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February 28, 2014 | David Colker
Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game. " "We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for Howard Stern, Jerry Springer, 'Big Brother.' " Not that Lange, who graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota, was so proud of those offspring. He spent more than 50 years in radio and television and hoped to one day have a TV talk show.
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February 28, 2014 | David Colker
Jim Lange was the original and best-known host of a television show that has come to be identified with the swinging late 1960s and 1970s: "The Dating Game. " "We were really the first reality show," he said in a 2002 Times interview, "paving the way for Howard Stern, Jerry Springer, 'Big Brother.' " Not that Lange, who graduated cum laude from the University of Minnesota, was so proud of those offspring. He spent more than 50 years in radio and television and hoped to one day have a TV talk show.
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February 7, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
So how did comic Wayne Cotter land his job as the new host of the Fox network's weekly "Comic Strip Live" show? Speaking by phone from his "Comic Strip Live" office in Hollywood, Cotter explained: "I came into the personnel department at Fox and said, 'I'm unemployed; I'm looking for work.' They said, 'What kind of work?' " 'Something in hosting. . . .' " OK. Actually, the producers of the Saturday night stand-up comedy show undoubtedly saw what audiences have been seeing in Cotter for a decade.
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February 27, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Jim Lange has died, and for some of us that conjures the image of a man with sideburns, a big, easy smile and a TV set dotted with a far-out floral design. Lange, original host of "The Dating Game," appeared in living rooms in the '60s with turtleneck, loud ties and that trademark line "And heeeeere they are!" Later, Lange hosted game shows including "$100,000 Name That Tune," "The New Newlywed Game," but it was "The Dating Game" that brought him fame. The show -- with its question-and-answer format -- was intended to titillate, but now it seems just endearingly goofy.
NEWS
February 27, 2014 | By Amy Hubbard
Jim Lange has died, and for some of us that conjures the image of a man with sideburns, a big, easy smile and a TV set dotted with a far-out floral design. Lange, original host of "The Dating Game," appeared in living rooms in the '60s with turtleneck, loud ties and that trademark line "And heeeeere they are!" Later, Lange hosted game shows including "$100,000 Name That Tune," "The New Newlywed Game," but it was "The Dating Game" that brought him fame. The show -- with its question-and-answer format -- was intended to titillate, but now it seems just endearingly goofy.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2002 | Elaine Dutka
Jim Lange, who does the morning show on San Francisco's KABL-AM (960), thinks of himself as a radio man. But to millions of Americans, he'll forever be the host of "The Dating Game" and "The New Newlywed Game" -- two programs created by game-show king Chuck Barris, whose claim to have been a TV producer by day and CIA assassin by night is a theme of "The Gong Show" host's 1984 autobiography, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." Who was the "real" Barris in his prime? As "Confessions" becomes a movie starring George Clooney (in his directorial debut)
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August 12, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Perennial radio personality Robert W. Morgan, gone from L.A. airwaves for almost two years, returns to KMPC (710-AM) Aug. 24. Current morning man Jim Lange moves to the 3-7 p.m. shift, the one now devoted to "Sportsline." KMPC's attempt to woo listeners from KABC's (79 AM) longtime sports show, "Sportstalk," has been permanently benched.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 1, 1988
President Reagan and Frank Sinatra are among those participating in "A Tribute to Gene Autry," a two-hour KMPC (710 AM) radio special Sunday at 6 p.m. The "Singing Cowboy" is profiled from his rural Texas beginning to his success in records, film, television and as owner of KTLA Channel 5, KMPC radio and the California Angels baseball team. Jim Lange narrates the program that includes interviews with Autry, his wife, Jackie; Johnny Cash, Ringo Starr and longtime Autry sidekick Pat Buttram.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 17, 1989 | ALEENE MacMINN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Fun and Games: Dick Clark, who spent 15 years hosting "Pyramid," will be executive producer and host of "The Challengers," a new game show announced Monday by Buena Vista Television. Ron Greenberg is co-executive producer of the show that would ask questions about current events. It's planned for fall syndication . . . . KMPC personality Jim Lange, who formerly hosted "The Dating Game," hosted a run-through the other day of "Top Dog," a new game show from BMA Productions in development with
OPINION
June 5, 2005 | Joel Pett, Joel Pett is the Pulitzer Prize-winning editorial cartoonist of the Lexington Herald-Leader. His work also appears in USA Today.
Cartoons about the high price of gas. Cartoons about U.S. dependence on foreign oil. Cartoons about the environmental effects of opening Alaska and the ocean to oil drilling. Where have we seen this stuff before? Here's a hint: People wore Earth shoes to Earth Day, and a global cartel gave the Carter administration a cardiac.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 22, 2002 | Elaine Dutka
Jim Lange, who does the morning show on San Francisco's KABL-AM (960), thinks of himself as a radio man. But to millions of Americans, he'll forever be the host of "The Dating Game" and "The New Newlywed Game" -- two programs created by game-show king Chuck Barris, whose claim to have been a TV producer by day and CIA assassin by night is a theme of "The Gong Show" host's 1984 autobiography, "Confessions of a Dangerous Mind." Who was the "real" Barris in his prime? As "Confessions" becomes a movie starring George Clooney (in his directorial debut)
NEWS
February 7, 1991 | DENNIS McLELLAN, Dennis McLellan is a staff writer for The Times Orange County Edition.
So how did comic Wayne Cotter land his job as the new host of the Fox network's weekly "Comic Strip Live" show? Speaking by phone from his "Comic Strip Live" office in Hollywood, Cotter explained: "I came into the personnel department at Fox and said, 'I'm unemployed; I'm looking for work.' They said, 'What kind of work?' " 'Something in hosting. . . .' " OK. Actually, the producers of the Saturday night stand-up comedy show undoubtedly saw what audiences have been seeing in Cotter for a decade.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
George Lopez, who is starring in the new FX comedy "Saint George," exhibited less-than-saintly behavior following a performance in a casino in Canada, according to reports. TMZ reported that the comedian was arrested for public intoxication at Caesars Windsor in Ontario after officers found him passed out on the floor of the casino bar. He had performed at the casino just prior to his arrest. PHOTOS: Celebrity meltdowns The report said that no charges were filed against Lopez, who was released and is scheduled to perform Friday night.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 28, 2014 | By Greg Braxton
George Lopez has gone into damage control mode, explaining how he wound up arrested in a Canadian casino Thursday after passing out drunk. "Tied one on last night," the comedian said in a statement. "Not feeling great this morning. I was trying to sleep it off, unfortunately, it was on the casino floor. " Lopez was arrested for public intoxication at Caesars Windsor in Ontario after officers found him passed out on the floor of the casino bar, TMZ reported . He had performed at the casino just prior to his arrest.
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