December 11, 2009 |
CBS Corp. on Thursday tapped a veteran general manager, Steve Mauldin, to run its two Los Angeles stations: KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9. Mauldin has worked in the industry for 32 years, most recently managing CBS' Dallas stations. Mauldin visited Los Angeles four years ago to learn how executives combined the operations of the two stations and replicated the model in Dallas, so he is familiar with his new turf in L.A. "We have a lot to work with here. Both television stations have a lot of talent and KCAL has a great brand," he said in an interview.
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.
June 3, 1989 |
Pop music fans are in for another of those benefit concert extravaganzas today as Sting, Diana Ross and Elton John headline a satellite global telecast to help bring attention to the world's environmental problems. "Our Common Future," a five-hour concert from New York, London and Brazil hosted by "Live Aid" creator Bob Geldof, Sigourney Weaver and Richard Gere, will be broadcast in its entirety on the Arts & Entertainment Channel at 5 p.m. and on KABC-TV Channel 7 at 11:30 p.m. Channel 7 will also broadcast three hours of the event, which features performances from R.E.M.
July 10, 2008 |
KNBC-TV Channel 4 led the field in nominations announced today for the 60th Los Angeles Area Emmy Awards, collecting 24 nods in 41 categories that honor local programming on broadcast and cable television during 2007. KTTV-TV Channel 11 was second with 17, followed by KTLA-TV Channel 5 with 11. Jointly owned KCBS-TV Channel 2 and KCAL-TV Channel 9 combined for eight nominations; KCAL got eight more on its own and KCBS had four. In unveiling the nominations, the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences also said it would bestow its annual governors award to the Los Angeles Dodgers in recognition of the team's "rich 50-year history of broadcasting in Los Angeles and their charitable endeavors throughout the Southern California community."
May 5, 1989 |
KABC-TV Channel 7 was first on the air with the Califronia State Supreme Court's verdict on Proposition 103 Thursday, but the station's hurried and unscheduled initial report got it wrong. KABC interrupted its morning talk show, "A.M. Los Angeles," and mistakenly reported that the Supreme Court had "struck down as unconstitutional" the 20% rollback called for by the initiative that was approved by voters last November. After KNBC Channel 4 and KCBS-TV Channel 2 broke into their own regular programs a few minutes later and reported that the Supreme Court had in fact upheld the rollback, KABC reporter Mark Coogan again interrupted the station's usual programming to correct the error--about 20 minutes after his first report.
April 21, 1989 |
With its "Action" newscasts leading the way, KCBS-TV Channel 2 once again captured more Los Angeles-area Emmy Award nominations Thursday than any other local station. KCBS collected 50 of the 198 nominations announced by the Academy of Television Arts & Sciences--six fewer than last year but 13 more than KNBC-TV Channel 4 and 28 more than KABC-TV Channel 7. KCBS newscasts accounted for 22 of the nominations, including five for news reporting, three for feature reporting, three for special mini-documentaries and two more for investigative work.
February 10, 1988 |
Score a big sweeps win for KABC-TV Channel 7 and assists to programming savvy, Pat Robertson and Iowa. The conclusion of the ABC miniseries "Elvis and Me," combined with some eleventh-hour programming changes pegged to the Iowa caucuses, gave the local station a runaway ratings victory Monday not only in prime time but with its late news as well. KABC's 11 p.m.