Numb3rs," "Two and a Half Men," "Without a Trace" and "The Big Bang Theory" will return. Fans of "The Unit," "Shark," "Rules of Engagement," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Jericho," "How I Met Your Mother," "Welcome to the Captain" and "Moonlight" will have to wait to find out the fates of their shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2008 | Lynn Smith
"Jericho," the low-rated series that was canceled after its first season but then was revived through fan support, is being dropped again, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said Friday. The show will conclude Tuesday. "Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program," Tassler said. "We simply wish there were more of them." The series, about a Kansas town that survives a nuclear attack on the U.S., attracted 7.2 million viewers when it returned Feb. 12, but the audience had dropped to 5.8 million by last week.
NEWS
June 8, 1994 | Associated Press
Palestinian TV completed its first day of broadcasts Tuesday, beaming a test pattern that did not reach much beyond the hotel room where it originated. But it would have been a contender in the ratings sweepstakes in the five-mile radius from Hisham's Palace Hotel. Children sat watching the red, black, green and white colors of the Palestinian flag, plus the words Palestinian Broadcasting Corporation, fade in and out.
NEWS
March 21, 1995
Vice President Al Gore and Palestine Liberation Organization Chairman Yasser Arafat will discuss Israeli-Palestinian peace negotiations Friday in Jericho. Gore will be the most senior U.S. official to visit the Palestinian-ruled area. For Arafat, the trip will be only his second visit to the ancient oasis since he arrived in the region in July to run the Palestinian Authority that controls the Gaza Strip and Jericho.
ENTERTAINMENT
July 29, 2009 | Tim Rutten
Stephen L. Carter is a formidable legal scholar with a gift for turning out sophisticated, multilayered works of popular fiction. "Jericho's Fall" -- an intricate spy thriller that proceeds at breakneck speed from mystery to revelation and back again -- marks a clear departure in his work, one that is likely to win him an even larger audience, and deservedly so.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 22, 2008 | Lynn Smith
"Jericho," the low-rated series that was canceled after its first season but then was revived through fan support, is being dropped again, CBS Entertainment President Nina Tassler said Friday. The show will conclude Tuesday. "Without question, there are passionate viewers watching this program," Tassler said. "We simply wish there were more of them." The series, about a Kansas town that survives a nuclear attack on the U.S., attracted 7.2 million viewers when it returned Feb. 12, but the audience had dropped to 5.8 million by last week.
NEWS
February 16, 2008
'Jericho': A Show Tracker column in Thursday's Calendar section gave the incorrect date for a panel discussion on the CBS series "Jericho" and viewing of the next episode. It will be Sunday at the Los Angeles Comic Book and Science Fiction Convention at the Shrine Auditorium, not today.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 16, 2008 | Kate Aurthur
On Thursday, as part of a post-strike fiesta in the television world, CBS announced that it would renew 11 of its series for the 2008-09 season. There were no surprises: All three "CSI" series, "Criminal Minds," "Cold Case," "Ghost Whisperer," "NCIS," "Numb3rs," "Two and a Half Men," "Without a Trace" and "The Big Bang Theory" will return. Fans of "The Unit," "Shark," "Rules of Engagement," "The New Adventures of Old Christine," "Jericho," "How I Met Your Mother," "Welcome to the Captain" and "Moonlight" will have to wait to find out the fates of their shows.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 14, 2008 | Geoff Berkshire, Times Staff Writer
Now that "Jericho" has officially returned to the CBS schedule (thanks to a passionate fan base and some uncharacteristically merciful network executives), the big question can finally be answered. How did it do in the ratings? The answer: About the same as always. Nobody will call CBS nuts for bringing the post-nuclear-bomb drama back, especially given a prime-time schedule devastated by the recently ended writers strike, but the jury remains out on whether the producers should get ready to use that series finale they reportedly shot to provide closure if true cancellation looms.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 10, 2008 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
IN two days, we will know the answer to the 8-month-old question: Was CBS nuts to cancel "Jericho" or nuts to bring it back? No matter which decision proves nuttier, the critically acclaimed drama about a Kansas town that survives a national nuclear attack will go down in history as the first TV show saved by a grass-roots Internet movement that involved thousands of fans from around the world -- and more than 20 tons of peanuts. "Jericho" returns on Tuesday with an action-packed seven-episode run that picks up the story from last season's civil war cliffhanger.
NEWS
August 26, 1993 | MICHAEL PARKS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Hoping to break the stalemate in negotiations with Israel on self-government, Palestinians plan to propose that Israel withdraw completely from the Gaza Strip and the West Bank town of Jericho and that local residents assume administration of the rest of the West Bank. Saeb Erekat, deputy leader of the Palestinian delegation to the Arab-Israeli peace talks, said Wednesday that the proposal will require a major compromise from Israel in creating a Palestinian ministate.
NEWS
June 17, 1994 | Associated Press
PLO leader Yasser Arafat, still waiting for $24 million in promised financial aid, sidestepped questions Thursday on when he will move to Jericho to head the Palestinian government. Although much of Arafat's planning depends on receiving the money from international donors, senior Palestine Liberation Organization officials said he is likely to meet his target of making "the voyage of return" by month's end.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 25, 2007 | Pete Metzger, Special to The Times
Clive Barker knows a thing or two about scaring people. After all, who can forget that freaky pinhead guy from the "Hellraiser" series of horror flicks? So it naturally stands to reason that the newly released Clive Barker's Jericho would be the perfect Halloween video game, right? Give a master of horror the reins to create a creepy story and watch out: "Something wicked this way comes." Unfortunately, Jericho is wicked in all the wrong ways.
ENTERTAINMENT
June 8, 2007 | Maria Elena Fernandez, Times Staff Writer
The fictional town of "Jericho" survived a nearby nuclear blast, and now the CBS drama, canceled just last month, will live to see another day. After much fanfare -- intense viewer support that came in the form of letters, petitions and lots of nuts delivered to CBS headquarters -- network executives have regrouped and decided to give the Skeet Ulrich-led drama a second chance.
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