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April 16, 1995 | Steve Weinstein, Steve Weinstein writes regularly about television for Calendar. and
Just a few years back, they were reporting on such issues as infants born with AIDS, the fallout of the L.A. riots and government malfeasance. Today they relentlessly chase such tidbits as Brad Pitt's new haircut or revelations at Princess Di's latest seance. "I used to read the New York Times every day. Now I read the Enquirer," says Terry Murphy, former news anchor at KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KABC-TV Channel 7 and now co-anchor of "Hard Copy." Murphy is one of three former L.A.
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April 16, 1995 | Steve Weinstein, Steve Weinstein writes regularly about television for Calendar. and
Just a few years back, they were reporting on such issues as infants born with AIDS, the fallout of the L.A. riots and government malfeasance. Today they relentlessly chase such tidbits as Brad Pitt's new haircut or revelations at Princess Di's latest seance. "I used to read the New York Times every day. Now I read the Enquirer," says Terry Murphy, former news anchor at KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KABC-TV Channel 7 and now co-anchor of "Hard Copy." Murphy is one of three former L.A.
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June 30, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
Getting on the air first after Sunday's early-morning earthquake boosted KCBS Channel 2 to a huge lead in the television ratings, but growing viewer curiosity after the second shaker helped KNBC Channel 4 jump ahead for most of the day. The earthquake sent millions of Los Angeles area residents scrambling out of bed and straight to their TV sets. In the moments preceding the quake, only about 360,000 of this area's nearly 5 million households had their television sets turned on, but by 5 a.m.
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May 1, 1992 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
He was irate, he was emotional, he was frightened. The man on the phone said he was a teacher in "the inner city" and was calling--less than an hour after Wednesday's acquittal of four Los Angeles police officers in the Rodney G. King case--to protest the "irresponsibility" of KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KNBC-TV Channel 4 in repeatedly reshowing the famous videotape of a seemingly defenseless King being clobbered by officers. "I have to go down there and work tomorrow," the teacher said.
NEWS
June 29, 1992 | RICK DU BROW
It was not a good morning to sleep in. When the first of two major earthquakes shattered the peaceful early hours at 4:58 a.m. Sunday, it felt as if Southern California might snap, crackle and pop. The best place to turn at this ungodly hour was radio, where stations such as KNX, KFWB and KABC were right on top of developments with initial audio reports giving an indication of nature's big wallop.
SPORTS
June 29, 1992 | LARRY STEWART
Even though Channel 5 went back to regularly scheduled programming at noon and Channel 2 went to golf shortly after that, Channel 4 chose to stay with earthquake coverage until 1 o'clock Sunday. That decision meant that the first television appearance of the U.S. Olympic men's basketball team, the "Dream Team," was delayed one hour in Los Angeles.
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June 1, 1994 | Howard Rosenberg
The Tabloid Gossip Column. . . . Boob Job!!!Who were the boobs who made the opportunistic decision to rerun "Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy" last week, as if Jaclyn Smith's portrayal of the real Jackie Kennedy in this inept 1981 television production captured the essence of the charismatic woman whose death launched a thousand eulogies and retrospectives? Who? The boobs at KTLA-TV Channel 5.
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April 23, 1995
Kato Kaelin's appearance on the April 16 cover of Calendar disturbed me greatly for two reasons: First, because by stoking Kaelin's celebrity, and thereby ignoring other worthy and legitimate artists, you have demonstrated an appalling shallowness. Second, because I read the whole article. CHRIS R. WESTPHAL Ojai It's one thing to write an article on his dance with Hollywood, but to put Kato on the cover? In the very same issue, you have a piece on the great film director Satyajit Ray. For God's sake, you'd think this man's body of work would put him ahead of Kato for a cover story.
NEWS
June 25, 1993 | DEBRA GENDEL, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
William Lauder, Estee's grandson, is well-known in New York's cosmetics world, reigning over the company's successful Origins line. But in L.A., he observed, showbiz is the only game in town. "Try getting a table at Morton's if you're not in The Industry," he said during a chat at the Origins store opening Monday in Century City. We think industry types will flock to the teeny-tiny store. "The entire 670 square feet," noted Lauder, "is dedicated to total well-being."
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