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February 20, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Goldman, brought to prominence by his media exposure during the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, has agreed to host a prime-time special that could provide the basis for a weekly television series. The program, "Search for Justice With Fred Goldman," will air on the UPN network and will seek to spotlight wrongs perpetrated by the criminal and civil justice systems as well as efforts to effect change.
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October 22, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
As the fee dispute between News Corp.'s Fox and satellite broadcaster Dish Network spills into its fourth week, hundreds of thousands of TV viewers are growing increasingly frustrated that they continue to pay for channels they do not receive. And soon, they could face even more blackouts. Fox is threatening to pull the signals of the local TV stations that it owns ? including KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles ? from Dish systems if the two sides fail to agree on payments for those signals by Nov. 1. Dish's 14.3 million customers have been without cable channels FX and National Geographic and more than a dozen regional sports networks since Oct. 1. The new threat, if carried out, means Dish subscribers would miss Fox broadcasts of NFL football games and episodes of "House," "Glee" and "The Simpsons," unless they install a digital antenna to capture the stations' over-the-air signals.
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August 21, 1991
William Gary Davis, 56, Emmy-award winning director of creative services for TV station KCOP. He wrote several television specials, among them a tribute to actress Natalie Wood that won a local Emmy. He also won an Emmy for producing the "Live From the Hollywood Bowl" broadcasts. In cooperation with MCA TV, Davis in 1982 introduced "Operation Prime Time," a pioneering effort to produce quality television films for independent stations across the country. In Burbank on Aug. 13 of cancer.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles police have discovered that the shuttered Channel 13 studios on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood had become a haven for squatters. Officers found squalid conditions inside the landmark building, including discarded hypodermic needles, piles of trash, makeshift bedding in office cubicles and human filth on the floors and walls. "I was disgusted.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle between the California Republican Party and the Los Angeles broadcast outlets employing California Democratic Party Chairman Bill Press as a commentator and talk-show host has taken two more twists. The Fair Political Practices Commission has told KFI-AM (640) that Press' position as a talk-show host does not constitute an in-kind campaign contribution to the party, as the California Republican Party had claimed in a complaint filed in May.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
KCOP Channel 13, KNBC Channel 4 and KABC Channel 7 shared top television honors at the 42nd annual Golden Mike Awards presented Saturday at the Universal City Hilton for excellence in locally produced broadcast news. KFWB-AM (980) eclipsed all competitors during the radio portion of the awards, winning six trophies, including best radio newscast over 15 minutes.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
No doubt about it, Bill Press is a terrific commentator for KCOP-TV Channel 13. Smart. Funny. Bold. Good thinker. Good writer. Effective, incisive communicator. Not such a partisan liberal that he won't sometimes blast his fellow travelers. Now that Press has been elected to the non-paying Democratic Party post he intensely campaigned for, however, Channel 13 should act swiftly to make him its former terrific commentator.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
May 14, 2009 | Andrew Blankstein
Los Angeles police have discovered that the shuttered Channel 13 studios on La Brea Avenue in Hollywood had become a haven for squatters. Officers found squalid conditions inside the landmark building, including discarded hypodermic needles, piles of trash, makeshift bedding in office cubicles and human filth on the floors and walls. "I was disgusted.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
The anchor team of Warren Olney and Wendy Rutledge at KCOP Channel 13 is being replaced, Jeff Wald, head of the station's news operation, said Monday. Wald said the new co-anchors for KCOP will be Ross Becker, a former longtime newsman at KCBS Channel 2, and Kim Devore, currently a reporter for the syndicated Fox TV series "Personalities." Rutledge declined an offer to remain at the station as a reporter and will leave by year's end, Wald said.
BUSINESS
October 22, 2010 | By Meg James, Los Angeles Times
As the fee dispute between News Corp.'s Fox and satellite broadcaster Dish Network spills into its fourth week, hundreds of thousands of TV viewers are growing increasingly frustrated that they continue to pay for channels they do not receive. And soon, they could face even more blackouts. Fox is threatening to pull the signals of the local TV stations that it owns ? including KTTV-TV Channel 11 and KCOP-TV Channel 13 in Los Angeles ? from Dish systems if the two sides fail to agree on payments for those signals by Nov. 1. Dish's 14.3 million customers have been without cable channels FX and National Geographic and more than a dozen regional sports networks since Oct. 1. The new threat, if carried out, means Dish subscribers would miss Fox broadcasts of NFL football games and episodes of "House," "Glee" and "The Simpsons," unless they install a digital antenna to capture the stations' over-the-air signals.
ENTERTAINMENT
February 20, 1998 | BRIAN LOWRY, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Fred Goldman, brought to prominence by his media exposure during the O.J. Simpson criminal and civil trials, has agreed to host a prime-time special that could provide the basis for a weekly television series. The program, "Search for Justice With Fred Goldman," will air on the UPN network and will seek to spotlight wrongs perpetrated by the criminal and civil justice systems as well as efforts to effect change.
ENTERTAINMENT
December 10, 1993 | STEVEN HERBERT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
The battle between the California Republican Party and the Los Angeles broadcast outlets employing California Democratic Party Chairman Bill Press as a commentator and talk-show host has taken two more twists. The Fair Political Practices Commission has told KFI-AM (640) that Press' position as a talk-show host does not constitute an in-kind campaign contribution to the party, as the California Republican Party had claimed in a complaint filed in May.
ENTERTAINMENT
April 5, 1993 | HOWARD ROSENBERG
No doubt about it, Bill Press is a terrific commentator for KCOP-TV Channel 13. Smart. Funny. Bold. Good thinker. Good writer. Effective, incisive communicator. Not such a partisan liberal that he won't sometimes blast his fellow travelers. Now that Press has been elected to the non-paying Democratic Party post he intensely campaigned for, however, Channel 13 should act swiftly to make him its former terrific commentator.
ENTERTAINMENT
January 20, 1992 | STEVE WEINSTEIN, SPECIAL TO THE TIMES
KCOP Channel 13, KNBC Channel 4 and KABC Channel 7 shared top television honors at the 42nd annual Golden Mike Awards presented Saturday at the Universal City Hilton for excellence in locally produced broadcast news. KFWB-AM (980) eclipsed all competitors during the radio portion of the awards, winning six trophies, including best radio newscast over 15 minutes.
NEWS
August 21, 1991
William Gary Davis, 56, Emmy-award winning director of creative services for TV station KCOP. He wrote several television specials, among them a tribute to actress Natalie Wood that won a local Emmy. He also won an Emmy for producing the "Live From the Hollywood Bowl" broadcasts. In cooperation with MCA TV, Davis in 1982 introduced "Operation Prime Time," a pioneering effort to produce quality television films for independent stations across the country. In Burbank on Aug. 13 of cancer.
ENTERTAINMENT
September 25, 1990 | RICK DU BROW, TIMES TELEVISION WRITER
The anchor team of Warren Olney and Wendy Rutledge at KCOP Channel 13 is being replaced, Jeff Wald, head of the station's news operation, said Monday. Wald said the new co-anchors for KCOP will be Ross Becker, a former longtime newsman at KCBS Channel 2, and Kim Devore, currently a reporter for the syndicated Fox TV series "Personalities." Rutledge declined an offer to remain at the station as a reporter and will leave by year's end, Wald said.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
June 1, 2009 | Claire Noland
John Tolos, a professional wrestler whose dastardly antics in bouts with archrival Freddie Blassie attracted throngs to the Olympic Auditorium and one record-setting match at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum in 1971, has died. He was 78. Nicknamed the Golden Greek, Tolos died of kidney failure Thursday at Kaiser Permanente Medical Center in Woodland Hills, said his son, Chris.
NEWS
January 4, 1992 | JOHN NEEDHAM and ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITERS
In a marriage of technology and tragedy, afternoon television viewers were switched away from soap operas and reruns Friday to watch police chase a suspected murderer along the freeways of Los Angeles and Orange counties, finally shooting him to death in a showdown that was broadcast live.
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