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February 7, 1988
In "It's Wonderful, It's Disgusting, It's the Sweeps" (Jan. 31), Dennis McDougal stated that KABC-TV Channel 7 ran a series titled "Confessions of a Porn Star." Had he taken the time to attempt to gather correct information, he would have found that "Confessions of a Porn Star" ran on KNBC-TV Channel 4, not KABC-TV. Secondly, on the same page McDougal referred to WABC-TV General Manager Bill Applegate. Again, the fact is that Applegate is not the general manager of that station.
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September 3, 1999 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
John Severino is proof anew that what goes around in television comes around. Professional wrestling is now reinventing itself on the small screen, where it was hot 50 years ago. Another early TV fixation, the quiz show, appears ready for a comeback, too, following sizzling summer ratings for ABC's new venture "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
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ENTERTAINMENT
September 3, 1999 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
John Severino is proof anew that what goes around in television comes around. Professional wrestling is now reinventing itself on the small screen, where it was hot 50 years ago. Another early TV fixation, the quiz show, appears ready for a comeback, too, following sizzling summer ratings for ABC's new venture "Who Wants to Be a Millionaire."
SPORTS
September 9, 1988 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Bill Daniels, majority owner of Prime Ticket Network, announced at a news conference Thursday that he has hired John Severino, a former president and general manager of KABC-TV, as president of the regional cable sports network. Daniels also announced that since July 1, he has owned 83.3% of the network, which was previously a 50-50 venture with Jerry Buss. Buss retains a minority interest, and Severino is also a minority partner, but he declined to say what percentage he owns.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
John Clement Severino, the 52-year-old veteran manager of KABC-TV Channel 7, confirmed Wednesday that he is leaving the station that he transformed into Southern California's ratings leader to become president of cable television's Prime Ticket sports programming channel. "It's tough to leave here. I mean, 23 years. That's a lifetime," Severino said in a brief telephone interview. A news conference has been scheduled for 5 p.m. today to further detail his plans with the cable company.
SPORTS
September 9, 1988 | LARRY STEWART, Times Staff Writer
Bill Daniels, majority owner of Prime Ticket Network, announced at a news conference Thursday that he has hired John Severino, a former president and general manager of KABC-TV, as president of the regional cable sports network. Daniels also announced that since July 1, he has owned 83.3% of the network, which was previously a 50-50 venture with Jerry Buss. Buss retains a minority interest, and Severino is also a minority partner, but he declined to say what percentage he owns.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 29, 1988
Terry Crofoot news director at KABC-TV Channel 7 for the past seven years, was named Friday to take over as president of the station. He succeeds John C. Severino, who resigned Sept. 15 to become president of the Prime Ticket cable sports channel. Crofoot has worked in television news since 1969, first at KGTV in San Diego and then in Los Angeles. He joined the Channel 2 news department as assignment manager in 1975, then moved to KABC in 1977 as director of news operations.
BUSINESS
August 11, 1995
Westinghouse Electric Corp. said Thursday that its chairman and chief executive, Michael H. Jordan, will head the transition team in its proposed $5.4-billion merger with CBS Inc. The team also includes Bill Korn, Westinghouse Broadcasting Co. chairman and CEO; Peter Lund, president of the CBS Broadcast Group, and Leslie Moonves, president of CBS Entertainment. Charles Goldwater was named president and chief executive of Cinamerica Theatres, effective Sept. 1.
BUSINESS
September 21, 1993
Television veteran John C. Severino has been named president of Avtex Interactive Media, where he will oversee the Campbell, Calif.-based company's move into interactive entertainment in such areas as CD-ROM publishing and interactive cable television. Severino headed the Prime Ticket Network sports cable company from 1988 to 1992. Before that, he was president of ABC Television and also served as president and general manager of KABC-TV, Channel 7.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 8, 1988 | DENNIS McDOUGAL, Times Staff Writer
John Clement Severino, the 52-year-old veteran manager of KABC-TV Channel 7, confirmed Wednesday that he is leaving the station that he transformed into Southern California's ratings leader to become president of cable television's Prime Ticket sports programming channel. "It's tough to leave here. I mean, 23 years. That's a lifetime," Severino said in a brief telephone interview. A news conference has been scheduled for 5 p.m. today to further detail his plans with the cable company.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 7, 1988
In "It's Wonderful, It's Disgusting, It's the Sweeps" (Jan. 31), Dennis McDougal stated that KABC-TV Channel 7 ran a series titled "Confessions of a Porn Star." Had he taken the time to attempt to gather correct information, he would have found that "Confessions of a Porn Star" ran on KNBC-TV Channel 4, not KABC-TV. Secondly, on the same page McDougal referred to WABC-TV General Manager Bill Applegate. Again, the fact is that Applegate is not the general manager of that station.
BUSINESS
March 13, 1985 | LEE MARGULIES, Times Staff Writer
John C. Severino was demoted from the presidency of ABC Television on Tuesday as the company reorganized its broadcast division in what company officials described as a streamlining procedure prompted in part by the network's ratings and financial problems this season.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
September 23, 1987 | DAVID FREED, Times Staff Writer
A panel of Los Angeles civic leaders charged with drafting a "blueprint for action" against drugs recommended Tuesday that penalties be stiffened for adults selling narcotics to juveniles and that a courtroom be set aside to handle only drug cases. Those measures and 12 others made up the committee's long-awaited report released by Mayor Tom Bradley and Police Chief Daryl F. Gates after three public hearings and two months of private meetings.
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