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August 15, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Severino, president of the Prime Ticket regional cable sports network the past four years, announced his retirement Friday. Severino, 55, who was with ABC for 23 years before joining Prime Ticket, said he plans to travel and generally take life easy. Roger Werner, 42, president of Bill Daniels-owned Prime Sports Ventures, a sister company, will take over as acting president of Prime Ticket.
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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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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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August 15, 1992 | LARRY STEWART, TIMES STAFF WRITER
John Severino, president of the Prime Ticket regional cable sports network the past four years, announced his retirement Friday. Severino, 55, who was with ABC for 23 years before joining Prime Ticket, said he plans to travel and generally take life easy. Roger Werner, 42, president of Bill Daniels-owned Prime Sports Ventures, a sister company, will take over as acting president of Prime Ticket.
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December 21, 1985
In a bizarre turn of corporate events, John Severino was reinstalled Friday as general manager at KABC-TV Channel 7, the job he held from April, 1974, until July, 1981. He was appointed by Dennis Swanson, who once worked for Severino at the ABC-owned station in Los Angeles. Severino replaces Tom Van Amburg, who had inherited the position in 1981 when Severino was named president of ABC-TV.
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November 21, 1986 | LARRY STEWART
Channel 7 is taking some heat for its poll on the air time of Thursday night's Raider-Charger game at San Diego, but John Severino, the station's general manager, contends it was legitimate. "We did the poll solely for the purpose of finding out whether viewers preferred a live telecast at 5 or a delayed telecast at 7:30," Severino said. "I had contact with a representative from the Raiders who said Al Davis was inclined to approve a delayed telecast if that's what the viewers wanted.
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December 16, 1988 | JOHN VOLAND, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Roger Bell will take over as news director at KABC-TV Channel 7, the longtime local news ratings leader, Jan 3. Bell replaces Terry Crofoot, who last October was promoted to the president and general manager's position vacated last September by John Severino. Bell, the assistant news director under Crofoot at KABC from 1983-87, served for the last year as news director at KMGH-TV, the CBS affiliate in Denver.
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March 12, 1987 | LARRY STEWART
Sportscaster Ted Dawson was suspended by Channel 7 after an altercation with a news producer late Tuesday night, two sources at the station said Wednesday. Dawson reportedly got into an argument with producer Ernie Thornton after Tuesday night's 11 o'clock news. Dawson apparently was upset that his time for sports was cut to make room for coverage of the collision of two police helicopters over Irvine. One of the sources said: "He decked Thornton."
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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.
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May 25, 1988 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, Arts and entertainment reports from The Times, national and international news services and the nation's press
Those fun guys in local television are at it again. With the May sweeps ending today, KABC-TV Channel 7 decided to run a profile of Geraldo Rivera on its 4 p.m. newscast Tuesday up against the "Geraldo" talk show on rival station KCBS-TV Channel 2.
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November 21, 1986 | LARRY STEWART
Channel 7 is taking some heat for its poll on the air time of Thursday night's Raider-Charger game at San Diego, but John Severino, the station's general manager, contends it was legitimate. "We did the poll solely for the purpose of finding out whether viewers preferred a live telecast at 5 or a delayed telecast at 7:30," Severino said. "I had contact with a representative from the Raiders who said Al Davis was inclined to approve a delayed telecast if that's what the viewers wanted.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 21, 1985
In a bizarre turn of corporate events, John Severino was reinstalled Friday as general manager at KABC-TV Channel 7, the job he held from April, 1974, until July, 1981. He was appointed by Dennis Swanson, who once worked for Severino at the ABC-owned station in Los Angeles. Severino replaces Tom Van Amburg, who had inherited the position in 1981 when Severino was named president of ABC-TV.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 25, 1986
KABC-TV Channel 7, which came under fire last month for choosing to broadcast its own "Tom Snyder" show instead of an ABC children's drama about the problem of the homeless, will air the network program after all. "Are You My Mother?," an "ABC Afterschool Special," was carried on the rest of the network March 5.
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