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August 29, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
CBS Inc., is ready to announce, possibly as early as today, that Johnathan Rodgers has been named president of the CBS television stations division, succeeding Eric Ober, who last week was named president of CBS News. Rodgers, a former CBS News producer, is vice president and general manager of CBS-owned WBBM-TV Chicago. CBS also owns TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami.
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March 26, 2003 | From Reuters
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that it had named Johnathan Rodgers as president and chief executive of a new cable television network targeting black viewers. Comcast, based in Lanham, Md., said the network would be launched this year in conjunction with Radio One Inc., a broadcaster aimed at black and urban listeners. Rodgers was president of Discovery Networks, U.S., for six years, during which he was responsible for programming, marketing, research, distribution and operations.
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March 26, 2003 | From Reuters
Comcast Corp. said Tuesday that it had named Johnathan Rodgers as president and chief executive of a new cable television network targeting black viewers. Comcast, based in Lanham, Md., said the network would be launched this year in conjunction with Radio One Inc., a broadcaster aimed at black and urban listeners. Rodgers was president of Discovery Networks, U.S., for six years, during which he was responsible for programming, marketing, research, distribution and operations.
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August 29, 1990 | JOHN LIPPMAN, From Times Staff and Wire Reports
CBS Inc., is ready to announce, possibly as early as today, that Johnathan Rodgers has been named president of the CBS television stations division, succeeding Eric Ober, who last week was named president of CBS News. Rodgers, a former CBS News producer, is vice president and general manager of CBS-owned WBBM-TV Chicago. CBS also owns TV stations in New York, Los Angeles, Philadelphia and Miami.
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March 20, 1996 | Times Staff and Wire Reports
Ex-CBS Exec Named Chief of Discovery Networks: Johnathan Rodgers, displaced as head of CBS' TV stations division after the network's takeover by Westinghouse Electric Corp., was named president of cable's Discovery Networks USA. Rodgers will be responsible for all business aspects of Discovery Channel and the Learning Channel. He reports to Judith McHale, president and chief operating officer of parent company Discovery Communications Inc., based in Bethesda, Md.
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August 3, 1986 | Associated Press
Operation PUSH will end its 11-month boycott of CBS-owned WBBM-TV because the station has improved its hiring of minorities, a PUSH spokesman said Saturday. But the civil rights organization founded by the Rev. Jesse Jackson will continue its boycott of CBS-owned stations in Los Angeles, New York and Philadelphia, PUSH spokesman Walter Perkins said.
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July 10, 2008 | From the Associated Press
TV One, a cable network aimed at African American viewers, will cover Barack Obama's nominating convention but is ignoring John McCain's. The network is telecasting live, prime-time coverage of the Democratic convention in Denver Aug. 25-28, followed by "TV One Live: DNC Afterparty," with political and social commentary from panelists. TV One is available in 43.7 million households, or about 40% of the nation's TV homes. The network has no plans to cover the GOP convention. "We are not a news organization," said Johnathan Rodgers, the network's president.
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October 3, 1990 | From Times Staff and Wire Reports
In its third major executive reshuffling in the past two months, CBS named Peter A. Lund to the new post of executive vice president of the CBS Broadcast Group. Lund, 49, will also succeed Thomas F. Leahy as president of CBS' marketing division. Leahy will become a senior vice president of the Broadcast Group until his retirement in 18 months at age 55.
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September 19, 2001 | SCOTT SANDELL, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Last week's terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon have left many people asking: Why? "Behind the Terror: Understanding the Enemy," a two-hour special being shown simultaneously tonight on the Discovery Channel, seven of its sister networks and BBC America, will attempt to provide some answers. Rather than focus on the latest developments, the show uses primarily archival material to explain the terrorists' motivations and how future violence might be stopped.
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July 24, 1986 | DAVID CROOK, Times Staff Writer
The embattled CBS-owned television station in Chicago may hire a black news anchorman, but a station official said the move is not a reaction to an extended boycott of the station by the Operation PUSH civil rights organization. Ted Faraone, a spokesman for CBS-owned WBBM-TV in Chicago, said Wednesday that the station is in negotiation with New York broadcast journalist Lester Holt for a position as an anchorman for its weekday newscasts.
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March 20, 1986 | JAY SHARBUTT, Times Staff Writer
After only five months as executive producer of the low-rated "CBS Morning News," Johnathan Rodgers was named Wednesday as the first black executive ever to be put in charge of a CBS-owned television station--WBBM-TV in Chicago. A CBS spokesman in New York said Rodgers' appointment as WBBM's vice-president and general manager was unrelated to either his race or a boycott of the station by minority groups in Chicago seeking more hirings of minorities for on-camera and management positions.
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June 19, 1993 | JOHN LIPPMAN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
CBS, seeking to turn around its troubled Los Angeles station, on Friday named veteran station executive Bill Applegate to be vice president and general manager of KCBS-TV(Channel 2). Applegate's appointment comes just two weeks after KCBS finished a distant third among the three network-owned and -operated television stations in Los Angeles during the crucial May sweeps ratings period. Applegate is the station's third general manager in as many years.
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