April 6, 2011 |
Reporting from Oakland Stu Lantz is staying. The longtime color commentator for televised Lakers games is expected to return for a 25th season, multiple NBA and entertainment officials said Wednesday. Lantz's broadcast partner since 2005, Joel Meyers , will not be back after this season. Meyers will be done after the first round of the playoffs. Neither FS West nor KCAL has broadcast rights past that point. Spero Dedes , 32, will be the third TV voice of the Lakers since Chick Hearn died in August 2002.
February 14, 2011 |
Time Warner Cable has struck a game-changing TV deal with the Lakers to create two new regional sports channels ? one in English and one in Spanish ? that will use the world champions as their backbone. The 20-year agreement, which kicks off with the 2012-13 season, covers all preseason, regular-season and postseason games that are not nationally telecast. The marriage of the Lakers and Time Warner Cable is a major blow to Fox Sports West and KCAL-TV, the current rights holders.
December 25, 2010
SERIES Doctor Who: The long-running sci-fi series puts its own spin on Dickens' "A Christmas Carol" (6 and 9 p.m. BBC America) and celebrates itself in the new special "Doctor Who at the Proms" (10 a.m. BBC America). Community: The college-themed sitcom reprises its stop- motion-animated holiday episode (8 p.m. NBC). Elvira's Movie Macabre: The hostess with the mostest takes on the 1964 holiday stinker "Santa Claus Conquers the Martians" (midnight KDOC). SPECIALS Yule Log: Local stations offer images of a roaring hearth accompanied by seasonal music (4:30 a.m. KTLA, 6 a.m. KCAL)
December 24, 2010
The Early Show The Kennedy Center Honors; reviews of family-friendly movies. (N) 7 a.m. KCBS Today News from 2010; Jimmy Buffett; hangover food; Jackie Evancho ("America's Got Talent"). (N) 7 a.m. KNBC KTLA Morning News (N) 7 a.m. KTLA Good Morning America NBA player Dwight Howard; the Philadelphia Boys Choir & Chorale. (N) 7 a.m. KABC Good Day L.A. (N) 7 a.m. KTTV Rachael Ray Last-minute Christmas dish; holiday sweater intervention. (N) 9 a.m. KCBS Live With Regis and Kelly Guest co-host Mark Consuelos; Nicole Kidman; the Radio City Rockettes perform; David Archuleta.
July 27, 2010 |
KCAL-TV Channel 9 weatherman Josh Rubenstein has been named chief meteorologist for KCAL and sister station KCBS-TV Channel 2, station officials announced Monday. His appointment is part of a restructuring prompted by the retirement in April of veteran weathercaster Johnny Mountain. Rubenstein, who had appeared on KCAL's prime-time newscasts since Jackie Johnson shifted from KCAL to KCBS to replace Mountain on the 5, 6 and 11 p.m. newscasts, will handle weather forecasts on KCBS' weekday 5-to-7 and 11 a.m. newscasts.
April 8, 2010 |
In a major shake-up at two local stations, Pat Harvey, one of the most prominent news anchors in Los Angeles and the most identifiable personality of KCAL's prime-time newscast, jumped Wednesday to the anchor desk at sister station KCBS. Harvey, who helped launch KCAL's prime-time newscast two decades ago, will now anchor the 5 p.m. and 11 p.m. newscasts with Paul Magers at KCBS. His former co-anchor Laura Diaz has moved to a solo anchor slot on KCBS' 6 p.m. newscast. KCBS weekend anchor Sharon Tay has succeeded Harvey as co-anchor of KCAL's 8 p.m. and 10 p.m. newscasts.
March 15, 2010 |
KCAL news anchor Pat Harvey can still recall her edgy excitement generated decades ago by not only the imminent launch of an ambitious and historic broadcast but also by widespread predictions of failure. It was March 5, 1990, as the now veteran broadcaster positioned herself behind the anchor desk, the focus of a sparkling new set on a Paramount Studios sound stage. After months of planning, a rash of hirings and upgrades that cost more than $30 million, she was on the front lines of an unprecedented experiment -- a nightly three-hour newscast.