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December 4, 1992 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
For a few hours Saturday night, old friends will become foes when Loyola Marymount meets 23rd-ranked Nevada-Las Vegas at Gersten Pavilion. The game pits John Olive, the first-year Loyola coach, against Rollie Massimino, who will be making his regular-season debut as UNLV's coach. Olive was the top assistant under Massimino the last seven years at Villanova. When Massimino began coaching at Villanova in 1973, Olive was his first recruit.
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February 12, 2014 | By Yvonne Villarreal
John Oliver admirers, take note: HBO has finally confirmed the title and launch date of the former "Daily Show" correspondent's new show. "Last Week Tonight with John Oliver" will make its debut April 27 at 11 p.m. PDT. The series, which was announced last November, takes a satirical look at the week in news -- sort of similar to the mimicking his former boss Jon Stewart is known for, but not exactly, Oliver stressed when addressing reporters in...
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October 31, 1999 | MIKE BOEHM, Mike Boehm is a Times staff writer
"The Summer Moon" is a play about people who need to heal the inner wounds that history inflicts. It exists because playwright John Olive, a white, middle-aged Minnesotan, has staked an imaginative claim to a piece of Asian American history that some might complain is not his to tell. Part history and part fantasy, "The Summer Moon" dramatizes the Japanese auto industry's bid in the late 1950s for its first beachhead in America.
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January 10, 2014 | By Jessica Gelt
John Oliver would like nothing more than to watch Sarah Palin "spoon little flakes of cornflakes into a bowl. " Told that the doyenne of far-right Republican politics would be hosting a media breakfast at the Langham Huntington Hotel in Pasadena as part of the Television Critics Assn. media tour, Oliver said he was seriously considering staying the night. "Sarah Palin at a breakfast bar, I think my life could just be over at that point," he said. "There is a significant voice in my head that says, 'Check in and go to breakfast.' I'm sure she does a heavy breakfast with loads of moose-based bagels.
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April 8, 1992 | ROB FERNAS
To celebrate his hiring as Loyola Marymount's basketball coach, John Olive flew to Las Vegas on Monday night and had pasta with Rollie Massimino, the new coach at Nevada Las Vegas. "We laughed and cried and talked about all the things that I have to look forward to," said Olive, who was Massimino's top assistant for the last seven seasons at Villanova. Olive also said he spent a good portion of the meal double-talking his way around Massimino's attempts to get Loyola on UNLV's schedule.
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April 7, 1992 | ROB FERNAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The westward migration of the Villanova coaching staff will continue today when John Olive, the top assistant for the Wildcats, is named basketball coach at Loyola Marymount. Olive's hiring is expected to be announced at an 11 a.m. news conference, a week after Rollie Massimino ended a 19-year run as Villanova's coach to take over the Nevada Las Vegas program. Olive, 36, replaces Jay Hillock, who was fired last month after coaching Loyola to a 31-28 record in two seasons.
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November 24, 1995 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Loyola Marymount Coach John Olive says he is not concerned about the 26-56 record the Lions posted under his leadership the last three seasons. Nor is he concerned about losing his job. He was hired to bring respectability back to an ailing basketball program and, he says, he is doing just that. "When I took over, the program was fairly down," Olive says. "The great teams of the past [Paul Westhead's teams from 1985-90] had moved on, the players graduated. Recruiting had been poor.
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April 24, 1992 | ROB FERNAS
Bill Mazurie, a 6-foot-3 guard who led Cerritos College to the state community college championship last season, has signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Loyola Marymount. Loyola's first recruit under new Coach John Olive, Mazurie was named most valuable player of the state community college tournament after scoring a career-best 32 points in the semifinals against Ventura and 30 in an 89-87 victory over West Valley in the title game. Mazurie, a sophomore, averaged 17.3 points, 5.
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February 3, 1996 | PETE THOMAS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It wasn't the biggest game in town Friday night, not with the somewhat more publicized matchup at the nearby Forum. But it was big for Loyola Marymount Coach John Olive. The Lions, sparked by the second-half shooting of forward Ben Ammerman, turned a close game into a fairly decisive 83-69 West Coast Conference victory over Gonzaga before 1,672 at Gersten Pavilion.
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February 26, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coach John Olive, who fainted during the second half of Friday night's game against Santa Clara, was back on the bench Saturday night for Loyola Marymount's 63-53 loss to St. Mary's at Gersten Pavilion. "I'm fine, I'm absolutely fine," he said before the game. Olive, standing to argue a traveling call with about nine minutes to play in Friday night's game, collapsed in front of the Loyola bench before being helped into a chair by guard Robin Kirksey.
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December 20, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
It's a rare thing to see a comedian get turned into a blubbering mess of tears on national TV, but that's exactly what happened Thursday night as "The Daily Show" bid farewell to one of their own. Longtime correspondent (and recent fill-in host) John Oliver left the show this week to start his own comedy show on HBO. And as a way of sending him off in style, Stewart faked Oliver into thinking he was doing a comedy bit on nuts left around Buckingham Palace for the queen to snack on and then pulled a switcheroo and presented him with a "greatest hits" tribute.
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November 15, 2013 | By Joe Flint
  After the coffee. Before figuring out this whole life thing. The Skinny: Thursday I worked from 5:30 a.m. until about 8:10 p.m. and unfortunately I won't be able to mail it in today. But to paraphrase Hyman Roth, this is the life I have chosen. Friday's roundup includes the box office preview and Comcast's plans to sell movies through its cable boxes. Also, John Oliver is jumping from Comedy Central to HBO. Daily Dose: On Thursday, the Federal Communications Commission clarified its rules on foreign ownership of broadcast television and radio properties.
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August 16, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
John Oliver wrapped up his summer-long stint as temporary host of “The Daily Show” on Thursday night, a three-month period which, contrary to conventional wisdom, has been remarkably busy on the news front. Oliver made his debut the very day news of the NSA surveillance scandal broke . And since then, neither the substantive news (the Supreme Court, Egypt) nor the sideshows (Carlos Danger, the royal baby) has slowed down the way it's supposed to in the dog days of summer.
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August 14, 2013 | By Patrick Kevin Day
John Oliver's tenure as fill-in host of "The Daily Show" has gone mostly trouble-free (aside from the studio losing all power before an interview with Aaron Sorkin), but the British comedian may have finally gotten into a bit of hot water by mocking fellow Brit and CNN host, Piers Morgan. Oliver did a segment on Monday's "Daily Show" about CNN's Dr. Sanjay Gupta changing his mind on medical marijuana, and in the process poked some fun at Morgan, who had told Gupta about the Vicodin he was prescribed after falling off a Segway in 2007 and breaking five ribs.
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July 23, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
The royal baby has finally been born and not since, well, Duchess Kate first announced her pregnancy has the media been swept up in such a frenzy of anglophilia. Even “The Daily Show” got in on the action Monday night. “Obviously, there is a lot to talk about,” began John Oliver. “Who am I kidding? There is exactly one thing to talk about.” FULL COVERAGE: A royal baby is born Following a news clip announcing the baby boy's arrival, the host erupted in a fit of joy. “Oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God, oh my God!
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June 12, 2013 | By Meredith Blake
In his second day at the helm of “The Daily Show,” John Oliver continued to riff on the unfolding story of the National Security Agency's vast phone and Internet surveillance program .  On Tuesday night, he focused on parsing the conservative response to the news. In something of a rarity, Republicans so far seem divided into two separate camps -- as Oliver dubbed them, “Team Everybody Calm Down” and “Team Everybody Freak Out.” Representing the former is Arizona Sen. John McCain, who when asked by CNN's Candy Crowley whether he was bothered by the revelations, replied simply, “No, not really.” Oliver's comment: “Nobody understands sophisticated technology better than cantankerous old men.  Are you sure we don't want to ask someone younger than dirt?
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February 25, 1995 | JERRY CROWE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Coach John Olive fainted during the second half of Loyola Marymount's 74-69 loss to Santa Clara on Friday night at Gersten Pavilion, overshadowing a strong effort by the determined Lions against the West Coast Conference regular-season champion. Olive, arguing a traveling call against Loyola forward Wyking Jones with about nine minutes to play, collapsed in front of the Loyola bench, then was helped into a chair by guard Robin Kirksey.
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March 6, 1997 | From Times Wire Services
After compiling a 7-21 record this season, John Olive on Wednesday announced his resignation as basketball coach at Loyola Marymount. The Lions finished last in the West Coast Conference with a 3-11 record. In five years at the school, Olive recorded a 51-88 mark. "I'd like to thank the university for the opportunity to coach at LMU," Olive said. "It has been a rewarding five years. I'm very proud of the young men I have coached."
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June 11, 2013 | By Robert Lloyd, Los Angeles Times Television Critic
A correction has been added to this post, as indicated below. Monday night will go down in history as the night that John Oliver began an eight-week stint substituting for Jon Stewart on Comedy Central's “The Daily Show.” Stewart, said Oliver, was “going to a small Italian village to learn how cobble shoes,” but in fact he is directing a movie. It's called “Rosewater,” is based on a book by Iranian Canadian journalist Maziar Bahari, and it isn't a comedy; though it will surely not be without comedy.
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