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March 7, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Jim Bellows, a legendary editor who built a career resuscitating underdog big-city newspapers from Los Angeles to New York and helped turn Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Breslin into stars, has died. He was 86. Bellows, a longtime resident of Brentwood, died Friday at a nursing home in Santa Monica, according to his wife, Keven Bellows. The cause was Alzheimer's disease.
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January 6, 2014 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also helped resuscitate the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y. He was 81. He had colon cancer, said his companion, Val Haynes. Forst's journalism career started in the mid-1950s and included stints as cultural editor of the New York Times, assistant city editor of the New York Post and editor in chief of the Boston Herald. He also worked at more than a dozen other publications, including the Houston Press, Boston magazine and the New York Herald Tribune.
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October 3, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Grant Tinker, whose winning ways have soured somewhat since he left the chairmanship of NBC three years ago, took another blow Monday when former "Entertainment Tonight" producer Jim Bellows sued Tinker's GTG East Productions, Inc. for $1.8 million in the Southern District federal court of New York.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
March 7, 2009 | Elaine Woo
Jim Bellows, a legendary editor who built a career resuscitating underdog big-city newspapers from Los Angeles to New York and helped turn Tom Wolfe and Jimmy Breslin into stars, has died. He was 86. Bellows, a longtime resident of Brentwood, died Friday at a nursing home in Santa Monica, according to his wife, Keven Bellows. The cause was Alzheimer's disease.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1985 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Although a pilot program for "Seven Days" was made last year, the proposed ABC News series, created last year by former "Entertainment Tonight" managing editor Jim Bellows, has been shelved, a spokeswoman for the network said Wednesday. "It's on the back burner now," the spokeswoman said of "Seven Days." The pilot was anchored by Kathleen Sullivan, co-anchor of "ABC News This Morning," the early-morning program that airs before "Good Morning America."
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 6, 2014 | Los Angeles Times staff and wire reports
Donald Forst, a veteran newsman who led New York Newsday and the Village Voice as they won Pulitzer Prizes and also helped resuscitate the Los Angeles Herald Examiner, died Saturday in Albany, N.Y. He was 81. He had colon cancer, said his companion, Val Haynes. Forst's journalism career started in the mid-1950s and included stints as cultural editor of the New York Times, assistant city editor of the New York Post and editor in chief of the Boston Herald. He also worked at more than a dozen other publications, including the Houston Press, Boston magazine and the New York Herald Tribune.
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April 14, 2002 | ALLAN M. JALON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than 40 years, the colorful newspapers that Jim Bellows edited and the iconoclastic writers he nurtured have won most of the glory. Now, the editor has a new angle. He's pitching a story about a man who openly admits he can't write a lick, yet revitalized underdog papers in cities across America and became the hero of a grand journalism adventure.
BOOKS
June 23, 2002 | RUSS BAKER, Russ Baker is a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Something has happened to American journalism. Within the increasingly corporate corridors of newspapers today, depressingly few editors or reporters stand out for doing things differently. There are good and legitimate reasons why newspeople are encouraged to excel only within conventional bounds (ownership, finances, public perceptions, presumed neutrality). But there are equally good reasons (often the very same ones) for celebrating freethinkers and mavericks.
ENTERTAINMENT
March 27, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN and STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Tom Kirby, who has been president and general manager of Gannett-owned KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, takes over today as executive producer of "USA Today on TV." It's the second major management change in recent months for the syndicated magazine series that's produced by GTG, a partnership between Grant Tinker and Gannett. Earlier, Jim Bellows, a former Los Angeles newspaper executive, was called in as managing editor to resuscitate the show following its debut last September.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 12, 2003
David Shaw's lament ("Corporate culture drained of its colorful characters," Dec. 29) that reporters, editors and the newspapers they produce these days are less interesting than they used to be reminds me of when Jim Bellows was editing the Herald Examiner in the late '70s. Bellows used to personally sketch the Page 1 layout for the next day's paper at the late-afternoon news meeting. And he insisted that if there were any changes in the layout he was to be called at home. I thought, at the time, that that was risky (inclining the night folks to overlook late news)
BOOKS
June 23, 2002 | RUSS BAKER, Russ Baker is a contributing editor of the Columbia Journalism Review.
Something has happened to American journalism. Within the increasingly corporate corridors of newspapers today, depressingly few editors or reporters stand out for doing things differently. There are good and legitimate reasons why newspeople are encouraged to excel only within conventional bounds (ownership, finances, public perceptions, presumed neutrality). But there are equally good reasons (often the very same ones) for celebrating freethinkers and mavericks.
NEWS
April 14, 2002 | ALLAN M. JALON, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
For more than 40 years, the colorful newspapers that Jim Bellows edited and the iconoclastic writers he nurtured have won most of the glory. Now, the editor has a new angle. He's pitching a story about a man who openly admits he can't write a lick, yet revitalized underdog papers in cities across America and became the hero of a grand journalism adventure.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 3, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Grant Tinker, whose winning ways have soured somewhat since he left the chairmanship of NBC three years ago, took another blow Monday when former "Entertainment Tonight" producer Jim Bellows sued Tinker's GTG East Productions, Inc. for $1.8 million in the Southern District federal court of New York.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 24, 1985 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
Although a pilot program for "Seven Days" was made last year, the proposed ABC News series, created last year by former "Entertainment Tonight" managing editor Jim Bellows, has been shelved, a spokeswoman for the network said Wednesday. "It's on the back burner now," the spokeswoman said of "Seven Days." The pilot was anchored by Kathleen Sullivan, co-anchor of "ABC News This Morning," the early-morning program that airs before "Good Morning America."
ENTERTAINMENT
March 24, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports
In the second major management change at the syndicated program in the last five months, "USA Today on TV" got a new executive producer Thursday. Tom Kirby, who has been president and general manager of Gannett-owned KOCO-TV in Oklahoma City, will start work Monday out at the Rosslyn, Va., headquarters.
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July 31, 1993 | BURT A. FOLKART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Joyce Haber, among the very last of the feisty breed of Hollywood columnists who were capable of canonizing a film or destroying a star, has died. Paula Correia, a spokeswoman for Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, said the journalist and author died Thursday of kidney and liver failure. She had been admitted to the hospital July 14. Miss Haber, 62, left the Los Angeles Times in 1975 to write a highly successful roman a clef called "The Users."
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