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November 24, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
John Joslyn has a word to describe his work. He calls it "docutainment," the mixture of documentary with entertainment to create interesting television specials. Television critics prefer another word. They call it hype, the mixture of carnival with exploitation to create big ratings. About the only thing that can be definitively said about Joslyn's Burbank production company, Westgate Entertainment, is that no one televises the live opening of safes and vaults like it does.
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November 24, 1987 | JAMES BATES, Times Staff Writer
John Joslyn has a word to describe his work. He calls it "docutainment," the mixture of documentary with entertainment to create interesting television specials. Television critics prefer another word. They call it hype, the mixture of carnival with exploitation to create big ratings. About the only thing that can be definitively said about Joslyn's Burbank production company, Westgate Entertainment, is that no one televises the live opening of safes and vaults like it does.
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February 11, 1987 | Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
The producer of last year's Geraldo Rivera-Al Capone vaults TV fiasco and a Texas oil man are teaming to broadcast an expedition raising artifacts from the Titanic, now resting 12,000 feet under the Atlantic. The proposed show will include the opening of three of the ship's safes on live television. "This is kind of like Lucas and Spielberg doing 'Indiana Jones,' except we're doing it for real," said John Joslyn, president of Westgate Group of North Hollywood.
SPORTS
May 10, 1986
UCLA's Alex Sanchez pitched a five-hitter, and the Bruins clinched at least a tie for the Pacific 10 Southern Division title Friday with a 5-2 victory over USC at Jackie Robinson Field. Sanchez, who allowed only one earned run and struck out eight, won his 16th game of the year, tops in the nation. It was the Bruins' eighth straight decision over USC. With the Trojans leading, 1-0, UCLA scored three runs in the third inning, the key blow a two-run single by John Joslyn.
SPORTS
April 13, 1986
UCLA scored six runs in the third inning Saturday en route to an 8-7 Pacific 10 Southern Division win over USC at Jackie Robinson Field. With the score tied, 1-1, Steve Hisey started the Bruin rally with a two-run home run, his second homer in as many games. Later in the third inning, Torey Lovullo made it 5-1 with a two-run single, and Brian Brooks closed out the rally with another two-run single.
SPORTS
February 24, 1985
Brad Brink limited UCLA to seven hits and two runs in eight innings Saturday as USC won, 5-2, in a Pacific 10 Southern Division baseball game at Dedeaux Field. Brink, a sophomore right-hander, walked two and struck out five before being relieved by Steve Bast at the start of the ninth. The Trojans scored three runs in the first inning. Kevin Janik led off with a double, and Dan Henley singled, putting runners on first and third.
SPORTS
April 3, 1985
Todd Zeal's one-out single in the bottom of the ninth inning scored Tory Lovullo with the winning run and gave UCLA a 7-6 victory over 18th-ranked San Diego State in a nonconference collegiate baseball game at Westwood Tuesday. Neal Newns, the third Bruin pitcher, picked up the win to even his record at 2-2. Kevin Piper, SDSU's fourth pitcher, took the loss. San Diego State (30-14-1) had scored three runs in the ninth inning to tie the game before UCLA (22-18-1) won it.
SPORTS
February 6, 1986
Craig Brink pitched a complete game Wednesday to lead UC Irvine past St. Mary's, 5-1, in a nonconference college baseball game at Anteater Field. Brink lost the shutout when the Gaels scored a run in the ninth inning, but his complete game was UCI's second in two days. The Anteaters (2-0) had 10 all of last season. UCI scored twice in the first inning, twice in the second and once in the third to support Brink.
SPORTS
February 8, 1986
Catcher John Eccles had a pair of doubles and drove in two runs Friday to lead Cal State Fullerton to a 5-4 win over Cal Poly Pomona in a nonconference baseball game at Pomona. Eccles drove in two runs with a first-inning double and doubled again in the sixth to set up the Titans' go-ahead run. Alan Stankiewicz followed with a double to give the Titans a 4-3 lead and Mark Razook singled in Stankiewicz with two outs for the Titans' final run.
NEWS
April 22, 1986 | LARRY GREEN, Times Staff Writer
A giant concrete vault believed built by Prohibition-era gangster Al Capone was opened Monday night, but it was not filled with the booty, booze or bones that searchers had hoped to find. Instead, they found only dirt and debris. But the search was a true Chicago-style event, reflecting the awe this city continues to have for its most notorious former resident. Carnival-like hype and hoopla surrounded the vault's opening during a live two-hour television program.
SPORTS
April 2, 1986 | CHRIS ELLO
Neither a seven-run deficit nor a 13-run, 17-hit attack by San Diego State was enough against UCLA Tuesday afternoon at Smith Field. The Bruins, ranked 17th in the country, scored 11 runs in a fourth-inning outburst in a wild 14-13 nonconference 10-inning victory over the Aztecs. UCLA had 14 hits including two home runs, two triples and three doubles. The Bruins sent 17 batters to the plate in the fourth inning.
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